U.S History

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  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    Law stating that any U.S citizen could occupy 160 acres of government land in the west and if the
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. I
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws and was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves following the American Civil War.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    made transportation and trading efficient
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Plessy v. Ferguson, case in which the U.S. Supreme Court, on May 18, 1896, by a seven-to-one majority (one justice did not participate), advanced the controversial “separate but equal”
  • •Industrialization Begins to Boom

    •Industrialization Begins to Boom
    factories start making things more efficient
    (mass production)
    (assembly lines)
  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    "Boss" Tweed—was an American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role
  • Telephone Invented

    voice communicating device was invented around 1854 by Antonio Meucci, who called it a telettrofono.
  • Reconstruction Ends

    Reconstruction Ends
    the Republicans had quietly given up their fight for racial equality and blacks' rights in the south.
  • Jim Crow Laws Start in South

    Jim Crow Laws Start in South
    Jim Crow law, in U.S. history, any of the laws that enforced racial segregation in the South between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and the beginning of the civil rights movement in the 1950s
  • Light Bulb Invented

    Light Bulb Invented
    an incandescent light bulb, incandescent lamp or incandescent light globe is an electric light with a wire filament heated to such a high temperature that it glows with visible light.
  • Third Wave of Immigration

    Third Wave of Immigration
    beginning in 1965 and intensifying in 1990, more than 44 million immigrants have arrived in the United States during the current wave.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration.
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    United States federal law, enacted in 1883, which established that positions within the federal government should be awarded on the basis of merit instead of political affiliation.
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    assimilating Native Americans into the United States.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    is an act/law that helped the railroad industry and the law had to be "reasonable and just". helped big business and made it efficient to trade
  • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

    Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth
    He knew what it felt like to be poor and gave the people millions
  • Chicago’s Hull House

    Chicago’s Hull House
    Hull House was a settlement house in the United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr.
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    people moved out west
    searched for gold
    people adapted to environment and became farmers
  • Sherman Anti-Trust act

    Sherman Anti-Trust act
    get rid of monopolies , government couldn't get rid of monopolies due to the Free enterprise system
  • How the Other Half

  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

    Influence of Sea Power Upon History
    the importance of naval power as a factor in the rise of the British Empire.
  • Homesteadact Steel Labor Strike

    Homesteadact Steel Labor Strike
    The Homestead strike, in Homestead, Pennsylvania, pitted one of the most powerful new corporations, Carnegie Steel Company, against the nation's strongest trade union,
  • pullman Labor Strike

  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    The overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii began with a coup d'état against Queen Liliuokalani on January 17, 1893
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    U.S won and claimed Guam, Puerto Rico, Philippines
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    all countries could equally trade with china
  • Assassination of President McKinley

  • Wright Brother’s Airplane

  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

  • The jungle

    The jungle
    The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

  • Model-T


    he National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is a civil rights organization founded in 1909 to fight prejudice, lynching, and Jim Crow segregation
  • Federal Reserve Act

  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    collects taxes from us citizens
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    established the popular election of United States Senators by the people of the states.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

  • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns

  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on Friday, 7 May 1915 during the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of Germany.
  • National Park System

    is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties
  • Zimmerman Telegram

  • Russian Revolution

  • Battle of Argonne Forest

  • Armistice

    An armistice is a formal agreement of warring parties to stop fighting. It is not necessarily the end of a war, since it may constitute only a cessation of hostilities while an attempt is made to negotiate a lasting peace
  • Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end. The Treaty ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    the consumption of alcohol (get rid of )
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    women suffrage
  • President Harding’s Return to Normalcy

  • Harlem Renaissance

  • Scopes “Monkey” Trial

  • Mein Kampf published

  • Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany

  • Rape of Nanjing

  • Kristallnacht

  • Hitler invades Poland

  • German Blitzkrieg attacks

  • Pearl Harbor

  • Tuskegee Airmen

  • Navajo Code Talkers

  • Executive Order 9066

    Executive Order 9066
    Executive Order 9066 was a United States presidential executive order signed and issued during World War II by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners
  • Invasion of Normandy (D-Day)

    Invasion of Normandy (D-Day)
    he Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany's control.
  • GI Bill

