American Dream Timeline

Timeline created by carter24oswald
In History
  • Jamestown - 1607

    Jamestown - 1607
    The Virginia Company lands in Jamestown, Virginia. This is the first part of colonization by the British in the Americas
  • KJV Bible Is Published - 1611

    KJV Bible Is Published - 1611
    The Bible that has stood the test of time was published in 1611. This version was created under the authority of King James in England.
  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    America declares its independence from England
  • Louisiana Purchase - 1803

    Louisiana Purchase - 1803
    Thomas Jefferson and the USA purchase the Louisiana territory from France. This more than doubles the size of the USA.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    USA goes to war against the British in 1812. USA wins this again, but with little gain. The National Anthem comes from this war (Battle of Baltimore).
  • 2nd Great Awakening - 1820s

    2nd Great Awakening - 1820s
    2nd Great Awakening was a spiritual revival throughout the early 1800s. This led to many of the Antebellum Reforms
  • Texas Becomes A State - 1845

    Texas Becomes A State - 1845
    Texas is annexed into becoming a state in the USA. This comes after many conflicts with Mexico
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin - 1852

    Uncle Tom's Cabin - 1852
    Book written by African American woman named Harriet Beecher Stowe. This was very controversial as it started a lot of ruckus about slavery and racism in America.
  • Civil War Began - 1861

    Civil War Began - 1861
    South attacks Fort Sumter. This begins the one of the bloodiest wars in American history.
  • Slavery Ended - 1865

    Slavery Ended - 1865
    Slavery is abolished in the United States by Abraham Lincoln and the US government. Later this year, Lincoln is assassinated.
  • Reconstruction

    Reconstruction of the southern states under Andrew Johnson
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    Transcontinental Railroad
    Opened up transportation and helped industrialize America, Brought the American Dream out west with the expansion of the economy
  • Ellis Island is established for immigration

    Ellis Island is established for immigration
    Brought mass immigration to the US. Many ethnic groups and Europeans were able to pursue the American Dream. American economy get more labor as well.
  • Sherman Antitrust

    Sherman Antitrust
    Brought an end to the monopoly era. Opened up a new economy for innovators like Henry Ford.
  • Ford Model T

    Ford Model T
    Helped create transportation for all different types of Americans, especially the common man. Brought the assembly line to factories and influenced other companies.
  • US enters WW1

    US enters WW1
    Brought war time economy in US and boosted the US economy. Patriotism was at an all time high in the US and propaganda was widely used for the first time in this era for the US.
  • 18th Amendment--Prohibition

    18th Amendment--Prohibition
    Major amendment that outlawed alcohol. Defined the Roaring 20s with speakeasies, lavish parties, and bootlegging. Also led to organized crime like Al Capone's gang.
  • Stock Market crash

    Stock Market crash
    Stock market crashed and ravaged US economy. People lost all their money in investments and in the bank. This marked the official start of the Great Depression, which was the biggest economic crisis in US history, unemployment at an all time high.
  • FDR Becomes The President

    FDR Becomes The President
    FDR brought a newfound hope to the USA. People believed him to be America's savior. He created the New Deal and Social Security during the Great Depression, which still affects us to this day. He later leads us as President into WW2.
  • USA enters WW2

    USA enters WW2
    USA joins the biggest war ever. With America later winning this war, which leads them to becoming a top world power. This boosts the American morale and helps the patriotism within the US as well.
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    US drops 2 atomic bombs on the 2 Japanese cities to end WW2. This eventually leads to the nuclear arms race
  • Korean War Ends

    Korean War Ends
    The US wins the war in Korea.
  • Rosa Parks Stands Up For What's Right

    Rosa Parks Stands Up For What's Right
    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white man on the bus in Montgomery. This accelerated this civil rights movement.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    13 day standoff between the Soviets and the USA over Soviet missiles in Cuba.
  • I Have A Dream

    I Have A Dream
    Martin Luther King Jr. releases his timeless speech at the March on Washington to further civil rights
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas Texas. This led to Lyndon Johnson being in office and a huge criminal investigation.
  • US Astronauts Land On The Moon

    US Astronauts Land On The Moon
    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land on the moon with the US flag.
  • Watergate

    5 men break into the DNC headquarters under Nixon. Nixon resigns from office.
  • Vietnam War Ends

    Vietnam War Ends
    The US pulls out of the Vietnam War.
  • Ronald Reagan Becomes President

    Ronald Reagan Becomes President
    Ronald Reagan is elected President of The US. This was one of the most lopsided elections in US history.