US history 2

  • President Wilson

    President Wilson
    President Wilson launches a nationwide whistle-stop campaign to generate support for Preparedness and the Continental Army with three speeches in New York.
  • Archduke Fraancis Ferdinand

    Archduke Fraancis Ferdinand
    Archduke Francis Ferdinand heir to the Austria-Hungary throne and his wife are assassinated by a Serbian Nationalist in Sarejevo.
  • Gremany and Russia

    Gremany and Russia
    Official outbreak of World War I. Germany declares war on Russia.
  • Gremany and France

    Gremany and France
    Germany declares war on France.
  • Froce lands in France

    Froce lands in France
    The British Expeditionary Force lands in France to assist the French and Belgians in stopping the German offensive.
  • Battle Begins

    Battle Begins
    The Battle of the Frontiers begins.
  • French soldiers killed

    French soldiers killed
    27,000 French soldiers are killed on this single day in an offensive thrust to the east of Paris, towards the German borders.
  • Battle of Tannenberg

    Battle of Tannenberg
    Battle of Tannenberg begins
  • Tannenberg defeats Russian

    Tannenberg defeats Russian
    The Battle of Tannenberg ends in total Russian defeat.
  • Masurian Lakes

    Masurian Lakes
    First Battle of the Masurian Lakes begins.
  • Russia loses to Masurian Lakes

    Russia loses to Masurian Lakes
    Russia loses the First Battle of Masurian Lakes.
  • Japan

    Japan's makes 21 demands on China.
  • American naval and Military

    American naval and Military
    The American naval and military attaches in Paris and London draft a plan for mobilizing US shipping to carry an American army to Europe, but their plan is ignored
  • Battle of the Somme

    Battle of the Somme
    Start of the Battle of the Somme, with the British military suffering its greatest number of casualties in a single day, 60,000.
  • Peace without Victory

    Peace without Victory
    "Peace without Victory." speech is made by President Wilson.
  • Separate party

    The Belorussian Communist Organisation is founded as a separate party.
  • 29th president

    29th president
    Warren Harding 29th president
  • Emergency Quota Act

    Emergency Quota Act
    A national quota system on the amount of incoming immigrants was established by the United States Congress in the Emergency Quota Act, curbing legal immigration.
  • alice mary robertson

    alice mary robertson
    Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson became the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives.
  • Thomas E. Kirby

    Thomas E. Kirby
    1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
  • 30th president

    30th president
    Calvin Coolidge wins presidential election, 30th president
  • Disney

    Disney Company founded
  • Native Americans

    Native Americans
    All Indians are designated citizens by legislation passed in the U.S. Congress and signed by President Calvin Coolidge. The Indian Citizenship Act granted this right to all Native Americans that had been born within the territory of the United States.
  • Radiovion

    Radiovision is born. The precursor to television is demonstrated by Charles Francis Jenkins when he transmits at 10 minute film of synchronized pictures and sound for five miles from Anacostia to Washington, D.C. to representatives of the United States government
  • Rocket

    Robert H. Goddard demonstrated the viability of the first liquid fueled rockets with his test in Auburn, Massachusetts. The rocket flew one hundred and eighty-four feet over 2.5 seconds.
  • The civil War in China

    The civil War in China
    The civil war in China prompts one thousand United States marines to land in order to protect property of United States interests.
  • Flood in Mississippi

    Flood in Mississippi
    The Great Mississippi Flood occurs, affecting over 700,000
  • Military Park

    Military Park
    The Tennessee national military park known as Fort Donelson National Battlefield, site of the first major Union victory in the Civil War and known for the "unconditional surrender" of Confederate troops to Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant, is created by legislation signed into law by President Calvin Coolidge.
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly over the Atlantic Ocean
  • Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam
    The United States Congress approves the construction of Boulder, later named Hoover Dam
  • Wall Street Crash

    Wall Street Crash
    The crash signaled the beginning of the 12-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries and that did not end in the United States until the onset of American mobilization for World War II at the end of 1941.
  • Salt March

    Salt March
    It was a campaign of tax resistance and nonviolent protest against the British salt monopoly in colonial India, and triggered the wider Civil Disobedience Movement.
  • Growing Depression

    Growing Depression
    In order to combat the growing depression, President Herbert Hoover asks the U.S. Congress to pass a $150 million public works project to increase employment and economic activity.
  • "Star Spangled Banner"

    "Star Spangled Banner"
    "Star Spangled Banner" becomes the country's official national anthem.
  • Empire State Building

    Empire State Building
    Construction is completed on the Empire State Building in New York City and it opens for business.
  • Al Capone

    Al Capone
    Gangster Al Capone is convicted of tax evasion after years of involvement in bootlegging and gambling
  • Model B

    Model B
    Ford introduces the Model B, the first low-priced car to have a V-8 engine
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Democratic challenger Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats incumbent President Hoover in the presidential election for his first of an unprecedented four terms.
  • We have nothing to Fear!

