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2O Greatest Moments in U.S. History

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A list of the greatest moments of the United States of America. This was actually really hard to make as there are so many great moments, and many of those moments were just as great as any other.

Rated 2 points - posted 11 years ago by thegrizz in category United States.
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Ronald Reagan's Inauguration Report Abuse
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best in my lifetime
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Won't debate the merit of Reagan's presidency, though even Democrats now recognize him as one of the greats. But I can't let your ignorant comment about the economy stand. Go back and look at the economy when Reagan took office, the inflation, the unemployment, the gas prices, and Reagan's policies fixed all that. For you to say he "destroyed" the economy betrays your stupidity.
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Sending America into extreme debt, giving rich companies and businesses tax cuts they don't need, and destroying out economy (until Clinton fixed it) is not a great moment. Unless you're talking about the Iranian Hostage Crisis hostages being freed on this day, in that case, yes, it's a great day.
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Landing on the Moon Report Abuse
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Singing of the Declaration of Independance Report Abuse
The moment that started it all. No matter what happens, it is this moment that defined us as a nation.
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I liked when they sang it. That was awesome.
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Ben Franklin's Many discoveries with electricity Report Abuse
inventor of the bifocal lense, lightning rod,modern post office, Franklin stove, the Term battery
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The Wright Brothers Flight Report Abuse
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The end of World War II Report Abuse
What can be said other than "We win?"
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The Surrender of Cornwallis to Washington ending the revolutinary war Report Abuse
The moment the greatest power on earth surrendered to our wish to be free.
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End of the Civil War Report Abuse
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starting of a nation
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The Boston Tea Party Report Abuse
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Victory in World War I Report Abuse
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Team U.S.A defeats Team Russia in the 1980 Winter Olympics for Hockey Gold Report Abuse
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They didn't compete for the Gold Medal. This game was a semifinal game and prevented the Soviets from winning the 5th straight Olympic Gold Medal for ice hockey
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The Ratification of the Constitution Report Abuse
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The Louisiana Purchase Report Abuse
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The completion of the transcontinental Railroad Report Abuse
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Pilgrims Landing at Plymouth Rock Report Abuse
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition Report Abuse
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Invention of the telephone Report Abuse
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Creation of the National Park system. Report Abuse
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Martin Luther King Jr's I have a dream speech Report Abuse
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Great day!!!!
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Micheal Phelps 8 Gold Medals Report Abuse
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Really? You need to study more history.
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Invention of the Internet in 1973 by DARPA scientist Vinton Cerf Report Abuse
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Womens Sufferage Report Abuse
Giving Women the right to vote took a while, but it was still a great achievement.
10 points - added 11 years ago by thegrizz - 1 comment
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This should be near the top. This remarkable achievement, that many women fought and gave their lives for, even suffering incarceration and torture for the right to vote is worthy of beating out Michael Phelp's Olympic success or any particular president's inauguration.
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Bobby Fishcher Wins World Chess Championship Report Abuse
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this isn't historical.
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The Emancipation Proclomation Report Abuse
Bringing Freedom to all men. Yes we are still working on true equality, but this helped the process get started.
5 points - added 11 years ago by thegrizz - 1 comment
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It only brought "freedom" to slaves in the rebellion confederation and made the Civil War a moral war rather than one over state powers. It didn't really do anything and it did nto outlaw slavery.
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Ratification of the 13th Amendment Report Abuse
Freed the slaves.
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V-E Day Report Abuse
V-E Day stands for "Victory in Europe" Day. Talk to anyone who was alive at the time and they will tell you that the defeat of the Japanese (the offical "end of the war") paled in celebration to the defeat of the Nazis.
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The establishment of the District of Columbia Report Abuse
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The Innaugriation of Barrak Obama Report Abuse
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bad day
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What's an "Innaugriation"? And who is "Barrak" Obama?
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President Obama should be referred to as PRESIDENT Obama and not Mr. Obama. President's Bush, Clinton, Reagan...etc.. were never referred to as Mr. Bush, etc. Please give our President respect. Further more his name is spelled BARACK Obama not Barrak. Thank you.
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The inauguration of mr. Obama itself was as remarkable as every other presidential inauguration. But the fact is that the election was merely symbolic of the racially tolerant America. Racism was by no means at more of an end in 2008 than in the previous election. So the idea here is to realize that this is symbolic because mr. Obama is the first black president and not for any other reason that may be leading to his trail of blind followers.
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