U.S. History

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  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    Encouraged Western migration by providing settlers 160 acres of public land.
  • 13th Amendment

  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
  • Transcontinental Road Completed

    Travel possible for the first time in U.S. history.
  • Industrialization begins to boom

    Industrialization begins to boom
    Was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period
  • 15th Amendment (1870)

    15th Amendment (1870)
  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
  • Telephone Invented

    Telephone Invented
    A telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation
  • Recontruction Ends

    Recontruction Ends
    Hayes withdrew the last federal troops from the south, and the bayonet-backed Republican governments collapsed, thereby ending Reconstruction.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    Is a United States federal law that was designed to regulate the railroad industry, particularly its monopolistic practices.
  • Jim Crow Laws Start in South

    Jim Crow Laws Start in South
    Jim Crow law, in U.S. history, any of the laws that enforced racial segregation in the South between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and the beginning of the civil rights movement in the 1950s.
  • Light Bulb Invented

    Light Bulb Invented
    An incandescent light bulb, incandescent lamp or incandescent light globe is an electric light with a wire filament heated to such a high temperature that it glows with visible light.
  • Third Wave of Immigration

    Third-wave European immigration was slowed first by World War I and then by numerical quotas in the 1920s. Between the 1920s and 1960s, immigration paused.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration.
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    Is a United States federal law, enacted in 1883, which established that positions within the federal government should be awarded on the basis of merit instead of political affiliation.
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    Adopted by Congress in 1887, authorized the President of the United States to survey American Indian tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Indians
  • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

    Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth
    Describes the responsibility of philanthropy by the new upper class of self-made rich.
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899.
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
  • How the Other Half Lives

    How the Other Half Lives
  • Chicago's Hull House

    Chicago's Hull House
  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1890)

    Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1890)
    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660–1783 is a history of naval warfare published in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan.
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    Homestead Steel Labor Strike
    The Homestead Strike, also known as the Homestead Steel Strike, Pinkerton Rebellion, or Homestead Massacre, was an industrial lockout and strike which began on June 30, 1892
  • Pullman Labor Strike

    Pullman Labor Strike
    Against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the federal government of the United States under President Grover Cleveland.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

    Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
    "separate but equal".
  • Annexation of Hawaii (1897)

    Annexation of Hawaii (1897)
    Won Hawaii
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    Won: Cuba and Puerto Rico (Caribbean Sea); Philippines and Guam (Asia-Pacific)
  • Open Door Policy (1899)

    Open Door Policy (1899)
    for the protection of equal privileges among countries trading with China and in support of Chinese territorial and administrative integrity.
  • Assassination of President McKinley

    Assassination of President McKinley
    Was shot on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York.
  • Wright Brother’s Airplane

    Wright Brother’s Airplane
    During the spring and summer of 1903, they were consumed with leaping that final hurdle into history. On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made four brief flights at Kitty Hawk with their first powered aircraft.
  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

    Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins
    American and British leaders and businessmen wanted to ship goods quickly and cheaply between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    The Jungle to expose the appalling working conditions in the meat-packing industry.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    or preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes.
  • Model-T

    Model T was an automobile built by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 until 1927.

  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Government can collect taxes
  • Federal reserve Act

    Federal reserve Act
    Central banking of the United States
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Senators can be elected by the people
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

  • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns

    Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns
    Chemical warfare first appeared when the Germans used poison gas during a surprise attack
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on Friday, 7 May 1915 during the First World War
  • National parks system

    National parks system
    We protect the parks and forest
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    The Russian Revolution was a pair of revolutions in Russia in 1917 which dismantled the Tsarist autocracy and led to the rise of the Soviet Union
  • U.S. entry to the WWI

    U.S. entry to the WWI
    The date of US entry into WW1 was April 6, 1917 when the nation was drawn into World War 1 on the side of the Allies.
  • Battle of Argonne Forest

    Battle of Argonne Forest
    was a major part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front
  • Armistice

    The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was an armistice during the First World War between the Allies and Germany
  • Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

    Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points
    , President Wilson set down 14 points as a blueprint for world peace that was to be used for peace negotiations after World War I.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    Ended World War 1, Blamed Germany.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    When the German government asked U.S. Pres. Woodrow Wilson to arrange a general armistice in October 1918, it declared that it accepted the Fourteen Points he had formulated as the basis for a just peace.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Temperance movement
    No more alcohol
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Women's Suffrage
  • President Harding’s Return to Normalcy

    President Harding’s Return to Normalcy
    A return to the way of life before World War I, was United States presidential candidate Warren G. Harding's campaign promise in the election of 1920.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, spanning the
    1920s. JAZZ
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    During the Red Scare of 1919 - 1920, many in the United States feared recent immigrants and dissidents, particularly those who embraced communist, socialist, or anarchist ideology.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal (1921)

    Teapot Dome Scandal (1921)
    The Teapot Dome Scandal was a bribery incident that took place in the United States from 1921 to 1922, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding.
  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

    Joseph Stalin Leads USSR
    as the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1929 to 1953.
  • Scopes “Monkey” Trial

    Scopes “Monkey” Trial
    The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case in July 1925
  • Mein Kampf published

    Mein Kampf published
    Autobiographical book by Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler. The work describes the process by which Hitler became antisemitic
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight (1927)

    Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight (1927)
    This was the first solo transatlantic flight and the first non-stop flight between North America and mainland Europe. Lindbergh was an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve,
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1929)

    St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1929)
    The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, as it was known, was never officially linked to Capone, but he was generally considered to have been responsible for the murders.
  • Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”

    Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”
    and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States
  • Hoovervilles

    was a shanty town built during the Great Depression by the homeless in the United States of America.
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
    that raised import duties to protect American businesses and farmers, adding considerable strain to the international economic climate of the Great Depression.
  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

    100, 000 Banks Have Failed
    Banks didn't had the money of the people and the people ere asking for it already.
  • Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA) (1933)

    Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA) (1933)
    major New Deal program to restore agricultural prosperity by curtailing farm production, reducing export surpluses, and raising prices.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    independent U.S. government corporation created under authority of the Banking Act of 1933
  • Public Works Administration (PWA) (1933)

    Public Works Administration (PWA) (1933)
    16, 1933, the Public Works Administration (PWA) budgeted several billion dollars to be spent on the construction of public works as a means of providing employment, stabilizing purchasing power, improving public welfare, and contributing to a revival of American
  • Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany
    Hitler was named Chancellor of the National Socialist German Workers Party of Germany.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)

    Social Security Administration (SSA)
    act to provide for the general welfare by establishing a system of Federal old-age benefits, and by enabling the several States to make more adequate provision for aged persons, blind persons, dependent and crippled children, maternal and child welfare, public health,
  • Rape of Nanjing (1937)

    Rape of Nanjing (1937)
    To break the spirit of Chinese resistance, Japanese General Matsui Iwane ordered that the city of Nanking be destroyed
  • Kristallnacht

    also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass
  • Hitler invades Poland (1939)

    Hitler invades Poland (1939)
    German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air, as Adolf Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland.
  • German Blitzkrieg attacks

    German Blitzkrieg attacks
    Germany quickly overran much of Europe and was victorious for more than two years by relying on a new military tactic called the "Blitzkrieg" (lightning war).
  • Pearl Harbor (1941)

    Pearl Harbor (1941)
    descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    The Tuskegee Army Air Field became the vital center for training African Americans to fly fighter and bomber aircraft.
  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Navajo Code Talkers
    The Marine Corps recruited Navajo Code Talkers in 1941 and 1942.
  • Executive Order 9066 (1942)

    Executive Order 9066 (1942)
    Ten weeks after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan were forced to make an arduous 65-mile march to prison camps.
  • Invasion of Normandy

    Invasion of Normandy
    The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day).
  • GI Bill

    GI Bill
    This was for soldiers who came back from war, and they provided housing and money.
  • Atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima (1945)

    Atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima (1945)
    The final stage of the WWII
  • Victory in Europe (VE) Day (1945)

    Victory in Europe (VE) Day (1945)
    was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
  • Victory over Japan/Pacific (VJ/VP) Day

    Victory over Japan/Pacific (VJ/VP) Day
    is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect ending the war
  • Liberation of Concentration Camps

    Liberation of Concentration Camps
  • United Nations Formed

    United Nations Formed
    The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.
  • Germany Divided

