Hon. American Studies

  • The Bessemer Process Is Patented

    Makes steel production simple and cheap.
  • Drake Strikes Oil

    In Titusville PA.
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    President Abraham Lincoln

  • End of Civil War "Reconstruction" Begins

  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Slavery is abolished.
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    President Andrew Johnson

  • Ku Klux Klan forms

  • The Fourteenth Amendment

    Grants blacks citizenship and outlaws "black codes".
  • Johnson Is Impeached

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    President Ulysses S. Grant

  • First Transcontinental Railroad Is Finished

    First Railroad to connect the east and west coasts.
  • The Knights of Labor form

    Hoped to organize to demand better working conditions.
  • The Fifteenth Amendment

    Gives blacks the right to vote.
  • "Reconstruction" Ends

  • Thomas Edison Improves the Lightbulb

  • John Rockefeller Forms Standard Oil Trust

    Soon dominates the nation's oil industry.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Closes the door for asian immigration.
  • Haymarket Strike

  • Andrew Carnegie establishes the Carnegie Steel Company

  • Congress passes the Sherman Antitrust Act

    Outlaws industry monopolies.
  • Homestead Strike

    Carnegie's plant strikes for better working conditions.
  • Pullman Strike

    Railroad strike.
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    "Seperate but equal"
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    President William Mckinley


    Start of Spanish American War
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    President Theodore Roosevelt

  • N.A.A.C.P.

    Founded by WEB Du Bois. (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
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    President Woodrow Wilson

  • World War I Starts In Europe

  • Archduke Ferdinand Assassination

  • Lusitania Sunk

  • 19th Ammendment

    End of women's suffrage
  • Treaty of Versailles

  • Eighteenth Amendment

    Prohibition - bans alcohol
  • Sacco and Vanzetti

    Red Scare effects immigrants
  • Scopes Trial

    Evolution Vs. Creation
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    President Herbert Hoover

  • Black Tuesday

    Stock Market Crashes
  • Hawley Smoot Tariff

  • Empire State Building Built

  • 1st Bonus Army March

  • Election of 1932 - FDR

    New Deal
  • Twenty-First Amendment

    Repeals Prohibition
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    President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt

  • First New Deal

  • Second New Deal

  • Neutrality Act is Passed

    Banning sale of arms to countries at war.
  • FDR Court Packing Fiasco

  • Munich Conference

  • Germany invades Poland

    Start of WWII
  • United States Enters WWII

  • Lend Lease Act

    Repeals Neutrality Acts and aids Allies.
  • Attacks at Pearl Harbor

  • Battle at Midway

    Americans defeat Japanese.
  • D-Day

  • End of WWII

    Hitler commits suicide and Japan surrenders.
  • FDR dies

    Truman takes office.
  • First and Second Atomic Bombs are Dropped

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • United Nations Is Founded

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    President Harry Truman

  • Truman Doctrine is Created

  • Marshall Plan is Created

  • Berlin Airlift

    Brings aid to West Germany
  • NATO Is Created

    North Atlantic Trade Organization
  • Korean War begins

  • Korean War Ends

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    President Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Rules seperate but equal is unconstitutional.
  • Murder of Emmit Till

    Civil Rights Movement
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

  • Troops facilitate integration in Little Rock

  • Eisenhower Doctrine is Created

  • NASA is Created

  • Bay of Pigs Fails

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    President John F. Kennedy

  • Cuban Missle Crisis

  • Kennedy is Assassinated

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    President Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated

  • Vietnam Escalates

  • First Moon Landing

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    President Richard Nixon

  • SALT I Treaty

    Detente begins
  • Watergate Scandal and Nixon's Resignation

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    President Gerald R. Ford

  • Vietnam Ends

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    President Jimmy Carter

  • Camp David Accords

  • Soviets Invade Afghanistan

  • American Hostages in Iran are Returned

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    President Ronald Reagan

  • Berlin Wall Comes Down

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    President George H. Bush

  • Persian Gulf War

  • Gorbachev Resigns and the Soviet Union Collaspes

  • 1st Attempted Terrorist Attack on WTC

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    President Bill Clinton

  • Clinton is Impeached

  • Bush vs. Gore

    Bush's victory by recounts in FL
  • Patriot Act

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    President George W. Bush

  • September 11th

    Terrorist attacks kill 3,000
  • United States Invade Iraq

  • Stock Crash

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    President Barack Obama

  • Osama Bin Ladin Dies