America History

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  • 1,918 BCE

    Wilson’s 14 points

    Wilson’s 14 points
    In his speech, Wilson itemized 14 strategies to ensure national security and world peace. This plan creates the short live Leagues of Nations which later become The United Nations.
  • Lusitania

    Lusitania
    On May 7, 1915 a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the Lusitania en route from New York to Liverpool, England. Of the more than 1,900 passengers and crew members on board, more than 1,100 perished, including more than 120 Americans.
  • Jeannette Rankin

    Jeannette Rankin
    Montana suffragist Jeannette Rankin is elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She is the first woman in the history of the nation to win a seat in the federal Congress.
  • Lenin led a Russian Revolution

    The Russian Revolution was one of the most explosive political events of the twentieth century. The violent revolution marked the end of the Romanov dynasty and centuries of Russian Imperial rule. During the Russian Revolution, the Bolsheviks, led by leftist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, seized power and destroyed the tradition of csarist rule. The Bolsheviks would later become the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • Selective Service Act

    The act required all men in the U.S. between the ages of 21 and 30 to register for military service.
  • Espionage Act

    The Espionage Act made it a crime for any person to convey information intended to interfere with the U.S. armed forces prosecution of the war effort or to promote the success of the country’s enemies.
  • Influenza Epidemic

    Influenza Epidemic
    World War I claimed an estimated 16 million lives. The influenza epidemic also known as the Spanish flu that swept the world in 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people. One fifth of the world's population was attacked by this deadly virus. Within months, it had killed more people than any other illness in recorded history.
  • Sedition Act

    The Sedition Act was passed to help broaden the Espionage Act. The Espionage Act goes against out First Amendment Right of Freedom of speech. The Sedition Act made it legal to punish someone for speaking out during a War Time.
  • Schenck vs. US

    Charles Schenck and Elizabeth Baer distributed leaflets declaring that the draft violated the Thirteenth Amendment. Schenck was charged with conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act of 1917. Schenck and Baer were convicted of violating this law and appealed on the grounds that the statute violated the First Amendment. It was ruled that the First Amendment doesn’t cover speech that could be harmful.
  • US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles formally ended WW1 but the US felt as though it was giving up too much power to the League of Nations. Which it why the rejected the Treaty.
  • 19th amendment

    This amendment gave women the right to vote.
  • Betty White

    Betty White
    Actress and Comedian Betty White was also born in 1922. She has be on tv shows for almost 80 years and is still going strong.
  • Stan Lee was Born

    Stan Lee was Born
    On this day Stan Lee was born. He created and co-owed many of our favorite superhero comics. Including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, and the list goes on.
  • Mickey Mouse

    Mickey Mouse
    Mickey Mouse was created by Walt Disney and made his first appearance in Steamboat Willie.
  • TV

    TV
    The world's first electronic television was created by a 21 year old inventor named Philo Taylor Farnsworth.
  • Sliced Bread

    Sliced Bread
    Sliced bread, however, has been around for less than a century. The first automatically sliced commercial loaves were produced on July 6, 1928, in Chillicothe, Missouri, using a machine invented by Otto Rohwedder, an Iowa-born, Missouri-based jeweler.
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    Wilson’s Presidency term

    Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States.
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    WWI

    World War I began after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand . During the conflict, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire fought against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan and the United States . World War I saw unprecedented levels of carnage and destruction. By the time the war was over and the Allied Powers claimed victory, more than 16 million people were dead.
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    Great Migration

    The Great Migration was the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest and West . African Americans were moving because of more jobs opportunities and the cities where more liberal on the ideas of equal rights for everyone.
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    Teapot Dome Scandal

    This showed how greedy the federal government was when money was involved. Oil reserves had been set aside for the US Navel ships to use but the government was able to be bribed to allow companies to drill on the reserve.