U.S History 1887-2008

Timeline created by XanderW
In History
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    Early American History

  • Declaration of Independence

  • Constitution Written

  • Bill of Rights ratified

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    Civil War/Reconstruction

  • Homestead Act

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

    Abolished slavery
  • 14th Amendment

    Citizenship and due process
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

  • 15th amendment

    voting all male citizens
  • Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell

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    The Glided Age

    Big Five
    Rockefeller/ Carnegie( Captains of industry vs Robber Barons)
    Jane Addams
  • 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
  • Interstate Commerce act

    ensure railroad set "reasonable and just " rate and the first time government stepped in to regulate business
  • Dawes Act

    gave individual ownership of land to native Americans of the tribe owning things collectively.
  • Hull House founded,first of man settlement houses

  • Sherman Antitrust act

    outlawed business monopolies
  • Sherman Antitrust act

    Outlawed trusts to promote economic fairness
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    The Progressive Ear

    Initiative, Referendum,Recall
    The Great Migration
    Immigration Issues (Assimilation and Nativism)
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    Klondike Gold Rush (Alaska)

  • Plessy v Ferguson

    Legalized segregation established separate but equal.
  • USS Maine explodes off the coast of Cuba, starting the Spanish American War

  • Hawaii is annexed as a territory of the US

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  • Open Door Policy

    Initiated free trade
  • Roosevelt Corollary

    An addition to the Monroe Doctrine
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is published

  • Meat Inspection Act

    law that makes it illegal to abulterate or misbrand meat
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    regulation of the preparation of foods and sale of medicines
  • NAACP founded

  • Dollar Diplomacy

    Traft's policy of paying for peace in Latin American
  • 16th Amendment

    Established the federal income tax
  • Federal Reserve act

    Established the federal reserve,which helped stabilized the banking industry
  • Panama Canal Built

  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated

    starting WW1
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    World War 1

  • Sinking of Lusitania

  • National Parks system created

  • Zimmerman Telegram intercepted by the British

    Warned the US of a propsed ally between Mexico and germany
  • Bolshevik Revolution in Russia

    causing Russian troops to exit the war
  • Battle of Argonne Forest

    considered the turning point of the war
  • Germany surrenders to the Allied Powers

  • President Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points

  • Treaty of Versailles

  • 18th Amendment

    Prohibition is enacted and alcohol is illegal
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    Roaring Twenties

  • 19th Amendment

    Women gave the right to vote
  • Teapot Dome scandal

    undercovered by the Wall Street Journal
  • American Indian Citizenship act

    Granted citizenship to any Native Americans born within the United States
  • Scopes Monkey Trial

  • Charles Lindergh makes history

    makes history by making a nonstop solo light from New York to Paris
  • Stock market crash

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    Great Deppresion

  • Dust Bowl 1930-1936

  • FDR elected

  • Civilian Conservation Crops (CCC) established

  • 20th Amendment

    adjusted the dates of the presidential terms
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation FDIC

  • 21st Amendment

    repeals the 18th amendment and prohibition
  • Securities and Exchange Commission SEC

  • Works Progress Administration

  • Social Security Act

  • 17th Amendment

    Direct election of US Senators
  • Adolf Hitler invades Poland

    starting WW2
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    World War 2

  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

  • Battle of Midway

  • Bataan Death March

  • Executive Order 9066

  • D-Day invasion of Normandy

  • G.I Bill

  • United nation formed

  • The atomic bomb "little boy" dropped in Hiroshima

  • Atomic bomb dropped in Nagasaki

  • 22nd Amendment

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president from being elected again
  • Truman Doctrine

  • Marshall Plan

  • Berlin Airlift

  • NATO established

  • Koren War 1950-1953

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    Civil Right Era

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • First H bomb detonated by the US

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • Interstate Highway Act

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker v, Des Moines

    Defined the First Amendment rights students in United States Public Schools
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    Early Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers Leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    Moved the voting age from 21 to 18 years old
  • War Powers Act

  • Fall of Saigon,marks the end of the Vietnam War

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    1990s-21st Century