US History

Timeline created by Iker 2002
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    -Homestead Act was encouraged Western migration because the government was giving away free land in the West. Who wouldn´t want free land?
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
    -Boss Tweed was an was an American politician who ran Tammany Hall, a political machine that played a major role in the politics, but was very corrupt.
  • Telephone Invented

  • Reconstruction Ends

  • Light Bulb Invented

    Light Bulb Invented
    -Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1878. This meant that factory workers could now be able to work longer hours, but they would have light now.
  • Third Wave of Immigration

  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    -The Chinese Exclusion Act a law that banned Chinese immigrants from coming into America for 10 years
  • Pendleton Act

  • Dawes Act

  • Interstate Commerce Act

  • Andrew Carnegie´s Gospel of Wealth

    Andrew Carnegie´s Gospel of Wealth
    -The Gospel of Wealth was a book that Andrew Carnegie wrote that was telling rich business men to give back to the people, help them out.
  • Chicago's Hull House

  • Klondike Gold Rush

    -This was an event where many prospector migrated to the Yukon Territory in North-Western Canada, in order to find gold.
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

  • How the Other Half Lives

    How the Other Half Lives
  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

    Influence of Sea Power Upon History
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    Homestead Steel Labor Strike
    -The Homestead Strike (Homestead was the name of the company) was a protest that the workers had in order to get better pay and working conditions, but sadly it didn't go their way. Some of the worker were killed by some ruthless police.
  • Pullman Labor Strike

    Pullman Labor Strike
    -It was a nationwide railroad strike in the US.It was the American Railroad Union against the Pullman Company
  • Annexation Of Hawaii

    Annexation Of Hawaii
    -Dole declared Hawaii an independent republic. Spurred by the nationalism aroused by the Spanish-American War, the United States annexed Hawaii in 1898 at the urging of President William McKinley. Hawaii was made a territory in 1900, and Dole became its first governor.
  • Spanish American War

  • Open Door Policy

  • Assassination of President McKinley

    -On September 6, 1901, William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, was shot on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York. The person who shot him was an anarchist.
  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    -It was a book that talked about a meat factory in Chicago that produced and sold meat that was rotten and had many rodents in it. (Very Unsanitary)
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

  • Model T

    Model T
    -It was a car that Henry Ford came up with
    -One of the first mass produced Vehicles

    Stands for The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People it goals were to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
  • 16th Amendment

    -The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States
  • Federal Reserve Act

    -The Federal Reserve Act is an Act of Congress that created and established the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States
  • 17th Amendment

    -The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, occurred on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo when they were mortally wounded by Gavrilo Princip.
  • 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 in Flanders, Belgium, in 1915. At first, gas was just released from large cylinders and carried by the wind into nearby enemy lines. Later, phosgene and other gases were loaded into artillery shells and shot into enemy trenches.
  • 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 World War 1, Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of Germany. The ship was identified and torpedoed by the German U-boat U-20 and sank in 18 minutes.
  • National Parks System

    -The government protected and preserved many national parks and monuments (nature)
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    The Zimmerman Telegram was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the Germany to Mexico that told Mexico to attack the US
  • 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.
  • US entry into WW1

    US entry into WW1
    U.S. Entry into World War I, 1917. On April 2, 1917, 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.
  • Battle of Argonne Forest

    Battle of Argonne Forest
    -The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also known as the Maas-Argonne Offensive and the Battle of the Argonne Forest, was a major part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front. It was fought from 26 September 1918 until the Armistice of 11 November 1918, a total of 47 days.
  • Armistice

    -The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was an armistice during the First World War between the Allies and Germany and the agreement that ended the fighting on the Western Front.
    -Germany took the defeat and the blame
  • Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points

    Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points
    -The Fourteen Points was a statement of principles for peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I.
  • Treaty Of Versailles

    Treaty Of Versailles
    -The Treaty of Versailles was the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end. The Treaty ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    -Its ILLEGAL to manufacture, drink, and sell alcohol
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    -It gave Women the Right to Vote
  • President Harding Return To Normalcy

    President Harding Return To Normalcy
    -Return to normalcy, a return to the way of life before World War
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
  • Red Scarce

  • Teapot Dome Scandal

  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

  • Scopes "Monkey" Trial

    Scopes "Monkey" Trial
  • Mein Kampf published

    Mein Kampf published
    It was an autobiographical book by Adolf Hitler. The work describes the process by which Hitler became antisemitic and outlines his political ideology and future plans for Germany.
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight

    Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

  • Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”

  • Hoovervilles

    -A "Hooverville" was a shanty town built during the Great Depression by the homeless in the United States of America.
    - Lots of house made out of cardboards
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

  • Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)

    Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Public Works Administration (PWA)

  • Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany
    Adolf Hitler was not elected to power in Germany by an overwhelming upsurge of popular demand. The Nazi Party certainly achieved substantial support.He was the most powerful political leader in the country, but was a demagogue with no experience of government and they believed they would be able to bring him under control
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)

  • 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 (Nanking), then the capital of the Republic of China, during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht owes its name to the shards of shattered glass that lined German streets in the wake of the pogrom—broken glass from the windows of synagogues, homes, and Jewish-owned businesses plundered and destroyed during the violence.
  • Hitler invades Poland

    Hitler invades Poland
  • German Blitzkrieg attacks

    German Blitzkrieg attacks
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor is a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii, and was the scene of a devastating surprise attack by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. US entered war because of this
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    The popular name of a group of African-American military pilots (fighter and bomber) who fought in World War II.
  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Navajo Code Talkers
    The name 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.
  • Executive Order 9066

    Executive Order 9066
    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
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
  • Invasion Of Normandy (D-Day)

    Invasion Of Normandy (D-Day)
  • 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. The United States had dropped the bombs with the consent of the United Kingdom as outlined in the Quebec Agreement. The two bombings killed at least 129,000 people
  • Victory over Japan/Pacific (VJ/VP) Day

    Victory over Japan/Pacific (VJ/VP) Day
    the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect ending the war. ... On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was performed in Tokyo Bay, Japan, aboard the battleship USS Missouri.
  • Liberation of Concentration Camps

    Liberation of Concentration Camps
  • Victory in Europe

    Victory in Europe
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
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    Gilded Age

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    Progressive Era

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    Theodore Roosevelt

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    William Howard Taft

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    William Howard Taft

    -William Howard Taft was part of the Republican Party
    -3C's :(, 16/17 Amendment
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    Woodrow Wilson

    -Woodrow Wilson was part of the "Democratic Party"
    -He made the Clayton Anti-Trust Act, Child Labor Act, National Park Service, Federal Reserve Act, 18th/19th Amendment
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    World War 1

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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.(Change Fashion/Music)
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    Great Depression

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    New Deal Programs

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    The Holocaust

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    Word War II

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    Harry S. Truman