    Germany Divided
    As a consequence of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, Germany was cut between the two global blocs in the East and West
  • Nuremberg Trials (1946)

    Nuremberg Trials (1946)
    Nuremberg, Germany, was chosen as a site for trials that took place in 1945 and 1946.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    was an American foreign policy whose stated purpose was to counter Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War.
  • Mao Zedong Established Communist Rule in China (1947)

    Mao Zedong Established Communist Rule in China (1947)
    Mao Zedong proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of China. Chiang Kai-shek, 600,000 Nationalist troops, and about two million Nationalist-sympathizer refugees retreated to the island of Taiwan.
  • 22nd Amendment (1947)

    22nd Amendment (1947)
    the president can serve 2 terms
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    was an American initiative to aid Western Europe, in which the United States gave over $13,000,000,000
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War.
  • Arab-Israeli War Begins

    Arab-Israeli War Begins
    Israel responds to an ominous build-up of Arab forces along its borders by launching simultaneous attacks against Egypt and Syria. Jordan subsequently entered the fray, but the Arab coalition was no match for Israel's proficient armed forces.
  • Nato Formed

    Nato Formed
    an intergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European states based on the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949
  • Kim II-sung invades south korea

    Kim II-sung invades south korea
    The fact is that Kim Il-sung in the North wanted to unite Korea – just as Rhee wanted to unite Korea – and Kim chose to invade. Kim Il-sung sent his military south across the 38th Parallel on June 25, 1950.
  • UN forces push North Korea to Yalu river

    UN forces push North Korea to Yalu river
    UN forces rapidly approached the Yalu River—the border with China—but in October 1950, mass Chinese forces crossed the Yalu and entered the war.
  • Chinese forces cross Yalu and entered Korean war

    Chinese forces cross Yalu and entered Korean war
    On 27 June, the United Nations Security Council authorized the formation and dispatch of UN forces to Korea to repel what was recognized as a North Korean invasion
  • Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Execution

    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Execution
    On this day in History, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed on Jun 19, 1953.
  • Armistice Signed

    Armistice Signed
    he armistice, signed on July 27, established a committee of representatives from neutral countries to decide the fate of the thousands of prisoners of war on ...
  • Hernandez v. Texas (1954)

    Hernandez v. Texas (1954)
    Pete Hernandez, an agricultural worker, was indicted for the murder of Joe Espinoza by an all-Anglo (white) grand jury in Jackson County, Texas.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    No more segregation in schools.
  • Ho Chi Minh Established Communist Rule in Vietnam (1954)

    Ho Chi Minh Established Communist Rule in Vietnam (1954)
    Hồ Chí Minh led the Việt Minh independence movement from 1941 onward, establishing the Communist-ruled Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 and defeating the French Union in 1954 at the battle of Điện Biên Phủ.
  • Warsaw Pact Formed

    Warsaw Pact Formed
    was a collective defence treaty signed in Warsaw among the Soviet Union and seven Soviet satellite states of Central and Eastern Europe during the Cold War.
  • Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccine
    Discovered by Jonas Stalk
  • Rosa Parks Arrested

    Rosa Parks Arrested
    Rosa Parks is arrested for not giving her seat in the bus to someone that was white
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    	Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a civil-rights protest during which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating.
  • Interstate Highway Act (1956)

    Interstate Highway Act (1956)
    The law authorized the construction of a 41,000-mile network of interstate highways that would span the nation.
  • Elvis Presley First Hit Song (1956)

    Elvis Presley First Hit Song (1956)
    hits #1 on Billboard's national country singles chart. His first #1 hit on a national chart.
  • Sputnik I

    Sputnik I
    en the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball
  • Leave it to Beaver First Airs on TV

    Leave it to Beaver First Airs on TV
    odore entered our lives as “The Beaver” in an all-American show about suburban family life. The first episode of “Leave It To Beaver” aired on October 4, 1957;
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. The new act established the Civil Rights Section of the Justice Department and empowered federal prosecutors to obtain court injunctions against interference with the right to vote
  • Little rock nine

    Little rock nine
    The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine black students who enrolled at formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in September 1957.
  • Kennedy versus Nixon TV Debate

