American History B

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  • Car Invention

    Nicephore Niepce and his brother Claude probably created the world's first internal combustion engine which they called a Pyréolophore, The Swiss inventor François Isaac de Rivaz designed his own 'de Rivaz internal combustion engine' and used it to develop the world's first vehicle, to be powered by such an engine
  • Telephone

    The invention of the telephone is the culmination of work done by many individuals, the history of which involves a collection of claims and counterclaims. The development of the modern telephone involved an array of lawsuits founded upon the patent claims of several individuals.
  • Frisbee invented

    A baker named William Russel Frisbie, of Warren, Connecticut, and later of Bridgeport, came up with a clever marketing idea back in the 1870s. He put the family name in relief on the bottom of the light tin pans in which his company’s homemade pies were sold
  • The Great Migation

    The grate Migration was the movement of 6 million blacks out of the Southern United States to the Northeast, Midwest, and West.
  • 19th amendment

    to the United States Constitution prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex.The Constitution allows states to determine the qualifications for voting, and until the 1910s most states disenfranchised women. The amendment was the culmination of the women's suffrage movement, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote.
  • Emergency Quota Act

    This act restricted immigration into the United States. Although intended as temporary legislation, the Act proved in the long run the most important turning-point in American immigration policy.
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    The law was aimed at further restricting the Southern and Eastern Europeans who were immigrating in large numbers starting in the 1890s.It also prohibiting the immigration of Middle Easterners, East Asians and Asian Indians. Congressional opposition was minimal.
  • Television

    The history of television records the work of numerous engineers and inventors in several countries over many decades. The fundamental principles of television were initially explored using electromechanical methods to scan, transmit and reproduce an image.
  • Black Thursday

    the start of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 at the New York Stock Exchange. "Black Tuesday" was the following week on October 29, 1929
  • Black Tuesday

    ), also known as the Great Crash, and the Stock Market Crash of 1929, was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its fallout.[1] The crash signaled the beginning of the 12-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries
  • Computer Invention

    There is not just one inventor of the computer, as the ideas of many scientists and engineers led to its inventionThese ideas were developed mostly independently of each other, in Germany, Great Britain and the USA, and were turned into working machines.
  • Hoover Dam constructed

    Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin Roosevelt.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt elected President

    The United States presidential election of 1932 took place as the effects of the Wall Street Crash of 1929,and the Great Depression were being felt intensely across the country. President Herbert Hoover's popularity was falling as voters felt he was worsening the depression through his excessive spending and protectionism
  • 18th amendment

    The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol. The 18th Amendment remains the only Amendment to ever have been repealed.
  • 21st amendment

    When Prohibition was introduced, I hoped that it would be widely supported by public opinion and the day would soon come when the evil effects of alcohol would be recognized. I have slowly and reluctantly come to believe that this has not been the result. Instead, drinking has generally increased; the speakeasy has replaced the saloon; a vast army of lawbreakers has appeared; many of our best citizens have openly ignored Prohibition; respect for the law has been greatly lessened; and crime has i
  • 1933 (state of economy)

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    World War I and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles with its severe reparations imposed on Germany led to a decade of economic woes, including hyperinflation in the mid 1920s. Following the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the German economy, like many other western nations, suffered the effects of the Great Depression with unemployment soaring to unprecedented heights .hen Hitler became Chancellor in 1933, he introduced new efforts t
  • GI Bill of Rights

    known informally as the G.I. Bill, was an omnibus law that provided college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans as well as one year of unemployment compensation. It also provided many different types of loans for returning veterans to buy homes and start businesses.
  • Internet

    The Internet Protocol Suite was standardized and the concept of a world-wide network of fully interconnected TCP/IP networks called the Internet was introduced. the Internet has had a drastic impact on culture and commerce, including the rise of near instant communication by electronic mail, instant messaging, Voice over Internet Protocol "phone calls", two-way interactive video calls, and the World Wide Web with its discussion forums, blogs, social networking, and online shopping sites.