American History B

  • japan invades china

    In July 1937, Japan captured the former Chinese imperial capital of Beiping after instigating the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, which culminated in the Japanese campaign to invade all of China. The Soviets quickly signed a non-aggression pact with China to lend materiel support, effectively ending China's prior cooperation with Germany.
  • WWII Begins

    was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, which involved most of the world's nations, including all of the great powers: eventually forming two opposing military alliances, the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history. The war is generally accepted to have begun on 1 September 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany and Slovakia, and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire.
  • America Enters WWII

    The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. the Battle of 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
  • Germany surrenders

    People were rejoicing all over America. Everyone was finally safe from all dangers of Hitler and the Nazis. This was the day that Germany surrendered to the Allies. World War II in Europe was really truly over! This day didn’t come easily. The Allies had to beat many battles in order for this day to come, but we succeeded.
  • Japan surrenders

    The surrender ceremony was held on September 2 aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri, at which officials from the Japanese government signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, ending World War II. Allied civilians and servicemen alike celebrated V-J Day, the end of the war; however, some isolated soldiers and personnel from Japan's far-flung forces throughout Asia and the Pacific islands refused to surrender for months and years after, some into the 1970s.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Starving out the population and cutting off their business was their method of gaining control. The Truman administration reacted with a continual daily airlift which brought much needed food and supplies into the city of West Berlin. This Airbridge to Berlin lasted until the end of September of 1949---although on May 12, 1949, the Soviet government yielded and lifted the blockade.
  • Brown vs board of education

    was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896 which allowed state-sponsored segregation. Handed down on May 17, 1954 the Warren Court's unanimous decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." As a result, de jure racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protect clause
  • Cuban Missile crisses

    The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war. The United States armed forces were at their highest state of readiness ever and Soviet field commanders in Cuba were prepared to use battlefield nuclear weapons to defend the island if it was invaded. Luckily, thanks to the bravery of two men, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev, war was averted
  • John f kennedy assassinated

    President Kennedy was murdered while riding in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas at 12:30 PM on Friday, November 22, 1963. Several photos and films captured the assassination, JFK was rushed to Parkland Hospital, where a tracheostomy and other efforts failed to keep him alive.
  • Cival rights act passed

    The 1964 Civil Rights Act made racial discrimination in public places, such as theaters, restaurants and hotels, illegal. It also required employers to provide equal employment opportunities. Projects involving federal funds could now be cut off if there was evidence of discriminated based on colour, race or national origin. The Civil Rights Act also attempted to deal with the problem of African Americans being denied the vote in the Deep South.
  • Tonkin gulf Resolution

    On Aug. 4, 1964, North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin were alleged to have attacked without provocation U.S. destroyers that were reporting intelligence information to South Vietnam.the United States Congress passed on August 7, 1964 in response to a sea battle between the North Vietnamese Navy's Torpedo Squadron 135 and the destroyer USS Maddox on August 2 and an alleged second naval engagement between North Vietnamese boats and the US destroyers.
  • Arab-Israeli war

    The war began on June 5 with Israel launching surprise air strikes against Arab forces. The outcome was a swift and decisive Israeli victory. Israel took effective control of the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan, and the Golan Heights from Syria. Opinions are divided on whether Israel's attack was an act of aggression or a preemptive strike of a defensive nature.
  • Martin luther king jr assassination

    At 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, a shot rang out. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who had been standing on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, now lay sprawled on the balcony's floor. A gaping wound covered a large portion of his jaw and neck. A great man who had spent thirteen years of his life dedicating himself to nonviolent protest had been felled by a sniper's bullet.
  • Invation of cambodia

    On April 30 President Richard Nixon announced to a national television audience that US troops were invading Cambodia, the country west of Vietnam through which the North Vietnamese military was supplying their troops in the South. In fact, the US had been conducting bombing raids in Cambodia for over a year.
  • Resignation of Nixon

    After two years of bitter public debate over the Watergate scandals, President Nixon bowed to pressures from the public and leaders of his party to become the first President in American history to resign.
  • Withrawal from vietnam

    In 1989, the last Vietnamese troops left Cambodia, ushering in a long peace process that concluded with the October 23, 1991 Paris conference, which approved the United Nations supervision of a cease-fire, the demobilization and disarmament of militias, the repatriation of Cambodian refugees in Thailand, and free and fair elections.
  • The fall of the berlin wall

    Berlin, 11th and 12th of November, 1989: On Thursday, the 9th of November, 1989, and Friday the 10th, the TV and radio in Denmark was filled with news about the events in Berlin. The Berlin Wall was about to fall. On Saturday morning, the 11th of November
  • Invation of baghdad (start of persian gulf war)

    August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. The invasion began at 2 a.m., as tanks and armoured units rolled down a superhighway connecting the two countries. They were covered by aircraft, including Mil Mi-24 Hind helicopter gunships and Sukhoi ground attack aircraft. The Kuwaitis attempted to fight back. Their air force launched U.S.-built Hawk surface-to-air missile and downed 23 Iraq Air Force airplanes, but their supply was quickly exhausted. Pilots took to the air to try to fight
  • world trade center bombings

    At 18 minutes after noon on February 26, 1993, a huge bomb went off beneath the two towers of the World Trade Center. This was not a suicide attack. The terrorists parked a truck bomb with a timing device on Level B-2 of the underground garage, then departed. The ensuing explosion opened a hole seven stories up. Six people died. More than a thousand were injured. An FBI agent at the scene described the relatively low number of fatalities as a miracle.
  • 9/11/01 terrorist attack

    9/11 were a series of four coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001. 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyoneon plane Both towers collapsed within two hours, crashed a third airliner into The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia,The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville pynn.