    Kennedy versus Nixon TV Debate
    Democrat John F. Kennedy defeated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican Party nominee.
  • Chicano Mural Movement Begins

    Chicano Mural Movement Begins
    . Artists began using the walls of city buildings, housing projects, schools, and churches to depict Mexican-American culture
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961)

    Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961)
    a full-scale invasion of Cuba by 1,400 American-trained Cubans who had fled their homes
  • Peace Corps Formed

    Peace Corps Formed
    On September 22, 1961, Kennedy signed congressional legislation creating a permanent Peace Corps that would “promote world peace and friendship” through three goals
  • • Mapp v. Ohio

    •	Mapp v. Ohio
    The Court brushed aside the First Amendment issue and declared that "all evidence obtained by searches and seizures in violation of the Constitution is, by [the Fourth Amendment], inadmissible in a state court."
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action
    required government contractors to "take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    U.S send to kill Fidel Castro and failed. So cuba signed with USSR and put missiles facing US. So Kennedy blockade Cuba
  • Sam Walton Opens First Walmart

    Sam Walton Opens First Walmart
    First walmart in arkansas
  • Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas, Texas

    Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas, Texas
    John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas
  • Gideon v. Wainwright

    Gideon v. Wainwright
    Clarence Earl Gideon was charged in Florida state court with a felony: having broken into and entered a poolroom with the intent to commit a misdemeanor offense.
  • George Wallace Blocks University of Alabama Entrance

    George Wallace Blocks University of Alabama Entrance
    George Wallace did not let the students go into the university
  • The Feminine Mystique (1963)

    The Feminine Mystique (1963)
    s a book written by Betty Friedan which is widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism in the United States.
  • march on Washington

    march on Washington
    The March on Washington was a massive protest march that occurred in August 1963, when some 250,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Also known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,
  • The Great Society

    The Great Society
    LBK to help out the poor by creating medicaid and medicare including other programs
  • Escobedo v. Illinois

    Escobedo v. Illinois
    Escobedo was arrested and taken to a police station for questioning. Over several hours, the police refused his repeated requests to see his lawyer.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    “take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression”
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement.
  • • 24th Amendment

    •	24th Amendment
    no more poll taxes
  • Israeli-Palestine Conflict Begins

    Israeli-Palestine Conflict Begins
    is the ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians that began in the mid-20th century.
  • malcom x assassinated

    malcom x assassinated
    In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights.
  • United Farm Worker’s California Delano Grape Strike

    United Farm Worker’s California Delano Grape Strike
    Farmers made this strike because they wanted better pay for all the work they did.
  • Miranda v. Arizona

    Miranda v. Arizona
    In supreme court for the rights of a person.
  • Thurgood Marshall Appointed to Supreme Court (1967)

    Thurgood Marshall Appointed to Supreme Court (1967)
    First African American to be in the supreme court
  • Six Day War (1967)

    Six Day War (1967)
    by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
  • Tet Offensive (1968)

    Tet Offensive (1968)
    This massive North Vietnamese surprise attack during the 1968 Tet holiday was a crucial turning point in the war.
  • My Lai Massacre (1968)

    My Lai Massacre (1968)
    The Mỹ Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass murder of between 347 and 504 unarmed Vietnamese civilians in South Vietnam on 16 March 1968
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated
    Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, an event that sent shock waves reverberating around the world
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines
    Mary Beth Tinker was a 13-year-old junior high school student in December 1965 when she and a group of students decided to wear black armbands to school to protest the war in Vietnam.
  • Vietnamization (1969)

    Vietnamization (1969)
    the US policy of withdrawing its troops and transferring the responsibility and direction of the war effort to the government of South Vietnam.
  • Woodstock Music Festival

    Woodstock Music Festival
    On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel.
  • Draft Lottery (1969)

    Draft Lottery (1969)
    A lottery drawing - the first since 1942 - was held on December 1, 1969, at Selective Service National Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • Manson Family Murders (1969)

    Manson Family Murders (1969)
    The Tate murders were a series of killings conducted by members of the Manson Family on August 8–9, 1969, which claimed the lives of five people, one of them pregnant.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    "The Eagle has landed…" Mission Objective The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy
  • Invasion of Cambodia (1970)

