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American History

  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Passed during Lincoln's presidency and Reconstruction, this ensure the rights of freed slaves.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    Gave the rights of citizens of the United States to vote shall and they can't be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    Maintained racial segregation in the South. Under these laws, whites and blacks drank from different water fountains, used different bathrooms and sat separately on public transportation and in restaurants.
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  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    A Civil Rights organization in the United States, made originally for Blacks. During the beginning, the NAACP focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    American women the right to vote. Was a promising success for women suffrage.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    Was the worst economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world (America). In the United States, it began soon after the stock market crash of October 1929. This caused less buying and spending, making consumers go independent. By 1933, people ranging from 13 to 15 million were unemployed and nearly half of the country's banks had failed.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    The most visible evidence of how dry the 1930s became was the dust storm. Tons of topsoil were blown off barren fields and carried in storm clouds for hundreds of miles. Technically, the driest region of the Plains – southeastern Colorado, southwest Kansas and the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas – became known as the Dust Bowl, and many dust storms started there. But the entire region, and eventually the entire country, was affected.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) preserves and promotes public confidence in the U.S. financial system by insuring deposits in banks and thrift institutions for at least $250,000; by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to the deposit insurance funds.An independent agency of the federal government, the FDIC was created in 1933 in response to the thousands of bank failures that occurred in the 1920s and early 1930s.
  • Social Security

    Social Security
    A federal program that provides monetary assistance to people with an inadequate or no income.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Was a surprise military strike conducted by the Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan.
  • Atomic Weaponary and the testing.

    Atomic Weaponary and the testing.
    Explosive devices that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions. Whenever one goes off, it isn't pretty nor a simple clean up. Usually involves death or long mutation.
  • NATO

    (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) -was originally formed to combat the spread of communism, but has grown since then to provide a mutual defense from external threats. As of 2008, NATO is made up of these nations: Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    A war strickly located south of China in Vietnam. The war started during the Cold war during the act of communism being spread. North Korea, being communist, tried to conqour the southern part of the country, which was democratic. This caused American to interfer. This is the only war America has lost.
  • Civil Rights Act 1957

    Civil Rights Act 1957
    Was the U.S. first civil rights legislation that established the Civil Rights Commission (CRC) to protect individual’s rights to equal protection and permitted courts to grant injunctions in support of the CRC.
  • NASA

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was founded in 1958 by President Eisenhower and Senator Lyndon B. Johnson so the United States could develop a state-of-the-art space exploration program that would outdo the Soviet Union's program. The U.S. was in the middle of the Cold War with Russia and wanted to achieve technological dominance. The Soviet Union had sent the satellite Sputnik to orbit around the Earth, which led to the launch of this organization.
  • Chicano Movement

    Chicano Movement
    A movement that covered issues from restoration of land grants, to farm workers' rights, to enhanced education, to voting and political rights, as well as emerging awareness of collective history.
  • The Great Society

    The Great Society
    A plan by President Lyndon B. Johnson, chiefly to enact domestic programs to improve education, provide medical care for the aged, and eliminate poverty. Many of these laws passed/acts are still active today.
  • Civil Rights Act 1964

    Civil Rights Act 1964
    Made it illegal to discriminate on the because of a person sex or race when it came to hiring, firing, and promoting on the job
  • Medicare

    A federal program that pays for certain health care cost for people aged 65 or older.
  • Voting Rights Act 1965

    Voting Rights Act 1965
    Outlawed discriminatory voting practices which existed to one degree or another in most of the states and was specifically targeting practices in the Southern states.
  • American Indian Movement (AIM)

    American Indian Movement (AIM)
    A Native American civil-rights movement, founded in 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its was formed to encourage self-determination against Native Americans and to establish international recognition of their treaty rights.
  • La Raza Unida (Mexican Americans United)

    La Raza Unida (Mexican Americans United)
    Was an American political party centered on Chicano nationalism. The campaign campaigned for better housing, work, and educational opportunities for Mexican-Americans.
  • Gay Rights movement

    Gay Rights movement
    Despite the factor that LGBT people have been fighting for equality since the beginning. The movement had a bursh after the anti-war movement and "Black Power". The movement covers every aspect that any "regular" straight person has. Most popular one is marriage equality.
  • Isreal Relationship with the US

    Isreal Relationship with the US
    Provides important factor in the United States government's overall policy in the Middle East, and Congress has placed considerable importance on the maintenance of a close and supportive relationship.
  • September 11 - 9/11

    September 11 - 9/11
    Was a series of terrorist attacks during the morning hours of September 11. The main plot was to damage the American government in their most prized possessions: The World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and The Whitehouse. They successfully attacked the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, but not the White House.