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    The Age & Influence of Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson, known as the "common man," was a western frontier. He was appreciated by the people because he understood them and came from the same struggles. He believed in the spoil system, which appointed people federal jobs if they activily participated and campaigned for that party.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    The Treay of Guadalupe Hidalgo was put into place to state the closure of the Mexican-American War. Along so that Manifest Destiny would come into play and fulfilled.
  • The Dred Scott Decision

    The Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott had become the leading primary cause to begin the upcoming Civil War.
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War
    The Civil War began because of the controversy of slavery. The war was between the Union and Confederate states. The result of the Civil War ended up with the abolitishment of slavery nation-wide.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    In 1879, Thomas Edison invented a life changing item that we know today as a lightbulb. By 1882, J.P Morgan backed up his invention by largely funding the company that Edison started a company. The company was called Edison Electric Illuminating Company which began supplying electric to a few customers in New York City. He is known as helping save the economy during the Industrial Revolution.
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    The Progressice Era

    The Progressive Era was a period of social activism and economic reform in the nations political aspects and ideas.
  • Homestead Strike

    Homestead Strike
    In 1892, Homestead, Pennsylvania there was a violent labor strike between the Carnegie Steel Company and the union workers. The striking union workers were fired for not accepting wage cuts. On July 6, 1892, when the security guards arrived, the union strikers were armed and ready to fight. The bloody confrontation between the strikers and the security guards ended with 16 people dead and more than 150 people injured.
  • The Glided Age

    The Glided Age was characterized by economic and industrial growth, disputes over currency and tariffs, immigration, business trusts and social reform as well. Farmers were unable to cope with facing the challenge of low prices for their crops and exorbitant costs for everyday goods. The corruption caused labor violence, rising racial tension, and some to become unemployed.
  • The National Child Labor Committee

    The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), formed in 1904, urged the passage of labor legislation to ban child labor in the industrial sector. In 1900, U.S. census records indicated that one out of every six children between the ages of five and ten were working, a 50-percent increase over the previous decade. The succeeded the fight for this act in 1912
  • World War One

    World War One
    The First World War arose and the American nation became involved when the Germans took strike on American submarines and merchant ships.
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    Congress passed the Selective Service Act. This act required all men between the ages of 21-30 to register for the draft. Over the months, millions of men had registered for the draft.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    Right after the first world war, the country was doing well within the "Roaring 20s," but shortly after not only did the nation went into a great depression, but it was spread world-wide because of the stock market crashing being the primary cause of it.
  • World War Two

    World War Two
    The Second World War began not to long after the first war outbreak. The American nation became involved with the second war because of the Japanese attack on the American naval base in Pearl Harbor, that was lead by the German influence.
  • G.I Bill of Rights

    G.I Bill of Rights
    After the war was over, Congress passed an act called The Service Men Readjustment Act also known as, G.I Bill. Every honorably discharged veteran who had seen active duty, but not necessarily
    combat, was eligible to receive a year’s worth of unemployment compensation, free tuition, and low mortgage rates to help them from entering a job market that did not have enough positions for them.
  • The Cold War

    The Cold War
    The Cold War was conflict mainly between the United States and the Soviet Union. In which the Soviet Union wanted the control over Eastern Europe. This then began promotion of communism among not only themselves, but the conflict expanding to include the entire world.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    In April 1949, an organization was formed by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations to provide security and protection against the Soviet Union.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    In 1954, Supreme Court case in which the justices ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional. Brown v. Board of Education was one of the civil rights movement that helped established the precedent that “separate-but-equal” education.
  • John F Kennedy assassinated

    John F Kennedy assassinated
    John F Kennedy was traveling through Dallas, Texas in a open top convertible. He was accompanied Lyndon Johnson to a Texas rally to support his supporters where he was assassinated driving past Texas School Book Depository
  • Voting Rights Act

    The Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. This was to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Voting Rights Act is considered one of the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history.
  • Roe v. Wade

    Roe v. Wade
    In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade invalidated a number of state laws under which abortions obtained during the first three months of pregnancy were illegal. This made abortion a legal medical procedure nationwide. The court held that a woman’s right to an abortion was implicit in the right to privacy protected by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.