American History Timeline Years 1861-2013

  • Start of american civil war

    Start of american civil war
    confederate forces fired upon fort sumter
  • Homestead act

    Homestead act
    Congress passed the homestead act, offering 160 acres of land free to any citizen who was head of the household
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Stated all current slaves were free. under confederate territory
  • End of Civil War

    End of Civil War
    Robert e . Lee surrenders to Ulises s. Grant at Appotomattox court house
  • 15 th Amendment

    15 th Amendment
    prohibits each government in the united states from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizens " race, color, or previous condition of servitude"
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    The jim crow laws were state and local laws in the u.s enacted between 1876 and 1965. Started segreagation in the southern states "seperate but equal" status for african americans
  • Start of World War One

    Start of World War One
    Assasination of arch duke franz ferdinand of austria by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrielo Princip in Sarajevo
  • End of WW1

    End of WW1
    This was the end of WW1
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Prohibits any united states citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    Franklin D. Roosevelt introduces the New Deeal to the United States during the Great Depression in 1933
  • Start of World War 2

    Start of World War 2
    Hitler's aggression in Europe and Japan's imperialistic values in the Pacific sparked the single largest scale war in the history of the world.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Was a surprised military attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy. It was the reason the U.S. entered into WW2.
  • Womens roles in WW1

    Womens roles in WW1
    Women had roles in factories, and had to do a lot of things tat men had been doing before the war.
  • End of World War 2

    End of World War 2
    Japan surrenders to the United States
  • NATO

    The organizaion constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack any external party.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    was primarily 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 WW2.
  • Sputnik

    The first satellite launched by the Soviet Union, it fueled the U.S. to be more involved in the political, military, technological, and scientific developements.
  • Nasa

    was established for peaceful applications in space science. It became operational on October, 1 1958.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    Prohibits both congress and the states from condiotioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tadx or other types of tax
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    banned the states or feral government from setting a voting age higher than 18
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    It was a political scandal where the Nixon administration attempted to cover up their involvement in the 1972 break in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
  • Endangered Species Act

    Endangered Species Act
    Signed into law by President Richard Nixon to protect critically imperiled species from extinction

    Agreement signed by Canada, Mexico and United States. created a trilateral trade bloc in North America
  • The 9/11 terrorist attacks

    The 9/11 terrorist attacks
    Attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and the (suspected) attempt to attack the White House. This pland crashed in Shanksville, Pennsilvania. Thousands died. Sparked the 2nd Gulf War.
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    Hitler kills himself upon Soviet occupation of Berlin.