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  • Slaves as Soldiers

    Slaves as Soldiers
    On this date the Confederate army starts allowing slaves to serve as their soldiers.
  • Lincoln Assasination

    Lincoln Assasination
    John Wilkes Boothe shoots Lincoln while in Ford's Theatre. Lincoln dies the next morning.
  • Lee Surrenders

    Lee Surrenders
    The southern leader Robert E. Lee is trapped and surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant in the town of Appomatox Courthouse, Va. This marked the end of the Civil War.
  • Abolishment of Slavery

    Abolishment of Slavery
    On this date, slavery is abolished through the 13th Amendment.
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    General Nathan Forrest is appointed first grand wizard to the newly founded Ku Klux Klan. This group would majorly influence the South in years to come.
  • Adding the State of Alaska

    Adding the State of Alaska
    The United States buys Alaska from Russia for around 2cents per acre.
  • Golden spike is Placed

    Golden spike is Placed
    The Transcontinental Railroad is finished after three years in the state of Utah.
  • Grant for President

    Grant for President
    Ulysses S. Grant becomes the 18th president of the United States. Needless to say he was a better solider than politician.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    This amendment gives all U.s citizens the right to vote.
  • Standard Oil Co.

    Standard Oil Co.
    John D. Rockerfeller founds his monopolizing Oil Company out of Ohio.
  • Moving Out the Indians

    Moving Out the Indians
    The governement declares that Native Americans will not be seen as independant nations that must have negotiations with.
  • The Great Chicago Fire

    The Great Chicago Fire
    This fire due to preventable unsafe conditions killed 250 people and took thousands of buildings.
  • Financial Panic of 1873

    Financial Panic of 1873
    The great panic begins due to overspeculation and greed and over 5,000 businesses fail.
  • Gold

    Gold
    The finding of gold in the Black Hills causes many people to rush in and trespass on indians.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1875

    Civil Rights Act of 1875
    Congress passes this act in order to assure the equality of everyone in public.
  • Telephone Patented

    Telephone Patented
    Alexander Graham Bell patents his inegenious work of a telephone.
  • Hayes Declared Winner

    Hayes Declared Winner
    Rutherford Hayes is declared president by an electorial commission.
  • Garfield Assasinated

    Garfield Assasinated
    The 20th president is assasinated by a former supporter because he feels that the vice president (Arthur) wi do a better job. Arthur fails his expectation and does not support the spoils system suprisingly.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Congress passes legislation that forbids any person of Chinese descent from entering the country.
  • American Federation of Labor

    American Federation of Labor
    One of the most powerful unions ever formed has come together and is known as the American Federation of Labor. They will work to help in the fight for worker's rights.
  • Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty
    The French dedicate The Statue of Liberty to the United States. This is the first thing that immigrants will see when they enter America's "free" land at the time.
  • Oklahoma: Open

    Oklahoma: Open
    Oklahoma is officially opened for settlers. This causes a mad rush to lands that are not what is expected by many.
  • Ellis Island Opens

    Ellis Island Opens
    Eliis Island opens and beins screening immigrants coming into the U.S.
  • Pullman Strike

    Pullman Strike
    Eugene V. Debs led the revolt in which the Pullman Palace workers were not happy with their pay and working conditions.
  • Plessy Vs. Ferguson

    Plessy Vs. Ferguson
    Court case that declared segreagation constutional when it really is not.
  • Croos of Gold Speech

    Croos of Gold Speech
    William Jennings Bryan gives a famous speech to go against the government and try to support the backing of the money with silver.
  • McKinley for President

    McKinley for President
    William Mckinley is elected as the 25th president of the U.S.
  • Dingley Tariff

    Dingley Tariff
    The longest lived and highest tariff of U.S history was put in to place.
  • USS Maine Destroyed

    USS Maine Destroyed
    A U.S naval ship explodes in a spanish harbor which prompts war.
  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War
    After many hardships and acqusations between America and Spain such as the USS Maine incident, war is finally declared.
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    The U.S Congress annexes Hawaii, and basically steals the land in the sme manner that Texas was annexed.
  • American Anti-Imperialist League formed

