US History

Timeline created by Zontreal Sherman
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

    Industrialization Begins to Boom
  • • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    •	Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
  • • Telephone Invented

    •	Telephone Invented
  • Reconstruction Ends

    	Reconstruction Ends
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    Gilded Age

  • • Light Bulb Invented

    •	Light Bulb Invented
  • 3rd wave of immigration

    3rd wave of immigration
  • • Chinese Exclusion Act

    •	Chinese Exclusion Act
  • • Pendleton Act

    •	Pendleton Act
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
  • • Interstate Commerce Act

    •	Interstate Commerce Act
  • • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

    •	Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth
  • • Klondike Gold Rush

    •	Klondike Gold Rush
  • • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    •	Sherman Anti-Trust Act
  • • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    •	Homestead Steel Labor Strike
  • • Pullman Labor Strike

    •	Pullman Labor Strike
  • Model-T

    he Model T is Ford's universal car that put the world on wheels. The Model T was introduced to the world in 1908. Henry Ford wanted the Model T to be affordable, simple to operate, and durable.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria of Austria was the heir presumptive to the throne of Austria-Hungary.
  • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns

    Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns
    British forces first used tanks during the Battle of the Somme in September 1916. They had a dramatic effect on German morale and proved effective in crossing trenches and wire entanglements, but they failed to break through the German lines.
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    : World War I

    World War I, also called First World War or Great War, an international conflict that in 1914–18 embroiled most of the nations of Europe along with Russia, the United States, the Middle East, and other regions.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    On May 7, 1915, the German submarine (U-boat) U-20 torpedoed and sank the Lusitania, a swift-moving British cruise liner traveling from New York to Liverpool, England. Of the 1,959 men, women, and children on board, 1,195 perished, including 123 Americans.
  • • Zimmerman Telegram

    •	Zimmerman Telegram
    The Zimmermann Telegram (or Zimmermann Note or Zimmerman Cable) was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
  • U.S. entry into WWI

    U.S. entry into WWI
  • Battle of Argonne Forest

    Battle of Argonne Forest
  • Armistice

  • Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

    Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
  • President Harding’s Return to Normalcy

    President Harding’s Return to Normalcy
    Return to normalcy, referring to a return to the way of life before World War I, was United States presidential candidate Warren G. Harding's promise was to restore the United States' pre-war mentality, without the thought of war tainting the minds of the American people
  • • Harlem Renaissance

    •	Harlem Renaissance
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
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    Roaring Twenties

    The Roaring Twenties were a period of rapid economic growth and social change. Read about flappers, Prohibition, the Harlem Renaissance and more.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

    Joseph Stalin Leads USSR
    He served as the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–1952) and premier of the Soviet Union (1941–1953). Despite initially governing the Soviet Union as part of a collective leadership, he eventually consolidated power to become the country's de facto dictator by the 1930s.
  • 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 in which a high school
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight

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

    St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
  • Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”

    Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”
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    Great Depression

    The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across the world; in most countries, it started in 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s.
  • Hoovervilles

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

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

    100, 000 Banks Have Failed
  • Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)

    Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)
    The Agricultural Adjustment Act was a United States federal law of the New Deal era designed to boost agricultural prices by reducing surpluses. The government bought livestock for slaughter and paid farmers subsidies not to plant on part of their land.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

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

    Public Works Administration (PWA)
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.
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    : New Deal Programs

    Major federal programs and agencies included the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Farm Security Administration (FSA), the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 (NIRA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA).
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl was the name given to the drought-stricken Southern Plains region of the United States, which suffered severe dust storms during a dry period in the 1930s.
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)

    Social Security Administration (SSA)