US History

  • Civil War Begins

    Civil War Begins
    Confederate forces attacked a US military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina.
  • President Mckinley's Assassination

    President Mckinley's Assassination
    United States President William McKinley, attending the Pan-American Exposition, was shot twice by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist.
  • WWI Begins

    WWI Begins
    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, is seen as the immediate trigger of the war.
  • Womren Get Voting Rights

    Womren Get Voting Rights
    The Nineteenth Amendment prohibits each state and the federal government from denying any citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's sex
  • Stock Market Crashes

    Stock Market Crashes
    The Stock Market Crash of 1929, was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States.
  • US Enters WWII

    US Enters WWII
    The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan brought the United States into World War II.
  • US Joins NATO

    US Joins NATO
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty.
  • JFK's Assassination

    JFK's Assassination
    Kennedy was fatally shot while riding with his wife Jacqueline in a Presidential motorcade.
  • Natives Protest at Wounded Knee

    Natives Protest at Wounded Knee
    The Wounded Knee incident began when the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota was seized by followers of the American Indian Movement (AIM).
  • Sandra Day O'Connor Becomes 1st Women on Supreme Court

    Sandra Day O'Connor Becomes 1st Women on Supreme Court
    Reagan nominated O'Connor as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • Gulf War Break Out

    Gulf War Break Out
    The Gulf War was a war waged by a U.N.-authorized coalition force from thirty-four nations led by the United States and United Kingdom, against Iraq.
  • 9/11

    Hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings.