U.S. History

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  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    Encouraged Western migration by providing settlers 160 acres of public land.
  • Transcontinental Road Completed

    Transcontinental Road Completed
    Travel possible for the first time in U.S. history.
  • Industrialization begins to boom

    Industrialization begins to boom
    Was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period
  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
  • Telephone Invented

    Telephone Invented
    A telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation
  • Recontruction Ends

    Recontruction Ends
    Hayes withdrew the last federal troops from the south, and the bayonet-backed Republican governments collapsed, thereby ending Reconstruction.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    Is a United States federal law that was designed to regulate the railroad industry, particularly its monopolistic practices.
  • Light Bulb Invented

    Light Bulb Invented
    An incandescent light bulb, incandescent lamp or incandescent light globe is an electric light with a wire filament heated to such a high temperature that it glows with visible light.
  • Third Wave of Immigration

    Third-wave European immigration was slowed first by World War I and then by numerical quotas in the 1920s. Between the 1920s and 1960s, immigration paused.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration.
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    Is a United States federal law, enacted in 1883, which established that positions within the federal government should be awarded on the basis of merit instead of political affiliation.
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    Adopted by Congress in 1887, authorized the President of the United States to survey American Indian tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Indians
  • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

    Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth
    Describes the responsibility of philanthropy by the new upper class of self-made rich.
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899.
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
  • How the Other Half Lives

    How the Other Half Lives
  • Chicago's Hull House

    Chicago's Hull House
  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1890)

    Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1890)
    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660–1783 is a history of naval warfare published in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan.
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    Homestead Steel Labor Strike
    The Homestead Strike, also known as the Homestead Steel Strike, Pinkerton Rebellion, or Homestead Massacre, was an industrial lockout and strike which began on June 30, 1892
  • Pullman Labor Strike

    Pullman Labor Strike
    Against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the federal government of the United States under President Grover Cleveland.
  • Annexation of Hawaii (1897)

    Annexation of Hawaii (1897)
    Won Hawaii
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    Won: Cuba and Puerto Rico (Caribbean Sea); Philippines and Guam (Asia-Pacific)
  • Open Door Policy (1899)

    Open Door Policy (1899)
    for the protection of equal privileges among countries trading with China and in support of Chinese territorial and administrative integrity.
  • Assassination of President McKinley

    Assassination of President McKinley
    Was shot on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York.
  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

    Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins
    American and British leaders and businessmen wanted to ship goods quickly and cheaply between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    The Jungle to expose the appalling working conditions in the meat-packing industry.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    or preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes.
  • Model-T

    Model T was an automobile built by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 until 1927.

  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Government can collect taxes
  • Federal reserve Act

    Federal reserve Act
    Central banking of the United States
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Senators can be elected by the people
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

  • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns

    Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns
    Chemical warfare first appeared when the Germans used poison gas during a surprise attack
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on Friday, 7 May 1915 during the First World War
  • National parks system

    National parks system
    We protect the parks and forest
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    The Russian Revolution was a pair of revolutions in Russia in 1917 which dismantled the Tsarist autocracy and led to the rise of the Soviet Union
  • U.S. entry to the WWI

    U.S. entry to the WWI
    The date of US entry into WW1 was April 6, 1917 when the nation was drawn into World War 1 on the side of the Allies.
  • Battle of Argonne Forest

    Battle of Argonne Forest
    was a major part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front
  • Armistice

    The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was an armistice during the First World War between the Allies and Germany
  • Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

    Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points
    , President Wilson set down 14 points as a blueprint for world peace that was to be used for peace negotiations after World War I.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    Ended World War 1, Blamed Germany.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    When the German government asked U.S. Pres. Woodrow Wilson to arrange a general armistice in October 1918, it declared that it accepted the Fourteen Points he had formulated as the basis for a just peace.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Temperance movement
    No more alcohol
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Women's Suffrage
  • President Harding’s Return to Normalcy

    President Harding’s Return to Normalcy
    A return to the way of life before World War I, was United States presidential candidate Warren G. Harding's campaign promise in the election of 1920.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, spanning the
    1920s. JAZZ
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    During the Red Scare of 1919 - 1920, many in the United States feared recent immigrants and dissidents, particularly those who embraced communist, socialist, or anarchist ideology.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal (1921)

    Teapot Dome Scandal (1921)
    The Teapot Dome Scandal was a bribery incident that took place in the United States from 1921 to 1922, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding.
  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

