American History Timeline Years 1861-2013

Timeline created by eriavila11
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Unknown Start of american civil war confederate forces fired upon fort sumter
Unknown Homestead act Congress passed the homestead act, offering 160 acres of land free to any citizen who was head of the household
Unknown Emancipation Proclamation Stated all current slaves were free. under confederate territory
Civil war end End of Civil War Robert e . Lee surrenders to Ulises s. Grant at Appotomattox court house
Unknown 15 th Amendment prohibits each government in the united states from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizens " race, color, or previous condition of servitude"
Images Jim Crow Laws The jim crow laws were state and local laws in the u.s enacted between 1876 and 1965. Started segreagation in the southern states "seperate but equal" status for african americans
Unknown Start of World War One Assasination of arch duke franz ferdinand of austria by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrielo Princip in Sarajevo
Images End of WW1 This was the end of WW1
Images 19th Amendment Prohibits any united states citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex.
Images The New Deal Franklin D. Roosevelt introduces the New Deeal to the United States during the Great Depression in 1933
Images Start of World War 2 Hitler's aggression in Europe and Japan's imperialistic values in the Pacific sparked the single largest scale war in the history of the world.
Unknown Attack on Pearl Harbor Was a surprised military attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy. It was the reason the U.S. entered into WW2.
Unknown Womens roles in WW1 Women had roles in factories, and had to do a lot of things tat men had been doing before the war.
Images End of World War 2 Japan surrenders to the United States
Images NATO The organizaion constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack any external party.
Images Korean War was primarily the result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of WW2.
Unknown Sputnik The first satellite launched by the Soviet Union, it fueled the U.S. to be more involved in the political, military, technological, and scientific developements.
Unknown Nasa was established for peaceful applications in space science. It became operational on October, 1 1958.
Unknown 24th Amendment Prohibits both congress and the states from condiotioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tadx or other types of tax
Unknown 26th Amendment banned the states or feral government from setting a voting age higher than 18
Unknown Watergate Scandal It was a political scandal where the Nixon administration attempted to cover up their involvement in the 1972 break in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
Images Endangered Species Act Signed into law by President Richard Nixon to protect critically imperiled species from extinction
Unknown NAFTA Agreement signed by Canada, Mexico and United States. created a trilateral trade bloc in North America
Unknown The 9/11 terrorist attacks Attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and the (suspected) attempt to attack the White House. This pland crashed in Shanksville, Pennsilvania. Thousands died. Sparked the 2nd Gulf War.
%60 Germany Surrenders Hitler kills himself upon Soviet occupation of Berlin.