American History

By gracelu
  • The Bicycle was Invented

    The Bicycle was Invented
    The invention of the bicycle helped change women’s fashion. It allowed women to wear pants instead of corsets. If they were to wear corsets they wouldn’t be able to breathe because they were so tight. Women could also wear split skirts.
  • Battle 1st Bull Run

    Battle 1st Bull Run
    This was the first actual battle. This battle had an audience which was people from D.C. This battle was won by the Confederates.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Major Robert Anderson and his men refused to leave. Lincoln sends a ship and the soldiers started fielding. Eventually they surrender and no one died. Even though this wasn’t a battle it was still considered the beginning of the war.
  • The Battle of the Ironclads

    The Battle of the Ironclads
    A battle between the 2 north and south ships. The north ship was the monitor and the south ship was the marrimac. This made all the other ships obscure and everyone wanted medal ships. It was a Draw.
  • The Homestead Act

    The Homestead Act
    This act was signed into effect by Presiden Lincoln, gave ownership to land to anyone who had never taken arms against the United States government was the head of a family or was 21 or older for little to no cost. This spurred a rapid increase of population in the west.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was watching a play at the Fords Theater. John Wilkes Booth shot him in the back of his head. The following day Abraham Lincoln died
  • Seward's Folly

    Seward's Folly
    Americas foresaw a potential for gold, fur and fisheries and more trade with China and Japan. He bought Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million dollars. Thomas Nas started a political cartoon about it.
  • Andrew Johnson Impeachment

    Andrew Johnson Impeachment
    Johnson replaced generals in the field who were
    more sympathetic to radical reconstruction. They impeached him before even drawing up the charges with a vote of 126 to 47. He had to go to senate for his trial so he still got to finish his term.
  • New York first Subway line

    New York first Subway line
    Invented by Alfred Ely Beach and his Co. beach united transit company. New York’s first subway line was put up out of his own money to build the first prototype and tunnel in just 58 days. Take a whole 22 people at one time and it costed $.25 which was donated to charity.
  • Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil

    Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil
    John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company is incorporated in Ohio. Rockefeller has been active in the oil business since 1863. Standard Oil was first formed as a partnership in 1868.
  • The Battle of Little Bighorn

    The Battle of Little Bighorn
    This is an important battle in the history of the west. It is well known for Custer's Last Stand. US led their troops. Sitting Bull had a huge encampment with hundreds of warriors ready to fight.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Compromise of 1877
    The election of 1876 was basically a 50/50 vote and so they decided to have a compromise. This compromise was that the republicans would get their president of the democrats got to end Reconstruction. This was good for both sides but bad for the blacks
  • Blacks being lynched

    Blacks being lynched
    In 1882 at least 49 blacks for being lynched. According to institution data 3438 blacks were lynched between the years 1882 and 1951
  • Ida B Wells starts her anti-lynching campaign

    Ida B Wells starts her anti-lynching campaign
    Ida B Wells began writing articles in campaigning against lynching. at least 161 blacks with lynched in 1892 and I was probably the highest number in a single year
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act on 1882

    The Chinese Exclusion Act on 1882
    This was a similar act to the Ellis Island. It was the first significant law restricting immigration into the United States
  • Statue of Liberty Dedicated

    Statue of Liberty Dedicated
    The Statue of Liberty was made in 1876 and it was the enlightenment of the world. It was a gift from France for friendship convention of the hundred year anniversary of the American revolution.
  • The Dawes Act

    The Dawes Act
    Split indian tribal land into smaller pieces for the indians if they agreed to abide the same laws as an american. Encouraged natives to assimilate.
  • The Panic of 1893

    The Panic of 1893
    The panic was a national economic crisis set off by the collapse of two of the country's largest employers. The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad and the National Cordage Company. Following of the failure of these two companies, a panic erupted on the stock market.
  • Sinking of the Maine

    Sinking of the Maine
    President McKinley sent the battleship Maine to Cuba to protect American citizens and property. The USS Maine explodes in Havana harbor and most Americans believed it was Spain fault. “Remember the Maine!” becomes the rallying cry.
  • Ellis Island Opens

