Final Timeline Project Savanna Steinbacher

  • Freedmen's Bureau Is Created

    Freedmen's Bureau Is Created
    The Freedmen's Bureau was created to ease the transition from slavery to freedom. They helped freed people gain labor contracts, reunite families of freedom, and established schools where freed people and poor white Americans could get elementary and higher education.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    The signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo marked the end of the Mexican-American War. The treaty was supposed to give American citizenship to Mexicans who already lived in the southwest of America.
  • 15th Amendment Ratified

    15th Amendment Ratified
    The 15th Amendment prohibited the denial of a person to vote based on their skin color or race.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1875

    Civil Rights Act of 1875
    The Civil Rights Act of 1875 was a federal law enacted during the reconstruction era of America as a response to the civil rights violations on African Americans. This act demanded "equality of all men before the law" and prohibited public racial discrimination.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Compromise of 1877
    As a result of the 1876 presidential election, the compromise was made to allow Rutherford B. Hayes to become president, if he took the last remaining troops from the south, ending the Reconstruction Era.
  • Thomas Edison Creates the Lightbulb

    Thomas Edison Creates the Lightbulb
    Lightbulbs soon became common in cities and factories, allowing the world to continue moving after sunset. Soon commercial powerplants began opening and lights became readily available in homes of lower-middle class families
  • 19th Century Labor Strikes

    19th Century Labor Strikes
    In the late 19th century there were many important labor strikes that fought for workers rights and fair wages. Some of these are the Great Railroad Strike, Haymarket Riot, Homestead Strike, and Pullman Strike.
  • Ellis Island Opens

    Ellis Island Opens
    Ellis Island was a large immigration port where 12 million immigrants entered America in search of a new life. They were medically inspected and allowed entry into the country, often not being able to speak any English.
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    After an explosion killed the USS Maine, yellow journalists blamed the attack on the Spanish and started the Spanish American War. The war ended with Cuba becoming an independent nation.
  • Meat Inspection Act/ Pure Food and Drug Acts of 1906

    Meat Inspection Act/ Pure Food and Drug Acts of 1906
    Theodore Roosevelt created these acts to ensure government inspection of these products as well as labels on all products listing the materials in each product.
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    World War I

    After many men were drafted for the war, women had to step up and fill the jobs that were previously one for men. Inflation increased, freedom of speech was limited, and racial tension was heightened.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Women gain the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
  • Ford drops Model T Prices to $300

    Ford drops Model T Prices to $300
    With the use of the assembly line, Henry Ford could dramatically drop the prices of his car to just $300. This allowed mass production, making more jobs for workers, and allowing almost every American to have the opportunity to own a motor vehicle.
  • Stock Market Crash of 1929

    Stock Market Crash of 1929
    The stock market lost over half of its value and any banks failed and had to close. This helped lead to the Great Depression
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    The Great Depression

    The Great Depression lasted for about ten years and started during Hoover's Presidency. He did nothing to address this problem, but FDR implemented multiple plans.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    A massive drought caused huge dust storms that filtered through houses even through closed windows. As livestock and crops died, a famine was created, farmers failed to keep prices up and went broke, and disease spread rapidly.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Becomes President

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Becomes President
    FDR created many New Deal programs in his presidency intended to help aid the economy after the Great Depression. Some of these include the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA), Civil Works Administration (CWA), Farm Credit Administration (FCA), etc.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japan attacked U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor Hawaii. This initiated the United States involvement in World War II.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The bombing of Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the end of World War II.
  • Levittown is created

    Levittown is created
    Levittown houses were affordable and quickly produced. This was the first time houses were produced on such a large scale and in such a short period of time.