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What do you consider to be the most important event in the history of the United States.?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I don't think there is only one important event in the history of the United States. Rather, each outstanding event is more like a guidepost or turning point in the development of the American experiment.

    1. Settlement of America by the Pilgrims and Puritans established the first beach head for the free worship of God as opposed to the freedom destroying state religions. This settlement also spelled the doom of most native american cultures.

    2. The Revolutionary War drove the monarchies of Europe from our shores and opened the opportunites for a free and non caste system. This event also gave rise to the ambitions of other peoples around the world for freedom. Note that Denmark celebrates our 4th of July Independence Day.

    3. The drafting, signing and radification of the Constitution established the United States as a nation of laws of, for and by the people. Bringing together the original colonies under a central government and allowing for tremendous growth.

    4. The Civil War, which many feel was a continuatioin of the revolution, solidified the nation as indivisible and really began the process of making all men free and equal.

    These events made our nation stronger, and WWI and WWII solidified our position as the leader for freedom in the world.

    However, joining the Communist/Socialist dominated United Nations can be seen as a turning point away from freedom for the US and the World. Many events in the 60's and 70's have had detrimental influence on freedom.

    1. Failure to win the War in Korea.

    2. The retreat and loss of South Vietnam to communism, and our loss of honor of word and committment.

    3. The turning of America from its basic Christian foundations. Led by the Supreme Court rulings on Roe vs Wade, banning God from our school in the false doctrine of separation of Church and State, and banning of The Ten Commandments in the public square.

    4. The loss of States rights and the Tenth Amendment as a result of the 16th and 19th amendments.

    One very bright spot was the rise Ronald Reagan and conservatism that won the cold war and brought freedom to millions of people living under the heel of Russian communism.

    All of these events have shaped America. America now is far different that the one created by the Founding Fathers and it is at a crossroads. If it continues to embrace godless socialism if will continue to decline until all freedom is lost. Only if the nation returns to its christian foundations can freedom again blossom.

    Which way do you think it will go?

  • 1 decade ago

    There are arguably many events that could be held in equal light, but I would have to say that the War for Southern Independence (i.e., the civil war) would have to be the one. It was then that the United States became an empire held together at the point of a bayonet.

  • 1 decade ago

    Civil War. Changed America completely.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Civil War.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Pearl Harbor.

    It changed USA from a 3rd world country to the superpower.

    Comparing to WW2, US Civil War was a minuscule event, slow-moving minor clashes.

  • 1 decade ago

    The War Between the States.

    The Revolution obviously started us out - but it would have circled the drain had not the Union remained firm - hence my answer.

  • 1 decade ago

    The American Revolution

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    civil war

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