U.S. History Timeline B (1914-2001)

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  • The Invention of the Model T

    This hardy little car was the first mas-produced automobile. It first was sold in October, 1908.
  • The Zimmerman Telegram

    In January 1917, British cryptographers intercepted a message from Germany to Mexico. The memo informed Mexico that if they would assist Germany, Mexico would be awarded with much of America's land.
  • The WWI Armistice

    Signed by the Allies and Germany on November 11, at 11 o'clock, 1918, this armistice was an agreement to end the war.
  • The 19th Amendment

    Ratified in August, 1920, this Amendment granted women the right to vote.
  • Charles Lindbergh's Trans-Atlantic Flight

    In May, 1927, Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.
  • Black Thursday

    On October 24, 1929, the Wall Street stock market crashed. This began the Great Depression.
  • Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany

    On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler took power in Germany.
  • The Munich Pact

    Also known as the Munich Agreement, this pact was signed by Italy, Germany, France, and Great Britain and announced that Sudetenland would be surrendered to Germany.
  • Germany invades Poland

    On September 01, 1939, Germany invaded Poland.
  • The Japanese Invasion of Pearl Harbor

    On December 7, 1941, ("The day that will live in infamy") the Japanese invaded Pearl Harbor.
  • D-Day

    On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed in Normandy, France to liberate France by chasing the Germans out.
  • The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    President Truman gave orders to drop A-bombs in Japan. On August 6, Hiroshima was bombed, and three days later, on August 9, Nagasaki received its share of the pain.
  • The Formation of the United Nations

    In 1945, the United Nations was founded, and still remains existent to this day.
  • The Long Telegram

    This was a telegram from George Kennan to the Soviet Union in 1946.
  • The Formation of NATO

    In 1949, the National Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed between the United States and eleven other Western countries.
  • The Russians Acquire the Atomic Bomb

    After learning about the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Russians pursued developing the technology of the A-bomb. In August, 1949, they ran their first successful test.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    In 1954, the Supreme Court declared the separation between children of color and white children in schools unconstitutional.
  • Rosa Parks Refuses to Give up her Seat

    On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white man on a bus. This action was actually staged.
  • The Invention of the Internet

    The very first developments of the internet began in 1957.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13 day confrontation between the Soviet-Union and the United States.
  • JFK's Assassination

    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November, 1963.
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    This was a joint resolution in 1964 in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
  • The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    This flight put the first two humans on the moon.
  • The Watergate Break-in's

    In June, 1972, the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office was broken into.
  • Richard Nixon's Resignation

    President Nixon resigned in August, 1974, just 18 months into his second term.
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Also known as the "Iron Curtain", the Berlin Wall was taken down from 1990 to 1992.
  • The 9/11 Attacks

    On September 11, 2001, four coordinated terrorist attacks took place, the most well known of which was when terrorists took control of a plan and crashed into the twin towers.
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    The New Deal

    Throughout the 1930's, the New Deal was a series of responses to the Great Depression.
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    The Korean War

    The Korean War was fought between 1950 and 1953. North Korea invaded South Korea after a series of clashes along the border.
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    The Vietnam War

    This war was officially fought between North and South Vietnam.