American History 1877 to the present

Timeline created by Sidney Gates
In History
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    1877 to the present

    American History
  • American Federation of Labor

    American Federation of Labor
    The American Federation of Labor was the first federation of labor unions in the United States. It was founded in Columbus Ohio, in December 1886 by an alliance of craft unions disaffected from the Knights of Labor.
  • Guilded age

    Guilded age
    Gilded Age A name for the U.S. in 1870s - 1890, coined by Mark Twain to describe the an increase in wealth caused by the industrial age and the ostentatious lifestyles of the elite. This hid the many social problems of the time, including a high poverty rate, a high crime rate.
  • Streetcar Strike

    Streetcar Strike
    Streetcar Strike was one of the most violent strikes against a public utility in the United States. Members of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employee struck the Columbus Railway and Light Company for higher wages and union recognition.
  • Woodrow wilson Became president

    Woodrow wilson Became president
    Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States, in office from 1913 to 1921. A leader of the Progressive Movement, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913.
  • World war 1

    World war 1
    World War I WWI also known as the First World War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
  • March 1st Movement begins in Korea

    March 1st Movement begins in Korea
    The March 1st Movement, or Samil Movement, was one of the earliest public displays of Korean resistance during the occupation of the Korean Empire by Japan. The name refers to an event that occurred on March 1, 1919, hence the movement's name, literally meaning "Three-One Movement" or "March First Movement" in Korean.
  • Warren G Harding becomes president

    Warren G Harding becomes president
    Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States (1921–1923), a Republican from Ohio who served in the Ohio Senate and then in the United States Senate, where he played a minor role.
  • Isolationism

    Isolationism
    The isolationist approach to foreign policy meant U.S. leadership in world affairs diminished after World War I. Overseas, certain nations saw the growth of tyrannical governments that reasserted their power through aggression and created conditions leading to the Second World War. After Pearl Harbor, the United States entered World War II, which changed the country’s focus from isolationism to international involvement
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    The New Deal was a series of domestic programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1936, and a few that came later. They included both laws passed by Congress as well as presidential executive orders during the first term of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    World War II also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations, including all of the great power eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941.
  • The cold war

    The cold war
    Political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare, in particular. Existed between the Soviet bloc countries and the US-led Western powers from 1945 to 1990.
  • Social transformation in the U.S.

    Social transformation in the U.S.
    A period of post-war prosperity allowed the United States to undergo fundamental social change. Adding to this change was an emphasis on scientific inquiry, the shift from an industrial to a technological/service economy, the impact of mass media, the phenomenon of suburban and Sun Belt migrations, and the expansion of civil rights.
  • Dwight D Eisenhower Becomes president

    Dwight D Eisenhower Becomes president
    Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander.
  • Montgomery bus boycott

    Montgomery bus boycott
    a seminal event in the U.S. civil rights movement, was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Civil rights Movement

    Civil rights Movement
    A mass popular movement to secure for African Americans equal access to and opportunities for the basic privileges and rights of U.S. citizenship.
  • Kent state Protest

    Kent state Protest
    The Kent State shootings occurred at Kent State University and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. students who were shot had been protesting against the Cambodian Campaign, which President Richard Nixon announced during a television address on April 30.
  • Removal of Berlin wall

    Removal of Berlin wall
    Reagan met with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in four summit conferences, culminating with the signing of the INF Treaty. These actions accelerated the end of the Cold War, which occurred during the early part of the Bush presidency, and the removal of the Berlin Wall.
  • Collapse of the soviet Union

    Collapse of the soviet Union
    In December of 1991, as the world watched in amazement, the Soviet Union disintegrated into fifteen separate countries. Its collapse was hailed by the west as a victory for freedom, a triumph of democracy over totalitarianism, and evidence of the superiority of capitalism over socialism.
  • Post cold War

    Post cold War
    The military history of the United States spans a period of over two centuries. During those years, the United States evolved from a new nation fighting Great Britain for independence, through the monumental American Civil War to the world's sole remaining superpower of the late 20th century and early 21st century.
  • Barack Obama becomes President

    Barack Obama becomes President
    Barack Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is also the first African American to hold the office.