U.S. History

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  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    the government gave out free land
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    On May 10, 1869, a golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, signaling the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. The transcontinental railroad had long been a dream for people living in the American West
  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

    Industrialization Begins to Boom
    The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the 18th to 19th centuries, was a period during which predominantly agrarian, rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban.
  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
    William Magear Tweed (April 3, 1823 – April 12, 1878)—often erroneously referred to as "William Marcy Tweed" (see below), and widely known as "Boss" Tweed—was an American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th
  • Telephone Invented

  • Reconstruction Ends

  • Light Bulb Invented

  • Third Wave of Immigration

    Third Wave of Immigration
    a wave of immigrants came to america
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    a law saying that the Chinese can't come the U.S.A. for 10 years
  • Pendleton Act

  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    the American's felt bad for taking their land, so the gave them a place to stay but in the end it didn't worked out
  • Interstate Commerce Act

  • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

  • Chicago’s Hull House

  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    people where migrating to Klondike for gold
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    to not allow monopoly(trust)
  • How the Other Half Lives

  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

    Influence of Sea Power Upon History
    argued that control of the sea was the key to world dominance
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    Homestead Steel Labor Strike
    the workers were working for to long and not being paid for the extra hour
  • Pullman Labor Strike

  • Annexation of Hawaii

  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    military conflict between the U.S. and Spain which resulted in the U.S. gaining temporary control of Cuba and ownership of Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    foreign policy policy proposed by the U.S. in 1899, under which ALL nations would have equal opportunities to trade in china
  • Assassination of President McKinley

  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

  • The Jungle

  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    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

    most everyone can afford (car)

    the civil right organization
  • 16th Amendment

  • Federal Reserve Act

  • 17th Amendment

  • Assissination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

  • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns

  • Sinking of the Lusitania

  • National Parks System

  • Zimmerman Telegram

     Zimmerman Telegram
  • Russian Revolution (1917)

     Russian Revolution (1917)
    which dismantled the Tsarist autocracy and led to the rise of the Soviet Union
  • U.S. entry into WWI

    U.S. entry into WWI
    United States broke diplomatic relations with Germany, and just hours after that the American liner Housatonic was sunk by a German U-boat
  • Battle of Argonne Forest

  • Battle of Argonne Forest

  • Armistice

  • Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    ended the ww1 but the beging of ww2
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    to not allow beer
  • 19th Amendment women sufferage

    19th Amendment women sufferage
  • President Harding’s Return to Normalcy

  • Harlem Renaissance

  • Red Scare

  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

  • Scopes “Monkey” Trial

  • mein kampf published

  • Hoovervilles

    was name after the peresedent after the goverment fail
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
    implementing protectionist trade policies sponsored
  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

  • hitler appointed chancellor of germany

  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    a wave of sand hit in the great plains
  • rape of nanjing

    rape of nanjing
    japan attack china
  • kristallnacht

  • Hitler invaded Poland

    Hitler invaded Poland
    the start of the ww2
  • German blitzkrieg

  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    japan bombed
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    african american military pilot
  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Navajo Code Talkers
    a code for the enemy dosen't know what they are up to
  • Executive Order 9066

    Executive Order 9066
    United States presidential executive order signed and issued during World War II by United States
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    main Philippine island of Luzon to the Japanese during World War II
  • Invasion of Normandy (D-Day)

    Invasion of Normandy (D-Day)
    the us invaded normandy
  • GI Bill

    GI Bill
    provided veterans of the Second World War funds for college education, unemployment insurance, and housing.
  • Atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima

  • Victory over Japan/Pacific (VJ/VP) Day

  • Liberation of Concentration Camps

  • victory in Europe (VE) Day

  • united (UN) formed

  • Germany divided

  • nuremberg Trials

  • Truman Doctrine

  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was an American initiative to aid Western Europe, in which the United States gave over $13 billion (nearly $140 billion in 2017 dollars) in economic assistance to help rebuild Western European economies after the end of World War II.
  • NATO formed

    NATO formed
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European countries based on the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949
  • Kim Il-sung invades South Korea

    Kim Il-sung invades South Korea
    In December 1945, the Soviets installed Kim as chairman of the North Korean branch of the Korean Communist Party. ... Prior to Kim's invasion of the South in 1950, which triggered the Korean War, Joseph Stalin equipped the KPA with modern, Soviet-built medium tanks, trucks, artillery, and small arms.
  • UN forces push North Korea to Yalu River- the border with China

    UN forces push North Korea to Yalu River- the border with China
    North Korean forces quickly retreated back over the 38th parallel and General Douglas MacArthur ordered troops to pursue them into North Korea. On 19 October Pyongyang was captured and by 24 November, North Korean forces were driven back almost to the Yalu River which marks the border of China.
  • Chinese forces cross Yalu and enter Korean War

    Chinese forces cross Yalu and enter Korean War
    Explaining China's Intervention in the Korean War in 1950. In October 1950, Chinese troops under the name of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (CPV) crossed the Yalu River to assist North Korean armies, and engaged in the Korean War in an offensive manner after the U.S. troops crossed the 38th parallel.
  • Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Execution

    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Execution
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were United States citizens who were executed on June 19, 1953 after being convicted of committing espionage for the Soviet Union.
  • Armistice Signed

