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  • US Enters WW1

  • 14 Points

    Speech given by Woodrow Wilson
    Took progressive ideals and applied them to foreign policy
  • Armistice Day

  • Treaty of Versailles

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    Roaring Twenties

    Economic Prosperity
    Widespread Stock Speculation
    Stocks Bought on Margin
  • League of Nations First Meeting

  • 18th Amendment Effected

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  • 19th Amendment Ratified

    Women's Suffrage
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    Chinese Civil War

  • Black Thursday

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    Great Depression

    Rugged Individualism (Hoover) - Minimal Gov't Involvement
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff

    Significantly raised taxes on a large number of goods
    Tariffs reached record levels
  • 20th Amendment

    Moved Inauguration Day from March to January
    Adjusted timing and requirements for Government Operations
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    FDR as President

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    New Deal

    Relief (for the poor/unemployed)
    Recovery (of the economy)
    Reform (to prevent future depressions)
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    Fireside Chats

    Gave hope to the public in a friendly manner
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    Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

    Job Creation
    Conservation of Natural Resources
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    Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA)

    Paid farmers to reduce crop production
    Less crops = more value
    Declared unconstitutional as regulation of agriculture is a state power
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    Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

    Provided electicity, flood control, economic development
    Senator George W. Norris
  • Gold Standard Abandoned

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    Home Owners' Loan Corporation (HOLC)

    Created to refinance homes to avoid foreclosure
  • Glass-Steagall Act

    Created the FDIC
  • National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA)

    Allowed the President to regulate industry o help stimulate economic recovery (wages, hours, prices)
    Established public works program
    Schechter Poultry Corp. v United States found it unconstitutional, too much executive power.
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    Federal Deposite Insurance Corporation

    Protects deposits (Started at $2500, $250,000 today)
    Not a cent lost
  • 21st Amendment Ratified

  • 21st Amendment

    Repealed Prohibition
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

    Regulates stock exchanges (buying on margin) and monitors trading for unfair manipulation of stock prices
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    The Long March

  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA/Wagner Act)

    Limits employer abilities to react to labor unions, collective bargaining, and strikes
  • Social Security Act

    Created Social Security System
    Gives money to elderly, unemployed, Medicare
  • Italian Invasion of Ethiopia

    Italy invades and occupies Ethiopia, creating Italian East Africa, or AOI
  • Court-packing (Judiciary Reorganization Bill)

    Allowed the President to appoint new judges for each 10-year judge that did not retire or resign once 70 years old
    Max 6 judges
  • Japanese Invasion of China (2nd Sino-Japanese War)

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    The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)

    Investigative committee of the House of Representatives
    Investigated Communism in the US
    First Chairman: Edward J. Hart
    Alger Hiss
    Hollywood Ten
  • Japanese Invasion of the USSR and Mongolia

  • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

    Treaty of Non-Aggression between Germany and the Soviet Union
  • German Invasion of Poland

    Start of WWII
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  • France and Britain declare war on Germany

  • Soviet Invasion of Poland

  • Cash and Carry

    US allows Allied purchases, but buyer must pay cash and provide transport
  • German Invasion of Denmark and Norway (Operation Weserübung)

  • German Invasion of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg

  • Italian Invasion of France

    Creates German and Italian occupation zones and Vichy France
  • Soviet Armed Forces occupy Baltic States

    Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
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    Battle of Britain

    German bombing of the UK
  • Tripartite Pact

    Germany, Italy, Japan
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    Greco-Italian War

    Italians attacked Greece from Albania after their ultimatum was rejected.
    Crete Falls in May 1941
  • Land-Lease Act

    Permitted the President to sell, transfer, lease, lend, or give supplies to any country deemed necesary for the defense of the US
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    Operation Barbarossa

    German Invasion of the Soviet Union
    Aimed for Moscow
  • Atlantic Charter

    Between the US and the UK
    No territorial gains sought
    Territorial adjustment must be in accord with the people involved
    No trade barriers
    Global economic cooperation/advancement of social welfare
    Freedom from want and fear
    Freedom of the Seas
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    14-Part Message sent by Japanese, but arrived too late
    Large destruction of US Navy
    US joins WWII
  • Doolittle Raid

    First air raid against Japan
  • Battle of Midway

    US wins decisive victory against Japanese Navy, crippling the Japanese forces
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Germany attempted to take Stalingrad, but the Soviets fought it off.
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    Battle of Guadalcanal

    Allied forces attack the Japanese in an attempt to control and deny the southern Solomon Islands
  • Battle of Kursk

    Last German Offensive in the East
  • Armistice with Italy

    Ended Italian Involvement
  • D-Day

    Part of Operation Overlord
    Invasion of Normandy
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    Operation Overlord

    Allied Invasion of Western Europe
  • Yalta Conference

    Meeting Between Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin
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    Cold War

  • Roosevelt Dies

    Presidency is taken over by Harry S. Truman
  • Adolf Hitler Dies

    Suicide by Gunshot and Cyanide
  • United Nations Charter Signed

  • Potsdam Conference

    Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchill/Clement Attlee, Joseph Stalin
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

  • Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

  • Japanese Instrument of Surrender

    Signed Aboard the USS Missouri
    38th Parallel is set as the Korean boundary soon after
  • Churchill "Iron Curtain" Speech

  • Truman Doctrine

    The "Long Telegram" written by George Kennan served as the basis for the Truman Doctrine
    Created the Containment policy
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    The Marshall Plan

    Rejected by the Soviets, as it formed an anti-Soviet wall by promoting Western ideals.
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    Berlin Blockade

    Soviet Union blocked Allied access to Berlin in an attempt to control the city by forcing reliance upon Soviet supplies
    Countered by the Berlin Airlift
    Created the Federal Republic of Germany (West) and the German Democratic Republic (East)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Signed

    Created the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
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    Korean War

    North Korea invaded over the 38th parallel
  • Joseph Stalin Dies

  • First Soviet Hydrogen Bomb Test

  • US Tests First Hydrogen Bomb

  • Warsaw Pact

    Treaty of Mutual Defense between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Szechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania