us History

  • 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868, and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States
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    American Civil War

    The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between northern states loyal to the Union and southern states
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
  • 13th Amendment

    the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States and provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude
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    the United States grappled with the challenges of reintegrating into the Union the states that had seceded and determining the legal status of African Americans.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

  • 15th Amendment (1870)

  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

  • Telephone Invented

  • Reconstruction Ends

  • Jim Crow Laws Start in South

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    TIMESPAN: Gilded Age

  • Light Bulb Invented

  • 3 rd Wave of Immigration

  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    U.S. federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers for 10
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    U.S. federal law requiring federal jobs to be awarded on the basis of merit
    rather than the spoils system
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    “Excess” land would be put on the open market, allowing
    purchase and settlement by non-Native Americans.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

  • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

    Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth
    The article was published in the North American Review, an opinion magazine for America's establishment
  • Klondike Gold Rush

  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    The Sherman Anti-Trust Act was the first Federal act that outlawed monopolistic business practices
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    Homestead Steel Labor Strike
    The Homestead strike, also known as the Homestead steel strike or Homestead massacre
  • Pullman Labor Strike

    Pullman Labor Strike
    The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

  • • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1914)

    •	Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1914)
    -The killings sparked a chain of events that led to the outbreak of World War I by early August.
    -Franz Ferdinand held significant influence over the military, and in 1913 he was appointed inspector general of the Austro-Hungarian armed forces.
  • • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns (1914)

    •	Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns (1914)
    -during the World War I Technology during was reflected a trend toward industrialism bc they really didn't have that much technology and Also The application of mass-production methods to weapons and to the technology of warfare in general.
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    • TIMESPAN: World War I (1914- 1918)

    The World war I was often abbreviated as WWI or WW1) was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July
  • • Sinking of the Lusitania

    •	Sinking of the Lusitania
    The sinking of the Lusitania was U-boat torpedoed the British-owned steamship Lusitania, killing many people like about 1,195 people including 128 American.
  • • Zimmerman Telegram (1917)

    •	Zimmerman Telegram (1917)
  • • Russian Revolution

    •	Russian Revolution
  • • U.S. entry into WWI

    •	U.S. entry into WWI
    -The entry of the United States into World War I changed the course of the war, and the war, in turn, changed America.
    -Later, U.S. spending increased as it prepared to enter the war itself.
  • • Battle of Argonne Forest

    •	Battle of Argonne Forest
    The Meuse–Argonne offensive was a major part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front
    -Also with over a million American soldiers participating.
  • Armistice

    The Armistice of 11 November 1918, that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies and their last remaining opponent, Germany
  • Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

    Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points
    -The Fourteen Points were a proposal made by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in a speech before Congress
    - Fourteen Points ultimately failed after France and Britain refused to adopt some specific points and its core principles
  • United Nations (UN) Formed

  • Germany Divided

  • Truman Doctrine

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    TIMESPAN: The Cold War

  • Marshall Plan

  • Berlin Airlift

  • NATO Formed

  • UN forces push North Korea to Yalu River- the border with China

  • Chinese forces cross Yalu and enter Korean War

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    TIMESPAN: Korean War

  • Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Execution

  • Armistice Signed

  • Warsaw Pact Formed

  • Rosa Parks Arrested

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955)

    The Montgomery bus boycott was a political and a social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

  • Little Rock Nine

    The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957
  • Chicano Mural Movement Begins

    The Chicano mural movement began in the 1960s in Mexican-American barrios throughout the Southwest
  • Affirmative Action (1961)

    Affirmative action law grew out of the civil rights movement. The phrase first appeared in 1961, when President John F. Kennedy created the Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity.
  • George Wallace Blocks University of Alabama Entrance

    "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" and stop the desegregation of schools, stood at the door of the auditorium
  • The Feminine Mystique

    The Feminine Mystique is a book by Betty Friedan that is widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism in the United States
  • March on Washington

    The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, also known as the March on Washington or The Great March on Washington
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • 24th Amendment (1964)

    Not long ago, citizens in some states had to pay a fee to vote in a national election. This fee was called a poll tax. On January 23, 1964
  • • Voting Rights Act of 1965

  • Malcom X Assassinated

    Malcolm X was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement
  • United Farm Worker’s California Delano Grape Strike

  • Thurgood Marshall Appointed to Supreme Court (1967)

  • Thurgood Marshall Appointed to Supreme Court (1967)

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    	Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Policy of Détente Begins

    Policy of Détente Begins
    -The goal of détente was to continue to resist and deter Soviet
    -They called their policy détente- a policy aimed at easing Cold War tensions.
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    • TIMESPAN: Jimmy Carter

  • Title IX (1972)

    Title IX is a federal civil rights law in the United States of America that was passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972
  • Nixon Visits Communist China

    Nixon Visits Communist China
    -U.S. President Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to the People's Republic of China was an important strategic and diplomatic
    -Nixon wanted to ensure world people which meant he wanted to broaden the communication between world superpowers
  • Watergate Scandal

  • Roe v. Wade (1973)

    Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States
  • Engaged Species Act

    Engaged Species Act
    -The law requires the protection for critical habitat areas
    - it also provides that the designation of critical habitat and prohibits
  • United States v. Nixon

  • • Ford Pardons Nixon

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    • TIMESPAN: Gerald Ford

  • • Community Reinvestment Act of

    •	Community Reinvestment Act of
    -Community Reinvestment Act is intended to encourage depository institutions
    -That also includes a lower income