American History from 1877 to the present Timeline

  • 1877 Strike

    1877 Strike
    1877 Strike July 17, 1877, in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Eastern railroad announced a 10% wage cut, which caused workers to stop rail service from Baltimore to St. Louis. Hayes sent troops to calm down the rioting, and it became the first major national labor conflict
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    Industrialization and Progressivism (1877-1920

  • Chinese Immigration and Exclusion Acts

    Chinese Immigration and Exclusion Acts
    Chinese Immigration and Exclusion Acts(what was it) Beginning in 1882 Denis Kearny and the Workingmen's Party were successful in passing the Chinese Exclusion Act which:
    -denies citizenship to people born in China
    -prohibited the immigration of Chinese
    -except students, teachers, merchants, tourists, and government officials
  • Guilded Age

    Guilded Age
    Gilded Age A name for the U.S. in 1870s - 1890, coined by Mark Twain to describe the an increase in wealth caused by the industrial age and the ostentatious lifestyles of the elite. This hid the many social problems of the time, including a high poverty rate, a high crime rate.
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    2.) Foreign Affair from Imperialism to Post WWI (1898-1930)

  • Woodrow Wilson Became President

    Woodrow Wilson Became President
    Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States, in office from 1913 to 1921. A leader of the Progressive Movement, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913.
  • WWI begins

    WWI begins
    World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. From the time of its occurrence until the approach of World War II, it was called simply the World War or the Great War, and thereafter the First World War or World War I.
  • WWI ends

    WWI ends
    Germany had formally surrendered on November 11, 1918, and all nations had agreed to stop fighting while the terms of peace were negotiated. On June 28, 1919, Germany and the Allied Nations (including Britain, France, Italy and Russia) signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending the war.
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    Prosperity, Depression, and the New Deal (1919-1941)

  • March 1st Movement begins in Korea

    March 1st Movement begins in Korea
    The March 1st Movement, or Samil Movement, was one of the earliest public displays of Korean resistance during the occupation of the Korean Empire by Japan. The name refers to an event that occurred on March 1, 1919, hence the movement's name, literally meaning "Three-One Movement" or "March First Movement" in Korean.
  • Warren G Harding Becomes President

    Warren G Harding Becomes President
    Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States (1921–1923), a Republican from Ohio who served in the Ohio Senate and then in the United States Senate, where he played a minor role.
  • Calvin Coolidge

    Calvin Coolidge
    John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. was the 30th President of the United States. A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state.
  • Montana & Nevada become 1st states to enact old age pension laws

    Montana & Nevada become 1st states to enact old age pension laws
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    From Isolationism to World War (1930-1945)

  • FDR became president

    FDR became president
    FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat, he was elected four times and served from March 1933 to his death in April 1945. He was a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war.
  • Amelia Erhart goes missing

    Amelia Erhart goes missing
    On July 2, 1937, the Lockheed aircraft carrying American aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan is reported missing near Howland Island in the Pacific.
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    The Cold War (1945-1991)

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    Social Transformation in the United States (1945-1994)

  • Harry S Truman Becomes president

    Harry S Truman Becomes president
    Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States of America. The final running mate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, Truman succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when Roosevelt died after months of declining health.
  • Dwight D Eisenhower Becomes president

    Dwight D Eisenhower Becomes president
    Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander.
  • JFK becomes president

    JFK becomes president
    John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly known by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until he was assassinated in November 1963.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president

    Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president
    Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States, a position he assumed after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States.
  • Richard Nixon becomes president

    Richard Nixon becomes president
    Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974, when he became the only president to resign the office.
  • Gerald Ford Becomes president

    Gerald Ford Becomes president
    Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford, Jr. was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and prior to this, was the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974.
  • Jimmy Carter becomes president

    Jimmy Carter becomes president
    James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981 and was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Ronald Regan becomes president

    Ronald Regan becomes president
    Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American actor and politician. He was the 40th President of the United States. Prior to his presidency, he served as the 33rd Governor of California.
  • George H.W. Bush becomes president

    George H.W. Bush becomes president
    George Herbert Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States. He was president 1989 through 1993.
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    United States and the Post-Cold War World (1991 to present)

  • Bill Clinton becomes president

    Bill Clinton becomes president
    William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served from 1993 to 2001 as the 42nd President of the United States. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president.
  • George H.W. Bush becomes president again

    George H.W. Bush becomes president again
    George Herbert Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States. He was president 1995-2000.
  • Barack Obama becomes President

    Barack Obama becomes President
    Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is also the first African American to hold the office.