    GI Bill
    A law passed in 1944 that provided educational and other benefits for people who had served in the armed forces in World War II. Benefits are still available to persons honorably discharged from the armed forces.
  • Atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima

    Atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
    During the final stage of World War II, the United States dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.
  • Victory over Japan/Pacific (VJ/VP) Day

    Victory over Japan/Pacific (VJ/VP) Day
    The day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect ending the war.
  • Liberation of Concentration Camps

    Liberation of Concentration Camps
    liberate concentration camp prisoners in the final stages of the war. On July 23, 1944,
  • Victory in Europe (VE) Day

    Victory in Europe (VE) Day
    Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day, was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945
  • United Nations (UN) Formed

    United Nations (UN) Formed
    A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II with the aim of preventing another such conflict.
  • Germany Divided

    Germany Divided
    r Germany was divided into two parts, East Germany built the Berlin Wall to prevent its citizens from fleeing to the west.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine was an American foreign policy whose stated purpose was to counter Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War.
  • Mao Zedong Established Communist Rule in China

    Mao Zedong Established Communist Rule in China
    Mao adopted Marxism–Leninism while working at Peking University and became a founding member of the Communist Party of China (CPC), leading the Autumn Harvest Uprising in 1927.
  • 22nd Amendment

    22nd Amendment
    ratified in 1951, limiting presidential terms to two for any one person, or to one elected term if the person has completed more than two years of another's term.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    was an American initiative to aid Western Europe, in which the United States gave over $13 billion help rebuild western eroupe
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    A military operation in the late 1940s that brought food and other needed goods into West Berlin by air after the government of East Germany, which at that time surrounded West Berlin ( see Berlin wall )
  • Arab-Israeli War Begins

    Arab-Israeli War Begins
    The United Nations resolution sparked conflict between Jewish and Arab groups within Palestine. Fighting began with attacks by irregular bands of Palestinian Arabs attached to local units of the Arab Liberation Army composed of volunteers from Palestine and neighboring Arab countries.
  • NATO Formed

    NATO Formed
    provide collective security against the Soviet Union. NATO was the first peacetime military alliance the United States entered into outside of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Kim Il-sung invades South Korea

  • UN forces push North Korea to Yalu River- the border with China

  • Chinese forces cross Yalu and enter Korean War

  • Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Execution

    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Execution
    were executed on June 19, 1953 after being convicted of committing espionage for the Soviet Union. They were accused of transmitting nuclear weapon designs to the Soviet Union; at that time the United States was the only country with nuclear weapons.
  • Armistice Signed

  • Hernandez v. Texas

    Hernandez v. Texas
    Hernandez v. Texas, 347 U.S. 475 was a landmark case, "the first and only Mexican-American civil-rights case heard and decided by the United States Supreme Court during the post-World War II period.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
  • Ho Chi Minh Established Communist Rule in Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh Established Communist Rule in Vietnam
    independence movement from 1941 onward, establishing the Communist-ruled Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 and defeating the French Union in 1954 at the battle of Điện Biên Phủ. He officially stepped down from power in 1965 due to health problems.
  • Warsaw Pact Formed

    Warsaw Pact Formed
    The Soviet Union and its affiliated Communist nations in Eastern Europe founded a rival alliance, the Warsaw Pact, in 1955.
  • Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccine
    The first polio vaccine was the inactivated polio vaccine. It was developed by Jonas Salk and came into use in 1955.
  • Rosa Parks Arrested

    Rosa Parks Arrested
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

  • Interstate Highway Act

    Interstate Highway Act
    he law authorized the construction of a 41,000-mile network of interstate highways that would span the nation. It also allocated $26 billion to pay for them.
  • Elvis Presley First Hit Song

    Elvis Presley First Hit Song
    February 1956. As "Heartbreak Hotel" makes its climb up the charts on its way to #1, "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" b/w "Mystery Train," Elvis' fifth and last single to be released on the Sun label, hits #1 on Billboard's national country singles
  • sputnik

    History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite
  • Leave it to Beaver First Airs on TV

    Leave it to Beaver First Airs on TV
    Leave It to Beaver is an American television sitcom about an inquisitive and often naïve boy, Theodore "The Beaver" Cleaver (portrayed by Jerry Mathers), and his adventures at home, in school, and around his suburban neighborhood.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    a federal voting rights bill, was the first federal civil rights legislation passed by the United States Congress since the Civil Rights Act of 1875.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas
  • Kennedy versus Nixon TV Debate (1960)