    Joseph Stalin Leads USSR
    as the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1929 to 1953.
  • Scopes “Monkey” Trial

    Scopes “Monkey” Trial
    The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case in July 1925
  • Mein Kampf published

    Mein Kampf published
    Autobiographical book by Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler. The work describes the process by which Hitler became antisemitic
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight (1927)

    Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight (1927)
    This was the first solo transatlantic flight and the first non-stop flight between North America and mainland Europe. Lindbergh was an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve,
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1929)

    St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1929)
    The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, as it was known, was never officially linked to Capone, but he was generally considered to have been responsible for the murders.
  • Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”

    Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”
    and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States
  • Hoovervilles

    was a shanty town built during the Great Depression by the homeless in the United States of America.
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
    that raised import duties to protect American businesses and farmers, adding considerable strain to the international economic climate of the Great Depression.
  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

    100, 000 Banks Have Failed
    Banks didn't had the money of the people and the people ere asking for it already.
  • Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA) (1933)

    Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA) (1933)
    major New Deal program to restore agricultural prosperity by curtailing farm production, reducing export surpluses, and raising prices.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    independent U.S. government corporation created under authority of the Banking Act of 1933
  • Public Works Administration (PWA) (1933)

    Public Works Administration (PWA) (1933)
    16, 1933, the Public Works Administration (PWA) budgeted several billion dollars to be spent on the construction of public works as a means of providing employment, stabilizing purchasing power, improving public welfare, and contributing to a revival of American
  • Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany
    Hitler was named Chancellor of the National Socialist German Workers Party of Germany.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)

    Social Security Administration (SSA)
    act to provide for the general welfare by establishing a system of Federal old-age benefits, and by enabling the several States to make more adequate provision for aged persons, blind persons, dependent and crippled children, maternal and child welfare, public health,
  • Rape of Nanjing (1937)

    Rape of Nanjing (1937)
    To break the spirit of Chinese resistance, Japanese General Matsui Iwane ordered that the city of Nanking be destroyed
  • Kristallnacht

    also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass
  • Hitler invades Poland (1939)

    Hitler invades Poland (1939)
    German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air, as Adolf Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland.
  • German Blitzkrieg attacks

    German Blitzkrieg attacks
    Germany quickly overran much of Europe and was victorious for more than two years by relying on a new military tactic called the "Blitzkrieg" (lightning war).
  • Pearl Harbor (1941)

    Pearl Harbor (1941)
    descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    The Tuskegee Army Air Field became the vital center for training African Americans to fly fighter and bomber aircraft.
  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Navajo Code Talkers
    The Marine Corps recruited Navajo Code Talkers in 1941 and 1942.
  • Executive Order 9066 (1942)

    Executive Order 9066 (1942)
    Ten weeks after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan were forced to make an arduous 65-mile march to prison camps.
  • Invasion of Normandy

    Invasion of Normandy
    The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day).
  • Atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima (1945)

    Atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima (1945)
    The final stage of the WWII
  • Victory in Europe (VE) Day (1945)

    Victory in Europe (VE) Day (1945)
    was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
  • Victory over Japan/Pacific (VJ/VP) Day

    Victory over Japan/Pacific (VJ/VP) Day
    is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect ending the war
  • Liberation of Concentration Camps

    Liberation of Concentration Camps
  • Nuremberg Trials (1946)

    Nuremberg Trials (1946)
    Nuremberg, Germany, was chosen as a site for trials that took place in 1945 and 1946.
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    Gilded Age

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    Progressive Era

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    Imperialism (1890- 1914)

    A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Republican Part and part of the Progressive (Bull Mouse) Party, Domestic Policies Square Deal 3C's , Trust Busting, Consumers, Conversation(nature) Foreign Policy- big stick diplomacy
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    William Howard Taft

    Republican Party, Domestic Policies: 3C's :( , 16/17 amendments.
    Foreign Policy- Dollar diplomacy
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Democratic Party, Domestic Policies: Clayton Anti- trust act, National Parks Service, Federal Reserve Act, 18th/19th amendments.
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    World War 1

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

    The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, originating in the United States
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    One of the presidents during the Great Depression
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    New Deal Programs (1933-1938)

    to provide work and cash relief for Americans struggling to get through the Great Depression.
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    The Holocaust

    Hitler demanded to kill a lot of Jews.
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    World War II

    World War II also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier.
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    Harry S. Truman (1945- 1953)

    was an American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953), taking the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.