• I finally saw the Colin Farrel movie, "New World." For the first time the other day... I think that the first settlers must have had it hard but it must also have been the most gratifying and satisfactory time in history as the beginning of anything usually is. That movie was a bit sparce of interest but well done.
  • There isn't very much to choose from, is there?
  • WW II. A world war where virtually EVERYONE who lived in the U.S., either served or or worked in war related industry.
  • Westward expansion (1789–1849) In 1830 Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, which authorized the president negotiate treaties that exchanged Indian tribal lands in the eastern states for lands west of the Mississippi River. In 1834 a special Indian territory was established in what is now Oklahoma. In all, Native American tribes signed 94 treaties during Jackson's two terms, ceding thousands of square kilometres to the federal government. The Cherokees, whose lands in western North Carolina and Georgia had been guaranteed by treaty since 1791, faced expulsion from their territory when a faction of Cherokees signed a removal treaty in 1835. Despite protests from the elected Cherokee government and many white supporters, the Cherokees were forced to make the long and cruel trek to the Indian territory in 1838. Many died of disease and privation in what became known as the "Trail of Tears". The War of 1812 after bitter fighting that lasted until January 8, 1815, during the Battle of New Orleans. After Napoleon's defeat and the Congress of Vienna in 1815, an era of relative stability began in Europe. U.S. leaders paid less attention to European trade and conflict, and more to the internal development in North America. With the end of the wartime British alliance with Native Americans east of the Mississippi River, white settlers were determined to colonize indigenous lands beyond the Mississippi. In the 1830s the federal government forcibly deported the Southeastern tribes to less fertile territories to the west. Westward expansion by official acts of the U.S. Government was accompanied by the western (and northern in the case of New England) movement of settlers on and beyond the frontier. Daniel Boone was one frontiersman who pioneered the settlement of Kentucky. This pattern was followed throughout the West as men traded with the Indians, and explored. Skilled fighters and hunters, these Mountain Men trapped beaver in small groups throughout the Rocky Mountains. After the demise of the Fur Trade , they established trading posts throughout the west, continuing trade with the Indians and serving the western migration of settlers to Utah, Oregon and California. Americans did not question their right to colonize vast expanses of North America beyond their country's borders, especially into Oregon, California, and Texas. By the mid-1840s U.S. expansionism was articulated in terms of the ideology of "manifest destiny". In May 1846 Congress declared war on Mexico. The U.S. defeated Mexico, unable to withstand the assault of the American artillery, short on resources, and plagued by a divided command. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848 ceded Texas (with the Rio Grande boundary), California, and New Mexico to the United States. In the next thirteen years, the territories ceded by Mexico became the focal point of sectional tensions over the expansion of slavery.
  • In the days of Ronald Reagan! Cuz ın his era we sent USSR to the garbage of history!
  • The Swedish Settlments - very little is popularly known, or availible, about them and that appeals to my off-beat sense of security... : )
  • Revolutionary Period - 1750 to 1810 They were doing something that had not been done before. Ever.
  • Right now. Of course, I mean right now technology, and discovery wise. We will see more in the next few years, and have seen more change in the last few years, than any other time in our history. Science and technology are expanding at a very fast pace, and I am glad Im here to see and experience it.
  • this one. because im in it and able to experience it firsthand. i enjoy making history.
  • Well right now is because I'm alive and can experience it. Besides now, the roaring twenties. America was so different then, prohibition, mobsters, moonshine, good economy. :p
  • I love reading books about the old west in the 1860s. Just something I can't explain, love reading about, yet know I would never have survived that time.
  • I think the gold rush was pretty interesting.
  • You know, I agree with pretty much everybody here...todays technology, the wild west, revolutionalry war... But you know something? We are on the cusp of a historic occasion right now. In the next presidential election we will have either a black President or woman Vice President in office. THAT'S one for the history books right there!
  • I think that early founding of our nation is simply awesome. To think that a bunch of people came here with the dream of a better life, and that it took several brilliant men to put it all together is just incredible. Although it's not a period, I also like hypothesizing about the lost colony of Roanoke.
  • there are sooooo many interesting periods to choose from, but tops on my list would be Revoltionary War and the early years of the country, the events leading up to and the fighting of the Civil War, the western expansion and the settleing of Texas along with the Texas War for Independance, the social turmoil during 1960's involving women's rights, minority rights, and just the general improvement of individual rights. But I think that the single most interesting period has to be the great depression leading into the pre-WWII, WWII and the county's growth during post-WWII.
  • revolutionary war, the great thinkers were unmatched in any other period. my faves are thomas jefferson, thomas paine and ben franklin ;)

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