DCUSH 2nd Timeline

Timeline created by bermudeza
In History
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    The Homestead Act were several United States law that gave ownership of a certain amount of land for free. About 10 Percent of the entire US land was given away. About 270 Million Acres were given away to 1.6 million people. This land was given away so people could have there own place to stay and farm, including freed slaves got free land. It all happened in the western United States, this act remained in place for about 100 years. All of this was thanks to westward expansion.
  • Morill Land Grant College Act

    Morill Land Grant College Act
    This act became the pathway for classes to gain higher education, President Abraham Lincoln signed the " landmark legislation". It gave states "land-grants" or money to establish colleges in engineering, agriculture and military science. It was extremely successful, he gave sons of America's growing industrial class higher education as they grew and gave them the chance to do something bigger.
  • Laissez Faire

    Laissez Faire
    This word is self sort of explains to you what it is, it almost looks like the word lazy. In US History they explain it by saying the government is lazy by passing this law and letting business taking care of them selfs without them interfering. Or also is an economic system in which transactions between private parties are free from government.
  • Knights Of Labor

    Knights Of Labor
    Are an important national labour organization and it is meant to protect its members from employer retaliations. Their group grew after the railway strike reaching its highest ever on 700,000. Their goal was to organize the workers under one brotherhood rather than separate unions, but they failed because of their unsuccessful strikes.
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie
    A Scottish-born man in the 1835 an died in 1919 had an idea that would help explode the US, his idea. Steel. He grew up to be an industrialist who amassed a fortune in the steel industry then became a major philanthropist. Carnegie worked in a Pittsburgh cotton factory as a boy before rising to the position of division superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1859.
  • The Red River War

    The Red River War
    It was a military campaign launched by the United States Army in 1874 to remove the Comanche, Kiowa, Southern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Native American tribes from the Southern Plains and forcibly relocate them to reservations in Indian Territory this war only lasted a couple months and is not greatly seen in history.
  • Battle of Little Big Horn

    Battle of Little Big Horn
    This battle is also known as Custer's Last Stand and it took place on June 25th, 1876 with the victory as an Indian fighter in the west and a defeat for the US forces which was the most significant action of the. It was fought along the Little Bighorn River in the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana Territory.
  • Great Uprising

    Great Uprising
    This is also knows as the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, because the B&O or the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad cut wages for the third time in a year. This strike finally ended some 45 days later, after it was put down by local and state militias, and federal troops. Because of economic problems and pressure on wages by the railroads, workers in numerous other cities, in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland, into Illinois and Missouri, also went out on strike. About 10 people died.
  • Exodusters

    Exodusters were African Americans who migrated from states along the Mississippi river to Kansas in the nineteenth century. The first big wave of blacks came after the Civil War. Most of them left to try to escape racial violence by white supremacist groups also knows as the KKK.
  • Chinese Exlusion Act

    Chinese Exlusion Act
    This law was a US federal law passed by our own president Chester A. Arthur on May of 1882. The law no longer allowed immigration or other Chinese heritage people to come into the US. The act was intended to last only 10 years but got renewed in 1892, and was made permanent.
  • Spoils System

    Spoils System
    The spoils system was a policy by Andrew Jackson to remove federal employees he considered to be political opponents and replace them with his own supporters. Also called patronage system, people of no skills were coming into taking federal jobs just because the president fired them and wanted someone else there but this system stopped that.
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

    Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
    The Wild West Show travelled all over the United States and Europe, this went on from 1870 to about 1920. It started of also as a theatrical stage production but slowly developed into an open-air show. It intension was to introduce many western performers to a wider audience. The show was started by a man known as William F. Cody at Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Nativism

    Nativism is an idea for people who don't want anymore immigrants coming into the US as you can see in the picture. Nativism is a concept that has been very controversial in American political discourse. Through its nineteenth-century, anti-immigration, Anglo-Protestant views that vouch for a more pure and “white” America, it is understandable why many people oppose nativists and nativism in general.
  • Haymarket Riot

