my history timeline

  • Seward's Folly

    Seward's Folly
    Seward arranges for U.S to buy Alaska from Russia. People thought this was crazy and called it "Sewards Folly."
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  • Edison invents light bulb

    Edison invents light bulb
    Thomas Edison creates and later perfects the incandescent light bulb. He also invents the system to distribute electricy to homes.
  • Base built at Pearl Harbor

    Base built at Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor Naval Base is bulit in Hawaii and is later attacked in WWII.
  • First Railroad Statistics Published

    First Railroad Statistics Published
    The first railroad progress statistics were published and read by the public for the first time. there was 2,000 workers killed and 20,000 workers injured.
  • Carnegie Steel Company's Prime

    Carnegie Steel Company's Prime
    At this time, the Carnegie Steel Company is making more steel than all of Great Britain's steel companies combined
  • Queen Liliuokalani overthown

    Queen Liliuokalani overthown
    The U.S. government wanted to claim Hawaii and to do this, they had to overthrow the queen.
  • Hawaii declared U.S. territory

    Hawaii declared U.S. territory
    Hawaii is officially a territory of the U.S. It was completely against the wishes of the Hawaiians and they didn't have a say in any of it.
  • Women Fight for Equal Rights

    Women Fight for Equal Rights
    Women start to demand equal rights. Mary "Mother" Jones leads 80 mill worker children in a lurid parade, showing off their horrid injuries sustained while working, to President Theodore Roosevelt's home. Roosevelt then passed the child labor laws after this.
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand killed

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand killed
    While visting Sarajevo, Gavrilo Princip walked up and shot Ferdinand and his wife Sophie.
  • Jeannette Rankin votes no to join WW1

    Jeannette Rankin votes no to join WW1
    Jeannette Rankin was the first woman in Congress. She was the only person in Congress to vote "no" to go to war with Germany.
  • Prohibition

    Manufacturing, selling, and transportation of alcohol is made illegal. This could not stop people from drinking, so people became bootleggers,people who smuggled alcohol.
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    roaring 20s

  • Women become flappers

    Women become flappers
    Women start wearing close fitted felt hats, short, colorful, waistless dresses, silk stockings, pumps and beads. They also cut their hair so it was in a bob and dyed it black. They did many different dances such as the fox trot, camel walk, and Charlleston.
  • Many countries struggle

    Germany and many other countries are plunged into depression. Money is so useless in Germany that children make towers out of it as if they were blocks.
  • Gangsters rise

    Gangsters rise
    In Chicago, a gangster named Al Capone ran an illegal alcohol business that brought in over $60 million dollars a year. It was supposed that Al Capone was responsible for 522 gang killings.
  • Lindbergh flies over Atlantic

    Lindbergh flies over Atlantic
    Charles A. Lindbergh flew in the "Spirit of St. Louis" over the Atlantic Ocean and Ianded in Paris. He got a $25,000 prize and when he anded everyone celebrated.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Stock market falls drastically and people start to panic and sell stocks, but many people borrowed most of their money from the bank and couldn't pay it back. Hence the bank failure.
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    The Great Depression

  • Hoover Dam built

    Hoover Dam built
    Herbert hoover, President at the time, authorized the buliding of the Boulder Dam, later changed to the Hoover Dam.
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  • Hitler Rises To Power

    Hitler Rises To Power
    Germany, wiht its morle fairly beaten is looking for someone to rise up and tell them that everything will get better. They find this leader in Adolf Hitler.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The second World War has begun and Hitler made an alliance with Japan. On this day, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor base in Hawaii.