1877-2014 American History Timeline

Timeline created by 17NWagner
In History
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Laws

    Sherman Anti-Trust Laws
    Originally created to hinder many large business trusts that halted even eliminated compitition in many fields and markets. It was a pivitol piece of legislature that showed the increase of government into the economy.
  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War
    A war between America and Spain sparked with the revolution in Cuba against colonial spanish rule. It was considered one of many American Imperialist policies that would begin to develop concerning many Latin American countries.
  • Philippine–American War

    Philippine–American War
    Athough the Philippine revolution ended in 1902, it played a significant role in the aquisition of Filipino independence in 1946. Revolutionaries against Spanish rule were also widely opposed to American rule after the Spanish-American War.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    The government was given the ability to regulate the labels of foods, and drugs to help protect against fraud or potential misbranding. It was one of a series of laws that tried to protect the consumer from fraud. The law was inpired by many emerging news of terrible conditions in many factories, and example would be the jungle.
  • First Red Scare

    First Red Scare
    The First Red Scare was an era of fear that communists and other radical leftist ideologys would take over the nation. This would have several consequences including the percecution of many suspected immigrants and other leaders of communism, anarchism, etc.
  • Womens Suffrage

    Womens Suffrage
    The fight for womens suffrage began to take infuential shape during the progressive era were it would become a key issue. The ability for women to vote massively infuenced future elections and policies.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Also known as the Wall Street Crash of 1929 it was marked as the begining of the Great Depression, it had massive national and consequently international effects. There is still debate among many acedemics on the role Black Tuesday played in the Great Depression, however, most believe that it indeed was .
  • Franklin D Roosevelt Elected

    Franklin D Roosevelt Elected
    FDR was the 32nd President of the United States, entering his term during the worst part of the Great Depression. He institued many progressive reforms to stop the Great Depression, including his largest the New Deal, which he was most famous for.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    The New Deal was one of the most important series of reforms in United States history. The New Deal was in response to the largest depression in US history, known as the Great Depression. There is still a debate over the success of the New Deal throughout America.
  • Pearl Habor Bombing

    Pearl Habor Bombing
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a Japanese raid on multiple naval and air bases in or around Pearl Harbor. The event cast the United States into WW2 and officaly declared war on Japan, and the Axis powers.
  • Interment of Japanese Americans

    Interment of Japanese Americans
    On the 19th of Feb. 1942 FDR ordered military leaders to designate regions or camps for Japanese Americans particularly on the west coast. Over 110,000 people were relocated to military and relocation camps.
  • Potsdam Agreement

    Potsdam Agreement
    A agreement reached between the "Big Three" (Stalin, Churchhill, and Truman) that would determine the occupation of Germany after WW2. This agreement would lead to key factors of the emerging Cold War, including the concept of a East and West Germany
  • Brown v Board of Education

    Brown v Board of Education
    This supreme court case was one of the most important in American History, Ruling that segregation in shcools was not constituional. The Court ordered white schools and black schools to integrate, causing large amounts of ethnic and racial violence.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a short period event of heightened relations between the USSR and the USA. It was caused by the discovery of several Soviet nuclear bases in the island of Cuba. The event was later resolved with both nations removing nuclear weapons from proximity to each others borders.
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Letter from Birmingham Jail
    On April 16 MLK sent an open letter from Birmingham Jail, the document makes a argument for the use of nonviolence in the civil rights movement. The letter has became perhaps one of the most important documents and has, since its release, been widely published.
  • Black Panthers Founded

    Black Panthers Founded
    The largest of the Black Power movements, it would be widely influenctial in the civil rights movement since its split from MLK's use of nonviolence. It was critical during the later years of the civil rights movement when many moved away from nonviolent protests.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
    Mikhail Govachev served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. He instituted many democratic and economic reforms. He was the last Leadere USSR before its downfall.
  • The Collapse of the Soviet Union

    The Collapse of the Soviet Union
    Due to many interior issues the Soviet Union was dissolved one day after president Gorbachev resigned. The End of the Soviet Union also marked the end of the cold war.
  • 911 Bombings

    911 Bombings
    On 9/11/01 Al Queda terrorists hijacked 4 commercial airliners, 2 of which hit the Twin Towers in NYC, 1 crashed into the pentagon, and the last one was taken back over by the passengers and crashed into a farm field. It also marked a change in United States foreign policy, which would become more involved with the fight against multiple terrorist organizations.
  • War on Terror

    War on Terror
    The War on Terror was a dedication of the United Sates to fight terrorism around the would. This in response to the 9/11 bombings that suprised the nation.
  • Death of Osama Bin Laden

    Death of Osama Bin Laden
    The founder of Al Qaeda which has been hunted for nearly a decade was killed by US special forces in Pakistan. He was considered part of the War on Terror and was responsible for the 9/11 bombings