    American Anti-Imperialist League formed
    This organization was formed to fight the annexation of countries clear across the world such as the Pillipines. They were outraged when they failed.
  • Roosevelt in the Navy

    Roosevelt in the Navy
    Theodore Roosevelt is selected to a safe position known as the Assistant Secretary.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris is signed to end the war. This gives America much of the Spanish land.
  • Teller Amendment

    Teller Amendment
    This amendment basically said thet after the war with Spain, the U.S would not take full control over or annex Cuba.
  • Association of American Universities

    Association of American Universities
    This organization was founded to promote America's higher education and keep America's standards up with Europe's.
  • Roosevelt Vice President

    Roosevelt Vice President
    Roosevelt runs for vice president because he is influenced by Ne Yorks government. They want to get rid of him and end up getting stuck with him as president.
  • Roosevelt in Office

    Roosevelt in Office
    President mcKinley is assasinated in his second term of office and is replaced by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.
  • U.S Steel

    U.S Steel
    Andrew Carnegie sells his company for $225 million
  • Roosevelt's Conservation

    Roosevelt's Conservation
    President Roosevelt begins working to conserve the forests, muc of which has been destroyed.
  • Wright Brothers

    Wright Brothers
    The Wright Brothers make the first sustained flight. This is a major step in American innovation.
  • FBI

    FBI
    The Bureau of Investigation is established. This is the origins of the FBI.
  • NAACP

    NAACP
    This organization is founded to fight for black rights.
  • Exploring the North Pole

    Exploring the North Pole
    Two men by the name of Peary and Henson reach the North Pole by dogsled. This is a major step for the world because with the finding of such things as oil, a country can become instantly powerful. Santa was not found.
  • Ford Model T

    Ford Model T
    The Ford Company starts to manufacture the Model T. This, like the railroad, let many people travel large distances in a short period of times. This allowed our country to grow.
  • William Taft

    William Taft
    William Taft is elected the 27th president.
  • The Niagra Movement

    The Niagra Movement
    A lagre biracial movement occurs in the efforts to demand equal rights in voting, education ,etc.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Company

    Triangle Shirtwaist Company
    Hundreds of women in New York are killed in a fire due to unsafe working conditions and blocked exits.
  • Roosevelt Shot

    Roosevelt Shot
    Teddy Roosevelt is shot in a hotel while on his campaign tour. He ended up still delivering his speech before he went to the hospital.
  • Alaska for State

    Alaska for State
    The once thought to be wasteland becomes a state of the U.S.
  • Wilson for President

    Wilson for President
    Woodrow Wilson is elected the 28th president of the United States.
  • 17th Amendment Ratified

    17th Amendment Ratified
    This started the direct election of U.S senators. Thid did away with some of the gov. corruption.
  • World War I

    World War I
    War War I begins with Germany invading Belgium.
  • KKK Reemerges

    KKK Reemerges
    The cult of the KKK has gathered and is reestablished. This frightens many people in the lines of the "Red Scare".
  • 1 Millionth Ford

    1 Millionth Ford
    The assembly line proves to be a huge asset to the world as it constantly pumps out automobiles and produces Ford's 1 millionth. The line soon moves on to many other products.
  • Jeannette Rankin

    Jeannette Rankin
    Montana elects Rankin as the first woman to serve in the U.S Congress
  • Sussex Pledge

    Sussex Pledge
    Germany makes a pledge to no longer sink American ships with Unrestricted Subamarine Warfare, but they fail to follow through with it.
  • Zimmerman Note

    Zimmerman Note
    As Germany continues to make enemies, they totally turn America against them after the U.S intercepts a note asking Mexico to team up with Germany in efforts to attack the United States.
  • U.S enters WWI

    U.S enters WWI
    The United states army is finally ready to enter the war and they have enough trained troops. Although America is late in entering, they will help boost moral and ring an end to trench warfare, and the war in general.
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    This act enacts a draft in the United States which enrolled men in to the army. They would soon enter WWI.
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    This act enacts a draft in the United States which enrolled men in to the army. They would soon enter WWI.
  • World War I Ends

