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    World War 1 era

  • World war 1

    World war 1
    began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until the start of World War II in 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter. It involved all the world's great powers,[5] which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based on the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom, France and Russia) and the Central Powers (originally the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy
  • RMS Lusitania

    RMS Lusitania
    British ocean liner, holder of the Blue Riband and briefly the world's biggest ship (prior to the launch of her running mate Mauretania and her White Star Line rivals RMS Olympic, RMS Titanic and HMHS Britannic). She was launched by the Cunard Line in 1907, at a time of fierce competition for the North Atlantic trade. In 1915 she was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat, with heavy loss of life.
  • Zimmermann Telegram

    Zimmermann Telegram
    a 1917 diplomatic proposal from the German Empire to Mexico to make war against the United States. The proposal was intercepted and decoded by British intelligence. Revelation of the contents outraged American public opinion and helped generate support for the United States declaration of war on Germany in April.[1]
  • U.S. enters world war 1

    U.S. enters world war 1
    April 1917, after two and a half years of efforts by President Woodrow Wilson to keep the United States neutral. Americans had no idea that war was imminent in the summer of 1914, and tens of thousands of tourists were caught by surprise. The U.S. government, under Wilson's firm control, called for neutrality "in thought and deed."[1] Apart from an Anglophile element supporting the British, public opinion went along with neutrality at first.
  • Unrestricted submarine warfare

    Unrestricted submarine warfare
    type of naval warfare in which submarines sink vessels such as freighters and tankers without warning, as opposed to attacks per prize rules (also known as "cruiser rules"). Prize rules call for submarines to surface and search for merchantmen and place crews in "a place of safety" (for which lifeboats did not qualify, except under particular circumstances) before sinking them, unless the ship has shown "persistent refusal to stop ... or active resistance to visit or search".
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    The Roaring Twenties

    A period characteized by speakeasies, glamour, gangsters and economic prosperity.
  • Prohibition

    Congress ratified the 18th amendment, which prohibited the sale of alcohol. The first and only time an Amendment was repealed. A period of time characterized by speakeasies, glamour, gangsters and everyday citizens breaking the law.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    A time of anti-radical hysteria in response to fear that a revolution that ended in a communist state was imminent.
  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Nineteenth Amendment
    The nineteenth amendment was ratified and granted Women’s suffrage.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    Scopes is arrested for teaching evolution. In an ensuing trial, “Scopes Monkey Trial”, Scopes is found guilty but this is the first time someone vied for separation of Church and State.
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    The Great Depression

  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The American stock market collapses, signaling the onset of the Great Depression.
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

    St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
    The single bloodiest incident in a decade-long turf war between rival Chicago mobsters fighting to control the lucrative bootlegging trade, members of Al Capone's gang murder six followers of rival Bugs Moran. Sparked the peak of mob life and immortalized organized crime.
  • Collapse of New York's Major Bank

    Collapse of New York's Major Bank
    New York's Bank of the United States collapses in the largest bank failure to date in American history. $200 million in deposits disappear, and the bank's customers are left holding the bag.
  • Roosevelt Inaguration

    Roosevelt Inaguration
    President Roosevelt takes office
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    1930's. First off, The Dust Bowl could have been prevented with the proper water management and crop rotation. During this event, much of the topsoil used for crops intertwined into a huge dust storm and until 1935, storms continued to roll over states like Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. This was the one of the ultimate forms of the effects of the Great Depression and how much of an impact it had on many states.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    1933-1940's. The New Deal was a set of programs and policies designed to promote economic recovery and social reform introduced during the 1930s by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. They were created in response to the Great Depression.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions. this cripaled the U.S. navy but they got back up on there feet and joined the war soon after.
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    World War 2 era

  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    the invasion and establishment of Allied forces in Normandy, France, during Operation Overlord in 1944 during World War II. It was the largest amphibious operation ever to take place. It was one of the bloodist days in the war. It was also a turning pont of the war. It made us have a easy way into france to take out the nazi's.
  • Operation Overlord

    Operation Overlord
    the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the operation that launched the invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II by Allied forces. The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings. A 12,000-plane airborne assault preceded an amphibious assault involving almost 7,000 vessels.
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    Cold War

  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    held at Cecilienhof, the home of Crown Prince Wilhelm Hohenzollern, in Potsdam, occupied Germany, from July 17 to August 2, 1945. Participants were the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. It seperated germany into 4 different regions.
  • Atomic Weapons

    Atomic Weapons
    an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Both reactions release vast quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter. The first fission ("atomic") bomb test released the same amount of energy as approximately 20,000 tons of TNT.
  • Baby Boom

    Baby Boom
    The end of World War II brought a baby boom to many countries, especially Western ones. There is some disagreement as to the precise beginning and ending dates of the post-war baby boom, but it is most often agreed to begin in the years immediately after the war, ending more than a decade later; birth rates in the United States started to decline in 1957. In areas that had suffered heavy war damage, displacement of people and post-war economic hardship, such as Poland and Germany, the boom began
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south. This invasion was the first military action of the Cold War. By July, American troops had entered the war on South Korea’s behalf. As far as American officials were concerned, it was a war against the forces of international
  • Vietnam war

    Vietnam war
    The U.S. government viewed involvement in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam as part of their wider strategy of containment. The North Vietnamese government and Viet Cong were fighting to reunify Vietnam under communist rule. They viewed the conflict as a colonial war, fought initially against France, backed by the U.S., and later against South Vietnam, which it regarded as a U.S. puppet state. American military advisors arrived in what was then French Indochina be
  • Montgomery bus boycott

    Montgomery bus boycott
    a seminal event in the U.S. civil rights movement, was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama. The campaign lasted from December 1, 1955, when Rosa Parks, an African American woman, was arrested for refusing to surrender her seat to a white person, to December 20, 1956, when a federal ruling, Browder v. Gayle, took effect, and led to a United States Supreme Court decision that declared the Alabama and M
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The Fall of Saigon (or Liberation of Saigon) was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front on April 30, 1975. The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period leading to the formal reunification of Vietnam into a communist state.