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What has America done in the past 236 years? 

Instead of sentiment, I’ll give you a timeline of what America has done and with who.

  1. Won the war for Independence (thanks to France)
  2. Washington
  3. Grabbing up land like a kid grabs candy bars
  4. Jefferson
  5. Louisiana Purchase
  6. Boone
  7. Lewis and Clark
  8. Spanish American War
  9. Puerto Rico (which still isn’t happy about it)
  10. Public Schools founded
  11. Genocide against the Native Americans
  12. The Donnors
  13. The Alamo
  14. The Gold Rush
  15. Slavery
  16. Lincoln
  17. Civil War
  18. Emancipation
  19. Reconstruction (that is still happening, just so you know)
  20. More grabbing of land
  21. Influenza
  22. FBI founded
  23. War in Europe
  24. Women’s suffrage
  25. Women in congress
  26. Flight!
  27. The Great Depression
  28. FDR
  29. The New Deal
  30. Pearl Harbor
  31. War on Hitler
  32. Industry
  33. Attempted isolation
  34. National parks
  35. Workers unions
  36. The first computer is invented
  37. Segregation is finally deemed unconstitutional
  38. CIA founded
  39. The Red Scare (aka. Communism everywhere!)
  40. “Conflict” (in Korea) – Which is still going on because NK broke the treaty with their nuclear missile testing
  41. Salk invents the Polio vaccine
  42. NSA founded
  43. NASA founded
  44. Kennedy
  45. War (in Vietnam)
  46. Nixon
  47. Watergate
  48. Reagan
  49. First Space Shuttle flight
  50. The Cold War Begins
  51. Challenger explodes
  52. Deregulation of financial systems
  53. Construction begins on the ISS which may serve until 2028
  54. Bush (George H.W.)
  55. War in the Middle East
  56. Clinton (Hillary’s husband)
  57. Balanced federal budget!
  58. Fox News stars broadcasting (and we still argue about it to this day)
  59. Bush (George W.)
  60. 9/11
  61. Columbia explodes
  62. More war in the Middle East
  63. Recession
  64. Another war in the Middle East
  65. Palin sees Russia from her house, sinking McCain’s campaign and proving that grizzly bears wearing lipstick are not suitable running mates for a potential president
  66. Obama (who is not from Kenya)
  67. Universal healthcare
  68. SCOTUS declares DOMA unconstitutional
  69. Americans finally realize the government watches everything they do

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