    World War I Ends
    The first World War is finally resolved, but there is still conflict that will eventually bring up a continuation of the war (WWII).
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    This treaty is signed which declares that the state of war is totally over even though America never signs. This means they were still technically at war with Germany.
  • Death of TR

    Death of TR
    The former President Teddy Roosevelt dies. America will need his leadership in hard times to come, but instead they will lack a great president.
  • Carnegie Dies

    Carnegie Dies
    The man who brought about the popularity of steel in America dies. This tycoon showed people that the "American Dream" was possible. He not only helped spark the railroad, steel, and mining industry, but he also donated millions of dollars to help better his country.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    With the Bolshevics taking over Russia, Americans become paranoid that the same thing will occur in America. This becomes known as the Red Scare.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    This amendment prohibits alcohol in the U.S.
  • Panama Canal Completed

    Panama Canal Completed
    The canal that connects the West to the East; the Atlantic to Pacific is now complete and impacts trade.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment is passed which ends the fight for women's suffrage. They now have the right to vote.
  • KDKA

    KDKA
    The first radio broadcast airs in Pittsburgh PA
  • Inflation of Germany Money

    Inflation of Germany Money
    With Germany being the root of the war, nearly every country put pressure on the m to pay back the debts of the war. Germany believed that just by printing off more money that their problems were solved. this was not the case becuase inflation occured and their dollar became almost worthless.
  • CHarles Lindbergh

     CHarles Lindbergh
    Lindbergh takes his plane "The Spirit of St.Louis" over the Atlantic and is the first person to do so.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    This movie starring Al Jolson is the first "talkie" movie made.
  • Great Depression.

    Great Depression.
    The whole world goes into a depression, but America is hit very hard as people buy, but cannot sell and pay back their debts. This makes the stockmarket drop, and as people sell all of their stocks, it soon crashes. Banks began to clos eand people lost their money. It is very difficult to live under these conditions.
  • Star Spangled Banner

    Star Spangled Banner
    The President and Congress both approve the Star Spangled Banner as the national anthem.
  • London Economic Conference

    London Economic Conference
    Conference held between 66 nations to discuss issues dealing with the world economy and Great Depression. It worked to lower tariffs and trade agreements along woith stabalizing the currency exchange rates worldly.
  • Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler
    A world power known as Adolf Hitler is on the rise in Germany. This deranged man is made into Fuerer of Germany and builds the country off the Nazi party.
  • Tydings Mcduffie Act

    Tydings Mcduffie Act
    This act gave the Pihillipines full independance over the next 12 years. All U.S military bases were removed but the naval bases were kept there.
  • Reciprocal Trade Agreements

    Reciprocal Trade Agreements
    Where the Secretary of state Cordell Hall signed 22 individual pldges with countries to keep tariffs down. This was part of the Good Neighbor Policy.
  • Mussolini Invades Ethiopia

    Mussolini Invades Ethiopia
    The leader of italy decides to invade the weak country of Ethiopia becaus he wants to build his own country up. He needs oil and this country borders Saudia Arabia. The world sits and lets this happen.
  • Mexico Nationalizes Oil Fields

    Mexico Nationalizes Oil Fields
    The Mexican government take all oil fields within the country. This tests the Good Neighbor Policy but the U.S manages to work out a deal with mexico so that private businesses can have their fields back.
  • The "Quatantine Speech"

    The "Quatantine Speech"
    FDR gives a speech in Chicago to quaratine Japan for their childish and ruthless actions. This was basically a political act of war.
  • Munich conference

    Munich conference
    At this conference held in Germany, Hitler promises that he will stop his bad acts as long as he is not punished. He lies and does not stop his power-freak ways.
  • Hitler-Stalin Non-Aggression Pact

    Hitler-Stalin Non-Aggression Pact
    This pact between two powerful dictators is an agreement that they would not attack eachother ad divide Poland between themselves. The U.S acts upon this by declaring war on Germany.