Unfinished nation

American History from 1880-1990

  • The Bessemer Process

    The Bessemer Process
    The rise of steel throughout the 1870's, 1880's. The process for converting iron into durable and versatile steel
  • Spectator Sports

    Spectator Sports
    In search for entertainment, the rise of spectator sports such as baseball circulated throughout the 1800's.
  • The AFL (American Federation of Labor)

    The AFL (American Federation of Labor)
    A group of craft unions who formed the AFL who mainly represented skilled workers
  • The Dawes Severalty Act

    The act to provide land to the Indians on various reservations, and to extend the protection of laws and Territories over the Indians
  • The Ethnic City

    In major cities most of the population consisted of immigrants, the diversity of new immigrant populations were striking quite equally
  • Patterns of income and consumption

    The consumption of goods, vast fortunes, and increasing prosperity of the middle class between 1890 and 1910
  • Commercial Agriculture

    Commercial farmers were replacing the independent farmer in an attempt to do the agriculutral economy what industrialists were doing in the manufacturing economy.
  • The Automobile

    The Automobile
    The first gasoline driven motor vehicle in America developed by Charles and Frank Duryea. The development grew rapidly in the American automobile industry having almost 5 million automobiles on the road by 1917
  • Frederick Jacksom Turner

    Frederick Jacksom Turner
    Wrote "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" preaching about the expiernce of western expansion and how it stimulated individualism, nationalism, and democracy.
  • The panic of 1893

    The panic of 1893
    Between the economic fail of the National Cordage Company and our loans we were unable to pay off resulted in bank ruptcy, and later triggered a stock market crash
  • Controversy over Cuba

    The rise of the Cubans, the Spanish American War. Between the Dupuy de Lome letter and the blowing up of the American battle ship "The Maine" Mckinley declared war.
  • Rise of Medical Science

    The Rise of Medical Science allowed Doctors to become familiar with new technologies which allowed them to recognize other causes of diseases and preventions of diseases as well. In 1899 Aspirin was first synthesized.
  • The Wright Brothers

    The Wright Brothers
    The Wright Brothers constructed an improved plane, from the original developed in 1899, that flew over 23 miles
  • The Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal
    The Panama Canal creatied a channe through Central America and linked the Atlantic and the Pacific ocean.
  • The Fourteen Points

    President Wilsons 14 proposals which he claimed the nation was fighting.
  • The Red Scare

    The Red Scare
    The fear of the spread of Communism to the U.S
  • Prohibition

    Due to the 18th amendment any consumption of alcholic beverages were now illegal.
  • The Temperance Crusade

    The Temperance Crusade
    The eighteenth Amendment went into effect prohibiting manufacturing, sale, transportation, and consumption of alcholic beverages.
  • Teapot Dome scandal

    Teapot Dome scandal
    The teapot dome scandal involved the rich naval oil reserves at Teapot Dome to be secretely released to two wealthy buisness men in exchange for half a million dollars.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    The trial took place over the evolutionist teachings of science teacher john scopes.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact

    A proposal by Secretary of State Frank Kellogg with a multilateral treaty outlawing war as an instument of national policy.
  • Black Tuesday

    The New York stock market crashed causing millions of people
    to become bankrupt due to how much they invested in the stock market.
  • The Scottsboro Boys

    The Scottsboro Boys
    http://mayfieldfhs.wikispaces.com/1st-The+Scottsboro+BoysNine black teenagers were arressted for vagrancy and disorder, and than later convicted of rape of two white women.
  • Emergency Banking Act

    Established to Protect large banks from being affected by the failures of smaller banks.
  • National Recovery Administration

    The NRA instituted many regulations that are currently labor laws
  • Soviet Union recognized

    The United States and the Soviet Union agreed to open formal diplomatic relations.
  • Black Cabinet

    In an effort to assist African Americans, The president created the Black Cabinet which was an informal network of officeholders that made efforts to ensure that New Deal relief programs did not exclude Blacks.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    A steady decline in rainfall and an accompanying increase in heat throughout Texas and into the Dakotas. These dry areas expiernced weeks of violent dust storms.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The Japenesse struck Pearl Harbor for two hours wounding and killing over 3.500 people, sunk and damaged 18 ships, and destroyed over 350 aircrafts.
  • Relocation Centers

    Under huge pressure from the military and political leaders, the president authorized the army to force Japanese Americans into relocation centers
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Americans destroyed four of Japan's aircraft carriers along with destroying Japan's naval strength aswell.
  • DDT

    DDT was a new pesticide that was harmful to bugs, and allowed soldiers to fight off tropical diseases these insects carried.
  • Surrender of Japan

    Surrender of Japan
    Japan Surrendered bringing World War 2 to an end.
  • The Marshall Plan

    http://www.marshallfoundation.org/TheMarshallPlan.htmA plan created by secretary of the state George Marshall to help rebuild the European economy.
  • Government Spending

    Economic growth broke out during the early 1950's which led to the government spending money on military, schools,housing, welfare, and interstate highways.
  • McCarthyism

    The acusations against people who were thought to have communist ties.
  • The Arrival of Minors

    The economic boom in the Far West due to mining.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    Communist North Korean troops poured across the border into South Korea, intent on reunifying the country through force of arms.
  • The Counterculture

    The Counterculture
    The counterculture created an exgeratted expression of impulses, bringing long hair, flamboyan clothing, and a permissive view of sex and drugs through the larger society
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    The Freedom Rides were a tatic that aimed to desegergate public transportation in the South.
  • The indian Civil Rights movement

    More than 400 members of 67 tribes gathered together to form the Declaration of Indian Purpose which implied the "right to choose our own way of life" and the "responsability of preserving our precious heritage."
  • Bay of pigs

    An unsuccessful attempt to invade Cuba with 2,000 armed exiles in reguards to push Castro away from power, but failed due to Castro's outnumbering army.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    Civil rights demonstration, where over 200,000 demonstraters marched down the mall in Washington in support for the legislation and broadcast the power of the growing movement
  • Apollo

    The Space program known as Apollo, whose purpose was to land men on the moon, and in 1969 July 20th Neil Armstrong successfully made that trip
  • Watergate

    A burglary at Watergate office building in Washington. The five men that committed the burgarly had ties with the White House and were paid money to break in.