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American History B

  • First car

    First car
    The first automobile was created in 1769 by a french man Nicholas Joseph Cugnot that was steam powered. Today car's are everywhere and they are gasoline powered.
  • First telephone

    First telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone was very low tech compared to today's gadgets. the phone has come a long way to todays smart phones with touch screens.
  • First radio

    First radio
    The first radio was built and presented by Alexander Stepanovich Popov. Since then the radio has progressed in to HD radio and satellite radio where many listen to music.
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    The Great Migration

    This was a migration of people specifically African-Americans that moved from the southern states to the northern states. It was significant because it changed the diversty of each town across the U.S. as well as the culture.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Prohibition against alcoholic beverages.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    this allowed everyone to vote including women.
  • Emergency Quota Act

    Emergency Quota Act
    The Emergency Quota Act was supposed to be temporary law which limited the percent of immigrants from each country to enter the U.S. The percent was 3% of each race that was already present in the U.S. and it was the first law that limited immigration.
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    Immigration Act of 1924
    This was created 3 years after the Emergency Quota Act to bring the percent down to 2% from each country. This was even stricter than the first.
  • First television

    First television
    Television was a rare thing in households when it came out. Now everyone has one and they are even HD big screens with millions of things to watch.
  • Black Thursday

    Black Thursday
    The first part of the stock market crash where the stocks began to plummet.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    The second part of the stock market crash that completely ruined the economy.
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    Hoover Dam built

    The Hoover dam was built to provide jobs for the unemployed.
  • FDR elected

    FDR elected
    Franklin D. Roosevelt who is famous for fixing the economy was elected for president for his first term.
  • 1933

    The economy began to recover after the stock market crash during the great depression.
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    This cancelled the 18th amendment which prohibited alcohol.
  • First computer

    First computer
    The first programmable computer was invented in 1936 by Konrad Zuse in his parents living room. Computers are used for everything even school.
  • GI Bill passed

    GI Bill passed
    FDR signed the GI Bill which helps vetrans with living costs.
  • Frisbee produced

    Frisbee produced
    There is controversy over when and who invented the Frisbee but Wham-o toy company began producing it in 1957.
  • Internet introduced to the public

    Internet introduced to the public
    The internet is very useful in today's world. If you want to know something all you have to do is "Google" it.