Week 4 US history

Timeline created by arl1339
  • Eugene V. Debs

    Debs was noted for his oratory, and his speech denouncing American participation in World War I led to his second arrest in 1918. He was convicted under the Sedition Act of 1918 and sentenced to a term of 10 years. Labor organizer and socialist party member
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Enforced racial segregation in the South between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and the beginning of the civil rights movement in the 1950s.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the first significant law that restricted immigration into the United States of an ethnic working group.This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    During the First World War, 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. This dragged the US into the world war.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    A secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico in the event that the United States entered World War I against Germany
  • Sedition Act

    These laws included new powers to deport foreigners as well as making it harder for new immigrants to vote.
  • 18th Amendment

    After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
  • 19th amendment

    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    This limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota. The quota provided immigration visas to two percent of the total number of people of each nationality in the United States as of the 1890 national census.
  • John Scopes - The Monkey Trial

    John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law. It is a misdemeanor punishable by fine to “teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals.”
  • 20th Amendment

    The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.
  • 21st Amendment

    The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
  • Red Scare

    It was promotion of widespread fear by a society or state about a potential rise of communism, anarchism, or radical leftism. The First Red Scare, occurred immediately after World War I.