Timeline Assignment

  • The Wall Street Crash Sparks The Depression

    The Wall Street Crash Sparks The Depression
    Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States with a dire economic reputation.
  • The Dust Bowl Begins

    The Dust Bowl Begins
    The worst drought in over 300 years. It affected 23 states across the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region to the Mississippi river. Farmers were forced to abandon their land due to crops being unable to grow.
  • U.S. Enters The War

    U.S. Enters The War
    Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. prepares for war and relief from the Great Depression. Despite the catastrophic effects of the Second World War, the United States became the ultimate economic superpower in the world.
  • The Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights Movement
    A fight for social justice and equal rights by Black Americans under the law of the United States. Although slavery had been abolished, Black Americans still suffered discrimination and racism, especially down South.
  • President John F. Kennedy Assassinated

    President John F. Kennedy Assassinated
    The assassination of the President immediately affected trading. With the news spreading quickly, the New York Stock Exchange shut down within 27 minutes.
  • Roe v. Wade

    Roe v. Wade
    Abortion is legalized. By a 7 to 2 vote, the Supreme Court rules that they cannot tell women what to do with their bodies.
  • Chernobyl

    A nuclear power plant in Ukraine where a routine test went tragically wrong. Two explosions resulting in the roof of the plants reactors to blow off, released 400 times more radiation than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    Also known as Operation Desert Storm, began after President Saddam Hussein of Iraq ordered the invasion and occupation of neighboring Kuwait in early August 1990.
  • September 11 Attacks

    September 11 Attacks
    On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.
  • House Speaker

    House Speaker
    She served as the 52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives, having made history in 2007 when she was elected the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House.