American overveiw Timeline

  • The 15th Amendment

    This was the bill that passed that colored people where allowed to vote. For the longest time colored people where only good to be slaves and then this bill passed. This bill changed in the laws but, a lot of the colored people still couldnt vote.
  • The completion of the Panama Canal

    To go around to the other side you had to go all the way around in a boat. So, the Panama Canal was crated to shorten time by a lot. It was used to bring food, oil, and other needed things the Canal was opened in 1914.
  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    This assasination started theTreaty of Versailles. Whitch started putting everyone into alliances and allies. Franz was apart of the Austria hungry alliance.
  • U.S. entry into WWI

    President Woodrow Wilson to keep the United States neutral. But the germans where not being nice about this and sank the Lusitiania sinp and killed many inacent poeple. Germany also tired to ruin the allance with the us and mexico and tried to get them to attack us from the bottom.
  • The 19th Amendment

    This was the bill that allowed women the right to vote. Berfore this bill only men where allowed, this bill cahnge the world.Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted the amendment and first introduced it in 1878, it was forty-one years later, in 1919, when the Congress submitted the amendment to the states for ratification.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand the ark duke.
  • Hitler invades Poland

    One of Adolf Hitler's first major foreign policy initiatives after coming to power was to sign a nonaggression pact with Poland in January 1934. This move was not popular with many Germans who supported Hitler but resented the fact that Poland had received the former German provinces of West Prussia, Poznan, and Upper Silesia under the Treaty of Versailles after World War I.
  • Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

    The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions.The attack came as a profound shock to the American people and led directly to the American entry into World War 2. As a total of all the people that died it was about 2,403 people.
  • Executive order 9066

    United States presidential executive order signed and issued during World War II by the United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Eventually, EO 9066 cleared the way for the deportation of Japanese Americans to internment camps. They moved all Japanese american to camps becuse, the believed that the were send in notes and letters to the western cost to go against us.
  • U.S. drops first Atomic bomb in Japan

    Approximately 80,000 people are killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 are injured. At least another 60,000 would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout.
  • U.S. drops second Atomic bomb in Japan

    This bomb was dropped about 3 days after the first one on Nagasaki, Japan. The bombing of Hiroshima killed over 140,000 people, while the attack on Nagasaki, Japan killed an estimated 70,000. Japan surrendered six days later.
  • March on Washington

    More than 200,000 demonstrators took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in the nation’s capital. The march was successful in pressuring the administration of John F. Kennedy to initiate a strong federal civil rights bill in Congress. During this event, Martin Luther King delivered his memorable ‘‘I Have a Dream’’ speech.
  • John F. Kennedy assassinated

    Kennedy was tring to take troop out of the war but, as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas he was shot 3 times. Nobody truely knowswho shot him becuase, that was never figured out.
  • First combat troops sent to Vietnam

    Approximately 2,594,000 US servicemen served "in country" during the Vietnam War. North Vietnam, was supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist countries
  • First U.S. military advisors were sent into Vietnam

    this was the day that the first "troops" were sent out to go fight. US involvement escalated in the early 1960s, with U.S. troop levels tripling in 1961 and tripling again in 1962 US combat units were deployed beginning in 1965.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated

    At 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was hit by a sniper's bullet. King had been standing on the balcony in front of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, when, without warning, he was shot.
  • Vietnam war ends

    The Vietnam War ended after the capture of Saigon by the Vietnam People's Army. The end of the war reunited North and South Vietnam but had some effects on the United States. Over 55,000 soldiers were killed and more than 150,000 wounded.
  • U.S. supports Afghanistan from invasion of the Soviet Union (U.S.S.R)

    On December 27th, 1979, Amin was shot by the Russians and he was replaced by Babrak Kamal. His position as head of the Afghan government depended entirely on the fact that he needed Russian military support to keep him in power. Many Afghan soldiers had deserted to the Mujahedeen and the Kamal government needed 85,000 Russian soldiers to keep him in power. So the United States dicided to help the war they supported them.
  • U.N. begins bombing against Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait

    We started bombing Iraq becuase, they where trying to over throw and talk over Kuwait. The reason because of this is that Iraq wanted there oil so the could pay us back for the guns we sold then for world war 2.
  • U.N. resolution 678

    The council recognizing its responsibility to uphold international peace and security, offered Iraq one final chance to implement Resolution 660 which demanded that Iraq withdraw its forces unconditionally from Kuwait to the positions in which they were located on 1 August 1990, the day before the invasion of Kuwait. If Iraq did not implement the resolution by 15 January 1991, Member States were authorized to use all necessary means to uphold and implement Resolution 660.
  • U.N. declares victory in the Persian Gulf War

    Iraq and Iran where fighting because, of sudam sudene would not leave Iraq, the unnited states helped out Iraq and sold them guns but, the owed us a lot of money so they went into kuwait. This war was only a month long january to febuary.