Decades

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  • Women’s Suffrage

    Women’s Suffrage
    Quick Definition of Woman’s Suffrage: a woman’s right to vote and run for office.
    The nineteenth amendment states "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."
  • Insulin

    Insulin
    Frederick Banting (Medical Researcher) and his assistant Charles Best discovered Insulin using the pancreases of dogs and studying the islets of Langerhans. They isolated insulin the previous year, in 1921, and successfully lowered a test dog’s blood sugar. The following year, in 1923 they treated a 14-year-old boy who was dying of diabetes and saved his life. Banting and Best were awarded the Nobel Prize.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    The Scopes Trial or the Scopes Monkey Trial was a case that went against John Thomas Scopes because he went against the Butler Act. The Butler Act states that any state-funded school was not to teach evolution. He was found guilty, then the verdict was reversed in Tennessee and he was free.
  • Discovery of Penicillin

    Discovery of Penicillin
    A physician named Alexander Fleming discovered mold on a culture plate that had vicinity (causes diseases) on it. He discovered that the mold was killing the vicinity. This mold is known today as penicillium notatum, or just penicillin. Penicillin was the first effective antibiotic.
  • Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre

    Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre
  • New Deal

    New Deal
    Between 1933 and 1938 the new deal was a series of economic programs that FDR set in place often referred to as the “3 R’s” –Relief, Recovery, and Reform. This is for Relief for the unemployed and poor; Recovery for the economy to normal levels; and Reform of the financial system to prevent a repeat depression.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl, or the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to America and Canadian prairie lands in the 1930’s particularly in 1934 and 1936.
  • Empire State Building

    Empire State Building
    The empire state building was finished it was the tallest building in the world at the time standing 1,250 ft tall with more than eighty floors.
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart was the first woman to solo the Atlantic she had done it once before with a co-pilot.
  • The Hindenburg Disaster

    The Hindenburg Disaster
    The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, may 6, 1937, as the German Passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is located by Lakehurst, New Jersey.
  • Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler
    October 10, 1941 Adolf Hitler was then going to commit the biggest murder in history by killing any and every Jewish person in the Middle East. The death toll was devastating some 5 million Jewish men, woman, and children were killed.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    On December 7, 1941 the U.S. naval base was attacked by Japan, there were eight ships all were hit and four were sunk. The casualties were insane over 2,000 Americans were killed and over a thousand were injured.
  • Atomic Bombs

    Atomic Bombs
    August 6th and 9th 1945 two atomic weapons of mass destruction were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima so that World War II would then come to an end after the defeat of Nazi Germany.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson was the first black MLB player he was treated with disrespect by all other white players; they would spike him with their cleats, spit on him, and would yell racial slurs at him.
  • China and Communism

    China and Communism
    On October 1, 1949 Japan invaded China and they didn’t have an army so they pronounced themselves communist, by doing this every civilian had to then become a part of the army.
  • McCarthyism

    McCarthyism
    Senator Joseph McCarthy was a man that’s name now means fear of communism. At the end of his term McCarhty was desperate to find some way to make him stand out. So he went on a raid against communism. He came out with a list of people in the government who were supposedly in alliance with the American Communist Party. This lead to him questioning many and caused the public panic of Communism and these so called witch hunts.
  • Organ Transplant

     Organ Transplant
    The first organ transplant was formed on a 44-year-old woman named Ruth Tucker. She had polycystic kidney disease. Though five-months later the treatment was turned down due to the fact that it didn’t have any immunosuppressive therapy it did extend her life for five years. But these lead to many more discoveries like the first transplant of organs between living human beings which happened in 1954. This was also a step ahead for America compared to other countries like the U.K.
  • Brown Vs. Board of Education

    Brown Vs. Board of Education
    Oliver Brown sued Topeka, Kansas when his black daughter was forced to walk through a railroad switch station just to get to her “black” school when she could go to the “white” school just seven blocks away. After three years of debate the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mr. Brown and all the African American kids like his daughter.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    On December 1, 1955 Rosa parks gave life to a civil rights movement that would sweep the nation. As an elderly woman with hurting feet and arms full of grocery bags Parks stood her ground on a bus when she was heading home after work. A white man boarded a bus that day and was looking for a seat. The front of the bus was full and the only places were in the back which was filled with blacks. The bus driver yelled at four of them (including Rosa Parks) to get up for this new white man. Everyone
  • Rock and Roll

    Rock and Roll
    Most historians trace this music back to the 1954 when Rhythms and Blues (a type of blues) and Country were put together. It was a type of music for just the teens and more importantly it was a genre enjoyed by both whites and blacks. Whether it be Chuck Berry or the King himself all colors could enjoy and dance to this groovy beat.
  • JFK

    JFK
    President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is known for the Bay of Pigs, Cuban missile Crisis, and the start of the Space Race. JFK was the youngest president to be elected, as well as the youngest to be assassinated. JFK was assassinated on November 22nd 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald. Lyndon B. Johnson took presidency after JFK.
  • I Have a Dream

    I Have a Dream
    Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. The speech lasted 17 minutes and outlined Martin Luther King Jr.’s views on racial equality and ending racial discrimination. Over 20,000 civil rights supporters attended the speech. His speech played a major role in the American Civil Rights Movement.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Civil Rights Act was passed that helped end racial segregation and discrimination as well as discrimination against women. It says that all citizens have equal rights and all citizens are protected under the law, the 14th amendment, and their voting rights protected under the 15th amendment.
  • 1st Super Bowl

    1st Super Bowl
    The first teams to go to the Super Bowl were the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The packers won. The score was 35-10.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    The My Lai Massacre was a blood bath that took the lives of over 300 unarmed South Vietnam civilians. The soldiers of the United States were responsible for this. Most victims were women, children (including infants), and elderly persons. Many were mutilated and it was evident that some women were raped prior to being murdered. 26 soldiers and a second lieutenant were charged, but only the second lieutenant, William Calley, was convicted.
  • VCR

    VCR
    In 1971 Philips came out with the first VCR that the public could buy and it placed tapes which looked like cassettes this lavish item costs a outrageous 1,500 dollars.
  • Abortion legalization

    Abortion legalization
    In 1973 the court case Roe vs. Wade was over the legalization of Abortion, this only legalized it in thirty of the 50 states.
  • Oil Crisis

    Oil Crisis
    October 1973 there was a major oil crisis during the Yom Kippur war where the Middle East refused to send oil to the United States.
  • Jonestown Massacre

    Jonestown Massacre
    On November 18, 1978 the Jonestown massacre accrued in Jonestown, Guyana this mass murder was caused by cyanide poisoning supposedly for agriculture use.
  • Nuclear Meltdown

    Nuclear Meltdown
    On March 28, 1979 a nuclear meltdown took place in dauphin county Pennsylvania, and later this was the worst nuclear accident in the U.S. ever recorded.