Looking back at U.S. history, some specific moments can be considered as the most memorable of all time. While it’s hard to create a definitive list, we can at least touch on five significant moments that inspired the world, changed the course of history, and were documented as some of the most memorable moments in U.S. history.
A memorable moment that every American is proud of was when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon successfully. What a large step for mankind! While many in the world question the legitimacy of the landing, it’s important to note that it has gone down in history as a successful mission, and there isn’t any proof that the moon landing wasn’t legit.
The Vietnam war has a special place in U.S. history. Those who served in the Vietnam War often talked in length about their experience as proud soldiers serving their country. This was a defining moment for the youth of the country during that era. While many returned not feeling good about their experience, it has been recorded as a legendary war that many movies have been produced after. The Vietnam war saw many deaths, as U.S. soldiers wandered into battle in the dense jungles of Vietnam. When they returned, many questioned the war, and if they should have ever been there.
The Kennedy family has experienced a lot of loss, and this might have been one of the most tragic losses to date. This was a day that shocked the entire world, and this was an emotional time for the country as they coped with the loss and dealt with this politically defining moment. This was even more shocking because former president John F. Kennedy was assassinated in broad daylight in front of thousands of people. The assassination was caught on camera as it was a live event. It was recorded and televised; hence the entire nation witnessed this brutal event unfold. The JFK assassination has been the focus of conspiracy theories around the world. Who did it? Was there more than one shooter? Who was behind the killing besides the shooter? Could the shooter have made that shot from that distance? Was he a scapegoat? Those are some answers that may never be known, and anyone with the true answer has either passed or is approaching death. The world may never know what really went down that sad day in U.S. history.
The most shocking event that still haunts the country to this day is the 9/11 attacks. This moment set forth a chain of major events pertaining to religion, culture, and law that has impacted the entire world. War was waged, lives lost, and the aftershock on the economy has loomed for years. This is another event that has many conspiracy theories revolving around it, and unanswered questions by family and loved ones of the victims. September 11th might go down in history as the most destructive day on U.S. soil in the country’s history.
A defining moment in U.S. history is the appointment of a black president. This was a moment cheered by many and changed the direction of the country towards progress and inclusivity. Obama was a decent president, a professional speaker, and a man for the people. While he didn’t have as much success creating jobs and making the American economy great again, he did touch the lives of many Americans with his epic speeches, and his ability to dream about change. Some conspiracies circle around his place of birth. While he claims to have been born in the U.S., many believe he may have been born elsewhere. If this were the case, his presidency would be the first in history to have a non-U.S. citizen occupy the Whitehouse. Obama was married to Michelle, and they raised two questionable characters during their time in the Whitehouse.
These five memorable moments U.S. history are defining moments. All things should be considered when thinking about these events. The further we get away from the dates of these events, the more skewed the information pertaining to them becomes. Hopefully, the internet provides a place for future events to be accurately documented and shared for future generations.