American History

Timeline created by NatalieCook
  • Seneca Falls

    Seneca Falls
    Seneca Falls, New York is the location for the first Women's Rights Convention. The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women's rights convention. It advertised itself as "a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman". Held in the Wesleyan Chapel of the town of Seneca Falls, New York, it spanned two days over. Took over two days
  • Japan

    Japan
    Matthew Perry the commodore sailed to Tokyo bay with a bunch of warships and tried to trad with Japan combinations of money and sets. Japan denied the offer and wanted no trades, but Perry showed them their guns bragging as in a threat kind of way.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment abolished slavery in 1865. Abraham Lincoln wrote out this Amendment “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude’s except as a punishment for crime etc”.
  • Andrew Johnson’s impeachment

    Andrew Johnson’s impeachment
    The seventh teen president Andrew Johnson was impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. There were 11 articles in fault with Johnson. By a vote of 126 to 47 Andrew Johnson was officially told to leave his residency.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    14th Granted citizenships and full equal rights for African Americans slaves who were captured after the civil war. “No state shall make or enforce any law on which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the untied states”. Freedom was being fought for fully for all so people couldn’t find loop holes to keep slaves.
  • Alaska

    Alaska
    Sec. of state William Seward bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million which is about two cent per acre. He was made fun of he was told it was a good for nothing land. The called it Sewards Icebox, because no one new what you could do with frozen land. H
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    Transcontinental Railroad
    On this day there was the ceremony to place the last spike into the railroads. It was a golden spike for the effect to hose it off, but later on switched to a normal spike for safety. Union Pacific and Central Pacific 2000 miles of railroad a head of schedule and under budget. This made it so western bound travelers would be safer and less effort.
  • Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge
    The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City. It connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, spanning the East River. The Brooklyn Bridge has a main span of 1,595.5 feet and a height of 133 ft above Mean High Water. The Brooklyn Bridge is famous because there had never been a bridge like it before. It was the largest suspension Bridge of its time. Constructed by John Roebling and finished when he died by his daughter in law.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th Amendment was written on this day. This Amendment brought the opportunity for African American men to have the right to vote. Their race nor color could have taken away their choice of deciding what happen to our country,
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    Gold was found in the Native American territory and Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer new it was going to be a want for more people and the land could be sold. The soldiers went to take it from the Indians not knowing how vast the population of Indians would be at the side of their Sioux leader sitting bull and all of Custer’s men and him as well were killed the only US member that survived that battle was one horse. This was marked the worst U.S. army defeat of the long plains.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Compromise of 1877
    The Compromise of 1877 (the Great Betrayal) was an informal, unwritten deal, that settled the intensely disputed 1876 U.S. presidential election. It resulted in the United States federal government pulling the last troops out of the South, and formally ended the Reconstruction Era.
  • Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty
    The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The torch is a symbol of enlightenment. The Statue of Liberty's torch lights the way to freedom showing us the path to Liberty. Even the Statue's official name represents her most important symbol Liberty Enlightening the World.
  • The Dawes Act

    The Dawes Act
    The Dawes Act was created to suggest to the Natives Americans to let go of the idea of staying in tribes, but to actually be known as individuals instead. The Natives liked the thought besides they didn’t want to give up their culture background. Therefore the Act was ignored and wasn’t successful.
  • How The Other Half Lives

    How The Other Half Lives
    The dumbbell design of 1879 had narrow airshafts running through the middle of the building on each side; there were 6 stories and 84 rooms that could hold 300 people, but almost always more. Jacob Riis wanted the rich to see what the poor people had to go through and to show the cry of help that was being screamed so he wrote this article about the dumbbell design.
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    Wounded Knee Massacre
    The government of 1890 were afraid of the increasing influence the Indians dance “Ghost Dance” had on the rest of the population. They saw the dance as a threat and banned it from being done. A group of Indians met Wounded Knee Creek to continue their cultures ways and were attacked by the soldiers.
  • Ellis Island opening

    Ellis Island opening
    Ellis Island officially opened as an immigration station on January 1, 1892. Seventeen-year-old Annie Moore, from County Cork, Ireland was the first immigrant to be processed at the new federal immigration depot. Brought the opportunity for our countries culture to grow and to make connections with other countries.
  • The panic of 1893

    The panic of 1893
    Muckcraker criticized a big business. May 1 – The 1893 World's Fair, also known as the World's Columbian Exposition, opens to the public in Chicago, Illinois. The first U.S. commemorative postage stamps are issued for the Exposition. A crash on the New York Stock Exchange starts a depression.
  • The Gilded Age

    The Gilded Age
    J.P. Morgan created General Electric consolidated the steel industry. However, he faced criticism that he had too much power and was accused of manipulating the nation's financial system for his own gain
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Plessy was 1/8 percent black and decided to sit in the front on the “white side” of the train and then made it known he wasn’t fully white to prove a point there shouldn’t be the segregation. Jim Crow laws were upheld in 1896 in the case of Plessy vs. Ferguson, in which the U.S. known to be said “separate but equal”.
  • Klondiki Gold Rush

    Klondiki Gold Rush
    Gold Rush! 100,000 people set of And only 30,000 completed the trip. Seward was vindicated when gold was finally discovered. Next the explored more and realized there was oil and the trans-Alaska pipeline runs 800 miles from the Arctic Ocean/gulf of Alaska at Valdez. About thirty years after buying this land All the gold was found but was bought for $7.2 million which in our money now is like two cents an acre.
  • Congress declares war

    Congress declares war
    On 25 April 1898, the United States Congress declared war upon Spain. The ensuing Spanish–American War resulted in a decisive victory for the United States, and arguably served as a transitional period for both nations. Spain saw its days of empire fade, as the United States saw the prospect of overseas empire emerge.
  • San Juan Hill

    San Juan Hill
    United States forces, including Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders, defeated greatly outnumbered Spanish forces at San Juan Hill and Kettle Hill near the Spanish stronghold of Santiago de Cuba.DescriptionThe Battle of San Juan Hill, also known as the battle for the San Juan Heights, was a decisive battle of the Spanish–American War. The San Juan heights was a north-south running elevation about 2 kilometres east of Santiago de Cuba
  • Cuba’s Independence

    Cuba’s Independence
    The involvement of the United States in the war because the saw the yellow journalisms articles had pity and loved the produce joined in and resulted in the defeat of Spanish forces who surrendered sovereignty over Cuba on December 10th, 1898 in the signing of the Treaty of Paris, which provided for the Independence of Cuba from Spain.
  • Election of 1912

    Election of 1912
    Wilson carried 40 states and won a large majority of the electoral vote, taking advantage of the split in the Republican Party. He was the first Democrat to win a presidential election since 1892, and would be one of just two Democratic presidents to serve between the Civil War and the onset of the Great Depression.
  • Marching for Freedom

    Marching for Freedom
    Women Marching in Suffragette Parade, Washington, Men were angry throwing trash and taking them off the roads. Many women cheered in support. The parade was on the same day as the presidents arrival leaving few people to attend to great him.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Women’s right to vote was passed using the 19th amendment. Alice Miller and hundreds of other women waiting with intensity stirring in the bones. The votes were tight, but Tennessee last second switching their vote to women’s rights agreement the 36th vote then passed the law.
  • Immigrant Quota Act of 1921

    Immigrant Quota Act of 1921
    Passage of the Immigrant Quota Act of 1921 and the National Origins Act of 1924, which limited the number and nationality of immigrants allowed into the United States, effectively ended the era of mass immigration into New York. If you had family already in the United States then they would take you through the process of questions and let you meet your family at the kissing booth if you seemed able to hold your ground.