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History 2 Timeline

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    America helps put an end to the Boxer Rebellion

    After a rebellion in China over the spheres of influence, the US and 7 other countries send soldiers to help stop the rebellion against their nations influences in China
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    Philippine-American War

    War for independence against the United States. The Phillipines were eventually granted independence in 1913
  • Signing of the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty

    Signing of the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty
    A treaty drafted by William McKinley to allow the US to begin building the Panama Canal across the isthmus between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
  • Gold Standard Act

    Gold Standard Act
    Bill created to back up the American currency with gold and to prevent the exchange of gold for silver; Signed by William McKinley
  • Assassination of William McKinley

    Assassination of William McKinley
    Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, meets President McKinley at a public event where he shoots the President with a concealed revolver.
  • Theodore Roosevelt becomes President

    Theodore Roosevelt becomes President
    Theodore Roosevelt becomes President after the assassination of William McKinley
  • Theodore Roosevelt and Big Stick Dipolmacy

    Theodore Roosevelt and Big Stick Dipolmacy
    Theodore Roosevelt followed the old proverb that went "Speak softly and carry a big stick and you will go far" to help show that he was going to police the western hemisphere in order to back up the Roosevelt Corollary
  • Passing of the Newlands Reclamation Act

    Passing of the Newlands Reclamation Act
    Bill passed to begin irrigation projects across 20 arid states to allow better farming and agriculture
  • Elkins Act Passed

    Elkins Act Passed
    Elkins Bill is passed by Congress and Theodore Roosevelt to prevent discriminatory practices by the railroad companies.
  • Creation of the Department of Commerce and Labor

    Creation of the Department of Commerce and Labor
    Theodore Roosevelt creates a cabinet to help control the excess of big businesses
  • Ford Motor Company is founded

    Ford Motor Company is founded
    Ford Motor Company is founded and Henry Ford creates his first mass-produced car, the Model T.
  • The "Great Train Robbery" movie opens

    The "Great Train Robbery" movie opens
    The movie "The Great Train Robbery" opens in theaters and with it's advanced techniques, becomes a milestone in movie making history.
  • The Wright Brothers first flight

    The Wright Brothers first flight
    In Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright Brothers make their first flight on the beachs of Kill Devil Hills, NC.
  • Creation and Signing of the Roosevelt Corollary

    Creation and Signing of the Roosevelt Corollary
    Extension of the Monroe Doctrine; Passed by Theodore Roosevelt to allow the United States to police the Western Hemisphere to prevent European countries from influencing Southern American countries and further imperialization
  • Mann-Elkins Act is passed

    Mann-Elkins Act is passed
    The Mann-Elkins Act is passed to help regulate telecommunications betweens states and also railroad regulations.
  • US Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil

    US Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil
    US Supreme Court breaks up one of the biggest, multinational trusts to prevent a monopoly of the market and from the business of getting any larger.
  • Mann Act is passed

    Mann Act is passed
    An act passed to prevent the transportation of women for "immoral purposes" and to prevent prostitution and human trafficking
  • Supreme Court Breaks up Standard Oil

    Supreme Court Breaks up Standard Oil
    The oil company was broken up by the Supreme Court and must dissovle under the Sherman Antitrust Act.
  • New Mexico and Arizona become states

    New Mexico and Arizona become states
    US acquires New Mexico and Arizona after the Mexican-American War
  • Attempted assassination against Theodore Roosevelt

    Attempted assassination against Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt is shot in the chest while campaigning for his presidency but is able to give his speech then go to the hospital for medical attention
  • Woodrow Wilson becomes President

    Woodrow Wilson becomes President
    Became the 28th President of the United States and was the leader of the Progressive Movement
  • Henry Ford starts the modern assembly line

    Henry Ford starts the modern assembly line
    With the modern assembly line, Henry Ford mass produces the Model T, the first commercially sold car
  • Sixteenth Amendment is added to the Constitution

    Sixteenth Amendment is added to the Constitution
    Amendment passed to allow the goverment to collect a federal tax.
  • Passing of the Seventeenth Amendment

    Passing of the Seventeenth Amendment
    Amendment passed to allow the direct election of Senators.
  • End of the Philippine-American War

    End of the Philippine-American War
  • Underwood Tariff

    Underwood Tariff
    Helped lowered the tariff rate from 40% to 25%
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    Woodrow Wilson passes through the Federal Reserve Act helping start the US Dollar as federal currency and tender.
  • Conference of ABC powers

    Conference of ABC powers
    US meets with Argentina, Brazil, and Chile to help find and meet common interests between the countries
  • Creation of Federal Trade Commission

    Creation of Federal Trade Commission
    Federal Trade Commission is created to help protect the interests of the consumers
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    Act passed in order to prevent monopolies of markets and businesses to allow better competition between businesses
  • Birth of a Nation opens in theaters

    Birth of a Nation opens in theaters
    Birth of a Nation, a very controversial but influencial movie opens in theaters but was the first film shown at the White House
  • Sinking of the Lustitania

    Sinking of the Lustitania
    Considered one of the beginning reasons of World War 1 and got the US attention towards the Europe and WW1 began to unfold
  • U.S. acquires Virgin Islands

    U.S. acquires Virgin Islands
    Formally was Danish West Indies, and then sold by Denmark to the United States by the Treaty of the Danish West Indies of 1916
  • Adamson Railway Labor Act

    Adamson Railway Labor Act
    Established to make agreement that regulated the workday hours that worker on the railroad could work and that they got paid right for all the time they spent on the job.
  • Federal Farm Loan Act

    Federal Farm Loan Act
  • Louis Brandeis becomes a Supreme Court Justice

    Louis Brandeis becomes a Supreme Court Justice
    Louis Brandeis becomes a justice who comes up with greatest defenses in cases regarding money, banks, the first amendment, and privacy.
  • First woman is elected into Congress

    First woman is elected into Congress
    Jeannette Rankin, elected from Montana is the first woman elected into the House of Representitives
  • US enters WW1

    US enters WW1
    the United States entered WWI after being Neutral for so long
  • Espionage and Sedition Acts

    Espionage and Sedition Acts
    gave government new tools to fight against spying, sabotage, or obstruction of the war effort.
  • First Red Scare

    First Red Scare
    marked by a widespread fear of Bolshevism and anarchism
    1918 - President Wilson's Fourteen Points, which assures citizens that the Great War was being fought for a moral cause and for postwar peace in Europe
  • Zimmermann Telegram

    Zimmermann Telegram
    A dipolmatic proposal by the German Empire for Mexico to make war against the United States
  • President Wilson's Fourteen Points

    President Wilson's Fourteen Points
    assures citizens that the Great War was being fought for a moral cause and for postwar peace in Europe
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The treaty that ended World War I
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Establishes prohibition
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    A series of economic programs the President Franklin D. Roosevelt started to help the US get out of the depression
  • US enters WWII

    US enters WWII
    After the attack on Pearl Harbor the US was triggered to enter the war.
  • US Signs NATO

    US Signs NATO
    a mutual defense pact atrted to contain possible Soviet aggression against Western Europe.