    Haymarket Riot
    The riot happened because of a violet riots in Chicago's very own Haymarket Square. It happened on May 4th, 1886. The riots began by the reaction to police brutality during a strike for eight-hour workdays. One person was killed while the rest were just wounded, they showed peace to the police until a person threw a bomb into the crowd and killed seven policeman. The people who got arrested, most of them committed suicide once in jail.
  • Great Upheaval of 1886

    Great Upheaval of 1886
    It all started when they demanded to cut the workers pay 2 times in less than eight months. The first one was a 10% reduction, by the second one they all drove their engines into roundhouse and declared no train would leave into they got atleast their regular pay back. Until the mayor told the governor of West Virginia to send units of national guards. This was the first mass strike to include people from different countries.
  • Dawes Severalty Act

    Dawes Severalty Act
    It was approved in February 8th, 1887 also know as the General Allotment Act. It gave power to the president to survey American Indian land and divide it into allotments and lived separately from the tribes with citizenships. It was created by Senator Henry Laurens Dawes of Massachusetts. It objective was to abolish tribal and communal rights or Native Americans.
  • Interstate Commenrce Commission

    Interstate Commenrce Commission
    This was an agency that was created by the ICA of 1887. The agency's original purpose was to regulate railroads (and later trucking) to ensure fair rates, to eliminate rate discrimination, and to regulate other aspects of common carriers, including interstate bus lines and telephone companies. Congress expanded ICC authority to regulate other modes of commerce beginning in 1906.
  • Hull House

    Hull House
    The Hull House was founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. It was founded for recently arrived European Immigrants, by 1911, Hull House had grown to 13 buildings. In 1912 the Hull House complex was completed with the addition of a summer camp, the Bowen Country Club. But now it is a well known museum that people can go and visit.
  • Free Enterprise

    Free Enterprise
    An economic system where private business operates in competition and largely free of state control. So it basically giving a privately own business to organize profit beyond regulation to protect public interest and keep economy balanced.
  • Tenements

    A tenement was a bad cared apartment type place that people stayed on, it wasn't until later that, more than 80,000 tenements had been built in New York City. They housed a population of 2.3 million people, a full two-thirds of the city's total population of around 3.4 million. Holding mostly immigrants coming in seeking a better life for themselves and their family. These had to be build because of them, because of doubling population every decade from 1800 to 1880
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    The Sherman Anti-Trust Act in a law passes by congress that stopped and did not allow companies involved in restrain of trade or monopolistic practices. Which just means two companies selling the same things could not get together and discuss that they both had to raise their prices on products so people had no choice but to buy them for the price listed because they competition also had the same price.
  • Depression Of 1893

    Depression Of 1893
    It was one of the biggest problems people faced in the 1890s. It was a big financial downturn and was preceded by a series of shocks that undermined public confidence and weakened the economy. It also gave specular financial crisis the contributed to the economic recession.
  • World's Columbian Exposition 1893

    World's Columbian Exposition 1893
    Another name for this is Chicago World's Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492.The centerpiece of the Fair, the large water pool, represented the long voyage Columbus took to the New World
  • Pullman Strike

    Pullman Strike
    It was an major strike in the US, it was a railroad strike in the United States on May 11, 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the federal government of the United States under President Grover Cleveland. It ended when the Federal government issued an injunction to end it.
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    About 100,000 prospectors migrated into this Klondike Region of Yukon in north-western Canada, when gold was discovered by local settlers. Only some became rich, but the majority went into vain. The only way to get through this Region was very hard, you had to be mentally and physically prepared and bring about year's supply of food in order to survive. The towns population grew about 30,000 by the summer or 1898.
  • Election of 1896

    Election of 1896
    William McKinley won this election with 271 electoral votes from the republican party. The United States presidential election of November 3, 1896, saw Republican William McKinley defeat Democrat William Jennings Bryan in a campaign considered by historians to be one of the most dramatic and complex in American history.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This was a treaty or an agreement in 1898 that resulted in the Spanish Empire's surrendering control of Cuba and ceding Puerto Rico, parts of the Spanish West Indies, the island of Guam, and the Philippines to the United States. The cession of the Philippines involved a payment of $20 million from the United States to the Spanish Empire.
  • Battle of Manilla Bay