    Invasion of Cambodia (1970)
    The Cambodian Campaign was a series of military operations conducted in eastern Cambodia during 1970 by the United States and the Republic of Vietnam
  • Kent State Shootings

    Kent State Shootings
    The Kent State shootings were the shootings on May 4, 1970 of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard during a mass protest against the Vietnam War at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.
  • • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    •	Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    Born in the wake of elevated concern about environmental pollution, EPA was established on December 2, 1970 to consolidate in one agency a variety of federal research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection.
  • Pentagon Papers

    Pentagon Papers
    Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper -- The Washington Post.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    Old enough to fight, old enough to vote
  • Policy of Détente Begins (1971)

    Policy of Détente Begins (1971)
    is the name given to a period of improved relations between the United States and the Soviet Union that began tentatively in 1971 and took decisive form when President Richard M. Nixon
  • Title IX (1972)

    Title IX (1972)
    no more discrimination by sex does not matter if you are a female or male. same rights and privileges to you.
  • • Nixon Visits China (1972)

    •	Nixon Visits China (1972)
    Nixon's historic visit began the slow process of the re-establishing diplomatic relations between the United States and communist China.
  • Watergate Scandal (1972)

    Watergate Scandal (1972)
    began early in the morning of June 17, 1972, when several burglars were arrested in the office of the Democratic National Committee, located in the Watergate complex of buildings in Washington, D.C
  • War Powers Resolution (1973)

    War Powers Resolution (1973)
    is a federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S. Congress.
  • Roe v. Wade

    Roe v. Wade
    Roe, a Texas resident, sought to terminate her pregnancy by abortion. Texas law prohibit
  • Engaged Species Act (1973)

    Engaged Species Act (1973)
    provides for the conservation of species that are endangered or threatened throughout all or a significant portion of their range, and the conservation of the ecosystems on which they depend.
  • OPEC Oil Embargo

    OPEC Oil Embargo
    imposed an embargo against the United States in retaliation for the U.S. decision to re-supply the Israeli military and to gain leverage in the post-war peace negotiations.
  • First Cell phones

    First Cell phones
    Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone.
  • United States v. Nixon (1974)

    United States v. Nixon (1974)
    was a landmark United States Supreme Court case which resulted in a unanimous decision against President Richard Nixon, ordering him to deliver tape recordings and other subpoenaed materials to a federal district court.
  • Ford pardons Nixon

    Ford pardons Nixon
    President Gerald Ford, who assumed office on the heels of President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation, pardons his predecessor for his involvement in the Watergate scandal
  • Fall of Saigon (1975)

    Fall of Saigon (1975)
    North won over Saigon and won Vietnam War
  • Bill Gates Starts microsoft

    Bill Gates Starts microsoft
    Paul Allen Form a Little Partnership. WIRED.
  • National Rifle Associate (NRA) Lobbying Begins (1975)

    National Rifle Associate (NRA) Lobbying Begins (1975)
    is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for gun rights
  • Steve Jobs Starts Apple

    Steve Jobs Starts Apple
    Apple comes alive! New technology !
  • Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (1977)

    Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (1977)
    Is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound operations.
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
    were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on 17 September 1978, following twelve days of secret negotiations at Camp David.
  • Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

    Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty
    ceremony at the White House, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign a historic peace agreement,
  • Conservative Resurgence

    Conservative Resurgence
    wasn't just about cutting taxes, but also reducing government intervention in the economy and reinjecting religion into politics.
  • • “Trickle Down Economics” (1981)

  • Trickle down economics

    Trickle down economics
    is an economic theory that advocates reducing taxes on businesses and the wealthy in society as a means to stimulate business investment in the short term and benefit society at large in the long term.
  • War on Drugs

    War on Drugs
    is an American term usually applied to the U.S. federal government's campaign of prohibition of drugs, military aid, and military intervention, with the stated aim being to reduce the illegal drug trade.
  • AIDS Epidemics

    AIDS Epidemics
    he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newsletter Morbidity and Mortality Weekly (MMWR) makes a reference to five cases of an unusual pneumonia
  • Sandra Day O’Connor Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court

    Sandra Day O’Connor Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court
    She was the first woman to serve on the Court.
  • Marines in Lebanon (1983)

