My U.S History Timeline

  • U.S. Purchases Alaska

    U.S. Purchases Alaska
    Seward aaranged for the U.S. to buy Alaska for 7.2 million. Seward had trouble perswading The House Of Representitives to approve fir funding the purchase. Some people thought it was stupid to buy what they called "Sewards Icebox". Time showed they were wrong
  • Congress proclaimed Hawaii an American Teritory

    Congress proclaimed Hawaii an American Teritory
    Congress proclamied Hawaii and american territory even though Hawaiins never had the chance to vote. The event marked end of a lengthy internal struggle between native Hawaiians and white American businessmen for control of the Hawaiian government.
  • An assassination

    An assassination
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife sophie were assaisanted in june. Then on July 28 Austria Hungary declared what was expected to be a short war against Serbia.
  • The Fighting Starts

    The Fighting Starts
    Germany invaded Belgium following a stragety known as the Schlieffen Plan. It called for a holding act against Russia. After france had fallen the troops swept across Belgium.
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    World War 1

  • The United States Declares War

    The United States Declares War
    Kaiser announced that all U-boats would sink all ships in British waters. Then the German decided to mention that The United States would have to go to war. Eeven though the president held back saying he would wait for actual overt acts before declairing war.
  • The New Urban Scene

    The New Urban Scene
    With a population of 5.6 million people. In Chicago each day estimated 300,000 workes, 150,00 cars and buses, and 20,00 trolleys filled the downtown. At night people crowed into ornate movie theaters and vaudeville houses offering live variety of shows
  • Organized Crime

    Organized Crime
    Chicago became notorious for the home of Al Capone, a gangster whose bootlegging empire netted over 60 million dollars a year. Al Capone took control of the Chicago liqour buisness by kiling off his compettion. During the 1920's headlines reported522 bloody gang killings.
  • Farmers need a lift

    Farmers need a lift
    During WWI prices rose and international demand for cropssuch as wheat and corn soared. Farmers had planted more and taken out bank loans for land and equipment
  • Benito Mussolini

    Benito Mussolini
    Extreme nationalism and created fascism . he was a charistmaic leader. and fascion stressed nationalism and placed the intrests of the state above those of individuals
  • French Rule In Vietnam

    French Rule In Vietnam
    Many Vietnamese revolutionaries fled to China, where in 1924 they began to be organized under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh. In 1930 s Ho continued to orchestrate Vietnams growing independence movement from exile in the Soviet Union and China.
  • The Scopes Trial

    The Scopes Trial
    In March Tenesee passed the nations first law that made it a crime to teach evolution. The American Civil Liberties Union promised to defend any teacher who would challenge the law.
  • The depression devestastates peoples lives

    The depression devestastates peoples lives
    In Cities across the country people lost their jobs, were evicted from homes and endedn uo in streets. Before long numerous shantytowns sprung up. People were living in cardboard boxes and old rusted out cars
  • President Hoover tries to reasure the nation

    President Hoover tries to reasure the nation
    After the stock market crashed in october of 1929 Hoover tried to reasure americans nations econmy was on a sound footing In his veiw the important thing was for americans to remain optimistic and to go about their usual everyday buissness
  • Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler
    Hitler created a German version of fascion caled nazism. He dreamed of uniteing all German people into one great German empire. He set forth for his beliefs of nazism and and became the plan of action for the Nazi Party.
  • Nazis takeover Germany

    Nazis takeover Germany
    Hitler was appointed chancellor (prime minister). once in power he quickly dismantled Germanys democratic Weimmar Repupblic. In it's place, he established the third reich, or Third German Empire. According to Hitler it would last for over 1,000 years.
  • Joesph Stallin

    Joesph Stallin
    He firmly etablished a totalitarian government that tried to exert complete control over its citezens. In one of these states, individuals have no rights, and the government supresses all oppsostition
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    World War II

  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japeneese attackd Pearl Harbor with expectations that once the americans had expeirenced Japans power they would avoid further contact. The attack killed 2,403 americans and wounded 1,178 more. The Japenese had damaged or sunk 21 american ships including 8 battle ships and more than 300 hundred aircrafts had critical damage.
  • D-Day

    the allied invasion was codenamed operation overload was originally set for June 5th but bad wheather forced a dealy. Eisenhower than gave the goahead the following day for clear skys. This was the largest land-sea-air operartion in army history.
  • The Allies Gain Ground

    The Allies Gain Ground
    Omar Bradley unleashed massive air and land bombardeant against the enemy at St. Lo^ providing a gap in german line of defense through which Genearl george Patton and his third army vould advance. On August 23 Patton and his third army reached the Seine River south of Paris
  • France Battles The Vietminh

    France Battles The Vietminh
    In 1950 the U.S, entered the Vietnam struggle. That year, President Truman Sent nearly $15 millio in econimic aid to France. Over the next four yeas, the U.S. paid for much of Frances War pumping nearly $1billion into the effort to defeat a man America had once supported.
  • The VietMinh Drive Out The French

    The VietMinh Drive Out The French
    Upon entering the whithouse in 195, President Eisenhowercontinued the policy of supplying aid to the French war effort. By this time the U.S. had settled for a stalementwith the communists in Korea, which only stiffend Americas resolve to halt the spread of communism everywhere
  • Alaska became a state

    Alaska became a state
    In 1959 Alaska became a state. For about two cents an acre, the U.S. had aquuired a land rich in timber, minerals,and oil supprisinly. The American flag had to be changed to have 49 stars. Alaska was nicknamed the midnight star becuaseThe sun is visible at midnight. Parts of Alaska are bathed in 24 hours of daylight. In Barrow, the sun doesn't set for 84 days. Then its dark all day long for 84 days.
  • Hawaii became a state

    Hawaii became a state
    In June the Hawaiian people voted by a wide majority to accept admittance into the United States.Hawwaii became the 50th state in the U.S.. The American flag had to be changed to have 50 stars on it

    A TUMULTOUS YEAR  : 1968
    An Enemy Attack in Vietnam Two Assasinations and a chaoti political envention made in 1968 an explosive year. Distribing events in 1968 accentuated the nations divisions which are still healing the 21's century.