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American History 2

  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    Seneca Falls Convention was held on this day. This convention was the first women's rights Convention. They talked about the social, civil, religious condition, and women's rights. It took place in Seneca Falls, New York.
  • Alaska U.S. State

    Alaska U.S. State
    On this day America bought Alaska from Russia. It was Secretary of State William Seward’s idea to buy Alaska. America bought it for 7.2 millions American dollars which was considered a real good deal.
  • Johnson's Impeachment

    Johnson's Impeachment
    Andrew Johnson was impeached on this day. He lost to a vote of 126 to 47. But thankfully for him, in the Senate trial, Johnson was acquitted 35 to 19. So even though Johnson was impeached he stilled remained President for the rest of the term.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The 14th amendment grants citizenship to all who are born within America. This also includes all the slaves that we’re just freed after the Civil War. The 14th amendment was written by congressman John A. Bingham. This is that date that the 14th was ratified.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Ends

    Transcontinental Railroad Ends
    On this day, both the Central Pacific railroad company and the Union Pacific railroad company met and finished the Transcontinental Railroad. UP started in Omaha, Nebraska and CP started in Sacramento, California. They met in Promontory Point, Utah.
  • 15th Amdentment

    15th Amdentment
    On this day the 15th Amendment was ratified. This amendment allowed all men to vote no matter their color, race, or even pass slaves.
  • Battle of Little Big Horn

    Battle of Little Big Horn
    This was a battle between federal troops that was led by General Custer against the Sioux tribe. The reason for this battle was that the federal troops wanted to get some gold in Montana Territory but the Sioux wouldn't budge. The end result was that all of the federal troops died including General Custer.
  • Rutherford B. Hayes Elected

    Rutherford B. Hayes Elected
    On this day Rutherford B. Hayes became President. Although he was President, he at first didn't have enough votes to be elected and neither did the democratic runner Samuel Tilden. So the vote went to house and the Republicans and Democrats decided that they would make a deal. The deal was that the Republicans get the President which is Rutherford B. Hayes while the Democrats get an end to all reconstruction in America.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    On this day the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed. The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed because worker demands in America were bad and the Chinese were a big cause of that. So the Chinese Exclusion Act made it really hard for Chinese to get through immigration which was usually at Angel Island.
  • Edison Dynamo

    Edison Dynamo
    On this very day, the Edison Dynamo was showcased for the first time after being built. Edison Jumbo was the inventor of this machine. This machine converted mechanical energy into electrical energy. The generator was placed in New York City.
  • Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge
    This day marks the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. At the time it was built, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world. It connects the two cities of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The bridge took about 14 years to build.
  • Statue of Liberty Dedication

    Statue of Liberty Dedication
    On this day, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France. They gave it to us for our 100 years of independence. They sent it in separate pieces and it took 200 crates to contain all of the pieces. The Statue of Liberty is now one of the most famous national monuments in the world.
  • Dawes Act of 1887

    Dawes Act of 1887
    On this day the Dawes Act of 1887 was written into law. The Dawes Act was written by Henry Dawes. This Act was supposed to try and give Native Americans a chance to adapt to American culture and part from their old ways, but unfortunately it failed.
  • Wounded Knee

    Wounded Knee
    This was really only a one sided battle where the American Government won. A Phrophet named Wovoka taught the Sioux a ritual called the “ghost dance”. The ghost dance was supposed to represent the Native Americans regaining their greatness. So the federal government saw this as a threat and decided to make this ritual illegal. About 150-300 Native American were killed for performing this ritual.
  • Opening of Ellis Island

    Opening of Ellis Island
    On this day Ellis Island in New York opened as an immigration station. A woman named Annie Moore was the first official immigrant to be processed through Ellis Island. Ellis Island closed in 1952, and within that time 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island to go to America.
  • Plessy V. Ferguson Case

    Plessy V. Ferguson Case
    A man named Homer A. Plessy argued to the supreme court about racial segregation. "Separate but equal" was the conclusion of the case. Although this was constitutionally upheld in the USA government, Racial segregation was still going on and some would same it got worse.
  • NACW

    On this day the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) was created. The NACW was founded by Mary Church Terrell. Some notable colored women that were in this association were Ida B Wells and Harriet Tubman.
  • Sinking of the Maine

    Sinking of the Maine
    On this day the U.S.S Maine sunk at Havana Harbor killing 260 American officers. This made Americans think that this was Spain's doing, even though there wasn't any hardcore evidence. This event led America declaring war on Spain.
  • Declaring War on Spain

    Declaring War on Spain
    On this day, America officially declared war on Spain. William McKinley was the President at the time, and he made a tough decision to go to war with Spain. The sinking of the Maine and Cubas's access to sugar were America's main reasons for going to war. The war lasted less than a year and was very short. America ended up winning the war and demolished Spain.
  • San Juan Hill

    San Juan Hill
    San Juan Hill was a battle that was during the Spanish-American War. It took place in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. It was one of the final battles of the war. Theodore Roosevelt led a group of American Soldiers called the Rough Riders to an American victory over Spain. To this day, The Battle of San Juan Hill is known as one of the greatest American land victories.
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    On this day America bought the Panama Canal. We bought it from Panama and we paid about 10 million dollars and paid an annual rent $250,000. America bought it so that trade would be a lot easier.
  • Founding of NAACP

