American History

Timeline created by Musong Qin
  • The Homestead Act

    The Homestead Act
    Any person who was the head of a family or was at
    least 21 years old could become the owner of a
    homestead, which was 160 acres.
  • The Sand Creek Massacre

    The Sand Creek Massacre
    Cheyenne raids on wagon trains and settlements 150-500 people slaughtered, in the end, Cheyenne agrees to move to a reservation
  • Freedmen's bureau

    Freedmen's bureau
    The Freedmen’s Bureau provided food, clothing, jobs, medical
    care, and education for millions of former slaves and poor whites.
  • 13th amendment

    13th amendment
    The 13th amendment states that Neither slavery nor involuntary
    servitude, except as a punishment for
    crime whereof the party shall have been
    duly convicted, shall exist within the
    The United States or any place subject to
    their jurisdiction.
  • Purchase of Alaska

    Purchase of Alaska
    Alaska was purchased from the Russians for 7.2 million, this purchase wasn't appreciated by the Americans in the beginning, but later on, they found valuable resources like coal, tin, fish, gold, and oil. which made this a good deal.
  • The finish of the continental railroad.

    The finish of the continental railroad.
    On May 10, 1869, The CPR and UPR met
    at Promontory Point, Utah.
  • 15th amendment

    15th amendment
    The 15th amendment states that all men can vote.
  • Susan B. Anthony arrested

    Susan B. Anthony arrested
    Susan B, Anthony was arrested because she was trying to vote for Grant as president, later she was brought to trial in Rochester. Fifteen other women are arrested for illegally voting at the election.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Republicans get the Presidency with Hayes. Democrats get an end to Reconstruction.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was released in 1882, which cut down the numbers of Chinese going to America significantly.
  • The completion of the Brooklyn Bridge

    The completion of the Brooklyn Bridge
    On this day, the Brooklyn Bridge is completed, it's one of the longest bridges in America and it proved to the world what American engineers can do.
  • Women Suffrage propose was defeated.

    A Woman Suffrage Amendment is proposed in the U.S. Congress and the first vote on woman suffrage is taken in the Senate and is defeated. The 19th Amendment actually has the same wording as this one.
  • The Dawes act

    The Dawes act
    Henry Dawes, he wants the Indians to wear civilized clothes cultivate the ground, live in houses, ride in Studebaker wagons, send children to school, drink whiskey and
    own property."
  • Gospel of Wealth

    Gospel of Wealth
    Andrew Carnegie publishes an essay called the Gospel of Wealth, it expressed his opinion on the social structure. He also stated his opinion on capitalism
  • Invention of basketball

    Invention of basketball
    James Naismith invented basketball in 1891, later it became one of the most popular sports all around the world.
  • Ida B. Wells crusades against lynching

    Ida B. Wells crusades against lynching
    Ida B. Wells was a former school teacher in Memphis. Her friends were murdered by a Memphis mob and the police refused to arrest the killer, she started a national anti-lynching campaign later.
  • The first open of Ellis Island

    The first open of Ellis Island
    1892, Ellis Island opens its doors to all the immigrants, in the next half-century, 12 million people will pass through those doors to a new life in America.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    It's a case that made the Supreme Court state that segregation was legal as long as facilities were separate but equal.
  • The sinking of Maine

    The sinking of Maine
    USS Maine, which is a battleship of the US Navy and it sunk in the Havana bay, there is a conspiracy that Spain blew up the ship and it's one of the starting factors of the war.
  • Congress declares war on Spain

    Congress declares war on Spain
    Congress decided to declare war on Spain despite the fact that Spain may not be the one that blew up The Maine.
  • Battle of San Juan Hill

    Battle of San Juan Hill
    Theodore Roosevelt led the Rough Riders to victory at the battle of San Juan Hill. It made him gained fame and reputation, which helped him later on becoming the president.
  • National Child Labor Committee formed

    The National Child Labor Committee was formed in 1904, which reduce the numbers of child labor, which means more kids can go to school.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    The 16th Amendment was established, which states that the federal government to collect an income tax from all Americans.
  • Panama Canal

    The construction of the Panama Canal is finished, the Panama Canal became a US territory until the 1990s, it greatly shortens the travel time from the Atlantics to the Pacifics.
  • The sinking of Lusitania

    The sinking of Lusitania
    The American ship Lusitania was sunk by the Germans because the Germans were able to confirm that it was carrying ammunition so it was attacked by German submarines. The Americans were outraged about it it's one of the reasons why America was in WWI.
  • Armistice day

    Armistice day
    The Armistice Day is the day that WWI officially ends, it also became America's veteran's day.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution established the prohibition of alcoholic drinks in the United States. The amendment was proposed by Congress on December 18, 1917, and was ratified by the requisite number of states on January 16, 1919.
  • 19th Amendement

    19th Amendement
    Three-quarters of the state voted yes on women suffrage and the 19th amendment is passed and all the women are allowed to vote.
  • The Ku Klux Klan march in D.C.

