overview timeline

  • 15th Amendnemt

    The 15th amendment gave male citizens the right to vote dispite their race. However even with the 15th amendment African Americans still had problems voting in the south.
  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    While on the way to visit the officer that was injued earlyer that day by the bomb that was thrown at their veihcal but rolled off inuring a several people, they took a wrong turn and thats where Gavrilo Princip shot both him and his wife Sophie. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Greater Serbia or Yugoslavia. Serbian military officers stood behind the attack.
  • Completion of the Panama Canel

    The reason for the canal was to increase trade. It also saved money on travel and more goods were availabel.Theodor Rosevalt wanted to build the canel in Panama instead of in a more stable country because it would save millions of dollars. And after many teaties they were able to buil the canal there which was finished in 1914.
  • U.S. Entry into WWI

    The US wanted to stay nutral in the war beause Americans were against the war, and the US had good trade with both sides. But then Germany started sinking US cargo ships. And America warned them numerous times to stop sinking them. But despite Wilsons warnings they continued to do so and ended up sinking the Lusitania where aboard were over a thousand passengers. And then in 1917 Germany sent the Zimmermann Telegram to Mexico to make war against the United States.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The other Central Powers on the German side of World War I were dealt with in separate treaties.
  • 19th Amendment

    The 19th amendment gave all American woemen the right to vote. Some states like Wyoming already allowed fomen to vote. The amendment forced all the other states to do the same in national elections.
  • Hitler Invades Poland

    Negotiation between Poland and Germany about Danzing started in 1933; for Germans it would mean access to the Baltic sea, but Poland didn't want to agree because they were afraid to lose their independance. This process lasted for six years and Germans became angry. On August 31,1939 Polish Ambassador Lipski did not sign the agreement; Germany ran p out of patience and invaded Poland, begining World War II.
  • Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

    The attack was a total suprise for everyone in the nation. The bombing killed over 2,300 Americans. Although America was close to entring the war anyway, but still tryed to stay nutral, this was the last straw, and brought America to enter WWII.
  • Executive order 9066

    Ten weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt autherizes to put Japanese people living on the west coast to be put in internment camps. This was because they were afraid the Japanese were giving information to Japan. Over 110,000 Japanese Americans were put in these camps. The conditions in these camps wern't all that grat. Some people ended up dieing, some due to unsuitable medical care and a few were killed by the gaurds.
  • US drops first Atomic Bomb on Japan

    The United States had been at war with Japan since the bombing of Pearl Harbor. President Truman and Allied leaders, Stalin and Attlee, issued the Potsdam Declaration, an ultimatum for Japan to surrender unconditionally or face distruction. But Japan refused and Truman authorized the use of the atomic bomb. The bomb was dropped onHiroshima, killing between 70,000 to 80,000 people.
  • U.S. drops second Atomic bomb in Japan

    Even after the bomb on Hiroshima, Japan still refused to accept the terms of the Postsdam Declaration. On the morning of Aug. 9, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan, and then the United States dropped the bomb on Nagasaki. The city was distroyed and an estimated 40,000 people were killed.
  • First U.S. Military Advisors Were Sent Into Vietnam

    The Advisors were sent by Harry Trumen to help the French in the first Indochina war. However the French didn't want to allow the Vietnamese army to be trained to use new equiptment. Which was a mistake on the French part because by the time they did chose to take the advice it was too late.
  • March on Washington

    The march was under the theme "jobs and Freedom" and was organized by a group of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations. The March was widely credited with helping to pass the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. It is estimated that there were 200,000 to 300,000 participants, observers estimated that 75-80% were black and the rest were white and non-black ninorities.
  • John F. Kenedy Assassinated

    JFK , the 35th US president was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. He was killed after serving only 2 years and 10 months as president on the United States. He also wanted to get troops out of Vietnam. Many people believe that his assassination was a conspiracy, and in 1917 the HSCA concluded that it most likely was.They also believe that there were two gunmen involved.
  • U.S. Sends First Combat Troops To South Vietnam

    There was an attack on an American military base, for this reason President Johnson sent 3,500 Marines into South Vietman as the first official troops. And by the end of the year there were 200,000 troops.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assasinated

    He was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 39. On March 10, 1969, James Earl Ray plead guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in the Tennessee state penitentiary. Ray later tryed to withdaw the plea and to be triaed by a jury but it was unseccesful; he died in prison on April 23,1998.The King family and others believe that the assassination was a conspiracy involving the US government. And in 1999 the conclusion was affirmed by a jury in a civil trial.
  • Vietnam War ends

    The Paris Peac Accords was signed and American troops withdrew from Vietnam. The accords called for a complete ceasfir in South Vietnam. Prisoners of war were exchanged and both sides had to find a political soluion for the conflict.
  • U.S. supports Afghanistan from invasion of the Soviet Union (U.S.S.R)

    The Reagan administration increased arming and funding of the mujahideen as part of the Reagan Doctrine, thanks in large part to the efforts of Charlie Wilson and CIA officer Gust Avrakotos. Early reports estimated $6–20 billion but more recent reports suggest that up to $40 billion were provided by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia to Pakistan. This was in the forms of cash and weapons, which included over two thousand FIM-92 Stinger surface-to-air missiles.
  • U.N. resolution 678

    The U.N. Security Council offered Iraq one final chance to withdaw its forces from Kuwait by January 15, 1990. If they didn't Member States were authorised to use "all nessassary means."
  • UN declares victory in the Persian Gulf war

    In only four days Iraqis were pushed out of Kuwait, and President Bush oreded a cease fire. There were 137 American casualties and 100,000 Iraqis were killed. In March a ceasefire agreement was signed by the UN Secutity Council.