    Marines in Lebanon (1983)
    President Ronald Reagan sends Marines to Lebanon on a peacekeeping mission.
  • Iran-Contra Affair

    Iran-Contra Affair
    Ronald Reagan's efforts to eradicate Communism spanned the globe, but the insurgent Contras' cause in Nicaragua was particularly dear to him
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show First Airs (1986)

    The Oprah Winfrey Show First Airs (1986)
    the first edition of The Oprah Winfrey Show aired nationally. The Hollywood Reporter's original review that week is below.
  • “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!” (1987)

     “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!” (1987)
    Referring to the berlin wall.
  • End of Cold War (1989)

    End of Cold War (1989)
    a fervent anti-communist, had campaigned on an anti-detente ticket.
  • Berlin Wall Falls (1989)

    as the Cold War began to thaw across Eastern Europe, the spokesman for East Berlin's Communist Party announced a change in his city's relations with the West.
  • Germany Reunification

     Germany Reunification
    was the process in 1990 in which the German Democratic Republic became part of the Federal Republic of Germany to form the reunited nation of Germany,
  • Iraq Invades Kuwait (1990)

    Iraq Invades Kuwait (1990)
    Operation Desert Shield, the American defense of Saudi Arabia, began as U.S. forces raced to the Persian Gulf. Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, meanwhile, built up his occupying army in Kuwait to about 300,000 troops.
  • Soviet Union Collapses

    Soviet Union Collapses
    United states wins cold war
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    The first major foreign crisis for the United States after the end of the Cold War
  • Ms. Adcox Born (1991)

  • Rodney King (1991)

    Rodney King (1991)
    Rodney Glen King was an African-American taxi driver who became known internationally as the victim of Los Angeles Police Department brutality, after a videotape was released of several police officers beating him during his arrest on March 3, 1991
  • NAFTA Founded (1994)

    NAFTA Founded (1994)
    is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States and entered into force on 1 January 1994 in order to establish a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
  • Contract with America

    Contract with America
    elections resulted in Republicans gaining 54 House and 9 U.S. Senate seats. When the Republicans gained this majority of seats in the 104th Congress, the Contract was seen as a triumph by party leaders
  • O.J. Simpson’s “Trial of the Century” (1995)

    O.J. Simpson’s “Trial of the Century” (1995)
    and was televised by Court TV and in part by other cable and network news outlets for 134 days. Los Angeles County prosecutor Christopher Darden argued that Simpson killed his ex-wife in a jealous rage. The prosecution opened its case by playing a 9-1-1 call from Nicole Brow
  • • Bill Clinton’s Impeachment (1998)

    •	Bill Clinton’s Impeachment (1998)
    The impeachment process of Bill Clinton was initiated by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998, against Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice.
  • USA Patriot Act (2001)

    USA Patriot Act (2001)
    is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. With its ten-letter abbreviation (USA PATRIOT) expanded, the full title is “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001”.
  • 9/11

    19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon
  • War on Terror

    War on Terror
    and the others were from the United Arab Emirates (2), Egypt, and Lebanon. On 13 September, for the first time ever, NATO invoked Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty. On 18 September 2001, President Bush signed the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists
  • Ulises was born

  • NASA Mars Rover Mission Begins (2003)

    NASA Mars Rover Mission Begins (2003)
    NASA's twin robot geologists, the Mars Exploration Rovers, launched toward Mars on June 10 and July 7, 2003, in search of answers about the history of water on Mars.
  • Facebook Launched

    Facebook Launched
    Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. When the storm made landfall, it had a Category 3 rating on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale–it brought sustained winds of 100–140 miles per hour–and stretched some 400 miles across. The storm itself did a great deal
  • Saddam Hussein Executed

    Saddam Hussein Executed
    The Global Intelligence News Portal Mute video of the execution of Saddam Hussein, as aired on Iraqi TV.
  • Iphone Released

    Iphone Released
    Steve Jobs announced iPhone at the Macworld convention, receiving substantial media attention.
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
    nicknamed the Recovery Act, was a stimulus package enacted by the 111th U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in February 2009
  • Hilary Clinton Appointed U.S. Secretary of State

