US History B Timeline

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  • The Invention of Model T

    The Invention of Model T
    On October 1st, 1908 the production of the very first model T would be completed. Ford, would go on to build about 15 million of it's kind. Before it became a luxury car, it was driven by some of the most ordinary people. Having fewer than 200,000 on the roads at the time. (
  • The Zimmerman Telegraph

    The Zimmerman Telegraph
    The Zimmerman Telegraph was a top-secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office January 1917. It proposed the idea of Germany and Mexico forming an alliance in case the United States were to enter World War I against Germany.
  • The WWI Armistice

    The WWI Armistice
    The Armistice on November 11th, 1918 was the armistice that ended World War I between Germany and their opponents. After four long grueling years, and millions of lives lost. Both parties experienced a great deal of loss, and they no longer had the means to keep fighting. Though there were several armistices signed in 1918, it's the one on November 11th that has had the most lasting legacy. (
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment
    The Nineteenth Amendment which was passed by Congress granting American woman the right to vote. This law written in the U.S Constitution was put into place August 18th, 1920. It once and for all prohibited the federal government from denying any equal citizen the right to votes based on their gender. Putting to rest almost a mere decade of protest.
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Flight

    Charles Lindbergh’s Flight
    On May 21st, 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh accepted the challenge to fly nonstop from Paris to New York City. After receiving the financial support he needed he was able to build a single-engine plane for the journey. He successfully completed the challenge and set a record-setting flight. Although the amount of fame he reached in such a short amount of time was overwhelming. He was very grateful for all of the support he received.
  • Black Thursday

    Black Thursday
    Black Thursday refers to the Wall Street Crash of 1929. In October 24th, panicked sellers traded nearly 13 million shares on the New York Stock exchange. And hundreds of investors suffered $5 billion in losses. (
  • Hitler Becomes Chancellor

    Hitler Becomes Chancellor
    The year 1932 was especially one that saw Hitler's rise of prominence in Germany. He became very popular amongst Germany and his party grew to one of the biggest in the Reichstag elections. Because of this President Hindenburg, a hero of World War 1, had little choice but to appoint Hitler Chancellor in January 1933, after all his other attempts to form a government had collapsed.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    The New Deal almost acted as a time of great reform. A series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations were enacted by President Roosevelt. It was put in place to help reform and recover after the Great Depression.
  • The Munich Pact

    The Munich Pact
    On September 30th, 1938, a settlement had been reached by Germany, France, Great Britain etc. That permitted German annexation of the Southland in Western Czechoslovakia. In a last-minute bid to avoid war, both Hitler and Chamberlain signed a mutual agreement. It stated that they would, resolve their differences through consultation to assure the peace. (
  • Hitler Invades Poland

    Hitler Invades Poland
    On September 1st, 1939, Hitler with his army launched an invasion on Poland that triggered the start of World War II. It would continue for six years and take the lives of tens of millions of people. (
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor is the U.S naval base located in Honolulu, Hawaii that was the surprise attack by Japanese forces that left the people inflicted, devastated, to say the least. More than 2,400 Americans died because of the attack including civilians. When we think about it, the attack was not that much of a surprise considering Japan and the United States had been inching towards war for decades. (
  • D-Day

    Was an evasion of Normandy, France. On June 6th, 1944, for Western allies, it was a huge success during World War II. It is ranked as one of the boldest and most successful large scale invasion in military history. (
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    On August 6th, 1945, during the final stages of World War II. An American bomber deployed the worlds first atomic bomb over the Japanese city know as Hiroshima. It wiped out 90 percent of the city killing 10 of thousands of people and more would die because of the exposure to radiation. Three days later, another bomb of the same magnitude was deployed on Nagasaki killing thousands more.
  • The formation of United Nations

    The formation of United Nations
    The United Nations was born on October 24th, 1945. At that time It was a necessity, as a means of better arbitrating international conflict and negotiating peace than was provided for by the old League of Nations. (
  • The Long Telegram