    The Ku Klux Klan march in D.C.
    The KKK gathered and marched on the streetes of Washington D.C. they marched to preserve the U.S. for white native-born Protestants.
  • First non stop flight from NYC to Paris

    First non stop flight from NYC to Paris
    Lindbergh took off in New York, on May 20, 1927, and after 33 hours of flying, he landed in Paris.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    On this date, share prices on the New York Stock Exchange completely collapsed, this is one of the causes of the Great Depression
  • The Hawley-Smoot Tarrif

    The Hawley-Smoot Tarrif
    it's an act passed by the Hoover Government, it raises the tariff on us imports up to 50% which stops a lot of trading, it's one of Hoover's biggest flaws.
  • The revenue act of 1932

    The revenue act of 1932
    Income taxes were raised from 1% to 4% at the low end and from 23% to 63% at the top of the scale.
  • The bonus army

    The bonus army
    The bonus army was made up of a bunch of veterans that wants their bonus which was supposed to be paid by 1945. It was put down with the army.
  • The start of 100 days

    The start of 100 days
    13 major laws were enacted during this period, it's the time where FDR started to make a change to the laws so that the United States can get out of the Great Depression quicker
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    Hitler invaded Poland and he took over Poland in a short amount of time. This is considered the start of WWII.
  • Attack of Pearl Harbor

    Attack of Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, they were hoping to destroy the Pacific fleet so that America won't interfere with their activity in East Asia. This pulled America
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    This is considered the turning pointe of the European theatre. The USSR army was able to hold off Germany and win the battle of Stalingrad.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    This is the day that Germany surrendered which marks the period for WWII on European soil.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima

    Bombing of Hiroshima
    The U.S. finally dropped an atomic bomb on Japan, after so many warnings being sent out. It reduces the potential casualties and it helped end the war.
  • VJ day

    VJ day
    after two atomic bombs being dropped on Japanese soil, the emperor of Japan has surrendered. WWII officially ended on this day.
  • End of Korean War

    End of Korean War
    The Korean War had come to an end after 3 years of fighting. even though the cease-fire agreement is signed but the peace treaty was never officially signed. North Korea and South Korea are separated by the 38-degree line.
  • The start of Vietnam war

    The start of Vietnam war
    This is considered the start of the Vietnam War which lasted for almost 20 years. Even though this is not when the actual battle started it's still considered the start of the Vietnam war because the U.S. started sending troops in1955
  • Hawaii became a state

    Hawaii became a state
    Hawaii became a state on this day of 1959, it was the 50th state. It's been almost 60 years since it became a territory of the US.
  • Gulf of Tonkin

    Gulf of Tonkin
    The U.S. claimed that USS Maddox which is a destroyer was attacked by Vietnamese, this is the actual start of fighting in the Vietnam War,
  • Tet offensive

    Tet offensive
    This is an attack launched on South Vietnamese and Americans by the Communist Vietnam army. It was Vietnam's new year and this is considered one of the major battles of the Vietnam war.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    This is the first time human actually step on Earth. Like waht Armstrong said "It's a small step for man and a giant leap for mankind. Even though it's a product of the Cold War but it's one of the biggest events throughout 20 century.
  • The end of Vietnam War

    The end of Vietnam War
    In 20 years, the war is finally over, the U.S. pulled out of the war and soon after that the communist party took over Vietnam.
  • The fall of Berlin wall

    The fall of Berlin wall
    On this day the Berlin wall fell down which symbolized the end of the Cold War, which means that war without any direct battles but frightened millions of people are coming to an end.
  • The end of USSR

    The end of USSR
    USSR the biggest nation on Earth became hisstory. On this day, the USSR government announced the collapse of the Government and it's the end of the cold war.