The month of December isn’t just the month we celebrate Christmas and acknowledge the birth of Jesus Christ. Throughout American history, a lot of important things have happened in the last month of the year.
Let’s take a look at 15 events that rocked the United States of America.
- December 18, 1620: The Mayflower landed at Plymouth Harbor
- December 16, 1773: Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty led the Boston Tea Party
- December 23, 1783: George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief
- December 7, 1787: Delaware became the first state
- December 15, 1791: The Bill of Rights went into effect
- December 14, 1799: President George Washington died
- December 6, 1865: Slavery abolished
- December 10, 1869: Wyoming became the first state to grant women the right to vote
- December 17, 1903: Orville and Wilbur Wright make first successful flight in N.C.
- December 10, 1906: First American, Theodore Roosevelt, awarded a Nobel Peace Prize
- December 5, 1933: Prohibition officially ends for good.
- December 7, 1941: the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
- December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat
- December 26, 1991: Soviet Union dissolved
- December 13, 2003: US forces captured Saddam Hussein
December means more than just gifts and the end of the year. There are so many noteworthy events that have taken place this month throughout history and they warrant a closer look.
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