    The Long Telegram
    On February 22nd, 1946, a man by the name of George Kennan, sends an 8,000-word telegram to the department of state voicing his views on the Soviet Union, and U.S. policy toward the communist state. His analysis would provide one of the most influential underpinnings for America’s Cold War policy of containment. (
  • Russians acquire the Atomic Bomb

    Russians acquire the Atomic Bomb
    Klaus Fuchs, a German-born physicist is said to have passed along secrets to the Soviet Union which helped them build the bomb that wiped out thousand and shocked the entire world. (
  • The formation of NATO

    The formation of NATO
    On April 4th, 1949, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization or (NATO) was established by 12 Western nations. How it began is when Canada and several Western European nations wanted to provide security against the Soviet Union. (
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    The Korean War was a war between North Koreas and South Korea. It began on June 25th, 1950 when the North invaded South Korea following a series of clashes along the border. (
  • Brown v Board of Education

    Brown v Board of Education
    On December 9th, 1952, history was made. The Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court Case was the cornerstone of the civil rights movement and really helped to establish a separate but equal education system. On this day in history, The Supreme Court justice system ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in school was unconstitutional. It would be a long and grueling journey until everyone would be considered equals and have fair rights.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War is also known as the American War. It began November 1st, 1955, and lasted a little over seventeen years. It was long, costly and it was grueling and it caused in some cases a lot more harm than actual good. (
  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat

    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat
    On December 1st, 1955 Rosa Parks made a life-altering decision to not give up her seat to a fellow caucasian passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery Alabama. Because this was against the law she was arrested. Little did she know that this decision would not only change her life but the lives of so many people others as well. When word got around what she had done, many people stood up and supported her, this sparked the 381 day Montgomery bus boycott.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis of 1962. Was a thirteen-day long confrontation between the U.S and the soviet union. Over the presence of missile sites in Cuba etc. (
  • JFK’s Assassination

    JFK’s Assassination
    On November 22nd, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated during his ride through Dallas Texas through the Dealey Plaza. It was a horrific moment that the whole world witnessed. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The assassin went by the name of Lee Harvey Oswald, he was indeed a former U.S Marine who also was killed because of the crime he committed.
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution occurred on August 10th, 1964. It was a joint resolution that the United States Congress passed. They began filling overwhelmed and so they authorized for President Johnson to take any measures he believed were necessary to retaliate and to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia. (
  • The invention of the Internet

    The invention of the Internet
    Unlike many of our worlds most evident inventions, the internet was not actually created by just one specific person. Around 1965, the internet had first been used as a Government weapon in the Cold War. People from some of the worlds most prestigious colleges worked day in, and day out to try and figure out how to create what we now call the "internet" Since then it has since been remodeled to fit societies standards.
  • The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    The Apollo 11 Moon Landing
    "One step for man, one giant leap for mankind." And that it was, The Apollo 11 Moon Landing was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the moon. Both Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin. On July 20th, 1969. (
  • The Watergate Break-ins

    The Watergate Break-ins
    The Watergate break-in that occurred on June 19th, 1972 was a major political scandal in the United States in the early 1970s. It consisted of about five men breaking and entering the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Which many people believe President Nixon's administration had some kind of involvement in.
  • Nixon’s Resignation

    Nixon’s Resignation
    After the Infamous Watergate scandal escalated far more out of hand than anyone would have suspected. It cost Nixon, most of his political support. On August 9th, 1974 he resigned fearing more than likely he would have been impeached. After that, he remained a very controversial individual.
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The official purpose of the Berlin Wall was to keep Western "Fascist" from entering East Germany, but instead, it served as more of a problem than before and it brought about mass defections from East to West. The fall of the Berlin Wall was the first steps towards German reunification.
  • The 9/11 Attacks

    The 9/11 Attacks
    The September 11th attacks shocked all of America. The attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks inflicted by an Islamic terrorist group against the U.S. The Famous World Trade center, taking the biggest hit of them all. They flew two planes into the side of it which killed many people instantly and left others trapped and unable to escape. It was, and still is a tragic day for all. (
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