historry timeline

  • first person to drill for oil

    Native American tribes had made fuel and medicine from crude oil long before Europeans arrived. Americans began using kerosene lamps. And geologist Abraham Gesner discovered how to get oil from coal.
  • early labor organizing

    skilled workers had formed small local unions since the late 1700s. the first national labor-Union (NLU). It had about 640,000 workers. In 1868 the NLU persuaded congress to legalize 8 hour days for government workers.
  • Acquire Alaska

    Willian Seward secretary of state under Abrahm Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. In 1867 Seward arranged for the US to buy Alaska for 7.2 million dollars from Russia.
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  • transcontinental railroad

    a golden spike marked where the two rails meet. Then the west and east were connected
  • romance and reality

    in 1888 was when the first railroad statistics were published, the casualties totaled more than 2000 employees killed and 20,000 injured
  • queen over through

    buisness groups helped the US marines to throw hawaii's Queen liliuokalani out of power.
  • Rough Riders

    The army of 17,000 and the rough riders, a volunteer calalry under the command of Theodore Roosevelt. Who later became president.
  • panama canal

    in 1903 the US bought the panama canal from the french. work on canal began 1904. on august 15th 1914 the canal opened for buisness.
  • Selling the WAR

    Once the government had extended its control over the economy, it was faced with two major tasks: raising money and convincing the public to support the WAR
  • Raising AN ARMY

    To meet the governments need for more fighting power, Congress passed the SELECTIVE SERVICE ACT. The act required men to register with the government in order to be randomly selected for military service.
  • America Turns the Tides

    German U-boat attacks on merchant ships in the atlantic werea serious threat to the allied war effort. american vice Admiral William S. Sims convinced the british to try the convoy system, in which a heavy guard of destroyers escorted merchant ships back and forth across the atlantic in groups. By fall of 1917 shipping losses had been cut in half.
  • achool

    in the early 1920's 99 out of 100 people were supported and were involved in bootlegging.
  • school

    only approximatley 1 minllion americsn students attened high school. by 1926 that number jumped to 4 million.
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    Roaring twenties

  • al capone

    Al capone was bring in 60 million a year. He took control of the Chicago liquor business by killing off his competition.
  • german debts

    german debts
    germany was expected to pay off huge debts while dealing with widespread poverty. by 1923, an inflating economy made a five-million german marks worth less than a penny.
  • KKK

    in 1924 the kkk membership reached 4.5 million. kkk memebers where paid to recruit new members into their world of secret rituals and racial violence.
  • charles A. Lindbergh

    He made the first solo nonstop flight around the world. He meet the president at the white house. the president couldnt belive he was from a small town pilot.
  • black tuesday

    black tuesday
    this is the one day that the stock market crashed. the number of shares dumped that day was 16.4 million. people were stuck with huge debt. And others lost many of there savings.
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    The Great Depression

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  • hitler takes office

    hitler takes office
    hitler takes office and orders all non aryans to be removed from goverment jobs.
  • farmers

    two of every five farmers in the united states were mortgaged, and thousands of small farmers lost their farms.
  • surrender

    hitler handed french officers his terms of surrender.
  • shot on site

    shot on site
    this now lets the US shot german ships on site.