    Kennedy versus Nixon TV Debate (1960)
    In a closely contested election, Democrat John F. Kennedy defeated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican Party nominee.
  • Chicano Mural Movement Begins

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Cuban exiles launched what became a botched invasion at the Bay of Pigs on the south coast of Cuba. In 1959, Fidel Castro came to power in an armed revolt that overthrew Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.
  • Peace Corps Formed

    Peace Corps Formed
    Kennedy signed congressional legislation creating a permanent Peace Corps that would “promote world peace and friendship” through three goals
  • Mapp v. Ohio

    Mapp v. Ohio
    Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961), was a landmark case in criminal procedure, in which the United States Supreme Court decided that evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment, which protects against "unreasonable searches and seizures,"
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action
    is the policy of protecting members of disadvantaged groups who suffer or have suffered from discrimination at the hands of privileged groups within a culture.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in October 1962 over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, just 90 miles from U.S. shores.
  • Sam Walton Opens First Walmart

  • Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas, Texas

    Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas, Texas
    John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas while riding in a presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza.
  • Gideon v. Wainwright

    Gideon v. Wainwright
    Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335, is a landmark case in United States Supreme Court history. In it, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states are required under the Sixth Amendment to the U.S.
  • George Wallace Blocks University of Alabama Entrance

    George Wallace Blocks University of Alabama Entrance
    The Stand in the Schoolhouse Door took place at Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963. George Wallace, the Democratic Governor of Alabama, in a symbolic attempt to keep his inaugural promise of "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" and stop the desegregation of schools, stood at the door of the auditorium to try to block the entry of two African American student.
  • The Feminine Mystique

    The Feminine Mystique
    The Feminine Mystique is a book written by Betty Friedan which is widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism in the United States. It was published on February 19, 1963
  • March on Washington

  • The Great Society

  • Escobedo v. Illinois

    Escobedo v. Illinois
    Escobedo v. Illinois, 378 U.S. 478, was a United States Supreme Court case holding that criminal suspects have a right to counsel during police interrogations under the Sixth Amendment
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    The Gulf of Tonkin incident, also known as the USS Maddox incident, was an international confrontation that led to the United States engaging more directly in the Vietnam War.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement.
  • 24th Amendment

  • Israeli-Palestine Conflict Begins

    Israeli-Palestine Conflict Begins
    began with the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. This conflict came from the intercommunal violence in Mandatory Palestine between Israelis and Arabs from 1920 and erupted into full-scale hostilities in the 1947–48 civil war.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Malcom X Assassinated

  • United Farm Worker’s California Delano Grape Strike

  • Miranda v. Arizona (1966

    Miranda v. Arizona (1966
    Miranda v. Arizona. The Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination requires law enforcement officials to advise a suspect interrogated in custody of his or her rights to remain silent and to obtain an attorney
  • Thurgood Marshall Appointed to Supreme Court

    Thurgood Marshall Appointed to Supreme Court
    Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American lawyer, serving as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Prior to his judicial service
  • Six Day War

    Six Day War
    which was fought between June 5 and June 10, 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt (known then as the United Arab Republic, UAR), Jordan, and Syria, include both longstanding and immediate issues.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    the Tet Offensive, 1968. In late January 1968, during the lunar new year (or “Tet”) holiday, North Vietnamese and communist Viet Cong forces launched a coordinated attack against a number of targets in South Vietnam.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    The Mỹ Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass murder of between 347 and 504 unarmed Vietnamese civilians in South Vietnam on 16 March 1968.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines
    Independent Community School District, 393 U.S. 503, was a decision by the United States Supreme Court that defined the constitutional rights of students in U.S. public schools
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization of the war was a policy of the Richard Nixon administration to end U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War through a program to "expand, equip, and train South Vietnamese forces
  • Woodstock Music Festival

    Woodstock Music Festival
    The Woodstock Music & Art Fair—informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock— was a music festival in the United States in 1969 which attracted an audience of more than 400,000
  • Draft Lottery

    Draft Lottery
    On December 1, 1969, the Selective Service System of the United States conducted two lotteries to determine the order of call to military service in the Vietnam War for men born from 1944 to 1950.
  • Manson Family Murders

