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  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    -13th amendment was to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1865 in the aftermath of the Civil War, abolished slavery in the United States. -“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    -The Fourteenth Amendment addresses many aspects of citizenship and the rights of citizens. The most commonly used and in the amendment is "equal protection of the laws", which figures prominently in a wide variety of landmark cases, including Brown v. Board of Education (racial discrimination), Roe v. Wade (reproductive rights), Bush v. Gore (election recounts), Reed v. Reed (gender discrimination), and University of California v. Bakke (racial in education).
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
  • Jim Crow Laws Start in South

    Jim Crow Laws Start in South
    -the laws that enforced racial segregation in the South between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and the beginning of the civil rights movement in the 1950s.
  • Chicago’s Hull House

    Chicago’s Hull House
    •a settlement house in the United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams.
    -opened to recently arrived European immigrants. By 1911, Hull House had grown to 13 buildings. In 1912 the Hull House complex was completed with the addition of a summer camp
  • How The Other Half Lives

    How The Other Half Lives
    •It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City's upper and middle class.
    • Squalid living conditions in the 1880’s
  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

    Influence of Sea Power Upon History
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
  • Assassination of President McKinley

    Assassination of President McKinley
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    •a law passed in 1906 to remove harmful and misrepresented foods and drugs from the markets
    • and to regulate the sale of drugs and food involved in interstate trade.
  • Model -T

    Model -T
    -automobile built by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 until 1927.
    - made by Henry Ford as practical, affordable transportation for the common man.
    - the model T was also known “Tin Lizzie”
    - Henry Ford’s revolutionary advancements in assembly-line automobile manufacturing made the Model T the first car to be affordable for a majority of Americans.

    •the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    •organization founded in 1909 to fight prejudice, lynching, and Jim Crow segregation, and to work for the betterment of "people of color." W. E.B.
  • 16th amendment

    16th amendment
    -The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
    -The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    -The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.
    -Constitution established the popular election of United States Senators by the people of the states
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns

    Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    The sinking of the Cunard ocean linerLusitania on 7 May 1915 during theFirst World War as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of GermanyWhen Germany torpedoes a Britishpassenger ship believed to be smuggling arms, anger at the resulting American deaths increases pressure on President Wilson to enter World War I. Its sinking caused moral outrage both in Britain and in the US and led, ultimately, to the USA declaring war against Germany
  • National Parks System

    National Parks System
    -The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    -a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico in the prior event of the United States entering World War I against Germany.
    -The United States entered the war because of the Germans' decision to resume the policy of unrestricted submarine warfare, and the so-called "Zimmerman telegram," intercepted by the British, in which Germany floated the idea of an alliance with Mexico.
  • 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.
    -The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the most explosive political events of the twentieth century. The violent revolution marked the end of the Romanov dynasty and centuries of Russian Imperial rule.
  • U.S entry into WW 1

    U.S entry into WW 1
    -President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to request a declaration of war against Germany. ... The United States later declared war on German ally Austria-Hungary on December 7, 1917.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    -prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States by declaring the production, transport, and sale of alcohol illegal.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    -The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
    -Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted
  • President Harding's Return to Normalcy

    President Harding's Return to Normalcy
    -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. During the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement"
    -the Harlem Renaissance was very significant because it marked a moment when white America started recognising the intellectual contributions of Blacks and on the other hand African Americans asserted their identity intellectually and linked their struggle to that of blacks around the world and planted
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    -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.
    -The Teapot Dome Scandal of the 1920s shocked Americans by revealing an unprecedented level of greed and corruption within a presidential administration.
    -politicians, illegal liquor sales, a murder-suicide, a womanizing president and a bagful of bribery cash delivered on the sly.
  • Joseph Stalin Lead USSR

    Joseph Stalin Lead USSR
    -Joseph Stalin was a Georgian-born Soviet revolutionary and political leader. Governing the Soviet Union as its dictator from the mid-1920s
    -consolidation of power in the 1920s the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party became synonymous with 'Leader of the Soviet Union' because the post controlled both the CPSU and the Soviet Government.
  • Scopes ''monkey'' Trail

    Scopes ''monkey'' Trail
    -in a This Day in History video, learn that on July 10, 1925, the Scopes Monkey trial began in Dayton, Tennessee. High school teacher John Thomas Scopes was charged with violating Tennessee's law against teaching evolution instead of the divine creation of man.
  • Mein Kampf Published

    Mein Kampf Published
  • Charles Lindbergh's Trans-Atlantic Flight

    Charles Lindbergh's Trans-Atlantic Flight
    -Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974), nicknamed Slim,[1] Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist. At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world
  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    -Gang warfare ruled the streets of Chicago during the late 1920s, as chief gangster Al Capone sought to consolidate control by eliminating his rivals in the illegal trades of bootlegging, gambling and prostitution.
  • Stock Market Crashes "Black Tuesday"

    Stock Market Crashes "Black Tuesday"
    -Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors traded some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors.
  • Hoovervilles

    -Hooverville was a shanty town built during the Great Depression by the homeless in the United States of America. They were named after Herbert Hoover named after the president
  • Hitler Appointed Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler Appointed Chancellor of Germany
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    -The Nanking Massacre was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing, then the capital of the Republic of China, during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
    - A large number of rapes were done systematically by the Japanese soldiers as they went from door to door, searching for girls, with many women being captured and gang raped. The women were often killed immediately after being raped, often through explicit mutilation
  • Kristallnacht

