American History B Timeline

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  • Telephone

    Allowed people to communicate much faster than through letter or telegraph. It also allowed people to talk over long distances and lead to present day cell phones.
  • Radio

    The first technology that could send messages over airwaves instead of wires. The radio became hugely popular in the 1940s. Airwaves were used for other technologies like cell phones and televisions.
  • Television

    The first known use of the term "television." The TV is the gateway for media. It allows for quick communication and has the ability to broadcast to a huge range of people.
  • Car

    The Model T invented by Henry Ford
    It was cheap, easy to fix and easy to drive. Made way for the creation of more cars and led to the cars of today.
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    The Great Migration

    African Americans moved from the South to Northeastern cities to fill job positions and created diversity in the North. This date encompasses both the First Migration and the Second Migration.
  • 18th Amendment

    It established the Prohibition in the United States. It made it alcohol illegal, but it also increased the amount of crime because there were so many people still acquiring alcohol.
  • 19th Amendment

    It prohibited any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on gender so it gave women the right to vote. This was a huge step forward to women's rights. It was also a step toward equality between men and women.
  • Emergency Quota Act

    This act put a limit on the number of European immigrants that could come into the United States. It did this through the use of a quota system.This act restricted the number of immigrants admitted from any country annually to 3% of the number of residents from that same country living in the United States as of the U.S. Census of 1910.
  • Immigration Act 1924

    This act limited the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number of people from that country who were already living in the United States in 1890. The law was aimed at further restricting the Southern and Eastern Europeans who were immigrating in large numbers starting in the 1890s, as well as prohibiting the immigration of East Asians and Asian Indians.
  • Black Thursday

    Investors sold 13 million shares of stock which was three times the normal volume. They lost $5 billion that day. One of the triggers of the Great Depression.
  • Black Tuesday

    This was considered the beginning of the Great Depression. It was the day that stocks lost 13% of their value.
  • Hoover Dam constructed

    The construction of the dam started in 1931 and ended in 1936. The dam was a huge project that created thousands of job that were severely needed during the Great Depression.
  • 1933 (state of economy)

    The lowest point of the Great Depression occurred at the end of 1932 and the beginning og 1933. In the second half of 1933, the economy began a slow recovery. FDR was elected in 1933 and started his New Deal programs to stimulate the economy.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt elected president

    The nation needed FDR. His New Deal programs and reforms saved the country from the Depression. His first 100 days in office focused on immediate relief.
  • 21st Amendment

    This amendment repealed the 18th amendment and ended the Prohibition. The government found it impossible to enforce the ban on alcohol and Americans were not going to stop buying, selling and making alcohol. The amendment legalized alcohol once again in the U.S.
  • Computer

    The creation of computers allowed people and businesses to keep more files and to do large equations. They also lead to the invention of the internet.
  • G.I. Bill of Rights

    The bill provided money for veterans to pursue college or vocational training. It also gave them a year of unemployment pay. Most importantly, it provided loans for pay for houses and start businesses.
  • Frisbee Invented

    The Frisbee was a very popular toy and probably contributed to economic growth. Led to the creation of Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf.
  • Internet

    It gives anyone any information at any time. It allows the user to be connected to the whole world without leaving their home. The internet is a huge medium today and many people use it for their source of information and entertainment.