An Introduction to U.S. History

Since the United States' birth became official at the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. has stayed busy cultivating a rich, yet complex, tapestry of American history. Engaging in 123 wars and conflicts and sending 12 astronauts to the moon's surface among other feats, the U.S. is a historically rich tapestry of interwoven successes and failures. On soil originally owned and grown by Native Americans for hundreds of years, early American settlers couldn't possibly comprehend what the future of that land would someday hold. An enduring fight for civil rights. The assassination of two active presidents. Rebuilding a nation after September 11, 2001. These are the challenges, triumphs, and true stories of America.

On a mission to become the most powerful country in the world, the U.S. has not progressed without first making a few enemies along the way. America's history is as heroic as it is sordid, and its people have never been afraid of criticizing their leaders. Journey through time as this patriotic-packed playlist takes you down the road of U.S. history of back again.

Written by Curiosity Staff June 12, 2014

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