  • Apollo 11

  • Invasion of Cambodia

    Invasion of Cambodia
    The Cambodian Campaign was a series of military operations conducted in eastern Cambodia during 1970 by the United States and the Republic of Vietnam as an extension of the Vietnam War and the Cambodian Civil War.
  • Kent State Shootings

  • Kent State Shootings

    Kent State Shootings
    The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre)[were the shootings on May 4, 1970 of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio during a mass protest against the bombing of Cambodia by United States military forces.
  • 15th amdendment

    15th amdendment
    The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote despite race and gender
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    an agency of the federal government of the United States which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress President Richard Nixon proposed the establishment of EPA and it began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order
  • Pentagon Papers (1971)

    Pentagon Papers (1971)
    Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, is a United States Department of Defense history of the United States' political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967.
  • 26th Amendment

  • Policy of Détente Begins

    Policy of Détente Begins
    is the name given to a period of improved relations between the United States and the Soviet Union that began tentatively in 1971 and took decisive form when President Richard
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance
  • Nixon Visits China

    Nixon Visits China
    U.S. President Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China (officially the People's Republic of China or PRC) was an important strategic and diplomatic overture that marked the culmination of the Nixon administration's.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    An incident in the presidency of Richard Nixon that led to his resignation. In June 1972, burglars in the pay of Nixon's campaign committee broke into offices of the Democratic party.
  • War Powers Resolution

    War Powers Resolution
    is a federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S. Congress.
  • Roe v. Wade

    Roe v. Wade
    The Supreme Court case that held that the Constitution protected a woman's right to an abortion prior to the viability of the fetus.
  • Engaged Species Act

    Engaged Species Act
    provides for the conservation of species that are endangered or threatened throughout all or a significant portion of their range, and the conservation of the ecosystems on which they depend
  • OPEC Oil Embargo

  • First Cell-Phones (1973)

    First Cell-Phones (1973)
    Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone. On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, his rival.
  • United States v. Nixon

  • Ford Pardons Nixon

  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The Fall of Saigon. Saigon, capital city of South Vietnam, fell to North Vietnamese forces on April 30th1975. The fall of Saigon (now Ho Chin Minh City) effectively marked the end of the Vietnam War. ... On January 1st 1975, troops from the PAVN (People's Army of Vietnam) had advanced to within 75 miles from Saigon.
  • Bill Gates Starts Microsoft

    Bill Gates Starts Microsoft
    Microsoft was founded on April 4, 1975, by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • National Rifle Associate (NRA) Lobbying Begins

  • Steve Jobs Starts Apple

    Steve Jobs Starts Apple
    In 1975, the 20-year-old Jobs and Wozniak set up shop in Jobs' parents' garage, dubbed the venture Apple, and began working on the prototype of the Apple I. T
  • Community Reinvestment Act of 1977

  • Camp David Accords

  • Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

  • Conservative Resurgence

    Conservative Resurgence
    Its initiators called it the Conservative Resurgence while its detractors labeled it the Fundamentalist Takeover. It was launched with the charge that the seminaries and denominational agencies were dominated by liberals
  • “Trickle Down Economics”

    “Trickle Down Economics”
    Trickle-down economics, also referred to as trickle-down theory, is an economic theory that advocates reducing taxes on businesses and the wealthy in society as a means to stimulate business investment in the short term and benefit society at large in the long term.
  • War on Drugs

    War on Drugs
    usually applied to the U.S. federal government's campaign of prohibition of drugs, military aid, and military intervention, with the stated aim being to reduce the illegal drug trade
  • AIDS Epidemic

    AIDS Epidemic
    is the name of the fatal clinical condition that results from infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which progressively damages the body's ability to protect itself from disease organisms.
  • Sandra Day O’Connor Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court

  • Marines in Lebanon

  • Iran-Contra Affair

    Iran-Contra Affair
    was a political scandal in the United States that occurred during the second term of the Reagan Administration. Senior administration officials secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, which was the subject of an arms embargo.
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show First Airs

  • “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!”

