EDUC 4903 Timeline Assignment

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    Timeline Assignment

    Important historical events from 1900- 2000.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    1914-1918. World War 1 started when Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire was shot to death. Germany formally surrendered the war on November 11,1918 and all nations agreed to stop fighting while the terms of peace were negotiated. On June 28, 1919, Germany and the Allied Nations (including Great Britain, France, Italy, and Russia) signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending the war.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    1929- 1933. The great Depression began with the stock market crash of 1929 that sent Wall Street int a panic and wiped out millions of investors. Over the next few years, consumer spending and investment dropped, causing steep declines in industrial output and employment as failing companies laid off workers. It was made worse by the 1930s Dust Bowl.
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    1939-1945. The Japanese attack on the US naval base in Pearl Harbor led President Franklin Roosevelt to declare war on Japan. A few days later, Nazi Germany declared war on the United States and America entered World War II against the axis powers. The Allies successfully defeated the Axis powers and took down Hitler. World War 2 took the lives of 60 to 80 million people, including the 6 million Jews who died at the hands of Nazis during the holocaust.
  • Formation of The United Nations

    Formation of The United Nations
    The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after World War 2 by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
  • The Cold War

    The Cold War
    1947-1991. The Cold War was an ongoing political Rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies that developed after World War II. Both the United States and the Soviet Union possessed weapons of mass destruction and were capable of annihilating each other. The “space race” was a Cold War competition between the U.S. and the Soviet Union to develop aerospace capabilities, including artificial satellites and human spaceflight.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    1950-1953. The Korean war began on June 25, 1950, when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south.
  • The Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights Movement
    1954-1968. The Civil Rights Movement in the United States was a decades-long campaign by African Americans and their allies to end institutionalized racial discrimination, disenfranchisement and racial segregation in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. emerged as a prominent leader of the American Civil Rights Movement.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    1954-1975.The Vietnam War pitted communist North Vietnam and the Viet Cong against South Vietnam and the United States. The war ended when U.S. forces withdrew in 1973 and Vietnam unified under Communist control two years later.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.
  • Assassination of MLK

    Assassination of MLK
    Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.
  • The Persian Gulf War

    The Persian Gulf War
    1990-1991. The Persian Gulf War, also called Gulf War, was an international conflict that was triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, ordered the invasion and occupation of Kuwait with the apparent aim of acquiring that nation’s large oil reserves, canceling a large debt Iraq owed Kuwait, and expanding Iraqi power in the region.