american history timeline

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  • lincoln assassinated

    lincoln assassinated
    John Wilkes Booth initially plotted to kidnap President Lincoln early in 1864, in order to trade for the release of confederate prisoners of war. As a consequence of unfolding events Booth switched gears and a new desperate plan to cripple the union and help the confederacy emerged. On April 14, 1865 the kidnapping plot was now a killing rampage of several high officials in the Federal Government. Booth assigned the job of assassinating President Lincoln to himself. George Atzerodt was assigned
  • civil war

    civil war
    The Civil War was fought in thousands of different places, from southern Pennsylvania to Texas; from New Mexico to the Florida coast. The majority of the fighting took place in the states of Virginia and Tennessee. The Civil War was also contested on the Atlantic Ocean as far off as the coast of France, the Gulf of Mexico, and the brown water of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
  • sierra club

    sierra club
    By the USFSs own figures, the taxpayers lost $12 million in logging national forests in the Sierra Nevada. The Wilderness Society, whose professional economists include costs such as logging road construction, estimate the loss is closer to $24 million. Neither calculation includes any dollar amount reflecting losses of wildlife habitat, recreation and visual quality, water quality or other resource losses.(1)
    More than 25 percent of all National Forest recreation occurs in California.
  • uss manies explose

    uss manies explose
    USS Maine, a second-class battleship built between 1888 and 1895, was sent to Havana in January 1898 to protect American interests during the long-standing revolt of the Cubans against the Spanish government. In the evening of 15 February 1898, Maine sank when her forward gunpowder magazines exploded. Nearly three-quarters of the battleship's crew died as a result of the explosion.
  • spanish american war

    spanish american war
    The Spanish military forced Cubans into slave communities and thousands died from disease and starvation.
  • world war 1

    world war 1
    There was a tangle of alliances made between countries, to maintain a balance of power in Europe, which brought about the scale of the conflict
    Bosnian Crisis – Austria-Hungary took over the former Turkish province of Bosnia in 1909 angering Serbia
    Countries were building their military forces, arms and battleships
    Countries wanted to regain lost territories from previous conflicts and build empires
    Moroccan Crisis – Germans were protesting in 1911 against the French possession of Morocco
  • world war 2

    world war 2
    World War II was the most destructive conflict in history. It cost more money, damaged more property, killed more people, and caused more far-reaching changes than any other war in history.a
  • cold war era

    During World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union fought together as allies against the Axis powers. However, the relationship between the two nations was a tense one. Americans had long been wary of Soviet communism and concerned about Russian leader Joseph Stalin’s tyrannical, blood-thirsty rule of his own country. For their part, the Soviets resented the Americans’ decades-long refusal to treat the USSR as a legitimate part of the international community as well as their delayed ent
  • green peace

    This organization, Greenpeace Foundation, is the oldest existing "greenpeace" organization in the USA. It is the sole organizational remnant of the 1970's-era U.S. Greenpeace organizations, and does its best to follow the original guiding philosophies of the Greenpeace movement borne in Vancouver. It created many of the most-famous international "greenpeace" campaigns, and has worked vigorously for well over three decades in its continuing fight for whales, dolphins, and ocean wildlife.
  • iran histage crisis

    The Iran hostage crisis had its origins in a series of events that took place nearly a half-century before it began. The source of tension between Iran and the U.S. stemmed from an increasingly intense conflict over oil. British and American corporations had controlled the bulk of Iran’s petroleum reserves almost since their discovery--a profitable arrangement that they had no desire to change. However, in 1951 Iran’s newly elected prime minister, a European-educated nationalist named Muhammad M
  • gulf war

    President Bush sent 430,000 troops to Saudi Arabia to lead the U.N.-sponsored coalition and protect that country from an attack by Iraq.
  • collapse of soviet union

    n December of 1991, as the world watched in amazement, the Soviet Union disintegrated into fifteen separate countries. Its collapse was hailed by the west as a victory for freedom, a triumph of democracy over totalitarianism, and evidence of the superiority of capitalism over socialism. The United States rejoiced as its formidable enemy was brought to its knees, thereby ending the Cold War which had hovered over these two superpowers since the end of World War II. Indeed, the breakup of the Sovi
  • WTO

