Buzz Aldrin stands on the moon saluting the American flag on July 20th, 1969. We’ve gotta ask: "What is your favorite moment in American History? Let’s hear it. We’ve got a good list below, but there have been so many great ones, we wanna hear which is yours." Greatest Moments in American History | July 4th,1776 – July 4th,2011 | Unofficial Networks

Greatest Moments in American History | July 4th,1776 - July 4th,2011

Greatest Moments in American History | July 4th,1776 - July 4th,2011

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Greatest Moments in American History | July 4th,1776 - July 4th,2011

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american flag on moon buzz aldrinBuzz Aldrin stands on the moon saluting the American flag on July 20th, 1969.

We’ve gotta ask:

“What is your favorite moment in American History?  Let’s hear it.  We’ve got a good list below, but there have been so many great ones, we wanna hear which is yours.”

235 years after our Badass Forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence and gave Briton the finger, we are still here living it up in America. Granted, we’ve had our ups and downs, but I’d argue that we’ve had a lot more ups than downs.

wright brothers first flight december 17th, 1903Wright Brothers first ever plane flight.  December 17th, 1903.

Within those ups have been some incredible American moments:

(In no particular order, with Wikipedia links)

July 4th, 1776: Signing of the Declaration of Independence (clearly the O.G. of the greatest American moments)

July 20th, 1969: Americans land on the moon

The “Eleventh hour of the Eleventh day of the Eleventh month” of 1918: Armistice Day/End of WWI

May 7th, 1945: German surrenders to the Allies lead by the USA and WWII ends

October 19, 1781: The Surrender of Cornwallis to Washington to end Revolutionary War

August 26th, 1920: Women’s gain right to vote

January 1st, 1863: Emancipation Proclamation

November 4th, 2008:  Obama elected president (143 years earlier and he’d have been a slave in the USA)

– February 4th, 1980:  Miracle on ice, USA defeats CCCP for Olympic Gold Medal in Hockey

December 17th, 1903: First flight of a powered, controlled, heavier-than-air airplane by the Wright Brothers

July 2nd, 1964:  Civil Rights Act instated

1804-1806: Lewis & Clark Expedition

lewis & clark expedition

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