Timeline Assignment

By Dizza
  • Philadelphia committee led by Benjamin Franklin attempts to regulate waste disposal and water pollution.

  • Declaration of Independence

    The colonies of America declare their independence from British rule. Photo for it: https://images.app.goo.gl/N8K4RxKxhJ5p9PoP8
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Area of land that was 800,000 square miles that was bought by Thomas Jefferson by Napoleon. Lewis and Clark explored this area after it was bought. Photo https://images.app.goo.gl/u7Vf21hxMAViKceg7
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle between America and Britain in New Orleans, led by Andrew Jackson. https://images.app.goo.gl/TiGJXXB3g3t6p42f7
  • Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg was a battle fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was fought between the Confederate and Union Army. Photo for it: https://images.app.goo.gl/Bi2EGZDq9fKiBDwK6
  • The term acid rain is coined by Robert Angus Smith in the book Air and Rain

  • The term ecology is coined in German as Oekologie by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel

  • Haymarket Riot

    A worker strike in Chicago, a bomb was detonated at this strike. https://images.app.goo.gl/kardGCqnww6vytLk7
  • The term smog is coined by Henry Antoine Des Voeux in a London meeting to express concern over air pollution

  • Sinking of Lusitania

    The Lusitania was a British ocean liner that was sunk by a German U boat. This caused the US to get involved into WW1. https://images.app.goo.gl/hef5buQ1F1noh87N9
  • US Congress created the National Park Service

  • Stock Market Crash

    The American economy was in turmoil as the stock market crashed. https://images.app.goo.gl/u5FtDyCD7R5ukkXV6
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The United States dropped two atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. This later made Japan end their role in WWII. https://images.app.goo.gl/95Pd6XkPJEcnHEiG6
  • Rachel Carson publishes Silent Spring

  • The Apollo 8 picture of Earthrise

  • Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

    Martin Luther King Jr was a social activist who tried to bring equality to the United States for African Americans. He was assassinated for trying to do so. https://images.app.goo.gl/136TGSKXdATSSC6E
  • First Earth Day – April 22. Millions of people gather in the United States for the first Earth Day. US Environmental Protection Agency established

  • Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer entered into force

  • The Kyoto Protocol was negotiated in Kyoto, Japan in December. Countries commit to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide

  • U.S. rejects the Kyoto Protocol

  • September 11th Attacks

    On September 11th, 2001, Islamic terrorists hijacked three planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and in the Pennsylvania countryside. https://images.app.goo.gl/686n1yGM8beizTg56
  • U.S. announces it will cease participation in the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation

  • U.S. announces it will rejoin the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation