US History B Timeline

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  • The invention of the Model T

    The invention of the Model T - October 1, 1908 invented by Henry Ford. This invention brought on the longest production run of ANY automobile model in all of history up until the creation of the Volkswagen Beetle.
  • The Zimmerman Telegram

    News published in U.S. on March 1. This was a telegram sent by German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to his minister in Mexico. This telegram was written to inform him that unrestricted submarine warfare would soon resume.
  • The WWI Armistice

    This was the armistice that essentially ended all fighting on land, sea, and air in WWI between allies and who they were going up against, Germany.
  • The 19th Amendment

    Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920 (Tennessee’s ratification of the amendment gave it the ¾ of states needed for ratification)
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Flight

    Charles Lindbergh’s Flight - May 20, 1927 (leaves New York) – May 21 (lands in Paris)
    This was the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean. It was flown by the 25 year old, Charles Lindbergh.
  • Black Thursday

    This was when sellers traded nearly $13 million shares on the New York Stock exchange and then many, many investors suffered losses of up to $5 billion.
  • Hitler becomes chancellor

    Hitler was appointed to be chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg on January 30, 1933.
  • The New Deal

    (march 4, 1933 inauguration of FDR started the new deal)
    This was a series of programs that aimed towards fixing American's prosperity at the time of the Great Depression. FDR wanted to relieve all those who were suffering.
  • The Munich Pact

    This pact lead to the outbreak of the war but it also gave Czechoslovakia to the German conquest. This was an agreement between France and Nazi Germany.
  • Hitler Invades Poland

    This was a huge invasion on Poland. Germans troops came to Poland and bombed Polish airfields and naval forces.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japanese surprise attacked the Us's naval base and managed to destroy almost 20 American vessels, battleships, and airplanes.
  • D-Day

    This was the day during WWI which allied forces (consisting of nearly 156,000 American, British, and Canadians) came into and invaded northern France from the beaches in Normandy.
  • Hiroshima

    This was one out of two major atomic bombings during WWI dropped by the United States over the Japanese cities.
  • Nagasaki

    This was one out of two major atomic bombings during WWI dropped by the United States over the Japanese cities.
  • The formation of United Nations

    The formation of United Nations – Founded October 24, 1945
  • The Long Telegram

    George Kennan sent this long telegram to the Department of State which touched on his views on the Soviet Union and the policy toward the communist state.
  • The formation of NATO

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization - the communist expansion prompted the US to form this organization. This is an alliance between the North American and Europe territories.
  • Russians acquire the Atomic Bomb

    Soviets acquire explode their first atomic bomb on August 29, 1949
  • Brown v Board of Education

    This was a Supreme Court case which the justices ruled unanimously that segregation of racial children was unconstitutional in public schools.
  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat

    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Alabama. She was later arrested for this act.
  • JFK’s Assassination

    John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas while in a convertible. Lee Harvey Oswald fired three shots from a nearby building which badly wounded, and eventually killed JFK.
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Congress passed on August 7, 1964, Effective August 10, 1964
    Congress passed this which authorized President Johnson to do anything he deemed necessary, to retaliate the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia.
    Some info taken from: https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/gulf-of-tonkin
  • The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    The American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were the first humans to land on the moon. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. His first words were: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
  • The Watergate Break-ins

    This was a break-in to the Democratic National Committee headquarters which lead to an investigation that turned up Nixon's many abuses of power.
  • Nixon’s Resignation

    After the Watergate break-in or scandal, Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached and removed from office.
  • The invention of the Internet

    It took a more recognizable form in the year 1990 when Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The head of East Berlin's Communist Party proclaimed a change in his city's relations with the West and he stated that people would be free to cross the wall and into the country's borders.
  • The 9/11 Attacks

    This was a suicide attack carried out by Islamic terrorists where they hijacked four planes and flew them into the twin towers as well as the Pentagon outside of Washington, D.C.
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    The Korean War

    Around 75,000 North Korean soldiers marched across the boundary between the Soviet Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the north as well as the Western Republic of Korea to the South. This marked the first military action taken of the Cold War.
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    The Vietnam War

    This was a very long and expensive war that set the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and the United States (South Korea had an alliance with the US). This war was worsened by the ongoing Cold War.
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    The Cuban Missile Crisis

    US and Soviet Union leaders had an intense political debate that lasted 13 days over the use of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba that was close to US shores. After this action was eventually taken, people feared that this would bring on a disastrous nuclear war.