Us. history

US History

By WebbK
  • Franz Ferdinand Assasination

    Franz Ferdinand Assasination
    Franz Ferdinand along with his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist,Gavrilo Princip.
  • Austria and Serbia

    Austria and Serbia
    Austria made known to Serbia that war was beginning between the two countries.
  • Schlieffen Plan

    Schlieffen Plan
    Belgium was invaded by the Germans. Belgium soon swept through Paris while France was very weak. Then, Germany defeated Russia. All of this was caused by the stategy the Schlieffen Plan.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    As Turkey formed an alliance with Germany, Trench Warfare began to overshadow the Western Front.
  • German U-Boats/Lusitania

    German U-Boats/Lusitania
    The British Blockade caused the Germans to react with a counterblockade with U-boats (also known as submarines). The disaster of Lusitania (which was a British liner) happened because of a German U-boat.
  • Italy, Germany, and Austria

    Italy, Germany, and Austria
    Shortly after Lusitania, Italy claimed war with both Germany and Austria.
  • Start of Somme

    Start of Somme
    The Battle of Somme begins.
  • Wilson Re-elected

    Wilson Re-elected
    Woodrow Wilson was re-elected into presidency only winning by a mere 1,500 votes. His slogan was: "He Kept Us Out of War."
  • Neutrality Ceases

    Neutrality Ceases
    Wilson sends a war address to Congress for the United States to begin war with Germany.
  • The Germans Withdrawal

    The Germans Withdrawal
    The German army retreated at the Hindenburg Line.
  • German Fokker DR.I

    German Fokker DR.I
    For a short period of time, the German Fokker DR.I was a triplane used in combat until many were killed while in flight the next month.
  • Armistice for Germany

    Armistice for Germany
    Germany wanted a peace-establishing agreement with the Allies.
  • Austria

    Austria reconciles with their enemies.
  • Germany Signs Armistice

    Germany Signs Armistice
    Germany signs a peace agreement to offically end World War I.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Germans signed this treaty post-war to bring a complete end to World War I.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    This was an artistic movement founded in Harlem. It celebrated African- American culture and creativity.
  • Prohibition

    The eighteenth amendment stated that the use, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol was illegal.
  • The K.K.K.

    The K.K.K.
    The Ku Klux Klan launched a recruitment campaign which added 85,000 members to the organization.
  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Nineteenth Amendment
    This legislation passed gave women the right to vote.
  • Warren G. Harding

    Warren G. Harding
    Harding was elected as the 29th president.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti

    Sacco and Vanzetti
    Two Italians were convicted of murder and bank robbery of a paymaster and his guard in Massachusetts.
  • Quota System

    Quota System
    Congress set restrictions on European immigrants migrating to the United States.
  • Teapot Dome

    Teapot Dome
    Oil reserves were increased in Wyoming creating a scandal.
  • Disarmament

    There was an agreement between: the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, and the U.S. to restrict naval construction.
  • Talkie

    The first motion picure ("Phonofilm") was shown.
  • Calvin Coolidge

    Calvin Coolidge
    Coolidge was elected president after Harding died.
  • John Scopes

    John Scopes
    The "Monkey" Trial had started creating controversy over both the teachings of Evolution and Fundamentalism.
  • Charles Lindbergh

    Charles Lindbergh
    Lindburgh was the first to fly a plane across the Atlantic Ocean. He landed in Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth
    Ruth hit 60 home runs, breaking the record.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    On this day, the stock market had crashed. This event had jump started "The Great Depression."
  • The Banks Fail

    The Banks Fail
    Over 40% of the banks had failed.
  • Migrant Workers

    Migrant Workers
    Many unemployed Americans started looking for jobs across the U.S. and migrated from state to state to find small jobs.
  • Unemployed

    8.02 million workers had lost their jobs and families had to turn to breadlines for food.
  • Largest Bank Failure

    Largest Bank Failure
    Over $200 million in bank deposits caused the largest bank failure in the United States.
  • R.F.C.

    Congress created the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to lend $2 million to failed banks.
  • Bonus Army

    Bonus Army
    Hoover promised a bonus pay to all World War I veterans but failed to do so.This caused the death of two veterans.
  • Elected

    FDR was elected president to serve his first term. He had beat Hoover in that election.
  • Inaugurated

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt gets inaugurated on this day in history.
  • Bank Holiday

    Bank Holiday
    F.D.R. announces a five day bank holiday for all town banks. It was to restore the banking industry.
  • C.C.C

    The Civilian Conservation Corps was established to design a relief unemployment system.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    Congress passed the Social Security Act.
  • WPA

    F.D.R. signed the legislation for the Works Progress Administration. It employed more than 8.5 million people with small government jobs.
  • Dorothea Lange

    Dorothea Lange
    Lange caputured the harsh lifestyle of those living in the Midwest during the Great Depression by taking notable photographs. These photos showed those in the east what life was like for the families living there.
  • Rome-Berlin Axis

    Rome-Berlin Axis
    Germany (Nazi) and Italy (Fascist) signed this treaty of cooperation.
  • Reelected

    FDR was reelected to begin his second term.
  • Anschluss

    Austria was annexed by Germany.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    Germany, Italy, Great Britian, and France signed an agreement to assign Sudetenland.
  • Oz

    "The Wizard of Oz" was the first color feature film that was released in movie theatres.
  • Nonagression Pact

    Nonagression Pact
    Germany and the Soviet Union signed an agreement to divide eastern Europe.
  • War With Germany

    War With Germany
    Great Britain and France decalred war on Germany.
  • Norway and Denmark

    Norway and Denmark
    Germany invaded Denmark and Norway with a result of Denmark surrendering.
  • Puppet Government

    Puppet Government
    Germany signed an armistice to claim the northern part of France (Vichy France).
  • Italy

