APUSH Timeline

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In History
  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    The Sand Creek Massacre was when an army of white American soldiers enter Native American land and fought the people. It was a massacre because 400 men, women, and children were killed. White Americans killed the Native Americans for land.
  • The Thirteenth Amendment

    The Thirteenth Amendment
    “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
    The Thirteenth Amendment officially freed all slaves, in the Union and Confederate states. Four million people were freed from enslavement; however, this Amendment did not give African Americans rights.
  • The Fourteenth Amendment

    The Fourteenth Amendment
    “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
    This is just a part of the whole Amendment, but this quote granted newly freed slaves citizenship. President Johnson originally opposed it, but Republicans overrode him.
  • The Klu Klux Act (The Third Force Act)

    The Klu Klux Act (The Third Force Act)
    Violent groups in the South softened attacked innocent African Americans, such as the Klu Klux Klan, or KKK. The President of the time, Ulysses S. Grant sent military forces to control the violences of the KKK. However, after Reconstruction ended, soldiers were pulled from the South, leaving African Americans to the abuse of the KKK.
  • Panic of 1873

    Panic of 1873
    A global depression and six year economic downturn. There was an increase production during the war, but then decreases after. A major company failed, the Jay Cooke Company, which handled most of the governments wartime loans. The NY Stock exchanged closed for ten days and 15,000 business in American went bankrupt.
  • The Great Railroad Strike

    The Great Railroad Strike
    This was the countries first great strike. The Pennsylvania Railroad cut wages 20% in two months, along with other railroad companies. Worktimes were also cut to only two or three times a week. To protest, works walked away from their work and blocked the railways in Baltimore. 14,000 people ended up rioting as well.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act, signed on May 6, 1882, was a ten year long ban on Chinese labor immigration. It lasted until 1943. This is seen as the first important immigration restriction acts in America. It didn't prevent all Asian immigration, but it was very strict, only allowing a person into a country if the pass the requirements. Congress put this act into action to keep America's racial purity and to keep jobs for white men away from immigrants.
  • The Dawes Severalty Act 1887

    The Dawes Severalty Act 1887
    The Dawes Severalty Act in 1887 allowed the federal government to break up reservations into smaller groups. The goal was to break up the tribes so more land can be own by white men. Children were also taken and brought to a special school that will teach children the way of white people. The phrase was "kill the Indian and save the man>"
  • How the Other Half Lives

    How the Other Half Lives
    America during the Gilded Age was compared to an apple by Mark Twain: a shiny outside with a rotten core. This compares to America because during this time, the country looked amazing to an outside, but once inside, the country is facing poverty and racial discrimination. How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis breaks through the shiny, perfect image of America and shows the awful lives for poor immigrants. It depicts terrible housing, poor families, dangerous ghettos, and child labor.
  • Populist Party

    Populist Party
    Emerging after the Farmer's Alliance, the Populist Party was a political group composed of farmers and industrial workers. They demanded for the use of silver in the currency, a graduated income tax, government ownership for the railroads, and other things. A main figure of the Populist Party was William Jennings Bryan, who ran for President in 1896, but lost.
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    Chapter 17-Moving West

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    Chapter 15-Reconstruction

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    Chapter 16- The Gilded Age

    A time of economic growth and crushing poverty, racial discrimination, and child labor.
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    Chapter 20-The Progressive Era