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  • The Corporation

    The Corporation
    Once the railroads blew up many tycoons had a hard time managing all of their money and businesses. They created laws of incorporation, meaning connect other corporations as one and the creation of stock. Stock gave the public a Limited Liability, so investors could invest, but not lose anything if the corporation went down.
  • Indian Wars

    Indian Wars
    The Indian Wars were a rivalry between the whites and indians for resources, land, and power. They lasted for about 30 years from 1850 to 1880.
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    Indian Wars

    The Indian Wars
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    Taylorism and Production

    The creation of scientific management leading to better business, better working conidtions, and eventually the Assembly line.
  • Petroleum Industry

    Petroleum Industry
    Oil was always used as a lubricant for steel, but in 1850's Henry Bessemer realized oil had multiple uses. In 1959, George Bissel started drilling and found the first oil well in United States history.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    The Homestead Act gave immigrants the opportunity to buy land and to live a free life, as long as they took care of the land.
  • Urban Strains and Fixes

    Urban Strains and Fixes
    The Urban Strains and Fixes took place due to the unsanitary and less technological way of life in the 19th century. Many of the problems such as fires, pollution, sewer systems, over population, and disease led to new ways of science and eventually fixations.
  • The Dawes Act

    The Dawes Act
    The Dawes Act took land away from the Indians and forced tribes to move to rough unprosperous lands.
  • The Middle Class

    At the end of the 19th century a new class was emerging, called the Middle Class. The middle class received higher wages and started consuming more products to eventually create a new way of life.
  • People's Party Established

    People's Party Established
    People's Party is also known as Populism. The People's Party was join forces of "Knights of Labor and Farmers' Alliance." After discussions third party was created in 1891. In the result in 1914 strict regulations were made.
  • The Panic of 1893

    The Panic of 1893
    Philadelphia and Reading Railroad unable to meet payments on loans, so it set off a series of bank failures.Than stock market collapsed.
  • The Marine 1898

    The Marine 1898
    Durring War with Spain one of American bettleships blew up in havana harbor. More than 260 members of the ship died.
  • Medical Science

    Medical Science
    Medical science started to emerge in the beginning of the 20th century. In 1899, aspirin emerged and later in 1906 blood transfusions were adapted. This changed the way we looked at the medical environment and science.
  • The Square Deal

    The Square Deal
    Act that was created durring Roosevelt presidency to support labor, mangement and other groups.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    Triangle Shirtwaist Company building caught on fire many of the workedrs got traped inside building so in the result 146 workers died.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    Federal Reserve System is a central banking system, created a new type of paper currency, and most important was the shift money to trouble places.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    The collapse of the European Peace was capped off by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary
  • Construction of the Panama Canal completed.

    Construction of the Panama Canal completed.
    Construction which began in 1880 was finally completed on the Panama Canal which created a shorter shipping route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
  • The Fourteen Points and The Paris Peace Conference

    Fourteen Points Speech
    The Fourteen Points were outlined by Woodrow Wilson in front of congress addressing the principles the nation was fighting for. The Paris Peace Conference most notably signaled the end of WWI.
  • Assembly Line

    Assembly Line
    Model T Ford Assembly
    Once the science of production called Taylorism started emerging,Henry Ford took it to new level with the creation of the Assembly Line. In 1920, Ford created a new way of production which was more effiecient, faster, and cheaper. This changed many companies approach to business where the product not only became cheaper, but the workers were treated better.
  • Technology and Economic Growth

    Technology and Economic Growth
    In the 1920's the economy began to grow at a rapid rate. The rise of the automobile industry contributed to the growth in a big way. Also the invention of the radio had a huge impact because information can now travel faster.
  • Rise in Consumerism and Communications

    Rise in Consumerism and Communications
    By the end of the decade nearly 30 million automobiles were on the road. Many Americans began purchasing things for entertainment not purely out of needs.
  • The Stock Market Crash

    The Stock Market Crash
    October 29,1929 is a day that became widely known as Black Tuesday signified the true collapse of the stock market.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    A region that stretched from Texas into the Dakotas. Caused by a huge drought that lasted for more than a decade allowed wind driven storms to kick up dust and often layer towns in inches of dust making farming nearly impossible.
  • The Hoover Program

    President Hoover created the Hoover Program which created a voluntary cooperation for recovery. It led to the creation of the RFC or Reconstruction Finance Corporation which provided federal loans to troubled banks, railroads and other businesses.
  • Emergency Banking Act

  • Civilian Conservation Corp

    Civilian Conservation Corp
    A public works relief programs that gave manual labor jobs to help conserve and develop natural recourses.
  • Social Security

    A bill passed that provides social insurance for the elderly and the unemployed.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Two waves of Japanese bombers attacked Pearl Harbor which was a United States naval base in Hawaii. It was also the deciding factor that led us into WW2
  • D-Day

    The invasion of France by the Allied powers.
  • The United Nations is established

    The United Nations is established
    A General Assembly of all major countries of the world, in which every member would be represented, and a Security Council.
  • Hiroshima/Nagasaki

    These two bombs marked the end of WW2, and the beggining of the nuclear era.
  • Taft-Hartely Act

    Federal law established that monitors the activity and power of all labor unions, made "Closed Shops" illegal, and permitted states to pass "right-to-work laws."
  • John F. Kennedy Elected President

    JFK beat Nixon is the vote to become the Nation's 35th President.
  • "I Have a Dream..."

    "I Have a Dream..."
    Martin Luther King Jr., a famous Civil Rights leader, gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the nation's capitol.
  • The Assassination of JFK

    The Assassination of JFK
    In Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 P.M. Central Standard Time John F. Kennedy was shot and assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.
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    The War in Vietnam

    A war that originally started off between the communist North Vietnam and the American-favoring Southern Vietnam. In the 1960's, the United States' involvement in this war increased. In 1968, the war had reached its peak. Eventually U.S. Forces were being slowly withdrawn as part of the policy known as “Vietnamization.”
  • America on the Moon

    America on the Moon
    After the Space race that began in 1957 the United States created NASA, who eventually sent the Apollo into space and Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins became the first men on the Moon.
  • Woodstock

    Woodstock was a huge music festival in the summer of 1969. It was a powerful symbol of the fusion of rock music and the counterculture. 400,000 people came together on a farm for almost a week to enjoy this great moment in history.
  • EPA Established

    EPA Established
    The Environmental Protection Agency was established in 1970 to enforce antipollution standards on businesses and consumers. This Agency was greatly involved in the tragedy of the Exxon Valdez, the largest oil spill in American history.
  • Watergate

    Five men were arrested for breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate office building in Washington, D.C. early on the morning of June 17, 1972.
  • Microsoft

    IBM employed the help of a small software development company, Microsoft, to design an operating system for their new computer. Microsoft developed the program known as MS-DOS, DOS standing for “disk operating system.” The PC, along with MS-DOS, made its debut in August 1981 and became an immediate hit.
  • Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein
    On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded and swiftly overwhelmed their tiny, oil-rich neighbor Kuwait. Iraq’s militaristic leader Saddam Hussein announced that he was annexing Kuwait.
  • September 11

    September 11
    The worst national tragedy by far to occur on U.S. soil came early on the morning of September 11, 2001. A middle-eastern terrorist network known as Al Qaeda launched these heinous attacks headed up by their now notorious (and dead) leader Osama Bin Laden. Al Qaeda operatives hijacked four American commercial airliners and flew two of them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one into a field in Shanksville, Pa.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina was one of the most recent national catastrophes that the United States has faced. Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi in late August 2005. This storm badly damaged many communities along the coast, the worst by far being the city of New Orleans.