    Founding of NAACP
    In New York City, a diverse group of people founded the NAACP. This groups main goal was to fight for civil rights in America. One well known founder of this group was Ida B. Wells, who was an african american women who fought for civil rights. This group consists of blacks, whites, and Jews.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    On this day the 17th Amendment was ratified. The 17th Amendment altered the process for electing United States Senators. Woodrow Wilson was the President when it was ratified.
  • Sinking of Lusitania

    Sinking of Lusitania
    On this day, Germany sunk the Lusitania with submarines. The ship had a lot of Americans aboard that died. This event is one of the reasons that America had joined the war.
  • National Woman's Party

     National Woman's Party
    On this day the National Woman's Party was founded. It was founded by two women suffragist named Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. The National Woman's Party help lead America to its 19th Amendment.
  • America Officially Joins

    America Officially Joins
    On this day, President Wilson finally decided that it was time for America to join the war. America joined with the Allied powers. America joining is considered as one of the reasons the Allied powers won the war.
  • The War Ends

    The War Ends
    On this day, Germany had signed an armistice. Ironically this happened on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This day is known as Armistice day and this would lead to Woodrow Wilson's 14 point plan.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment was ratified on this day. The 19th Amendment provided equal voting rights to men and women. Woodrow Wilson was the President when this amendment was ratified.
  • Treaty Of Versailles

    Treaty Of Versailles
    On this day, a treaty was signed that was signed by all nations that were in the Great War. The treaty didn't end well for Germany. Woodrow Wilson's 14 point plan wasn't recognized at all at the signing of this treaty.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    This amendment was ratified on this day. This amendment stated that women would be allowed to vote. Woodrow Wilson passed this amendment.
  • President Harding

    President Harding
    On this day President Warren Harding died. He won the 1920 election.
  • John Scopes

    John Scopes
    On this day John Scopes was arrested for teaching evolution to high school students. In court Scopes was found guilty and had to pay $100.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    This is one of the most famous and remembered days in America's history. On this day the stock market had crashed on wall street. This event is known as a symptom of the Great Depression
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
    On this day, The Smoot-Hawley Tariff was passed by President Hoover. This was supposed to raise tax on foreign imports. This is known as President Hoover's worst decision ever in office.
  • Revenue Act

    Revenue Act
    President Hoover passed this act on this day. It was supposed to balance the federal budget and maintain the national credit.
  • President Franklin D Roosevelt

    President Franklin D Roosevelt
    On this day, Franklin D. Roosevelt started his first term as President. He went on to be in the office for 3 more terms. Sadly he died in the middle of his 4th term.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    This day marks the beginning of World War 2. Germany invaded Poland which got Great Britan in the War. This is the day it began.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    On this day Japan forces attacked a U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor. This event led to many casualties and deaths. This event also led to America joining the Allied Powers in World War 2.
  • Midway

    Midway was a naval battle that took place in the Pacific Theater. In was between the forces of America and Japan. America came out on top. This battle is known as the turning point for the Allies in the Pacific Theater. This day is the beginning of the battle.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    This battle is known as the turning point for the Allies in the European Theater. It took place in Russia. It was the first major loss for Germany.
  • D-Day

    On this day the Allied Powers invaded the beaches of Normandy to try and take back France from Germany. General Eisenhower was in charge of this operation. Allied powers were successful and this success started Germany's downfall.
  • Battle Of The Bulge

    Battle Of The Bulge
    This event is known as Hitler's last stand in World War 2. Although Germany stood a chance in this battle, eventually they didn't have enough supplies or troops. The Allied Powers came out victorious. This day is the start of the battle.
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    On this day the first space satellite was shot into space. Sputnik 1 was the name of the satellite. It was sent by the Soviet Union where they beat America to Space.
  • Hawaii

    On this day Hawaii became the 50th state in the United States of America. Although, Hawaii had already been an U.S. Terriotry since 1889.
  • First man In Space

    First man In Space
    On this day Yuri Alekseyevich Gargan became the first man in space. He was sent by the Soviet Union. The spaceship was called the Vostok 1. This event was huge for the Soviet Union because they beat America to it.
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space
    On this day America had finally sent one of their own to space. Alan Shepard was his name. He was sent on the Freedom 7 space capsule. The flight lasted 15 minutes where he reached a height of 116 miles long.
  • Gulf of Tonkin

    Gulf of Tonkin
    On this day the Gold of Tonkin Resolution was passed by Congress. This was caused by the two attacks on two naval U.S ships in the Gulf of Tonkin. This Resolution allowed the President to take all necessary precautions against any aggressor.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    On this day President Johnson launched a 3-year campaign of bombing targets in North Korea. This campaign ended In the year of 1968. The reason for this campaign was to show America's supremacy over North Korea.
  • Norman Morrison

    Norman Morrison
    On this day a man named Norman Morrison set himself on fire in front of the Pentagon. He did this to protest the Vietnam War and America's involvement.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    On this day the Tet Offensive began. The Tet Offensive was coordinated attacks by Vietcong on South Vietnam. The point was to get rid of America's involvement in the war and to start a rebellion in South Vietnam. This was a turning point in the war for Vietcong.
  • First man on the moon

    First man on the moon
    On this day, Neil Armstrong became the first man to ever take foot on the moon. Neil Armstrong was sent by America, which was a big deal because America had beat the Soviet Union. Buzz Aldrin was also right beside him.
  • Berlin Wall Falls

    Berlin Wall Falls
    On this day the famous Berlin wall that separated West and East Germany fell. It was put up by the Soviet Union. They put it up to stop people from fleeing from East Germany.