U.S History 1887-2008

  • voting rights of 1665

    eliminated literacy test for voters
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    Early American History

  • Declaration of Independance

  • Constitution written

  • Bill Of Rights Ratified

  • Philanthropy

    Philanthropy consists of ¨private initiatives for public good, focusing on quality of life¨ It is to improve the well being of humankind by preventing and solving social problems
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    Civil war/Reconstruction

  • Homestead Act

    Provided 160 acres to anyone willing to settle on land in the west.
  • 13th Amendment

  • 14th Amendment

  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Legalized segregation, established separate but equal.
  • Rockfeller/Carnegie(captains of industry v. Robber Barons)

    Rockfeller became the richest man in America ammasing a net worth of $150m or 225B today. In1882 Scott died his protege , Andrew carnegie was livid Rockfeller was partly responsible for his mentars death
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    Immigration Issues (Assimilation and Nativism)

    the process of adopting the language and culture of a dominant social group or nation, or the state of being socially integrated into the culture of the dominant group in a society: assimilation of immigrants into American life.
  • 15th Amendment

  • Monopoly

    A business that controls (or monopolizes) an entire industry. Late 1800s monopolies were mainly oil, steel, railroads, and sugar. Extra: Monopolies were also called "trusts."
  • Telephone Invented by Alexander Graham Bell

  • Interstate Commerce Act

    ensure railroad set ¨reasonable and just¨rate and the first time government stepped in to regulate business.
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    The Gilded Age

  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    prohibited immigration of skilled or unskilled Chinese laborers, first US national immigration act.
  • Pendleton Civil Service Act

    awarded government jobs based on merit
  • Dawes Act

    Gave individual ownership of land to native Americans instead of the tribe owning things collectively
  • Jane Adams case

    Pragmatism and empirical sociology
  • Hull House Founded first of many settlement house

  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    outlawed business monopolies
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    The Progressive Era

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    The muckrakers were reform-minded journalists in the Progressive Era in the United States who exposed established institutions and leaders as corrupt. They typically had large audiences in popular magazines.
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    Klondike Gold Rush(Alaska)

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    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as an interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group including W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey and Ida B. Wells
  • The jungle by upton sinclair is published

  • NACCP founded

  • initiative referendum and recall

    In 1911, California voters approved the constitutional processes of initiative, referendum, and recall. Through these processes, voters can adopt a change in law (an initiative), disapprove a law passed by the Legislature (a referendum), or remove an elected official from office (a recall).
  • 16th amendment

    played a central role in building up the powerful American federal government of the twentieth century by making it possible to enact a modern, nationwide income tax.
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    World War 1

  • National parks system created

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    The Great Migration

    The Great Migration, sometimes known as the Great Northward Migration or the Black Migration, was the movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest and West that occurred between 1916 and 1970.
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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War 2

  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War

  • Truman doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
  • 22nd amendment

  • Marshall plan

    Truman Doctrine (1947): U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
    Marshall Plan (1948): program to help European countries rebuild after World War II
  • Berlin Airlift

  • NATO established

  • Sweatt v painter

    ruled the separate law school at the university of Texas failed to qualify as ¨separate but equal¨
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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • First H bomb detonated by united states

  • Brown v Board of education of Topeka

    overturned Plessy v Ferguson and mandated desegeration
  • Hernandez v Texas

    Mexican Americans and all other races provided equal protection under the 14th amendment
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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the polio vaccine

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    Montgomery bus boycott after rosa parks arrest

  • USSR launches sputnik

  • Little Rock nine intergrated into an all white school

  • Bay pigs invasion in cuba

  • Berlin wall built to prevent people from leaving communist east berlin

  • Cuban missile crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis of 1962, the Caribbean Crisis, or the Missile Scare, was a 1 month, 4 days confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union
  • MLK ¨i have a dream¨ speech at the march on washington

  • JFK is assinated in dallas tx

  • 24th amendment

    abolishes the poll tax
  • Civil rights act of 1964

    made discrimination based on race,religion, origin in public places illegal and requires employers to hire on equal opportunity basis
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet offensive

    The Tet Offensive of 1968, or officially called The General Offensive and Uprising of Tet Mau Than 1968 was a major escalation and one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War.
  • MLK is assassinated

  • Civil rights act of 1964

    prohibited discrimination based on gender in education
  • First man on the moon

  • Kent State University Shooting

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    End Of Cold War

  • Pentagon papers were leaked

  • Title XI

    protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs
  • Watergate Scandal, which leads to Nixons resignation

  • Fall of saigon marks the end of Vietnam War

    when communist North Vietnamese forces took control of the capital of South Vietnam. The event in 1975 marked the end of nearly 30 years of internal conflict and ushered in the end of the Vietnam war
  • Camp Davids Accords

  • Three mile island disaster

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    Iran hostage crisis

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    Iran Contra Affair

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    1990´s-21st Century

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    Persian Gulf (operation desert storm)

  • fall of the ussr official end of the cold war

    On December 25, 1991, the Soviet hammer and sickle flag lowered for the last time over the Kremlin, thereafter replaced by the Russian tricolor. Earlier in the day, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned his post as president of the Soviet Union, leaving Boris Yeltsin as president of the newly independent Russian state.
  • NAFTA created free trade between mexico, the united states , and Canada

  • al-qaueda

    Al-Qaeda is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national terrorist organization founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers during the Soviet–Afghan War
  • President Clinton

    The impeachment of Bill Clinton occurred when Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, was impeached by the United States House of Representatives of the 105th United States Congress on December 19, 1998 for "high crimes and misdemeanors".
  • Presidential election of 2000

    The 2000 United States presidential election was the 54th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 2000
  • No child left behind

    The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was a U.S. Act of Congress that reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; it included Title I provisions applying to disadvantaged students.
  • USA Patriot Act

    tightened the national security particularly as it was related to foreign terrorism
  • Attack on world trade center

    The September 11 attacks, often referred to as 9/11, were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Wahhabi terrorist group Al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001
  • Hurricane Katrina

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    Barack Obama

    Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.