    Hilary Clinton Appointed U.S. Secretary of State
    Hillary Clinton served as the 67th United States Secretary of State, under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to 2013, overseeing the department that conducted the Foreign policy of Barack Obama.
  • Sonia Sotomayor Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court

    Sonia Sotomayor Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court
    Nominated by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009, Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history. Synopsis. Sonia Sotomayor was born on June 25, 1954, in the Bronx borough of New York City. Her desire to be a judge was first inspired by the TV show Perry Mason.
  • Arab Spring

    Arab Spring
    The series of protests and demonstrations across the Middle East and North Africa that commenced in 2010, became known as the "Arab Spring", and sometimes as the "Arab Spring and Winter", "Arab Awakening" or "Arab Uprisings" even though not all the participants in the protests were Arab.
  • Osama Bin Laden Killed

    Osama Bin Laden Killed
    terrorist attacks in the United States, is killed by U.S. forces during a raid on his compound hideout in Pakistan.
  • Space X Falcon

    Space X Falcon
    Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit
  • • Donald Trump Elected President

    •	Donald Trump Elected President
    Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States
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    American Civil War

    The American Civil War (known by other names) was a civil war that was fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
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    Reconstruction (1865-1877)

    Reconstruction, in U.S. history, the period (1865–77) that followed the American Civil War and during which attempts were made to redress the inequities of slavery and its political, social, and economic legacy and to solve the problems arising from the readmission
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    Gilded Age

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    Progressive Era

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    Imperialism (1890- 1914)

    A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Republican Part and part of the Progressive (Bull Mouse) Party, Domestic Policies Square Deal 3C's , Trust Busting, Consumers, Conversation(nature) Foreign Policy- big stick diplomacy
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    William Howard Taft

    Republican Party, Domestic Policies: 3C's :( , 16/17 amendments.
    Foreign Policy- Dollar diplomacy
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Democratic Party, Domestic Policies: Clayton Anti- trust act, National Parks Service, Federal Reserve Act, 18th/19th amendments.
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    World War 1

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

    The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, originating in the United States
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    One of the presidents during the Great Depression
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    New Deal Programs (1933-1938)

    to provide work and cash relief for Americans struggling to get through the Great Depression.
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    The Holocaust

    Hitler demanded to kill a lot of Jews.
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    World War II

    World War II also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier.
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    Harry S. Truman (1945- 1953)

    was an American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953), taking the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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    Baby Boom

    After WWII, soldiers came back and started having a lot of babies.
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    The Cold War

    During World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union fought together as allies against the Axis powers
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    Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).
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    1950s Prosperity

    The economy overall grew by 37% during the 1950s. At the end of the decade, the median American family had 30% more purchasing power than at the beginning. Inflation
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American Army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.
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    Warren Court

    was the period in the history of the Supreme Court of the United States during which Earl Warren served as Chief Justice.
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    Warren Court (1953- 1969)

    On May 31, 1955, Chief Justice Warren again spoke for a unanimous Court. The cases would go back to the lower courts; these would review the work of local officials facing the problem of unprecedented change. Desegregation would now proceed "with all deliberate speed."6
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    The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States.
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    John F. Kennedy

    commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold Wa
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    Lyndon B. Johnson

    known for the great society to help out the poor.
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    Richard Nixon (1969- 1974)

    The president for a this time
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    Gerald Ford

    ) was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977. Prior to his accession to the presidency he served as the 40th Vice President of the United States from December 1973 to August 1974.
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    Jimmy Carter

    is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981
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    Iran Hostage Crisis

    was a diplomatic standoff between Iran and the United States. Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days
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    Ronald Reagan

    was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
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    TIMESPAN: George H. W. Bush (1989- 1993)

    served as president
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    Persian Gulf War

    codenamed Operation Desert Shield for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition
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    Bill Clinton

    42 president of us
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    George W. Bush (2001- 2009)

    43 president of us
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    War in Afghanistan

    code named Operation Enduring Freedom
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    : Iraq War

    also called Second Persian Gulf War, (2003–11), conflict in Iraq that consisted of two phases. The first of these was a brief, conventionally fought war in March–April 2003, in which a combined force of troops from the United States and Great Britain
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    Barack Obama

    The first African American to assume the presidency,