    Battle of Manilla Bay
    It took place during the Spanish-American War. The American Asiatic Squadron under Commodore George Dewey engaged and destroyed the Spanish Pacific Squadron under Admiral Patricio Montojo. It resulted in the defeat of the Spanish Pacific fleet by the U.S. Navy, resulting in the fall of the Philippines and contributing to the final U.S. victory in the Spanish–American War.
  • Social Darwinism

    Social Darwinism
    The theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals. Now largely discredited, social Darwinism was advocated by Herbert Spencer and others in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and was used to justify political conservatism, imperialism, and racism and to discourage intervention and reform
  • Americanization

    It was an act American's had to try to assimilate other immigrants coming into the US or make them think and look exactly like them. This is the action of making a person or thing American in character or nationality. It as majorly used in the 1900's when immigration was at the highest.
  • Election of 1900

    Election of 1900
    This election was a competition between two Williams. William McKinley, a republican, defeated William J. Bryan, a Democrat-Populist with 292 popular votes against 155. He also beat him in the popular votes 7,207,923 to 6,358,155.
  • Teddy Roosevelt

    Teddy Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born October 27, 1858 and died January 6, 1919. He was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States for 2 terms, from 1901 to 1909 as the youngest to ever do so. But not just that he was the 25th Vice President of the United States from March to September 1901 and as the 33rd Governor of New York from 1899 to 1900 and also was the leader of the republican party.
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer Rebellion
    The boxer rebellion is also known as the Yihetuan Movement and it was a violent anti-foreign uprising that took place in China, towards the end of the Qing dynasty. It all stated because Chinese citizens were rebelling against oppressive rule by foreign governments. The Militia United in Righteousness (Yihetuan), known in English as the "Boxers" started all of this. It was known as the "boxer rebellion" because of their knowledge in martial arts including boxing.
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    Henry Ford was born July 30, 1863 and died April 7, 1947 at age 83. He invented the first automobile that many middle-class Americans could afford. Ford was the founder of Ford Motor Company and was a American captain of industry and a business magnate, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.
  • Big Stick Policy

    Big Stick Policy
    The big stick policy came in with the Roosevelt corollary in 1904 as an act to enforce it into the U.S. His big stick policy said " speak softly, and carry a big stick.". Which he just used as a way to tell people to not speak loudly or saying everything they had and talk tough, which in his case was the Navy. The last part is just used to say that he is ready to use his navy when he needs.
  • Roosevelt Corollary

    Roosevelt Corollary
    The Roosevelt Corollary was exactly like the Monroe Doctrine but on steroids and was implemented after the Venezuela Crisis of 1902-1903. The corollary states that the United States will intervene in conflicts between European countries and Latin American countries to enforce legitimate claims of the European powers, rather than having the Europeans press their claims directly.
  • Schlieffen Plan

    Schlieffen Plan
    The Schlieffen Plan was created by General Count Alfred von Schlieffen in December 1905. The Schlieffen Plan was the operational plan for a designated attack on France once Russia, in response to international tension, had started to mobilise her forces near the German border. Alfred von Schlieffen, German Army Chief of Staff, was given instructions to devise a strategy that would be able to counter a joint attack
  • Meat Inspection Act

    Meat Inspection Act
    It was an act BY the United States Congress that helped prevent adulterated or misbranded meat and meat products from being sold as food and to ensure that meat and meat products are slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions. These requirements also apply to imported meat products, which must be inspected under equivalent foreign standards..
  • Great White Fleet

    Great White Fleet
    The great white fleet started sailing on December 16, 1907, and concluded on February 22, 1909. It was made up of 14,000 sailors on about 16 battleships and accompanying vessels, was sent around the world for fourteen months by President Roosevelt. Its primary purpose was to showcase American naval power. The backdrop to the Great White Fleet was in the United States' effort to modernize its naval fleet in the 1880s with modern steel ships.
  • Muller v. Oregon