  • End of Cold War

    The end of the Cold War. When Mikhail Gorbachev assumed the reins of power in the Soviet Union in 1985, no one predicted the revolution he would bring.
  • Berlin Wall Falls

    Berlin Wall Falls
    as the Cold War began to thaw across Eastern Europe, the spokesman for East Berlin's Communist Party announced a change in his city's relations with the West. Starting at midnight that day, he said, citizens of the GDR were free to cross the country's borders.
  • Germany Reunification

    Germany Reunification
    The German reunification was the process in 1990 in which the German Democratic Republic became part of the Federal Republic of Germany to form the reunited nation of Germany
  • Iraq Invades Kuwait

    Iraq Invades Kuwait
    The Invasion of Kuwait on 2 August 1990 was a 2-day operation conducted by Iraq against the neighboring state of Kuwait, which resulted in the seven-month-long Iraqi occupation of the country.
  • Soviet Union Collapses

    Soviet Union Collapses
    occurred on December 26, 1991, officially granting self-governing independence to the Republics of the Soviet Union. It was a result of the declaration number 142-Н of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union
  • Operation Desert Storm

  • Ms. Adcox Born

  • Rodney King

  • NAFTA Founded

  • Contract with America

    Contract with America
    The 1994 elections resulted in Republicans gaining 54 House and 9 U.S. Senate seats. When the Republicans gained this majority of seats in the 104th Congress, the Contract was seen as a triumph by party leaders such as Minority Whip Newt Gingrich, Dick Armey, and the American conservative movement in general.
  • O.J. Simpson’s “Trial of the Century”

    O.J. Simpson’s “Trial of the Century”
    was a criminal trial held at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in which former National Football League (NFL) player, broadcaster, and actor Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson was tried on two counts of murder for the June 12, 1994, deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Mezzaluna restaurant waiter Ronald Goldman
  • Bill Clinton’s Impeachment

    Bill Clinton’s Impeachment
    on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice.[1] These charges stemmed from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Clinton by Paula Jones. Clinton was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12, 1999.[2] Two other impeachment articles – a second perjury charge and a charge of abuse of power – failed in the House.
  • USA Patriot Act

    USA Patriot Act
    The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. With its ten-letter abbreviation (USA PATRIOT) expanded, the full title is “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001”.
  • 9/11

    the day on which Islamic terrorists, believed to be part of the Al-Qaeda network, hijacked four commercial airplanes and crashed two of them into the World Trade Center in New York City and a third one into the Pentagon in Virginia: the fourth plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania
  • War on Terror

    War on Terror
    The War on Terror, also known as the Global War on Terrorism, is an international military campaign that was launched by the U.S. government after the September 11 attacks in the U.S. in 200
  • xcarets birthday

  • NASA Mars Rover Mission Begins

    NASA Mars Rover Mission Begins
    ASA's twin robot geologists, the Mars Exploration Rovers, launched toward Mars on June 10 and July 7, 2003, in search of answers about the history of water on Mars.
  • Facebook Launched

  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes ever to hit the United States. An estimated 1,833 people died in the hurricane and the flooding that followed in late August 2005, and millions of others were left homeless along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans
  • Saddam Hussein Executed

  • Iphone Released

    Iphone Released
    iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and there have been multiple new hardware iterations with new iOS releases since.
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
    stimulus package enacted by the 111th U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in February 2009. Developed in response to the Great Recession, the ARRA's primary objective was to save existing jobs and create new ones as soon as possible. Other objectives were to provide temporary relief programs for those most affected by the recession and invest in infrastructure, education, health, and renewable energy
  • Hilary Clinton Appointed U.S. Secretary of State

  • Sonia Sotomayor Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court

  • Arab Spring

  • Osama Bin Laden Killed

  • Space X Falcon 9

  • Donald Trump Elected President

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    Gilded Age

    implied that the period was glittering gold on the surface but unethical / dishonest underneath
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    extending power ( to influence other countries)
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    used a (big stick) in use of the intimidation of the threat from Europeans
    republican party
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    Progressive Era

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    William Howard Taft

    the dollar diplomacy was the use of the country power to spread influence
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Moral diplomacy is the system in which support is given only to countries whose moral beliefs are analogous to that of nations
    Democratic party
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    World War I (1914- 1918)

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    The Holocaust

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    The Cold War (1947- 1991

    The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).
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    TIMESPAN: 1950s Prosperity

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    Warren Court

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    John F. Kennedy

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