U.S. History

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    This Timeline will cover the major events taking place from 1877-2011.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    By far the biggest step in U.S. expansion. If we did not purchase that land our country would be vastly different than it is today. https://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/louisiana-purchase
  • Custer's Last Stand

    Custer's Last Stand
    By far one of the most iconic battles in early American history as well as one of the most controversial. Upset a lot of people back East, some wanted more military spending to take them down, others quite the opposite.
  • The Great Upheaval

    The Great Upheaval
    Mass amounts of strikes across the cities due to very low wages and unhappy employees. Had a pretty successful outcomes as many strikers demands were met.
  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War
    The U.S. was severely underprepared, but Spain was even worse. U.S. came out victorious, received Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  • U.S. Joins WWI

    U.S. Joins WWI
    Along with news of the Zimmerman telegram threatening an alliance between Germany and Mexico, Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany. The U.S. officially entered the conflict on April 6, 1917.
  • Treaty of Versailles is Signed

    Treaty of Versailles is Signed
    On June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed at the Palace of Versailles outside Paris, France. The treaty was one of several that officially ended WWI
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    This was a time of cultural celebration. African Americans had endured centuries of slavery and the struggle for abolition. https://www.history.com/topics/roaring-twenties/harlem-renaissance
  • The Age of the Automobile

    The Age of the Automobile
    The invention of the automobile not only changed transportation for generations, but it caused a massive economic revolution across the U.S.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, just before 08:00, on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor
  • U.S. Joins WWII

    U.S. Joins WWII
    Larger historical forces eventually brought the United States to the brink of World War II, but the direct and immediate cause that led it to officially entering the war was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/arsenal-ally-united-states-enters-war
  • D-Day

    On June 6, 1944 the Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy, France. With a huge force of over 150,000 soldiers, the Allies attacked and gained a victory that became the turning point for World War II in Europe.
  • Civil Rights Movement Begins

    Civil Rights Movement Begins
    The civil rights movement was a struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for Black Americans to gain equal rights under the law in the United States. https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/civil-rights-movement#:~:text=The%20civil%20rights%20movement%20was,law%20in%20the%20United%20States.
  • Vietnam War Begins

    Vietnam War Begins
    The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. https://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history
  • John F. Kennedy Elected

    John F. Kennedy Elected
    Kennedy made the most of his time. He not only helped the U.S. economy out of a recession, but he created the Peace Corps, helped women achieve fairer wages, contributed to the partial ban of nuclear testing and established the Civil Rights Act of 1964. https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/john-f-kennedy/
  • End of Cold War

    End of Cold War
    During 1989 and 1990, the Berlin Wall came down, borders opened, and free elections ousted Communist regimes everywhere in eastern Europe. In late 1991 the Soviet Union itself dissolved into its component republics. With stunning speed, the Iron Curtain was lifted and the Cold War came to an end.
  • Fall of the U.S.S.R

    Fall of the U.S.S.R
    Gorbachev's decision to allow elections with a multi-party system and create a presidency for the Soviet Union began a slow process of democratization that eventually destabilized Communist control and contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
  • Columbine Shooting

    Columbine Shooting
    The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting and attempted bombing that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States.