Outline of United States history

Map of North America at the start of Queen Anne's War (1702), showing areas occupied by the three European powers
Map of the British and French settlements in North America in 1750, before the French and Indian War

Provided as an overview of and topical guide to the history of the United States.

- Outline of United States history
Map of North America at the start of Queen Anne's War (1702), showing areas occupied by the three European powers

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Map of North America at the start of Queen Anne's War (1702), showing areas occupied by the three European powers

Timeline of United States history (1990–2009)

Map of North America at the start of Queen Anne's War (1702), showing areas occupied by the three European powers

This section of the Timeline of United States history includes major events from 1990 to 2009.

U.S. territorial extent in 1790

Timeline of United States history (1790–1819)

U.S. territorial extent in 1790
Louisiana Purchase
During the War of 1812, British troops burn Washington, D.C.

This section of the Timeline of United States history concerns events from 1790 to 1819.

Landing of Columbus, 1847 by John Vanderlyn, depicts Christopher Columbus landing in the New World.

Timeline of pre–United States history

Landing of Columbus, 1847 by John Vanderlyn, depicts Christopher Columbus landing in the New World.
The Mayflower in Plymouth.
Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, the founder of Maryland
New Amsterdam is captured by the English

This section of the timeline of United States history concerns events from before the lead up to the American Revolution (c.

Kennedy's motorcade on November 22, 1963

Timeline of United States history (1950–1969)

Kennedy's motorcade on November 22, 1963

This section of the Timeline of United States history concerns events from 1950 to 1969.

U.S. territorial extent in 1900

Timeline of United States history (1900–1929)

U.S. territorial extent in 1900
Teddy Roosevelt, the Bull Moose, led American progressives in the early 20th century

This section of the Timeline of United States history concerns events from 1900 to 1929.

The Watergate scandal causes Nixon to be the first U.S. president to resign from office.

Timeline of United States history (1970–1989)

The Watergate scandal causes Nixon to be the first U.S. president to resign from office.
President Ronald Reagan was the face of the United States during the 1980s

This section of the Timeline of United States history concerns events from 1970 to 1989.

U.S. territorial extent in 1820

Timeline of United States history (1820–1859)

U.S. territorial extent in 1820
U.S. territorial extent in 1830
U.S. territorial extent in 1840

This section of the Timeline of United States history concerns events from 1820 to 1859.

Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother, an iconic image of the Great Depression in the United States

Timeline of United States history (1930–1949)

Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother, an iconic image of the Great Depression in the United States
The USS Arizona, aflame and sinking, on December 7, 1941

This section of the Timeline of United States history concerns events from 1930 to 1949.

More than 550,000 Americans died fighting the Civil War, including these men who fell during the bloody Battle of Antietam

Timeline of United States history (1860–1899)

More than 550,000 Americans died fighting the Civil War, including these men who fell during the bloody Battle of Antietam
U.S. territorial extent in 1860
U.S. territorial extent in 1870
U.S. territorial extent in 1880
Wreckage of the USS Maine

This section of the Timeline of United States history concerns events from 1860 to 1899.

The Transgender Pride Flag, created by American transgender woman Monica Helms in 1999, and first shown at a pride parade in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, in 2000

History of transgender people in the United States

This article addresses the history of transgender people in the United States from prior to western contact until the present.

This article addresses the history of transgender people in the United States from prior to western contact until the present.

The Transgender Pride Flag, created by American transgender woman Monica Helms in 1999, and first shown at a pride parade in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, in 2000
Anthropologist George Catlin's painting, "Dance to the Berdache" [sic]. Circa 1861–1869, among the Sac and Fox Nations. Catlin's writings about gay and gender-variant Indigenous peoples were not flattering.
Portrait of the Public Universal Friend from 1821
Lithogram of Mary Jones drawn by H. R. Robinson in 1836
Albert Cashier in 1864
Jennie June posing in imitation of the Sleeping Hermaphroditus statue, published 1918.
The 1953 film Glen or Glenda dealt with transsexuality and transvestism.
Holly Woodlawn, Andy Warhol superstar, in 2007
Gene Compton's Cafeteria Riot 40th Anniversary Historical Marker at corner of Taylor and Turk in San Francisco
Sandy Stone, as transgender engineer of Olivia Records, was targeted in the 1970s; she has been cited as the originator of transgender studies.
Parents of transgender children became active in the 2000s
Police chief Heather Fong, Theresa Sparks, and Stephan Thorne, first Transgender San Francisco police officer
Chaz Bono appeared on Dancing with the Stars in 2011.
LGBTQ activist and actress Laverne Cox at San Francisco Trans March 2015
Caitlyn Jenner appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair in 2015.
Mount Holyoke became the first all women's college to accept openly transgender students in 2014.
San Francisco city officials and activists met in 2007 to urge Congress to include transgender people in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Trans activists Jazz Jennings and Abby Stein at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference 2016
Willy Wilkinson, transgender writer and public health consultant, at San Francisco Trans March 2015
A transgender symbol
Dr. Ben Barres

People dressing and living differently from their sex assignment at birth and contributing to various aspects of American history and culture have been documented from the 17th century to the present day.