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Great Depression To Vietnam

  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crash of 1929 lasted about 10 years, it would also be one of the main contributors to the great depression. During this time nearly half of americas banks had failed.
  • Roosevelt's first Election

    Roosevelt's first Election
    Roosevelt won with 472 electoral votes, at the time it was the most votes ever won by a first time contestant. He beat out the republican candidate Herbert Hoover.

    The Holocaust was a mass genocide committed by the Nazi's against the jewish people during WWII. during the course of the war over 6 million jewish people were killed and many more sent to concentration camps.
  • CCC

    The Civilian Conservation Corps was a public works reform program that gave millions of young men employment around the US. It was formed during the great depression and had men working on environmental projects.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    This act was for the elderly and acted as a safety net for people involved in an industrial accident. the goal of the act was to pay finical benififts to people who are retired and over the age of 65 and was based on how much they worked.
  • FDR court packing scandal

    FDR court packing scandal
    FDR states that he wants to expand the supreme court so it can hold up to 15 people to "make it more efficient" after this he was accused of packing the court.
  • HUAC formed

    HUAC formed
    HUAC or House Un-American Activities Committee was founded on may 26th 1938, This committee investigated allegations of Communist activity in the US during the early years of the Cold war.
  • Germany breaks Munich pact

    Germany breaks Munich pact
    Germany broke the Munich Pact When they invaded Czechoslovakia one year later. By doing this they broke the peace agreement made in Munich by the world powers.
  • *WWII start's*

    *WWII start's*
    On September 1st 1939, Germany invaded Poland which marked the start of the most brutal war in modern history. WWII would claim 50 to 80 millions lives making it one of the most deadly wars in history. This was important because it marked the start of WWII and everything that followed.
  • *Germany Invades France*

    *Germany Invades France*
    Germany attacked and defeated Frances forces in 6 weeks by using mobile operations. France would be occupied until 1944. The Nazi's would also capture Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in that 6 week span. This was important because France was one of the main Allies and losing them was a huge blow for them.
  • *Battle of Dunkirk*

    *Battle of Dunkirk*
    The battle of Dunkirk was fought between the Allies and Nazi Germany as a part of the battle for France. The battle of Dunkirk was the defense and evacuation to Britain of the Allies. This was important because it was a major battle which saw the allies retreating.
  • Battle of Britian

    Battle of Britian
    This battle was a major air battle during WWII. it took place over the UK and was a major turning point in the war. Germanys Luftwaffe failed to gain advantage in the sky over the royal Air Force.
  • Attack on Peal Harbor

    Attack on Peal Harbor
    On December 7th 1941 the Japanese military conducted a surprise attack on the US naval base in Hawaii. The attack shook the US and forced us to join WWII.
  • *US joins WWII*

    *US joins WWII*
    The U.S was hesitant about joining WWII because of the they did not want to enter another war. But when the Japanese bomber pearl harbor, A U.S naval base in Hawaii. the U.S had no choice but to join. This was important because the U.S, one of the worlds superpowers finally got involved in the war which would change the tide of the war.
  • *Battle of Stalingrad*

    *Battle of Stalingrad*
    The battle of Stalingrad was one of the hardest fought battles of the war because the city wore Stalins name. The Nazi's tried to invade the city but met heavy Soviet resistance. In the end the Soviets were able to hold the city. This was important because the Soviets needed this victory, When they won it was a huge moral booster.
  • *Italy Surrender's*

    *Italy Surrender's*
    On this date Italy's surrender was publicly announced by president Dwight D Eisenhower. The surrender was signed five days prior in secret by a representative of Marshal Pietro Badoglio, the prime minister of Italy. Italy had to surrender after the collapse of their government and the fall of Mussolini. This was important because it was the surrender of one of the axis powers, marking the start of the end of the war.
  • Operation Overlord/D-Day

    Operation Overlord/D-Day
    D-day started when 156,000 Americans, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches off the heavily defended coast of France's Normandy region. this was one of the largest battles in WWII and was a huge changing point in the war when the allies beat the german defenses and took the beach.
  • *Battle of the Bulge*

    *Battle of the Bulge*
    On this date the Germans launched the last major offensive of the war, operation Mist. The plan was to push the allied front line west from northern France. The battle of the Bulge was named that because the Germans created what appeared to be a "Bulge" in the western line. This was important because it was the Nazi's last attempt at invasion.
  • *Auschwitz Liberation*

    *Auschwitz Liberation*
    Auschwitz was one of the largest Nazi death camps were 1.1 million jewish people were killed. As the allies were pushing the Germans to the brink of defeat, the soviet army was able to liberate Auschwitz. Unfortunately when they got there, most prisoners were already on a death march. This was important because Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp, when it was liberated it was a huge step in ending the Holocaust.
  • FDR dies/ Truman president

    FDR dies/ Truman president
    president Franklin Delano Roosevelt after four terms in office. His vice president Harry S. Truman took over office and was in charge during WWII.
  • *Germany Surrenders*

    *Germany Surrenders*
    WWII came to an end for the Nazi's when the allies had pushed them back to Berlin, the capital of Germany. Hitler would eventually kill himself which marked the downfall of the German army. The allies would eventually capture Berlin and the Nazi's would later surrender. This was important because Germany was the main frontrunner of the axis powers. With them out of the war it made it very hard for the Axis powers to win.
  • Nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    On this date the US dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hiroshima saw a death toll of up to 80,000. The dropping of the bomb was to much for the Japanese and later they surrendered.
  • *WWII End's*