    Muller v. Oregon
    Was a major court case that promoted the fact that any woman, despite the race was given the right to work less work-hours than allotted to men. The posed question was whether women's liberty to negotiate a contract with an employer should be equal to a man's
  • Dollar Diplomacy

    Dollar Diplomacy
    It was a foreign policy created by President William Taft who served from 1909 to 1913, and it is a teem used to describe the efforts of the United States-particularly under President William Howard Taft-to further its foreign policy aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of its economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries.
  • Angel Island

    Angel Island
    Was an immigration station located in San Francisco Bay that was opened from January 21, 1910 to November 5, 1940. Immigrants coming into the U.S where detained and interrogated, question ranged their identity to political views. The U.S wanted to make sure no diseases came in and no dumb people came in also.
  • Bull Moose Party

    Bull Moose Party
    This was a name for the Progressive Party, or a third side party in the US. formed in 1912 by former President Theodore Roosevelt after he lost the presidential nomination of the Republican Party to President William Howard Taft. The new party was known for taking advanced positions on progressive reforms and attracting some leading reformers.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    This is an act signed into law by president Woodrow Wilson. It created and established the Federal Reserve System (the central banking system of the United States), and which created the authority to issue Federal Reserve Notes (commonly known as the US Dollar) as legal tender.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The 17th amendment gave the US "popular election" by the people of the states, which provides for regular voters to elect their Senators. This helped by giving strength to the people of the US but also feeling more connected between them and the federal government.
  • Ludlow Mssacre

    Ludlow Mssacre
    Was an attack by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado, on April 20, 1914. About two dozen people, including miners' wives and children, were killed.
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    The panama canal is a 48-mile-long water way that allowed ships to pass between the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean, saving about 8000 miles from a journey around the southern tip of South America, Cape Horn. They choose to build it in Panama because that is the narrowest point between North and South America. The US used to control this canal until the 1977 Torrijos–Carter Treaties provided for handover to Panama.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) “Shellshock”

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) “Shellshock”
    Being a part of war in not easy, most people rather die than come out alive due to some of the disorders you can have after the war. one of them includes PTSD. This is a disorder you get when you get flashbacks of the war if you come-out alive. The people who get PTSD feel upset by things that remind you of what happened. Have nighmares or make you feel like it's a happening all over again, feeing emotionaly cut off from others.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    The Espionage Act of 1917 is a United States federal law passed on June 15, 1917, shortly after the U.S. entry into World War I. It has been amended numerous times over the years. It was originally found in Title 50 of the U.S. Code (War) but is now found under Title 18, Crime.It was intended to prohibit interference with military operations or recruitment, to prevent insubordination in the military, and to prevent the support of United States enemies during wartime
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    The Zimmerman Telegram enraged all americans and caused them to want to join the war. It was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico in the prior event of the United States entering World War I against Germany. Mexico would recover Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The proposal was intercepted and decoded by British intelligence.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    This treaty included the following terms, the surrender of all German colonies, the return of Alsace-Lorraine, cession of Eupen-Malmedy to Belgium Most of the province of Posen, and also most of West Prussia to Poland. The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
  • Battle of Argonne Forest

    Battle of Argonne Forest
    This is the forest in where the battle of Argonne Forest in 1918 during the first world war took place. It occurred from September 26-November 11, 1918. Allied Powers, Associated Powers and Central Powers all fought here. The casualties of the battle recorded by americans totaled to be 117,000 while the French lost 70,000 men and the germans lost 100,000 soldiers, this is also a map in video-game known as battlefield I.
  • 14 Points

    14 Points
    This was a statement of principles for peace that used to be used for peace negotiations in order to end WW1. President Woodrow Wilson first introduced this speech that was designed to end the war and provide peace in Europe.They included recommendations for autonomy of Austria-Hungary, Poland, and the Balkan states.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    This was made to target anyone who made false and malicious accusations against a government official. The Sedition Act of 1918 (Pub.L. 65–150, 40 Stat. 553, enacted May 16, 1918) was an Act of the United States Congress that extended the Espionage Act of 1917 to cover a broader range of offenses, notably speech and the expression of opinion that cast the government or the war effort in a negative light or interfered with the sale of government bonds.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The 18th Amendment of the Constitution made any kind of alcohol illegal. No matter the making, it could not be produced or drank or seen in any way. This was passed because many men were drinking to much and causing danger to other people and beating there woman. Although it was later cancelled out by the 21st Amendment of the US.
  • Paris Peace Conference

    Paris Peace Conference
    Germany it self got blamed for the war and had to pay all of the destruction is caused. The Paris Peace Conference was the meeting of the Allied victors, following the end of World War I to set the peace terms for the defeated Central Powers following the armistices of 1918. It took place in Paris during 1919 and involved diplomats from more than 32 countries and nationalities.
  • Henry Cabot Lodge

    Henry Cabot Lodge
    Henry Cabot Lodge was born in May 12, 1850 and died in November 9, 1924, he was an American Republican Congressman and historian from Massachusetts. A member of the prominent Lodge family, he received his PhD in history from Harvard University. He is best known for his positions on foreign policy, especially his battle with President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 over the Treaty of Versailles.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    This was a major advantage for woman, when this amendment was passed in August 18, 1920 woman had the ability to vote a right known as woman suffrage. It made it possible for all citizens to express their political views regardless of their gender.
  • The Lost Generation

    The Lost Generation
    The "Lost Generation" was the generation that came of age during World War I. The term was popularized by Ernest Hemingway, who used it as one of two contrasting epigraphs for his novel, The Sun Also Rises. In that volume Hemingway credits the phrase to Gertrude Stein, who was then his mentor and patron
  • Billy Sunday

    Billy Sunday
    William Ashley "Billy" Sunday was born on November 19, 1862, in Ames, Iowa.was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    The Teapot Dome Scandal was an accident that took place in the United States from 1921 to 1922, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall had leased Navy petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome in Wyoming and two other locations in California to private oil companies at low rates without competitive bidding. In 1922 and 1923, the leases became the subject of a sensational investigation by Senator Thomas J. Walsh
  • American Indian Citizenship Act

    American Indian Citizenship Act
    Native Americans were not classified as citizens of the United States, until June 2nd, 1924 congress gave them all citizenship aslong as they were born inside the US. Although some were still not allowed to vote until 1957, but this did not stop Americans from trying to assimilate or make native Americans look a like to them.
  • KKK

    The KKK are in positions such as white supremacy, white nationalism, anti-immigration and—especially in later iterations—Nordics, anti-Catholicism and anti-Semitism. Historically, the KKK used terrorism—both physical assault and murder—against groups or individuals whom they opposed.All three movements have called for the "purification" of American society and all are considered right-wing extremist organizations.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    The Harlem Renaissance was a full of African American literature, music, entertainment, and visual arts.  It was also a time in which a number of social and political organizations formed in Harlem in effort to improve the circumstances of African Americans. Harlem was one of the focal points of black social, political, and cultural activities. Harlem became the mecca of black culture; it attracted black creative artists and intellectuals from other areas of the United States and the Caribbean.
  • Mein Kampf

    Mein Kampf
    "My Struggle" is the title of Adolf Hitler's autobiography that was published July 18th, 1925. It took 8 years for this book to be published again, but this time in the English language. The work describes the process by which Hitler became antisemitic and outlines his political ideology and future plans for Germany. Hitler began Mein Kampf while imprisoned for what he considered to be "political crimes" following his failed Putsch in Munich in November 1923
  • Charles Lindbergh

    Charles Lindbergh
    Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born February 4, 1902 and died August 26, 1974. He was an American aviator, that at age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize–making a nonstop flight from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, to Paris, France. He covered the ​33 1⁄2-hour, 3,600 statute miles (5,800 km) alone in a single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis.
  • Temperance Movement

