American History

  • William Taft Elected 27th President

    He pursued what he termed "Dollar Diplomacy" to further the economic development of less-developed nations of Latin America and Asia through American investment in their infrastructures
  • Central America & Caribbean

    Within one week of taking office,Woodrow Wilson removed governmental support for American businesses operating in the Caribbean and China. Wilson was a critic of imperialism and his goal was to reverse Roosevelt’s “big stick” policies and Taft’s “dollar diplomacy.” His vision for U.S. foreign policy was based on morality. He strongly believed that his immediate predecessors had pursued a policy that would breed dislike of the U.S. and often sacrifice goodwill for short-term ga
  • Mexican Revolution

    American investment in Mexico was well over a billion dollars, including significant ownership in railroads, oil resources, and mines. Porfirio Diaz, the leader at that time, was particularly ruthless and oppressive.
  • U.S naval occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico

    A group of American sailors on shore leave was arrested in Tampico, Mexico. The U.S. was outraged, and the sailors were quickly released with the apologies of the Mexican government. However, Mexico was unwilling to provide the 21-gun salute demanded by the Americans. Seizing the opportunity to finally remove Huerta and end his tyranny, Wilson asked Congress for permission to use force against Mexico. In the mean time, while still awaiting Congressional approval, Wilson ordered the navy to seiz
  • Word War 1 Begins

    The assasination of Franz Ferdinand, the Archduke of Russia, caused Austria to declare war on Serbia. Due to many alliances most of Europe was drawn into the war. Later the U.S. would become involved.
  • U.S. Neutrality

    he tensions in Europe that had been growing for many years culminated with the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serbian terrorist organization. Following the assassination, the Austrian-Hungary government (backed by Germany) and Serbia (strongly backed by Russia) entered into what became an intricate chain of political confrontations. Within less than a month, two coalitions emerged—the Central Powers, which primarily consisted of Germany and Austria-Hungary, and the Allie
  • Subs

    German U-boat attacked the Lusitania, a British passenger liner that was traveling from New York to Liverpool, England. Nearly 1,200 persons were killed, including 128 Americans. Germany defended the sinking of the Lusitania by correctly asserting that the ship was transporting a large supply of small-arms ammunition.
  • The treaty of Verzailles- End of WWI

    A few months after the surrender of Germany, the treaty of Versailles was signed by the European nations. The U.S. ultimately never signed the treaty. Germany was blamed for the cause of the war and ordered to pay massive amounts of money in reparations.
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  • American Economy Roars

    The major goal of government in the 1920s was to help business and industry operate with maximum efficiency.With the stakes so high and opportunities everywhere, an incentive grew to circumvent government restrictions for the purpose of profit, Advances in technology also contributed to a growing business sectors.
  • Harding

    his accomplishments included income tax and federal spending reductions, economic policies that reduced "stagflation", a reduction of unemployment by 10%, and a bold foreign policy that created peace with Germany, Japan, and Central America. People also questioned him as the worst president ever.
  • Coolidge

    He decreased tax
  • Hoover

    Hoover campaigned for efficiency and prosperity against Democratic candidate Alfred E. Smith. Smith was the target of anti-Catholicism from some Protestant communities, much to Hoover's advantage. Both Hoover and Smith positioned themselves as pro-business, and each promised to improve conditions for farmers, reform immigration laws, and maintain America's isolationist foreign policy.
  • Depression of 1929

    The depression originated in the U.S., starting with the fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929 and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday). From there, it quickly spread to almost every country in the world
  • Roosevelt

    He attmpted to bring us out of the depression
  • 21st amendment ends prohibition

    "On December 6, 1932, Senator John Blaine of Wisconsin submitted a resolution to Congress proposing the submission to the states of the Twenty-First Amendment, which would annul the Eighteenth. Two months later, on February 21, 1933, the amendment was sent to the state governors. Meanwhile, the newly-elected President Roosevelt asked Congress to modify the Volstead Act to provide for the sale of 3.2 percent beer. In nine days, the Congress complied and legalized beer, much to the delight of the
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany and the Nazi's under the command of Adolf Hitler, invaded poland and easily captured it. This is usually seen as the beginning of WWII.