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American History Timeline

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    American History Timeline

  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The beginning of the Civil War, this was one of the first wars fought in America, it was between the North and the South. The North ended up coming out of the war with the win. The war would go on to last 4 years ending in 1865.
  • US entrance into WWI

    US entrance into WWI
    United States declares war on Germany, one reason because of their unrestricted submarine warfare.
  • Women's Suffrage

    Women's Suffrage
    females gain the right to vote. along with other equal rights to men.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    Was a series of programs created by the government to help get the US out of the Great Depression.
  • WWII Begins

    WWII Begins
    Nazis invade poland starting the war.
  • Holocaust

    Hitler sends all jewish people into concentration campes where over 6 million jews die. Biggest genocide in history,
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    the Japanese shocked the world by bombing the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This 'dastardly attack' was the turning point for America and for the War. On December 8, the nation was gathered around its radios to hear President Roosevelt deliver his Day of Infamy speech. That same day, Congress declared war on Japan. On December 11, Congress declared war on Germany.
  • US Nukes Hiroshima

    US Nukes Hiroshima
    an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.
  • US Nukes Nagasaki

    US Nukes Nagasaki
    a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. Japan's Emperor Hirohito announced his country's unconditional surrender in World War II in a radio address on August 15, citing the devastating power of "a new and most cruel bomb."
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    The Cold War was a sustained state of political and military tension.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. It was mainly the result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
  • Brown Vs Board of Education

    Brown Vs Board of Education
    A landmark decision of the Supreme Court, declares state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students and denying black children equal educational opportunities unconstitutional.
  • Space Race Begins

    Space Race Begins
    Soviet Union launches Sputnik.
  • Alaska & Hawaii added to US

    Alaska & Hawaii added to US
    They become the 49th and 50th U.S. states
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    is when the United States outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    On January 1, 1959, a young Cuban nationalist named Fidel Castro drove his guerilla army into Havana and overthrew General Fulgencio Batista, in April 1961, the CIA launched what its leaders believed would be the definitive strike: a full-scale invasion of Cuba by 1,400 American-trained Cubans who had fled their homes when Castro took over. However, the invasion did not go well: The invaders were badly outnumbered by Castro’s troops, and they surrendered after less than 24 hours of fighting.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba. President Kennedy notified Americans about the presence of the missiles, and made it clear the U.S. was prepared to use military force if necessary to neutralize this perceived threat to national security. disaster was avoided when the U.S. agreed to Soviet leader Khrushchev's offer to remove the Cuban missiles.
  • JFK assassination

    JFK assassination
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible.
  • Moon Landing

    Moon Landing
    Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the moon. Armstrong spent about two and a half hours outside the spacecraft, Aldrin slightly less; and together they collected 47.5 pounds of lunar material for return to Earth. This was the first big success by NASA, and was a vital event in American history.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    several burglars were arrested inside the office of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), located in the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. This was no ordinary robbery: The prowlers were connected to President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign, and they had been caught while attempting to wiretap phones and steal secret documents. Leading to a decrease of public trust in the US government.
  • 9/11 terrorist attacks

    9/11 terrorist attacks
    killing 3.000 and injuring over 6.000, changing the lives of americans forever. terrorist group Al-Qaeda and leader Osama Bin Laden set up attacks, and terrorize the U.S. leaving the country to suffer greatly economy, society, and government wise.
  • War in Afghanistan

    War in Afghanistan
    The War in Afghanisan refers to the intervention in the Afghan Civil War by the US and its allies, following the terrorist attacks of Sptember 11, 2001, to dismantle Al-Qaeda, the Islamic terrorist organization led by Osama Bin Laden. We are still stationed there today.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    truck the Gulf Coast of the United States. When the storm made landfall, it had a Category 3 rating, it brought sustained winds of 100–140 miles per hour and stretched some 400 miles across. The storm itself did a great deal of damage, but its aftermath was catastrophic. Levee breaches led to massive flooding, and many people charged that the federal government was slow to meet the needs of the people affected by the storm. An estimated $100 billion was lost in damage.
  • Obama elected president

    Obama elected president
    First African Amercan is elected president, making history.
  • Osama Bin Laden is killed

    Osama Bin Laden is killed