Five Most Important Events in US History

603 Words Feb 19th, 2018 2 Pages
More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 airplanes were supportive of the D-Day invasion. By the day’s end, the allies had a strong hold in Normandy. Although 9,000 allied soldiers were killed or wounded, more than 100,000 soldiers began the rest of the march across Europe to defeat Hitler’s Empire. The allies were strong, brave, and courageous. If it weren’t for the allied Americans and British, who knows what would have happened to Hitler, and his crazy obsession with power. D-Day was important because it started the invasions on the Germany-Nazi Empire, and it helped free a lot of wrongly accused Jews.

March on Washington On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans (black and white) stood in Washington, D.C., for the March on Washington. The March on Washington was organized by many civil rights and religious groups. The crowd was part of a non-violent society, and they did not want to cause any harm to anyone. As the crowd marched, more people joined and raced to Washington to hear Martin Luther King Jr. say his speech. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech is known for its amazing way to turn a crowd. The March on Washington was a big step in American history because it started the abolition of slavery. Although Martin Luther King Jr. was only one person in a crowd, he made a big difference in the…