my us history timeline

  • the first phone made

    alexander graham bell changed the world with phones. when phones were created it affected many works and offices. more women got jobs picking up phones and takeing messages.
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  • createding the railroad

    the goverment extended the railroads to mississippi though the start of the civil war the nation had finished about 30000 miles of track.
  • great strike

    many poeple on the railroads but wages were cut short. they went on stike and president rutherford was not happy. rutherford said the strikes were impending intersate commerce. the federal troops ended the strike.
  • war fever escaltes

    spain responded to cuban revolt and sent general valeriano weyler to cuba to restore order.half of the population of central and western cuba were in barbedwire camps. an estimated 300,00 cubans filled these camps. thousand either died from hunger and disease
  • the fighting starts

    germany invaded belgium a strategy as the schlieffen plan.
  • sinking lusitania

    u-boat sank british liner lusitania the southern coast of ireland.
  • war against germany

    debateong the decleration of war aganst germany.
  • the nazis take over germany

    in germany,adolf hitler had followed only of power it was very similar to mussolinis. at the end of world war 1 hitler was jobless soldier wondering around 1919 he joind a struggaling group callled the national socialist german worker. hitler had to spy on groups of people that wanted to betrey germany.
  • the prohibition experimment

    when the eighteenth amendment lauched the era known as prhibtion, during which manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages were legally prohibited.
  • speakeasies and bootleggers

    to obtain liquor illegally, drinkers went underground to hidden saloons and nightclubs known as speakeasies.
  • organized crimes

    chicago was the place to get illegally alcohol. capone took control of the chicago liquor buiness by killing off his competition.
  • economic troubles on the horizon

    serious problems threatened economic prosperity. though some amerians became wealthy many more could not earn a decent living.
  • living on credit

    during the 1920 many people were lvinf beyond thier means. they often bought on credit, an arrangenmet in whitch consumers agreed to buy now and pay later for puechases.
  • the scopes trial

    american civil liberties union defend any teacher who would challenge the law. john t. scopes a young bio teacher in dayton tennesse acctped the calenge. john learned about animal forms and the group wich inculded himself was arrested and his trial was set for july.
  • the stock market crashes

    the market took a plunge. panicked investors unloaded their shares .but the worst was yet to come.
  • one american story

    the brutal civil war that had broken out in spain the war before. a younger american writer the spanish civil war was a deadly struggle between tyranny and democracy.
  • soviet union

    the soviet union had become the worlds second -largest industrial power and surpassed in overall production only by the united states.
  • labors contribution

    labors contribution
    when the war began defense contractors warned the selective service system the nation didnt have enough workers to meet both its millitary or industrial 1944 the draft nearly 18 million workers were laboring in war industries three times as many as in 1941.
  • americans join the war effort

    americans join the war effort
    the japanese had attcked peral harbor eith the expectation that once american had experienced japans power, they would shrink from further conflict.
  • expanding the military

    expanding the military
    military work forces were so great that army chief of staff general george marshall pushed for the formation of a women auxiliary army corps (WAAC)
  • the battle of midway

    chester nimitz scott planes found the japanese fleet and the americans sent torpedom planes and dive the bombers to attack. the japanese were caught with thier still on the decks of their carries.
  • americans landed in casablance

    americans landed in casablance
    november 1942,some 107,000 allied troops there was a great majority of them and the all landed in casablance,oran, and algiers in north africa.from there they were going eastward, chasing the afrika korps that led general erwin rommel to legendary desert fox.
  • kennedy and vietnam

    kennedy enter the white house in 1961. president kenedy increased finanical aids to diems teetering regime and sent thousands of military advisers to help train south vietnamese troops.
  • african americans in vietnam

    african american served in disproportionate numbers as ground sombat troops. dureing the first several years of the war blacks accounted for than 20 percent of american deths.
  • the troop buildup accelerates

    by the end of 1965, U.S. goverment sent more than 180,000 americans to vietnam. american commander general william westmoreland, continued to want more troops.
  • viloence and protest grip the nation

    america was rocked by the assassination of martin luther king violence riped through more than 100 U.S. cities