    Temperance Movement
    This is the movement that setup everything for the 18th Amendment to come in place. Woman especially protested for the banning of alcohol because males couldn't control them self's.Temperance Movement was an organized effort during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to limit or outlaw the consumption and production of alcoholic beverages in the United States
  • Marcus Garvey

    Marcus Garvey
    Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. ONH was born August 17th,1887 and died June 10 1940 he was a proponent of Black nationalism in Jamaica and especially the United States.He was a leader of a mass movement called Pan-Africanism and he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. He also founded the Black Star Line, a shipping and passenger line which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands.
  • Valentine’s Day Massacre

    Valentine’s Day Massacre
    This happened exactly on February 14, 1929, and was classified as one of the bloodiest days in mob history when 7 men were gunned down in Chicago. Al "Scarface" Capone rose to power after a rival gang was in shambles as a result of the killings. Some 70 rounds of ammunition were fired. When police officers from Chicago’s 36th District arrived, they found one gang member, Frank Gusenberg, barely alive.
  • Sterilization Programs

    Sterilization Programs
    Sterilization Programs are also known as forced or coerced sterilization. They are programs of government policies which attempt to force people to undergo surgical or other sterilization. The reasons governments implement sterilization programs vary in purpose and intent. Several such programs were instituted in countries around the world, usually as part of eugenics programs intended to prevent the reproduction of members of the population considered to be carriers of defective genetic traits
  • October 20, 1929

    October 20, 1929
    In Berlin, 2 were reported killed in violence that erupted when Stahlhelm clashed with police as they demonstrated in favor of the anti-Young Plan referendum and pushed towards the presidential mansion despite a police ban on street parades. Police also repelled a Stahlhelm attempt to storm a Jewish synagogue
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Black Tuesday refers to October 29, 1929, when panicked sellers traded nearly 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange (four times the normal volume at the time), and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -12%. Black Tuesday is often cited as the beginning of the Great Depression. Millions of people lost all their savings had no money anywhere and even lost their house.
  • Emergency Relief Act

    Emergency Relief Act
    The Emergency Relief and Construction Act was the United States' first major-relief legislation, enabled under Herbert Hoover and later adopted and expanded by Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of his New Deal. The Emergency Relief and Construction Act was an amendment to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act which was signed on January 22, 1932. It created the Reconstruction Finance Corporation which released funds for public works projects across the country.
  • Election of 1932

    Election of 1932
    United States presidential election of 1932, American presidential election held on Nov. 8, 1932, in which Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republican Pres. Herbert Hoover. The 1932 election was the first held during the Great Depression, and it represented a dramatic shift in the political alignment of the country. Republicans had dominated the presidency for almost the entire period from 1860, save two terms each won by Grover Cleveland and by Woodrow Wilson.
  • Herbert Hoover

    Herbert Hoover
    Herbert Hoover was the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933 during the great depression. He was born August 10, 1874 and later died October 20, 1964. He was an American engineer, businessman and politician. A Republican, as Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s he introduced Progressive Era themes of efficiency in the business community and provided government support for standardization, efficiency and international trade.
  • First 100 Days

    First 100 Days
    The term was coined in a July 24, 1933, radio address by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, although he was referring to the 100-day session of the 73rd United States Congress between March 9 and June 17, rather than the first 100 days of his administration. It is used to measure the successes and accomplishments of a president during the time that their power and influence is at its greatest.
  • Glass-Stegall Act

    Glass-Stegall Act
    The Glass–Stegall legislation describes four provisions of the U.S. Banking Act of 1933 separating commercial and investment banking. The article 1933 Banking Act describes the entire law, including the legislative history of the provisions.The separation of commercial and investment banking prevented securities firms from taking deposits, and commercial Federal Reserve member banks from dealing in non-governmental securities for customers and many more things
  • 20th Amendment