    Italy entered the war.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Germany is defeated at the end of the Battle of Britain.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan invaded the naval base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii which resulted in the U.S. entering World War II.
  • Island-Hopping

    The American troops delayed Japanese island-hopping until November of 1942.
  • D-Day

    U.S and British troops attacked the Germans on France's Normandy Beach.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The German troops made a lasting effort to split the allied forces which resulted in a retreat by Germany.
  • A Lasting Mark

    A Lasting Mark
    Hitler commited suicide.
  • Atomic Bombing

    Atomic Bombing
    The Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.
  • NATO

    Twelve nations at the time formed together to dismiss any possible invasion from the Soviet Union,
  • Alger Hiss

    Alger Hiss
    Hiss was convicted for suspected communism while working for the government. The trial against Mr. Hiss was very large and media-based.
  • Hydrogen Bomb

    Hydrogen Bomb
    President Harry Truman called order for this deadly bomb that was 1,000 times stronger than the atomic bombs that hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • Joseph McCarthy

    Joseph McCarthy
    This senator from Wisconsin began a Communist witch hunt against suspected communists. This event severely effected America, causing a scare that communism was spreading.
  • MacArthur

    General MacArthur was fired by President Harry Truman.
  • Nikita Khrushchev

    Nikita Khrushchev
    Khrushchev became the leader of the Soviet Union after Joseph Stalin's death. He was a devout supporter of the Communist Party, but he was not as harsh as Stalin.
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin
    The powerful leader of the Soviet Union died.
  • The Rosenburgs

    The Rosenburgs
    Julius and Ethel Rosenburg were the very first American civilians to be executed for espionage. Mr, Rosenburg, who worked on the Manhattan Project was translating information to the Soviet Union with his wife's help.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    This was a battle between North and South Korea. At the Battle of Inchon, a surprise attack pushed the forces back to the 38th Parallel which is where North and South Korea are split.
  • Mao Zedong

    Mao Zedong
    Zedong became the chairman of China.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    Several satellite nations along with the Soviet Union signed this agreement.
  • Suez War

    Suez War
    A war over the Suez Canal began against France and Great Britian.
  • Sputnik I

    Sputnik I
    The Soviet Union had launched this first satellite to orbit the Earth. The Soviets were the first to do so. This event had sparked the space race with the United States.
  • Sputnik II

    Sputnik II
    The Soviet Union launched their second satellite to where they put a dog on board to test survival. Laika (the dog) did not live.
  • Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro
    Castro became the leader of Cuba. He was a strong believer of Communism and incorporated it into Cuba's form of government. This was an extreme threat to the United States because of its country's close proximity.
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    J.F.K. was elected president and launched "The New Frontier."
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    The Soviets had shot down an American spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers.
  • Soviet Union Takes Lead in Space Race

    Soviet Union Takes Lead in Space Race
    Yuri Gagrin is the first human that reaches outer space.
  • The Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Kennedy apporved the plan to train Cuban exiles to invade Cuba and overthrow Fidel Castro. This was a failed attempt. Many of the exiles were put to death or imprisoned. This event publicly embarrassed J.F.K. as a new president.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Nikita Khrushchev decided to build a wall to seperate East and West Berlin to mantain communism. West Berlin was guarded and housed barbed wire fences. East Berlin was the free side to where the people could do whatever they pleased.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    America became terrified after learning that the Soviet Union had nuclear weapons ready to launch from Cuba. The United States had also placed missles in Turkey.
  • John F. Kennedy is Assasinated

    John F. Kennedy is Assasinated
    On this fateful day,J.F.K. was shot in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. One bullet had hit him as well as the Texas governor in a matter of 8.5 seconds.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Johnson is elected president in his own right after being sworn into office after J.F.K's assasination.
  • Economic Oppurtunity Act

    Economic Oppurtunity Act
    Congress passed this act to create several government programs to help the needy.
  • Vietnam

    The U.S. troops enter the Vietnam War.
  • Mao Zedong

    Mao Zedong
    Zedong began the culture revolution in his country of China.
  • Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall was the first African American ever elected into the Supreme Court.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    M.L.K.J. was assasinated after several years of being a civil rights activist.
  • Nixon

    Richard M. Nixon was finally elected president after loosing to John F. Kennedy in 1960.
  • Neil Armstrong

    Neil Armstrong
    Neil Armstrong was an American who was the first man to ever land on the moon. This event surely put the United States in the lead of the Space Race.
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    The most popular rock band in the late 1950s and early 1960s broke up.
  • Earth Day

    Earth Day
    America celebrated it's first holiday involving planet Earth.
  • Richard M. Nixon

    Richard M. Nixon
    President Nixon was reelected to a second term of presidency.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    The Watergate scandal involving Nixon had begun.
  • The End of the War

    The End of the War
    The American troops pulled out of Vietnam.
  • Wounded Knee

    Wounded Knee
    Native Americans staged a protest involving civil rights in South Dakota.
  • Middle East

    Middle East
    War broke out in this area. Seven Arab states were attacked.
  • Gasoline

    The prices for gas started to rise after an energy crisis began.
  • Spiro Agnew

    Spiro Agnew
    President Nixon's vice president had resigned.
  • Gerald R. Ford

    Gerald R. Ford
    Vice President Ford became the president after Nixon resigned post-Watergate scandal.
  • Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter
    President Carter was elected after Ford finished the shortest term in history.
  • Vietnam Republic

    Vietnam Republic
    North and South Vietnam had united as one unit.
  • Elvis

    The King of Rock 'n Roll was found dead in his Memphis,Tennessee home.
  • Disco Fashion

    Disco Fashion
    This type of fashion was inspired by the movie Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta.
  • Three Mile Island

    Three Mile Island
    In our home state, a nuclear accident had occured.