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American history was the history of the United States people and government.

Spock described the Great Depression as a "barbaric period" in American history. (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")

Benjamin Sisko described the Bell Riots as one of the most violent civil disturbances in American history. (DS9: "Past Tense, Part I", "Past Tense, Part II")

Key events Edit

Tepees, time stream

Native American tepees

Crew observes the american revolution

American Revolution, as seen through the Guardian of Forever

American Civil War, time stream

American Civil War, as seen through the time stream

First World War

The First World War embarked a new era in technological warfare

Franklin D. Roosevelt, time stream

FDR, leader of the US during Great Depression and World War II, as seen through a time stream

Civil Rights Movement, time stream

A banner demanding "Civil Rights Now!"

World Trade Center attack, time stream

World Trade Center attack

1600s - English colonization 
English settlers established colonies on the eastern coast of North America. The New England colonists acquired the moniker, Yankees, a nickname eventually used to refer to Americans in general.
1692 - Salem witch trials 
An alien race, the Megans briefly mingled among the Puritan population of Massachusetts, until their presence kindled the Salem witch trials. (TAS: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu")
1775 to 1783 - American Revolution 
In the United States Declaration of Independence, the colonies declared their independence from the British Empire in 1776. Under the military leadership of General George Washington and with the support of the French King, the rebellion was successful. (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever"; TNG: "The High Ground")
1788 - Constitution 
The Constitution of the United States was adopted, and thereafter George Washington was elected President. (TOS: "Court Martial", "The Omega Glory")
19th century - Westward Expansion
The country, through war and negotiation, expands its territory to the Pacific Coast. (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun")
1861 to 1865 - American Civil War 
The US was divided over the issues of slavery and limitations of the Federal government, leading to the secession of the Southern states (forming the Confederate States of America) and the Civil War in the 1860s. Under the political leadership of Abraham Lincoln, with a military led by Ulysses S. Grant, the Union was restored and slavery was abolished within the nation. (TOS: "The Savage Curtain"; VOY: "Death Wish", "The Q and the Grey")
1917 to 1918 - World War I 
The US became involved in the European conflict that broke out in 1914. (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")
1920s - Prosperity and prohibition 
The US was in a period of great prosperity until the Crash of 1929. (TOS: "A Piece of the Action")
1930s - Great Depression 
After the Crash of 1929, the US entered a period of economic upheaval and misery. (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")
1940s - World War II 
The USA was instrumental in the defeat of Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan in the Second World War.
1940s to 1990s - Cold War 
High tensions emerged between the US and the Soviet Union, the two largest military and economic powers. (DS9: "Little Green Men", "Our Man Bashir"; VOY: "Future's End")
2001 - Terrorist attack 
Two airliners were piloted into New York City's World Trade Center. (ENT: "Storm Front, Part II")
2020 to 2024 - Sanctuary Districts 
The US established the Sanctuary Districts in an effort to alleviate rising unemployment and poverty, leading to the Bell Riots. These Riots, led by Gabriel Bell, led to the dissolution of the Sanctuary Districts. (DS9: "Past Tense, Part I", "Past Tense, Part II")
2026 to 2053 - World War III 
The US participated in, and survived, the devastating Third World War in the mid 21st century, as part of a Western (North American and European) alliance against the Eastern Coalition. In 2053, a peace treaty was negotiated and signed in the American city of San Francisco.
2033
The US added a 52nd star to its flag, indicating the inclusion of a 52nd state to the union. The flag had 52 stars until 2079. (TNG: "The Royale")
2063 - First Contact
The Vulcans made first contact with Earth in the North American town of Bozeman, Montana. (Star Trek: First Contact)
2153 - Xindi incident 
The region of the United States known as Florida was devastated by the first Xindi weapon. (ENT: "The Expanse")
22nd century - United Earth 
The United States of America joined in the establishment of a United Earth government in 2150 as well as the United Federation of Planets in 2161.
As a political entity, the United States still seemed to exist into the late 24th century according to VOY: "Imperfection". According to an unused scene from the script of Star Trek: First Contact it ceased to exist in World War III
Much of US history through the 20th century was paralleled on Earth Two and Omega IV.

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