    20th Amendment
    The 20th amendment is a simple amendment that sets the dates at which federal United States government elected offices end.  In also defines who succeeds the president if the president dies.  This amendment was ratified on January 23, 1933.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
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution repealed the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which had mandated nationwide Prohibition on alcohol on January 16, 1919. The Twenty-first Amendment was ratified on December 5, 1933. It is unique among the 27 amendments of the U.S. Constitution for being the only one to repeal a prior amendment and to have been ratified by state ratifying conventions.
  • Hitler

    Adolf Hitler was born 20 April 1889 an died 30 April 1945. Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust. He was also a soldier during World War I that fought for Germany, believe it or not another soldier had him in his crosshairs but decided not to shoot.
  • Blitzkrieg

    This was the German strategy to winning the war that was also known as the "lightning war". It was simply giving everything you got to your opponent at the start so you can take them out fast and have a fast war. This simply breaks through the opponent's line of defence by short, fast, powerful attacks and then dislocates the defenders, using speed and surprise to encircle them with the help of air superiority.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    The dust bowl was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930 severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion. The drought came in three waves, 1934, 1936, and 1939–1940, but some regions of the high plains experienced drought conditions for as many as eight years.
  • Great Migration

    Great Migration
    This was the migration or movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West. It was the desire of black Southerners to escape segregation, known euphemistically as Jim Crow. Rural African American Southerners believed that segregation-and racism and prejudice against blacks-was significantly less intense in the North.
  • Battle of Moscow

    Battle of Moscow
    The name was given by Soviet historians to two periods of fighting on a 600 km area of the Eastern Front during World War II. It took place between October 1941 and January 1942. The Soviet defenses made the Germans unable to attack on Moscow, the Soviet capital, which was one of the Axis's primary military and political objectives in the invasion of the Soviet Union.
  • Battle of Leningrad

    Battle of Leningrad
    Another name given to this battle is the Leningrad Blockade, it was a prolonged military blockade undertaken from the south by the German Army Group North, Spanish Blue Division and the Finnish Army in the north, against Leningrad, historically and currently known as Saint Petersburg, in the Eastern Front theater of World War II. The siege started on 8 September 1941, when the last road to the city was severed. It is regarded as one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor happened on December 7th, 1941. It was a surprise aerial attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island, Hawaii, by the Japanese that precipitated the entry of the United States into World War II. The strike climaxed a decade of worsening relations between the United States and Japan. By late 1941 the United States had severed practically all commercial and financial relations with Japan.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    This was a battle between Germany and its Allies and the Soviet Union for the Soviet city of Stalingrad (today known as Volgograd) that took place between August 21, 1942 and February 2, 1943, as part of World War II. It was the turning point of World War II in the European Theater and was arguably the bloodiest battle in human history, with combined casualties estimated above 1.5 million. The battle was marked by brutality and civilian casualties on both sides.
  • Battle of Anzio

    Battle of Anzio
    This was a battle of the Italian Campaign of World War II that took place from January 22, 1944 to June 5, 1944. The operation was opposed by German forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno. The operation was initially commanded by Major General John P. Lucas, of the U.S. Army, commanding U.S. VI Corps with the intention being to outflank German forces at the Winter Line and enable an attack on Rome.
  • Battle of Montecasino

    Battle of Montecasino
    This battle is also known as the Battle for Rome, it was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by Axis forces during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome.On 15 February American bombers dropped 1,400 tons of high explosives, creating widespread damage.[6] The raid failed to achieve its objective, as German paratroopers occupied the rubble and established excellent defensive positions amid the ruins.
  • Battle of Berlin

    Battle of Berlin
    While the Battle of Berlin encompassed the attack by three Soviet Army Groups to capture not only Berlin but the territory of Germany east of the River Elbe still under German control, the battle in Berlin details the fighting and German capitulation that took place within the city. On 23 April 1945, the first Soviet ground forces started to penetrate the outer suburbs of Berlin. By 27 April, Berlin was completely cut off from the outside world
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