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Africa

Africa: c. 15 million years ago - 2011  

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A primate of this period, at ease both in the trees and on the ground, is probably the common ancestor of gorillas, chimpanzees and humans
Alexandria

Alexandria: 332 BCE - 1957  

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While in Egypt, Alexander founds Alexandria – the best known of the many towns he establishes to spread Greek culture
American architecture

American architecture: c. 1000 BCE - 1997  

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The Olmecs raise large clay platforms, probably with temples at the top, beginning the long American tradition of sacred pyramids
American art

American art: c. 1585 - 1991  

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The English artist John White paints the everyday life of the Secotan Indians of America
American civil war

American civil war: 1860 - 1866  

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Lincoln becomes the Republican presidential candidate, benefiting from a Democratic party split on the issue of slavery
American Indians

American Indians: c. 30,000 years ago - 1973  

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With the sea level falling, a land bridge (known as Beringia) forms between Siberia and Alaska, enabling humans to enter the continent of America
American literature

American literature: 1616 - 1995  

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John Smith publishes A Description of New England, an account of his exploration of the region in 1614
American painting

American painting: c. 1585 - 1988  

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The English artist John White paints the everyday life of the Secotan Indians of America
American Revolution

American Revolution: 1754 - 1789  

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Benjamin Franklin's chopped-up snake, urging union of the colonies with the caption 'Join or Die', is the first American political cartoon
American Revolutionary War

American Revolutionary War: 1775 - 1783  

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General Gage sends a detachment of British troops to seize weapons held by American Patriots at Concord

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