    -mainly known as " Night of Broken Glass''
    -Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed close to 100 Jews.
    -Hitler and the Nazis implemented their so-called “Final Solution” to the what they referred to as the “Jewish problem,” and carried out the systematic murder of some 6 million European Jews in what came to be known as the Holocaust.
  • Hitler invades Poland

    Hitler invades Poland
    -German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air, as Adolf Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland. World War II had begun.
    - The German invasion of Poland was a primer on how Hitler intended to wage war–what would become the “blitzkrieg” strategy
  • 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).
    -Blitzkrieg tactics required the concentration of offensive weapons (such as tanks, planes, and artillery) along a narrow front.
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    -African American military pilots who fought in World War II.
    -Officially, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces.
  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Navajo Code Talkers
    -code talkers is strongly associated with bilingual Navajo speakers specially recruited during World War II by the Marines to serve in their standard communications units in the Pacific Theater
    - Code talking, however, was pioneered by the Cherokee and Choctaw peoples during World War I.
  • Executive Order 9066

    Executive Order 9066
    -President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, initiating a controversial World War II policy with lasting consequences for Japanese Americans. The document ordered the removal of resident enemy aliens from parts of the West vaguely identified as military areas.
    -100,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry were moved to assembly centers. They were then evacuated to and confined in isolated, fenced, and guarded relocation centers, known as internment camps.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    -The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army
    -75,000 Filipino and American troops on Bataan were forced to make an arduous 65-mile march to prison camps.
  • Invasion Of Normandy (D-Day)

    Invasion Of Normandy (D-Day)
    -The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when they assaulted Normandy, located on the northern coast of France
  • GI Bill

    GI Bill
    If you are attending a public school, the Post-9/11 GI Bill can pay your full tuition directly to the school. You will receive a monthly housing allowance and up to $1000 a year for books and supplies. The housing allowance is paid at a percentage based on your active duty service, and your credit load.
  • Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima

    Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
    -During the final stage of World War II, the United States dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.
  • Victory over Japan / Pacific (VJ/VP) DAY

    Victory over Japan / Pacific  (VJ/VP) DAY
    -Victory over Japan 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
    -Soviet soldiers were the first to liberate concentration camp prisoners in the final stages of the war. On July 23, 1944, they entered the Majdanek camp in Poland, and later overran several other killing centers. On January 27, 1945, they entered Auschwitz and there found hundreds of sick and exhausted prisoners
  • Victory in Europe (V/E) Day

    Victory in Europe  (V/E) Day
  • United Nations (UN) Formed

  • Germany Divided

  • Nuremberg Trails

    Nuremberg Trails
  • Truman Doctrine

  • Marshall Plan

  • Berlin Airlift

  • NATO Formed

  • Kim Il-sung invades South Korea

  • UN forces push North Korea to Yalu River- the border with China

  • Chinese forces cross Yalu and enter Korean War

  • Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Execution

  • Armistice Signed

  • Ho Chi Minh Established Communist Rule in Vietnam

  • Warsaw Pact Formed

  • interstate high act

    interstate high act
    The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. It took several years of wrangling, but a new Federal-Aid Highway Act passed in June 1956. The law authorized the construction of a 41,000-mile network of interstate highways that would span the nation.
  • Sputnik I

  • Thurgood Mrshall Appointed to supreme court

    Thurgood Mrshall Appointed to supreme court
    In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Marshall to the U.S. Court of Appeals, but his nomination was opposed by many Southern senators, and he was not confirmed until the next year. In June 1967, President Johnson nominated him to the Supreme Court, and in late August he was confirmed.
  • “The Jungle”

    “The Jungle”
    •Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle to expose the appalling working conditions in the meat-packing industry
    •His description of diseased, rotten, and contaminated meat shocked the public and led to new federal food safety laws.
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    American Civil War

    -America’s bloodiest clash, the sectional conflct of the Civil War (1861-65) pitted the Union against the Confederate States of America and resulted in the death of more than 620,000, with millions more injured.
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    The Reconstruction era was the period from 1863 or 1865 to 1877. In the context of the history of the United States, the term has two applications: the first applies to the complete history
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    Progressive Era

    was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States,
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    -Imperialism is an action that involves a country (usually an empire or a kingdom) extending its power by the acquisition of territories. It may also include the exploitation of these territories, an action that is linked to colonialism, Colonialism is generally regarded as an expression of imperialism.
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    •Political Party- republican and progressive “Bull Moose” party
    •Domestic Political- 3 C’s Conservation
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    William Howard Taft

    •Political Party- rebuplican
    •Domestic Political-Square deal (3C’s)
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    Woodrow Wilson

    •Political Party-Democrat
    •Domestic Political- Clayton Anti-Trust-Act National Parks Service Federal Reserve Act $$$, 18th Amendment ,19th Amendment
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    Roaring Twenties

    -The Roaring Twenties was the period of Western society and Western culture that occurred during and around the 1920s
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    -The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, originating in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations.
    -The Great Depression had devastating effects in countries both rich and poor.
    -Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, while international trade plunged by more than 50%. Unemployment in the U.S. rose to 25% and in some countries rose as high as 33%.
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    -The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews
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    -World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945
    -. the political takeover in 1933 of Germany by Hitler and his Nazi Party and its aggressive foreign policy starting in 1936.
    -Japanese Expansion. In the period before World War II, Japan was growing rapidly. ...
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    Harry S. Truman

    -Harry S. Truman was an American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States, taking the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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    Baby Boom

    a temporary marked increase in the birth rate, especially the one following World War II.
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    Korean War

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    1950s Prosperity

    -The booming prosperity of the 1950s helped to create a widespread sense of stability, contentment and consensus in the United States.
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    Dwright D Eisenhower

    -Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American Army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961
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