timeline 2

  • Jim Crow Laws

    laws passed in Southern states after the Civil War to promote segregation of Blacks and Whites.
  • The chinese exclusion act

    Prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Lusitania was torpedoed without warning by a German submarine off the south coast of Ireland. Within 20 minutes, the vessel sank into the Celtic Sea.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    was an internal diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January, 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico in the event of the United States entering World War I against Germany.
  • Red Scare

    Was the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism. In the United States, the First Red Scare was about worker revolution and political radicalism.
  • Eugene V. Debs

    Was imprisoned for speaking out against the US involvement in WW1.
  • Sedition Act

    An act of the United States Congress that extended the Espionage Act of 1917 to cover a broader range of offenses, like speech and the expression of opinion that cast the government or the war effort in a negative light.
  • 18th amendment passed

    Prohibited the making, transporting, and selling of alcoholic drinks. This was an important day for the country, during the womens suffrage movement, people believed alcohol caused poverty, and violence.
  • 19th amendment passed

    Granted women the right to vote
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    The act represented the first major attempt to restrict immigration into the United States.
  • John Scopes - the monkey trial

    Was the trial of John scopes, in which Scopes was charged with teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution but it was illegal to do so as it was in direct contradiction to the word of God.
  • 20th Amendment passed

    Sets the date when elected offices end.
  • 21st amendment passed

    Cancelled the 18th amendment.