American History

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    american history

  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The civil war was fought between the northern states of america, and the southern states. The northern states were known as "The Union" & they were against slavery. The southern states were known as "The Confederacy" & was all for slavery.
  • Abraham Lincon was assassinated

    Abraham Lincon was assassinated
    The 16th President of the United States
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877) following his highly successful role as a war general in the second half of the Civil War
  • Thomas Edison Invents The Lightbulb

    Thomas Edison Invents The Lightbulb
    Born on February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio, Thomas Edison rose from humble beginnings to work as an inventor of major technology. Setting up a lab in Menlo Park, some of the products he developed included the telegraph, telephone, phonograph, electric light bulb, alkaline storage batteries and Kinetograph (a camera for motion pictures). He died on October 18, 1931, in West Orange, New Jersey.
  • Titanic Sinks

    Titanic Sinks
    he world was shocked when the Titanic sank. The "unsinkable" ship Titanic sank on its maiden voyage, losing at least 1,517 lives (some accounts say even more), making it one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history. After the Titanic sank, safety regulations were increased to make ships safer, including ensuring enough lifeboats to carry all on board and making ships staff their radios 24 hours a day.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey faced off against the Allied Powers (Great Britian, France, Russia, Italy, amd Japan). Ended in 1918
  • The Versailles Treaty

    The Versailles Treaty, signed on June 28, 1919, was the peace settlement between Germany and the Allied Powers that officially ended World War I. However, the conditions in the treaty were so punitive upon Germany that many believe the Versailles Treaty laid the groundwork for the eventual rise of Nazis in Germany and the eruption of World War II.
  • Prohibition Begins in the U.S

    Prohibition Begins in the U.S. (1920): Beginning in the 19th century, many people, especially women, blamed many of society's problems upon alcohol. With the hope of bettering society, organizations were formed to advocate against the consumption of alcohol. By the beginning of the 20th century, many states had already created state laws banning alcohol. On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. Exactly one year later (January 16, 1920), this Amendment went i
  • The Invention of Bubble Gum

    The Invention of Bubble Gum
    Chewing gum has a history that spans as far back as the ancient Greeks, who chewed the resin from mastic trees. However, it wasn't until 1928 that Walter Diemer happened upon just the right gum recipe to make the very first bubble gum, a special type of chewing gum that allows the chewer to make bubbles.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    Historical Importance of the Great Depression: The Great Depression, an immense tragedy that placed millions of Americans out of work, was the beginning of government involvement in the economy and in society as a whole.
  • Stock Market Crashes

    Stock Market Crashes
    Stock Market Crashes (1929): The enthusiasm and optimism of the 1920s in the United States led many people to invest their savings into the stock market. As the bull market (when stock prices are rising) continued throughout 1927 and 1928, even more everyday people were enticed to invest.
  • Pluto Discovered

    Pluto Discovered
    On February 18, 1930, Clyde W. Tombaugh, an assistant at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, discovered Pluto. For over seven decades, Pluto was considered the ninth planet of our solar system.
  • The Star Spangled Banner

    On March 3, 1931, U.S. President Herbert Hoover signed an act that officially made "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem for the United States. Before this time, the United States had been without any national anthem.
  • Empire State Building Completed

    When the Empire State Building opened on May 1, 1931, it was the tallest building in the world - standing at 1,250 feet tall. This building not only became an icon of New York City, it became a symbol of twentieth century man's attempts to achieve the impossible.
  • Adolf Hitler Appointed Chancellor of Germany

    On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed as the chancellor of Germany by President Paul Von Hindenburg. This appointment was made in an effort to keep Hitler and the Nazi Party “in check”; however, it would have disastrous results for Germany and the entire European continent. In the year and seven months that followed, Hitler was able to exploit the death of Hindenburg and combine the positions of chancellor and president into the position of Führer, the supreme leader of Germany.
  • Assassination Attempt on Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Assassination Attempt on Franklin D. Roosevelt
    On February 15, 1933, President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt had just sat down after giving a speech at the Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida when five shots rang out. Giuseppe Zangara, an Italian immigrant and unemployed bricklayer, had emptied his .32 caliber pistol while aiming the best he could at FDR while standing on a wobbly chair about 25 feet away. Although none of the shots hit FDR, Chicago's Mayor Anton Cermak was mortally hit in the stomach and four others received minor injuries.
  • Dachau

    Auschwitz might be the most famous camp in the Nazi system of terror, but it was not the first. The first concentration camp was Dachau, established on March 20, 1933 in the southern German town of the same name (10 miles northwest of Munich). Although it was initially established to hold political prisoners of the Third Reich, only a minority of whom were Jews, Dachau soon grew to hold a large and diverse population of people targeted by the Nazis. Under the oversight of Nazi Theodor Eicke, Dac
  • Cold War began

    Cold War began
    began in 1947 and ended in 1991
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    was a series of worldwide political movements for equality before the law
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    ended october 28, 1962
  • Kent State Shooting

    Kent State Shooting
    occurred at Kent State University in the U.S. city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis
  • Vietnam War ended

    Vietnam War ended
    was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975
  • Gulf War

    Gulf War
    was a war waged by a U.N.-authorized Coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States, against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
  • 9/11

    were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area on September 11, 2001.
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    This was the first U.S. presidential election in which an African American was elected, having also been the first in which an African American won the nomination of either major part