America and Nation Identity

Timeline created by No-performer
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was when the United States declared itself independent of Britain and wrote key ideas of how this new independent country shall run.
  • Constitution of the United States of America

    Constitution of the United States of America
    These were the major set of governing rules/laws for the government that could only be amended
  • US Civil War (South vs North)

    US Civil War (South vs North)
    After the North started to criminalize slavery as well as start to release slaves the South responded by splitting into the confederate Union and going to war with the North
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537, was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities as long as the segregated facilities were equal in quality, a doctrine that came to be known as "separate but equal".
  • FDR Accepts the 1936 Democratic Presidential Nomination

    FDR Accepts the 1936 Democratic Presidential Nomination
    President Roosevelt during this time period was able to be renominated for presidency and made the Presidential election system less corrupt.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor is a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii, that was the scene of a devastating surprise attack by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. Just before 8 a.m. on that Sunday morning, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes descended on the base, where they managed to destroy or damage nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight battleships, and over 300 airplanes. More than 2,400 Americans died in the attack, including civilians, and another 1,000 people were wounded.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    It was the first major "war" without an actual war or soldiers on the ground. Tensions between Russia and America started to rise which allowed for the possibility of a nuclear war occurring.
  • Ronald Reagan is elected

    Ronald Reagan is elected
    The 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and became a highly influential voice of modern conservatism. His policies for better and for worse would end up influencing the US.
  • 9/11

    9/11
    The twin towers collapse after a terrorist attack that would devastate Americans, provoke war, increase government control and increase national patriotism
  • Obama becomes president

    Obama becomes president
    The first African American president that would be a major voice for modern liberalism and similar to Reagan created policies that would for better and for worse affect the US
  • LGBTQ, BLM and many equality groups start to gain popularity

    LGBTQ, BLM and many equality groups start to gain popularity
    Throughout the 2010's and onward various political groups with various intent start to gain a stronger influence on the US as well as in pop culture.
  • National Debt hits 27 trillion

    National Debt hits 27 trillion
    Due to government spending: taxes have risen higher than ever before, the National debt reaches 27 trillion and 25% of all US currency in history has been printed out in the last year.