U.S. History B Timeline

  • The Invention of the Model T

    The Invention of the Model T
    Created by Henry Ford, the Model T was built to provide affordable transportation for everyone. The Model T began changing America with it's popular low cost, low maintenance, and long-lasting qualities
  • The Zimmermann telegraph

    The Zimmermann telegraph
    Also known as the Zimmermann Note, this was a coded telegram sent from Germany to Mexico, asking to join forces if America ever became part of the war, and thus promising to help Mexico regain the land they lost in the Mexican-American war. This event was significant because it was a main reason, if not the main reason that the U.S. eventually joined WWI.
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    U.S. History B Timeline

  • The WWI Armistice

    The WWI Armistice
    While it wasn't the official end to WWI, the WWI armistice was a truce between Germany and the allies, and was the first step to ending WWI.
  • The Ratification of the 19th Amendment

    The Ratification of the 19th Amendment
    After fighting for years, Women were finally given the right to vote in 1920, with the 19th Amendment prohibiting anyone from denying citizens the right to vote, no matter the gender.
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Flight

    Charles Lindbergh’s Flight
    An American pilot, Charles Lindbergh became the first person ever to pilot a nonstop Trans-Atlantic flight all by himself. This event was significant as it showed the increasing milestones being made by humanity.
  • Black Thursday

    Black Thursday
    Black Thursday signified the beginning of the Wall Street Crash, which became the devastating Great Depression. It occurred when panicked investors caused industries to plummet and inflation to rise drastically.
  • Hitler becomes chancellor

    Hitler becomes chancellor
    After forming the socialist Nazi party, Adolf Hitler used Germany's loss in the war to persuade people to support the Nazis, and won one political victory after another until he was eventually named Chancellor in 1933
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    To help relieve Americans of the troubles caused by the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt enacted the New Deal, (a series of programs, public projects, economic reforms and regulations).
  • The Munich Pact

    The Munich Pact
    Also known as the Munich Agreement, the Munich Pact was an agreement between Germany, Great Britain, France, and Italy that granted Germany the annexation of Sudetenland in Western Czechoslovakia.
  • The Invasion of Poland

    The Invasion of Poland
    The invasion of Poland occurred when Germany, under the control of Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland, and starting WWII
  • The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was a Japanese military strike against the American naval base located in Pearl Harbor. This was significant because first of all, Japan wanted to prevent the U.S. navy from interfering with their actions in South Asia. Second of all, this event was the reason that America joined WWII.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    Also known as Operation Neptune, D-day was one of the largest naval invasions. In this operation, soldiers from Great Britain, America, and Canada landed along the coast of Normandy, France. Additionally airborne operations were also associated with this event.
  • The Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    The Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    The bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki took place when America released two nuclear bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima & Nagasaki in August, 1945. These tragic events resulted in the destruction of these cities, and killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. This has been the only use of the Atomic bombs in armed conflict.
  • The Formation of United Nations

    The Formation of United Nations
    The United Nations is an organization that tries to maintain peace, safety, international friendships, international cooperation, and general harmony across the world.
  • The Long Telegram

    The Long Telegram
    The Long Telegram was a message sent to the Department of State by George Kennan. As the American charge d'affaires in Moscow, Kennan used this telegram to express his views to America on the Soviet Union. This was significant because it greatly contributed to America's Cold War policy of containment.
  • The formation of NATO

    The formation of NATO
    The National Atlantic Treaty Organization is an international governmental military alliance between several countries in Europe and North America. It was originally formed to protect against the Soviet Union, however, now it works to protect the general freedom and safety of the countries involved.
  • Russians acquire the Atomic Bomb

    Russians acquire the Atomic Bomb
    During the Cold War, the Soviet Union researched and developed their atomic bomb, only serving to further raise the tensions between Russia and the United States.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    The Korean War was a war fought between North Korea and South Korea; North Korea supported by China and the Soviet Union, and South Korea supported by the United Nations. Ultimately this war ended in an armistice three years later.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    This Supreme court case resulted in the Court ruling that U.S. state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. This was a crucial move in the battle against segregation, and another step in the direction to racial equality.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was an exhausting war fought between the Democratic South Vietnam, (supported by the United States), and the Communist North Vietnam. This war only served to raise tensions between the U.S. and Russia, as it occurred during the Cold War. After over a decade of pointless fighting, the U.S. stopped sending troops and withdrew its involvement in the war, pretty much ending the war with a Northern Vietnam victory.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks

    Montgomery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks was an African American Activist in the civil rights movement. In this particular event, Parks refused to give up her seat on the Montgomery bus, and was arrested. Instead of becoming infamous from this event, Parks was and is revered for her respectful courage.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a political/military standoff between the Soviet Union and The United States concerning the installation of different nuclear weapons, specifically in Cuba
  • JFK’s Assassination

    JFK’s Assassination
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the United States, was assassinated by former U.S. marine, Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas during a presidential motorcade.
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was a resolution enacted by U.S. Congress in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which Vietnamese torpedo boats attacked U.S. destroyers. Consequently the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution authorized President Johnson to take any measures he thought necessary in the forthcoming Vietnam war.
  • The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    The Apollo 11 Moon Landing
    The Apollo 11 was NASA's first successful attempt at landing humans on the moon. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made up the team that piloted the rocket to land on the moon
  • The Watergate Break-ins

    The Watergate Break-ins
    The Watergate Break-ins were part of a political scandal involving President Richard Nixon's reelection campaign. In this series of events, many people from the Nixon administration wire-tapped the offices of those running against him, used the FBI and CIA as political weapons, and ordered investigations of activist groups and political figures.
  • President Richard Nixon’s Resignation

    President Richard Nixon’s Resignation
    Due to his involvement in the Watergate Scandal, President Richard Nixon was forced to resign or risk being impeached by trial.
  • The Invention of the Internet

    The Invention of the Internet
    The invention of the Internet began with the formation of ARPANET, otherwise known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. This organization used packet switching, allow several computers to operate on the same network.
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was originally erected to separate the Western 'fascist' Germany from the Eastern 'communist' Germany. After a little over a decade of standing, the Berlin Wall finally fell as a first step in uniting divided Germany.
  • The 9/11 Attacks

    The 9/11 Attacks
    The 9/11 Attacks were a series of four connected terrorist attacks by the Al-Qaeda group against the United States. These included plane crashes in several areas, notably the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and, unsuccessfully, a field in Pennsylvania.
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 Pandemic
    Beginning in Wuhan, China, the Covid-19 Pandemic spread rapidly around the globe, and has killed thousands in its path. It has drastically altered the World's way of life, but has shown us necessary changes that need to be made. This pandemic is ongoing, but with a cure hopefully on the horizon.