    Armistice Signed
    This armistice signed on July 27, 1953, formally ended the war in Korea. North and South Korea remain separate and occupy almost the same territory they had when the war began. The Korean War, which began on June 25, 1950, when the North Koreans invaded South Korea, officially ended on July 27, 1953.
  • • Hernandez v. Texas

    •	Hernandez v. Texas
    Hernandez v. Texas. The Court decided that Mexican Americans and all other racial and national groups in the United States had equal protection under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
  • • Brown v. Board of Education

    •	Brown v. Board of Education
    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark 1954 Supreme Court case in which the justices ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional
  • Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccine
    There are two types of vaccine that protect against polio: inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) and oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV). IPV is given as an injection in the leg or arm, depending on the patient's age. Polio vaccine may be given at the same time as other vaccines
  • Interstate Highway Act

    Interstate Highway Act
    The law authorized the construction of a 41,000-mile network of interstate highways that would span the nation
  • Elvis Presley First Hit Song

    Elvis Presley First Hit Song
    "Heartbreak Hotel" makes its climb up the charts on its way to #1,
  • Leave it to Beaver First Airs on TV

    Leave it to Beaver First Airs on TV
    June and Ward inspect the gift they have for Beaver's graduation and read the inscription, "...Class of '63". Leave It to Beaver is set in the fictitious community of Mayfield and its environs. The principal setting is the Cleaver home. The Cleavers live in two houses over the series' run.
  • Sputnik I (1957)

    Sputnik I (1957)
    Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957. It was a 58 cm diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennas to broadcast radio pulses. Wikipedia
  • • Kennedy versus Nixon TV Debate

    •	Kennedy versus Nixon TV Debate
    The United States presidential election of 1960 was the 44th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. In a closely contested election, Democrat John F. Kennedy defeated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican Party nominee.
  • • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    •	Bay of Pigs Invasion
    On April 17, 1961, 1400 Cuban exiles launched what became a botched invasion at the Bay of Pigs on the south coast of Cuba. In 1959, Fidel Castro came to power in an armed revolt that overthrew Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.
  • • Peace Corps Formed

    •	Peace Corps Formed
    On September 22, 1961, Kennedy signed congressional legislation creating a permanent Peace Corps that would “promote world peace and friendship” through three goals
  • • Mapp v. Ohio

    •	Mapp v. Ohio
    Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961), was a landmark case in criminal procedure, in which the United States Supreme Court decided that evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment, which protects against "unreasonable searches and seizures," may not be used in state law criminal prosecutions in state courts,
  • • Cuban Missile Crisis

    •	Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a pivotal moment in the Cold War. Fifty years ago the United States and the Soviet Union stood closer to Armageddon than at any other moment in history. In October 1962 President John F. Kennedy was informed of a U-2 spy-plane's discovery of Soviet nuclear-tipped missiles in Cuba
  • • Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas, Texas

    •	Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas, Texas
    John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas while riding in a presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza.
  • • Gideon v. Wainwright

    •	Gideon v. Wainwright
    Monday marks the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, a landmark case in U.S. Supreme Court history, in which the court unanimously declared that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right to a court-appointed lawyer.
  • • The Great Society

    •	The Great Society
    The Great Society was a set of domestic programs in the United States launched by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964–65. The main goal was the elimination of poverty and racial injustice
  • • Escobedo v. Illinois

    •	Escobedo v. Illinois
    The critical question in this case is whether, under the circumstances, the refusal by the police
    to honor petitioner's request to consult with his lawyer during the course of an interrogation constitutes
    a denial of "the Assistance of 198 Counsel" in violation of the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution
    as "made obligatory upon the States by the Fourteenth Amendment
  • • Miranda v. Arizona

    •	Miranda v. Arizona
    Miranda v. Arizona was a Supreme Court case that overturned Ernesto Miranda's conviction for kidnapping and rape because he had not been informed of his legal rights prior to confessing. For example, Miranda did not know that he could ask for an attorney or remain silent during questioning.
  • • Tinker v. Des Moines

    •	Tinker v. Des Moines
    Tinker remains a frequently-cited Court precedent. In Morse v. Frederick, the Supreme Court will decide whether Tinker remains good law, and whether the First Amendment continues to protect the right of students to express controversial views that are not disruptive but may disagree with official school policy.
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    Gilded Age

    The Gilded Age in United States history is the late 19th century, from the 1870s to about 1900.
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    Progressive Era

    The Progressive Era was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States that spanned from the 1890s to the 1920s
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    Imperialism is an action that involves a nation extending its power by the acquisition of inhabited territory.
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    political party: republican + progressive
    "Bull Moose" Party Domestic policy: trust buster, nature (conservation), protect consumer
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    William Howard Taft

    political party: republican Domestic policy: 3’cbut weak 16th/17th amendments
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    Woodrow Wilson

    political party: Democrat Domestic policy: federal reserve act 18th amendment 19th amendment, national park service, clayton anti-trust
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    World War I

    World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918
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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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    The holocaust

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    World War 2

    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

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    Harry S. Truman

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    Baby Boom

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    The cold War

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    Korean War

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    1950s Prosperity

    The Decade of Prosperity. The economy overall grew by 37% during the 1950s. ... Inflation, which had wreaked havoc on the economy immediately after World War II, was minimal, in part because of Eisenhower's persistent efforts to balance the federal budget.
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    1950s Prosperity

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    John F. Kennedy

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    Lyndon B. Johnson