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U.S. History: VHS Summer: Kaitlyn Gilbert

  • The Industrial Revolution in the U.S.

    The Industrial Revolution in the U.S.
    A burst of major inventions and economic expansion based on water, steam power, and machine technology transformed certain industries, such as cotton textiles and iron. The U.S.’s huge size, availability of natural resources, expanding domestic market, and relative political stability led to the U.S. being the leading industrial power by 1914. AI
  • Social Darwinism

    Social Darwinism
    An English philosopher came up with the idea that human society advanced through ruthless competition and the survival of the fittest. This led to the displacement or destruction of backward peoples or "unfit" races, such as the indigenous people in America. This view made imperialism, war, and aggression seem natural and progressive. FH
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    U.S History VHS Timeline

    My timeline will be composed of important events and ideas that shaped not only the U.S., but also the world.
  • The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

    The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
    It was a nationwide strike of thousands of railroad workers and labor allies, who protested the growing power of railroad corporations and the steep wage cuts imposed by railroad managers amid a severe economic depression that had begun in 1873. BR
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    The Annexation Club of the U.S. with the help of U.S. Marines, overthrew the queen of Hawaii and negotiated a treaty of annexation. Cleveland rejected it when he entered office, but in July 1898, Congress voted for annexation over the protests of Hawaii’s deposed queen. KS
  • World War I

    World War I
    WWI began when a Serbian nationalist assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Two coalitions formed against each other, the Triple Entente, which included Russia, Britain, and France, and the Triple Alliance, which included Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. The U.S. remained neutral during most of the war. However, in 1917 the U.S. joined WW1 because of the sinking of the Lusitania. NWMM
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    The Harlem Renaissance was a flourishing of African American artists, writers, intellectuals, and social leaders during the 1920s in Harlem, NY.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    The League of Nations was an international organization bringing together world governments to prevent future hostilities, proposed by President Woodrow Wilson in the aftermath of World War I. The U.S. didn’t join the League of Nations, and the United Nations succeeded the League of Nations in 1945.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    In 1964, after a power struggle with founder Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X broke with the Nation of Islam. After a trip to the Middle East, he saw Muslims of all races worshiping together. Malcolm formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity to promote black pride and to work with traditional civil rights groups. However, on February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated while delivering a speech in Harlem.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    During the 1920s, the U.S. had a booming economy. However, by the end of the Roaring 20s, its farms and factories were producing more goods that could be sold. The stock market frenzy drove up stock prices to an unsustainable level. When the stock market crashed in 1929, a world-wide economic contraction began in the U.S. and spread to many areas until WWII.
  • World War II

    World War II
    WWII was a genuine global conflict with independent origins in Asia and Europe. Dissatisfied states such as Japan and Germany sought to alter the outcomes of WII, which led to the struggle of allied and Chinese forces to halt Japanese and German imperial expansion.
  • Cold War Liberalism

    Cold War Liberalism
    A combination of moderate liberal policies that preserved the programs of the New Deal welfare state and forthright anticommunism that vilified the Soviet Union abroad and radicalism at home. Adopted by President Truman and the Democratic Party during the late 1940s and early 1950s.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima

    Bombing of Hiroshima
    As a consequence of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. ended the long and bloody struggle in the Pacific by bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs. The center of Hiroshima was flattened, and as many as 80,000 inhabitants were killed almost instantly by the bomb's heat. As many as 20,000 other people suffered burns, cancer, losses of their loved ones, and effects from the radiation.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    The sharp division between the communist world and Western democratic world. Soviet demands on security and control clashed with American and British desires for open and democratic societies with ties to capitalist world economy. This led to the creation of rival military alliances. NATO brought the U.S. and West European countries together and the Warsaw Pact brought the Soviet Union and East European communist countries together.A
  • Second-Wave Feminism

    Second-Wave Feminism
    Took up the equal rights agenda of first-wave feminism, emphasizing employment and education, women’s rights to control their bodies, and ending patriarchal domination.
  • 3rd-Wave Globalization

    3rd-Wave Globalization
    The rapid spread of capitalism around the world, huge increases in global trade and commerce, and a diffusion of communications technology, including the Internet that linked the world’s people.
  • End of the Cold War

    End of the Cold War
    Reagan cooperated with Mikhail Gorbachev, the reform-minded Russian Communist leader, to end the Cold War. The downfall of the Soviet Union ended the Cold War, and a new set of foreign challenges quickly emerged.
  • Decline of Communism

    Decline of Communism
    The destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989 symbolized the end of Communist rule in Central Europe. Gorbachev’s reform led to soviet leaders arresting Gorbachev. However, widespread opposition led by Yeltsin, the president of the Russian Republic, opposed their efforts to oust Gorbachev from office. This failure broke the dominance of the Communist Party.
  • WTO Demonstration Seattle

    WTO Demonstration Seattle
    Over 50,000 people protested at a World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. The protesters feared that the trend toward a free trade system would primarily benefit multinational corporations and hurt developing nations and the working classes.