    In the period 1948-1994, the GATT received 123 notifications of RTAs (relating to trade in goods), and since the creation of the WTO in 1995, over 300 additional arrangements covering trade in goods or services have been notified.
  • Kyoto Protocol

    The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, on 11 December 1997 and entered into force on 16 February 2005. The detailed rules for the implementation of the Protocol were adopted at COP 7 in Marrakesh, Morocco, in 2001, and are referred to as the "Marrakesh Accords." Its first commitment period started in 2008 and ended in 2012.

    The ICC was created by the Rome Statute, which was adopted on July 17, 1998.⋅ The Rome Statute entered into force on July 1, 2002. Over 120 countries have ratified it.⋅ The Rome Statute currently criminalizes genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.⋅ The ICC is a permanent institution meant to punish the most gross and serious atrocity crimes in these categories. It also has the ultimate purpose of deterring these crimes.⋅ The Rome Statue places a strong emphasis on victims’ rights
  • the war on terrorism

    For the first time since 1851, the United States of America does not participate in a major World's Fair, the Hannover 2000 World Expo, despite a record number, 187, of international participants. President Bill Clinton had withdrawn U.S. participation late in 1999 after agreement to participate in 1997. Congressional apathy toward participation in world events continues a decline in U.S. involvement after the fall of the Soviet Union and victory in the Cold War. A consequence of this policy
  • invasion of iraq

    his secret UK government memo (which can be considered as the minutes of a meeting with Prime Minister Tony Blair on July 23, 2002) was leaked and first published by the London Times on May 1, 2005. It was posted on Global Research on May 8, 2005. Ten years later, this key document, referred to as “The Downing Street Memo” is of crucial significance. It shows that “massive military action” was contemplated 8-9 months prior to the March 2003 invasion. It also confirms that the US and its indef
  • Space Shuttle Columbia explodes

    A tragedy at NASA occurs when the Space Shuttle Columbia explodes upon reentry over Texas. All seven astronauts inside are killed.
  • The Central Intelligence Agency

    The Central Intelligence Agency admits that the imminent threat from weapons of mass destruction was not present before the 2003 Iraq war began.
  • Space Shuttle flight

    In the first Space Shuttle flight since the tragedy of 2003, Discovery goes into orbit on a mission that returns to earth safely on August 9.
  • hurricane katrina

    Hurricane Katrina was the largest and third strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in the U.S.
    In New Orleans, the levees were designed for Category 3, but Katrina peaked at a Category 5 hurricane, with winds up to 175 miles per hour.
    The storm surge from Katrina was 20-feet (six meters) high.
    705 people are reported as still missing as a result of hurricane Katrina.
    Hurricane Katrina affected over 15 million people in different factors such as economy, evacuations, gas prices or dri
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2008

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, otherwise known as the Stimulus Bill, was one of the first major pieces of legislation passed by the new Democratic Congress in 2009 and signed by newly inaugurated President Barack Obama. The legislation was a Keynesian attempt to lift the United States economy out of a major recession through federal spending.
  • patroit act

    The title of the act is a ten letter acronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.[1]
    The act, as a response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, significantly reduced restrictions in law enforcement agencies' gathering of intelligence within the United States; expanded the Secretary of the Treasury’s authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those in
  • third party candidates

    The American system is commonly called a "two-party system" because there have historically been only two major political parties with candidates competing for offices (especially in federal elections). The first two political parties had their origins in the debate over the ratification of the Constitution--the Federalists and Antifederalists. Today, the Republican and Democratic Parties dominate electoral politics. Almost every federal or state-level elected official in the United States is ei
  • swine flu

    The H1N1 virus, named the Swine Flu, is deemed a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. This is the first such designation since the Hong Kong flu in 1967-1968.