    Ellis Island Opens
    This was a place for immigrants who wanted a chance to live in the United States. They had to go through series of tests and questions to make sure they were able to live here
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    A man was on the bus and he sat in the front even though he was 8% black and he was told to go to the back of the bus. So he took it to court. In the court ruled separate but equal.
  • President William McKinley sets a tax on all foreign goods

    President William McKinley sets a tax on all foreign goods
    The tariff raised the average duty on imports to almost fifty percent an act designed to protect domestic industries from foreign competition protectionism which was a tactic supported by Republicans was fiercely debated by politicians and condemned by Democrats.
  • Congress Declared War on Spain

    Congress Declared War on Spain
    An explosion destroyed the main killing 260 US soldiers. Spain was accused of destroying the main even though it hadn’t been approved so Congress declared war
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    The overthrow of the Hawai started January 17 with a coup d'état against Queen Liliʻuokalani on the island of Oahu by people of the Hawaiian Kingdom United States citizens and foreign people staying in Honolulu. A majority of them were foreigners.
  • Rough Riders Victory

    Rough Riders Victory
    Theodore Roosevelt lead a volunteer pigment known as the rough riders to victory at the battle of San Juan Hill.
  • Socialist Party of America

    Socialist Party of America
    During the Progressive Era many Americans supported and spread the idea of socialism for the people which would potentially stabilize income and equality for the citizens. The socialist mainly attempted to reform American economic policies and end capitalism
  • Teddy Roosevelt as President

    Teddy Roosevelt as President
    In his presidency his Square Deal, progressive reforms for America were outlined the number of national park were doubled. He came into office after president McKinley was assessinated
  • Archduke Francis Ferdinand is assassinated.

    Archduke Francis Ferdinand is assassinated.
    This assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's South Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Yugoslavia. The conspirators motives were consistent with the movement that later was known as Young Bosnia.
  • The Sinking of the Lusitania

    The Sinking of the Lusitania
    The sinking of the Lusitania was caused by a German torpedo off the Irish coast. There were 1200 passengers and crew member that died. They were innocent civilians.This was an important even. This was one of the few events that caused America to enter the war and turn the tide in favor of the Allies.
  • The U.S.A Enters WWI

    The U.S.A Enters WWI
    The Americans didn't want to be apart of the war. As a matter of fact, they isolated themselves from the war completely. As time progressed, the Americans were slowly getting attacked. Britain blockaded all German ships to America. They resumed the policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
  • The 19th Amendment was Ratified

    The 19th Amendment was Ratified
    The 19th amendment allowed women to vote. This was a huge deal in America. Women barley were given any opportunity to do anything but work and clean. They were basically a slave to their husbands and their families. Allowing women to vote meant a lot and the fact that it was taken away from then felt like steps being taken backwards.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    This Amendment gave women the right to vote. Alice Paul fought unsuccessfully for an equal rights amendment until her death and they finally got it.
  • Treaty of Versailles takes effect

    Treaty of Versailles takes effect
    This treaty forced Germany to surrender colonies in Africa, Asia and the Pacific cede territory to other nations like France and Poland reduce the size of its military pay war reparations to the Allied countries and accept guilt for the war.
  • Tennessee becomes the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment

    Tennessee becomes the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment
    This made woman’s suffrage legal in the United States. By that summer, 35 of the 36 states necessary had ratified the amendment. Eight states had rejected the amendment, and five had not voted.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    The prosecution of science teacher John Scopes for teaching evolution in a Tennessee public school, which a recent bill had made illegal. He was convicted, fined, and the law against teaching the theory of evolution remained.
  • First Sound Movie

    First Sound Movie
    The first movie created with sound was called Jazz Singer. It marked the ascendancy of “talkies” and ended the silent-film era.
  • The Great Depression Begins

    The Great Depression Begins
    The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. It began after the stock market crash of October 1929 and sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    This is when the stock market crashed this encouraged many people to think that the market would continue to rise. Investors borrowed money to buy more stocks.
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act
    The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act is passed. Many economists say this act contributed to the Great Depression. This was a law that implemented protectionist trade policies in the United States.
  • Election of 1932

    Election of 1932
    Herbert Hoover becomes the 31st President of the United States
  • New Deal Speech

    New Deal Speech
    Presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt makes his New Deal speech. The New Deal was was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the United States between 1933 and 1939.