    *WWII End's*
    WWII would end when the Japanese signed the surrender documents on the deck of the USS Missouri. After taking two devastating blows from the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan had no choice but to surrender, marking the end of the war. This was important because it marked the end of what would be the deadliest war ever.
  • United nations Created

    United nations Created
    On this date the united Nations was formed in San Francisco California. The United Nations originally consisted of 51 countries and is now at 193 as of 2018.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine was an American foreign policy, the purpose of it was to counter soviet geopolitical expansion during the cold war. it was named after president Harry S Truman.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    When the soviet union blocked off all road ways, railroads and canals leading to Berlin in an attempt to pressure the allies to back out of the city. Instead the US and its allies shipped in supplies via planes.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean war was fought between the north and south. the us supported the south and the communist north was supported by the soviets and china. The war was ended in a stale mate and to this day no peace agreements were signed.
  • Rosenberg trials

    Rosenberg trials
    The Rosenberg trials occurred when Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were accused of giving nuclear secrets to the soviet union. The final verdict was that treason could not be charged because the US was not at war with the soviet union but were later found guilty and executed.
  • Browns V Board of Education

    Browns V Board of Education
    In the case of Brown v Board of education the supreme court ruled that it was unconstitutional to have seperate educational facilities for whites and blacks, this was one of the first large gain's in the civil rights movement.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam war was fought between the US and the vietcong, A militia that supported the communist north who was backed up by the soviet union. The war ended in the US backing out and south Vietnam falling to Ho Chi Min and the north forces.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik was the first artificial earth satellite. the soviet union launched it into orbit on October 10th 1957. This was a major step in the space race between the Soviet union and the US.
  • Greensboro lunch sit-ins

    Greensboro lunch sit-ins
    The greensboro sit-ins took place at a segregated Woolworths lunch counter in Greensboro South Carolina. Young African American students participated in the sit ins after they were refused service.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    The freedom rides were an event that took place were civil rights activists rode around on interstate buses into segregated southern states to protest bus segregation.They also used white only bathrooms and counters in Alabama.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    On this date the soviet union built the Berlin wall, in decided east and west Berlin and had strong security which made it almost impossible to get across without risking your life. The wall would last for two decades before being destroyed in 1989.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The cuban missile crisis was the peak of the cold war. The soviet union sent nuclear missile to Cuba, which was more than close enough to directly hit the us with nuclear missiles. This was the closest the world had ever gotten to nuclear war.
  • March On Washington

    March On Washington
    The march on Washington also known as the freedom march, was in Washington DC. the purpose of the march was to advocate for civil rights of african americans. MLK gave his famous "i have a dream" speech.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    JFK was assassinated at 12:30 in Dallas Texas well riding in a presidential motorcade. Lee Harvey Oswald was the man convicted of killing the 35th president. Governor Conally was also seriously injured.

    This act ended segregation in public, which included bathrooms and water fountains. the act also banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or nation of origin.
  • Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution
    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was passed by congress after an alleged attack on two naval destroyers that were stationed off the coast of Vietnam
  • Assassination of Malcolm X

    Assassination of Malcolm X
    Three men, Talmadge Hayer, Norman Butler and Thomas Johnson were convicted of killing 39 year old Malcolm X. Prosicutors suggested that the killing was meant to be a message to Malcolm and all of his followers
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    Operation Rolling Thunder was the code name for an american bombing campaign during the Vietnam war. This was the first assault by the US on Vietnam.
  • Vietnam Day

    Vietnam Day
    The Vietnam day committee or VDC started a massive anti war protest in Oakland California. During the protest there was a lot of police resistance.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet offensive was a coordinated series of attacks launched by the north vietnamese. The attacks targeted 100 cities, The US tried to hold them back but the north eventually was too much and took control of the war.
  • Assassination of MLK

    Assassination of MLK
    MLK was assassinated in memphis, Tennessee on April 4th 1968. James Earl ray was the man who killed him sparking riots around the country.
  • Woodstock

    The Woodstock festival was the "grooviest" event in music history, the Woodstock music Festival lasted 3 days and took place in New York.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    The Kent state shootings took place during a mass protest, the victims were unarmed collage students and they were killed by the Ohio national guard.

    On September 11th 2001 two passenger planes flew into the North and South twin towers. The terrorist group Al Qaeda was responsible for the attack and Osama Bin laden was the man responsible for the plotting and execution of the plan.

    President Barack Obama first came into office in 2009 after beating out John Mccain. When Obama was elected he became the first African American president of the United States. Representing the democratic party he was a highly debated president with some people loving him and some hating him. Obama would be elected again in 2012.

    The Syrian civil war is an ongoing multi-sides armed conflict fought primarily between the Ba'athist Syrian Arab Republic which is led by president Bashar al-Assad, along with its allies. And are fighting against various forces who oppose both the government and each other. The war is still ongoing today and has gotten a lot of attention because of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

    Donald Trump was elected on December 19th 2016 with a shocking victory over Hillary Clinton. With no political background it was a surprise to many when he was elected president. President Trump has been using twitter as his main way of communicating with the public making him the first president to do so.