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Major 20th Century Events

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    World War I

    War between Allied and Central powers. Central included Germany, Austria, Hungary and Turkey. Allied include Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Japan, and the US. Allied won.
  • America enters WWI

    America enters WWI
    America enters the Allied powers in 1917. This was because Germans were sinking their ships and they also didn't agree with what they were doing.
  • Spanish flu pandemic

    Spanish flu pandemic
    This flu killed 21 million people. It was harder to treat because they didn't have the same technology as today. 675,000 US citizens died.
  • Race riots in Omaha

    Race riots in Omaha
    Resulted in Will Brown killed by 2 white rioters. There was attempted hanging of Mayor Smith. Public rampage by thousands of white rioters.
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    The Great Depression

    The worst economical downfall in the world. Began with the stock market crashing. In 1933 unemployment was about 25%.
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    The Dust Bowl

    Dust storms in the southern plains of the US. Killed crops and animals. People were forced out of their homes.
  • Nuclear weapons discovered

    Nuclear weapons discovered
    Discovered in a lab by physicists in Berlin, Germany. Made by splitting a uranium atom.
  • The first session of the Unicameral

    The first session of the Unicameral
    Ran for 98 days, passed 214 bills, and cost $103,445. This first sessions was 2 years after the last bicameral session.
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    World War II

    Started with Germany invading Poland. It was allied vs axis powers. Axis included German, Italy, Japan. Allied included US, GB, and Soviet Union
  • America enters WW2

    Japanese attack pearl harbor causing America to enter WW2. America declared war on Imperial Japan.
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    SAC is at Offutt Air Force Base

    This was in order to protect itself and its allies from communism. SAC was responsible for this base at this time.
  • UNL Students protest the Vietnam War

    Students were against the mandatory draft. They didn't support the war.