american cultures II: Nicoletti

  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Homer Plessy tried to sit in an all white railroad car because he refused to sit in the black railway carriage car. He was arrested for violating the 1890 Louisianna statute. It was said to keep blacks and whites seperate but equal.
  • Cross of Gold

    Cross of Gold
    "You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold"
    William Jennings Bryan Secretary of State gave this speech about the gold standard. It had a negative effect on the common people of his time.
  • The de Lome Letter

    The de Lome Letter
    This letter was written by Enrique DeLome. He was a Spanish Minister. The letter critizied President McKinley and the U.S government.
  • Battleship Maine

    Battleship Maine
    This battleship was one of the first battleships to use smokeless powder for their batteries. It was also the first to use submerged torpedo tubes. Everyone blamed spain for the sinking of this battleship.
  • Philippine-American War Begins

    Philippine-American War Begins
    Conflict between Filipino revolutionaries and the United States. The war was part of many conflicts. The war began to escalate from there.
  • Hawaii

    Hawaii becomes apart of the U.S. territory.
  • McKinley shot

    McKinley shot
    President McKinley was shot at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo New York. He was in the middle of greeting everyone at the Temple of Music. He was shot by Leon Czolgosz.
  • Great Anthracite Coal Strike

    Great Anthracite Coal Strike
    The strike lasted for 160 days. Everyone panicked, they thought they would have a shortage of coal.
  • Panama

    Panama seperated from Colombia. It was formalized on this day.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    The Roosevelt Corollary was an extension to the Monro Doctrine. This was to help stabalize the economic affairs.
  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court strikes down a New York law that prohibited a banker from employing anyone more than 60 hours a week or 10 hours a day ruling that it intergered with freedom of contract.
  • The Great Sanfransico Earthquake

    The Great Sanfransico Earthquake
    The Great Sanfransico Earthquake kills over 400 peopl and caused over $500 million worth of damages.
  • "The Great White Fleet"

    "The Great White Fleet"
    "The Great White Fleet" was a popular nickname for the United States Navy. This was ordered by Theodore Roosevelt.
  • New York City

    New York City
    New York City revokes the licenses of the cities movie theaters and returns them only when the theaters agree not to shot immoral films.
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    Henry Ford introduces his Model T. Priced originally at $850.
  • White Slavery

    White Slavery
    The Mann Act makes it illegal to transport women acros state lines. Also to bring them into the United States for immoral purposes. Red light districts in ten cities are closed.
  • Nationalism

    In this new Nationalism speech, Theodore Roosevelt lays out his commitment to consevation, a graduated income tax, regulation of trusts, and the rights of labor.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Company

    Triangle Shirtwaist Company
    Factory caught on fire. 146 Jewish and Italian women immigrants died. Only 13 survived.
  • Shooting of President Roosevelt

    Shooting of President Roosevelt
    President Roosevelt was shot in a Milwaukee hotel during a campaign tour. He delivered a speech right before going to the hopital. The speech was around one hour long.
  • Federal Reserve

    Federal Reserve
    The Federal Reseve System is established. It provided central control over the entire nations currency and credit.
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    The Panama Canal officially opens. It joins the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.The trafic on the canal had drasticaly increased from about 1,000 ships to about 14,702.
  • World War I

    World War I
    Henry Ford charters a "Peace Ship", in an effort to end World War I.
  • San Francisco

    San Francisco
    A bomb explodes at a pro-war preparedness parade in San Francisco killing 10 people.
  • Military

    The U.S. institutes a military draft. All men 21-30 are required to register.
  • Peace Treaties

    Peace Treaties
    President Woodrow Wilson issued a 14 point plan for a long lasting peace. It calls for open peace treaties without secret agreements; freedom of the seas; arms reductions, and establishment of a League of Nations.
  • Deadly Influenza

    Deadly Influenza
    A deadly influenza epidemic spreads. It killed over 500,000 Americans.
  • Steelworkers

    350,000 steelworkers strike, following by 400,000 miners 40 days later. Altogether, 4 million workers went on strike during the year.
  • President Wilson

    President Wilson
    President Wilson collapsed and had a stroke.
  • Women

    The Woman's Sufferage Ammendment to the U.S. constitution is ratified.
  • Chicago Black Sox

    Chicago Black Sox
    A Chicago grand jury indicts 8 players on the "Black Sox" for throwing the 1919 World Series. They were banned from baseball.