    We have nothing to Fear!
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for the first time. His speech with its hallmark phrase, "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself" begins to rally the public and Congress to deal with great depression issues.
  • 21 Amendment

    21 Amendment
    The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed, ending prohibition.
  • Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth
    The greatest hitter in the history of baseball, Babe Ruth, retires from Major League Baseball.
  • The Social Security Act

    The Social Security Act
    The Social Security Act is passed by Congress as part of the New Deal legislation and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Hindenburgh disaster

    Hindenburgh disaster
    German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board,36 passengers, 61 crew, there were 35 fatalities as well as one death.
  • Amelia Earhart Disappears

    Amelia Earhart Disappears
    During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
  • German invaded Poland

    German invaded Poland
    German dictator Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party attempted to establish a New Order of absolute Nazi German hegemony in Europe, which culminated in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland, leading to the outbreak of World War II
  • The Battle of Britain begins.

    The Battle of Britain begins.
    Air battle for England" or "Air battle for Great Britain" is the name given to the World War II air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940.
  • Roosevelt reelected.

    Roosevelt reelected.
    was the 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945) and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war.
  • "arsenal of democracy"

    "arsenal of democracy"
    London bombed. FDR calls the United States the "arsenal of democracy" in a fireside chat.
  • plan to arm the Allies.

    plan to arm the Allies.
    FDR asks Congress for a plan to arm the Allies.
  • first-class on trains

    first-class on trains
    The Supreme Court rules that blacks can ride first-class on trains.
  • U.S. oil to Japan.

    U.S. oil to Japan.
    Japanese tanker blocked from selling 252,000 gallons of U.S. oil to Japan.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. After just two hours of bombing, more than 2,400 Americans were dead, 21 ships* had either been sunk or damaged, and more than 188 U.S. aircraft destroyed.
  • The Maritime Commission

    The Maritime Commission
    The Maritime Commission says it has built 488 U.S. ships in the past year.
  • Japanese forces withdraw

    Japanese forces withdraw
    Japanese forces withdraw from Guadalcanal after six months of fighting the Americans there.
  • coal workers

    coal workers
    Striking coal workers go back to work after being denounced by FDR.
  • 29 die in Detroit race riots.

    29 die in Detroit race riots.
    The Detroit Race Riot broke out in Detroit, Michigan in June 1943 and lasted for three days before Federal troops restored order.
  • "death march"

    "death march"
    The U.S. says thousands of American prisoners died during a "death march" at the hands of Japanese in the Philipines.
  • "maintain or restore international peace and security."

    "maintain or restore international peace and security."
    Roosevelt praises the proposed idea of a United Nations, an international group meant to "maintain or restore international peace and security."
  • The Marines raise an American flag at Iwo Jima.

    The Marines raise an American flag at Iwo Jima.
    The Marines raise an American flag at Iwo Jima.
  • Los Baños Prison

    Los Baños Prison
    U.S. forces liberated prisoners of war in the Los Baños Prison in the Philippines.
  • Tokyo

    Some 300 American B-29s bombed Tokyo at night with almost 2,000 tons of incendiaries killing 100,000.
  • American plane drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima

    American plane drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima
    An American plane drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing 60,000. Dayus later, a second bomb is dropped on Nagasaki.
  • Atomic bomb

    Atomic bomb
    U.S. drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima
  • USSR

    USSR enters war against Japan
  • Japan surrenders

    Japan surrenders
    End of World War II
  • "Iron Curtain"

    "Iron Curtain"
    Winston Churchill delivers "Iron Curtain" speech
  • Ussr begins

    Ussr begins
    Berlin Blockade by USSR begins
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    Berlin Blockade ends
  • USSR explodes its first atomic bomb

    USSR explodes its first atomic bomb
    USSR explodes its first atomic bomb
  • H-bomb

    Truman approved H-bomb development
  • hunt and loyalty tests

    hunt and loyalty tests
    Joe McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt and loyalty tests
  • Poznan, Poland,ect.

    Poznan, Poland,ect.
    USSR sent tanks into Poznan, Poland, to suppress demonstrations by workers
  • Sputnik II

    Sputnik II
    Sputnik II launched - Laika died in space
  • NASA

    NASA began Mercury project using Atlas rocket