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  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    when people could claim 160 acres of surveyed government land
  • 13th amendment

    13th amendment
    The 13th amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
  • 14th amendment

    14th amendment
    The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1868, granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including former enslaved people—and guaranteed all citizens “equal protection of the laws.”
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    the first continuous railroad line across the United States and opened for through traffic on May 10, 1869
  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

    Industrialization Begins to Boom
    high rates of growth in steam power and iron production
  • 15th amendment

    15th amendment
    the 15th amendment, enacted in 1870, appeared to signify the fulfillment of all promises to African Americans. ... Social and economic segregation were added to black America's loss of political power
  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
    main local political machine of the Democratic Party, and played a major role in controlling New York City and New York State politics and helping immigrants,
  • Telephone Invented

    Telephone Invented
    this was when the first telephone was build by Antonio Meucci
  • Reconstruction Ends

    Reconstruction Ends
    an event known as the Great Betrayal, wherein the government pulled federal troops out of state politics in the South, and ended the Reconstruction Era.
  • Jim Crow Laws Start in South

    Jim Crow Laws Start in South
    Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States
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    TIMESPAN: Gilded Age

    an era that occurred during the late 19th century, from the 1870s to about 1900. The Gilded Age was an era of rapid economic growth,
  • Light Bulb Invented

    Light Bulb Invented
    globe is an electric light with a wire filament heated until it glows. The filament is enclosed in a bulb to protect the filament from oxidation. (first light bulb invented)
  • 3rd Wave of Immigration

    3rd Wave of Immigration
    when the European immigration suffered persecution because of their religious beliefs
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    provided for selection of some government employees by competitive exams rather than ties to politicians, and made it illegal to fire or demote some government officials
  • dawns act

    dawns act
    authorized the federal government to break up tribal lands by partitioning them into individual plots
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    a United States federal law that was designed to regulate the railroad industry, particularly its monopolistic practices.
  • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

    Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth
    Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth he was saying that rich people should give there money away to poor people or charity
  • Chicago’s Hull House

    Chicago’s Hull House
    improve social conditions for underserved people and communities by providing creative, innovative programs and by advocating for related public policy reforms.
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    the Klondike Gold Rush is when 100,00 people migrated who moved from there hometown to Canadian Yukon Territory and Alaska because they have discovered gold
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    the act go ride of monopoly businesses who got rid of there competition
  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

    Influence of Sea Power Upon History
    a history of naval warfare published in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan
  • How the Other Half Lives

    How the Other Half Lives
    a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City's upper and middle class.
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    extending political and economic access, power and control, through employing hard power especially military force,
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    Progressive Era

    a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States of America that spanned the 1890s to the 1920s.
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    Homestead Steel Labor Strike
    the Homestead Steel Labor Strike caused by worker who are getting low wage and forced to work in dangerous working conditions
  • Pullman Labor Strike

    Pullman Labor Strike
    a boycott that severely disrupted rail traffic in the Midwest of the United States in June–July 1894.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Plessy v. Ferguson was a landmark 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the “separate but equal” doctrine. ... As a result, restrictive Jim Crow legislation
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    Hawaii was annexation by the united states because Hawaii was having trouble with the threat of a devastating tariff on their sugar plantations which lead to the Annexation of Hawaii
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    conflict between Spain and the United States in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    it a foreign affair that protected equal privileges for all countries trading with China and for the support of Chinese territorial and administrative integrity.
  • Assassination of President McKinley

    Assassination of President McKinley
    McKinley was the 25th president of the united states who got assassinated by Czolgosz, an anarchist, shot the President during one of his public appearances at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
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    Theodore Roosevelt (1901- 1909)

    his Square Deal" included regulation of railroad rates and pure foods and drugs; he saw it as a fair deal for both the average citizen and the businessmen. He also used speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." Roosevelt described his style of foreign policy as "the exercise of intelligent forethought and of decisive action sufficiently far in advance and he was also apart of the republic part
  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

    Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins
    the United States commenced building a canal across a 50-mile stretch of the Panama isthmus in 1904
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    its novelist by Upton Sinclair that . portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 prohibited the sale of misbranded or adulterated food and drugs in interstate commerce and laid a foundation for the nation's first consumer protection agency, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Model-T

    the first universal car that put the world on wheels Henry Ford wanted the Model T to be affordable, simple to operate, and durable

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as an interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group including W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey and Ida B. Wells.
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    William Howard Taft

    President Taft was more committed to the expansion of U.S. foreign trade than was Roosevelt. He pursued a program, known as "dollar diplomacy," designed to encourage U.S. investments in South and Central American, the Caribbean, and the Far East. He a member of the republican party.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Constitution allows Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states on the basis of population
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    the federal reserve act was the help the state or courtesies banking system and help restores economy satiability.
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Moral diplomacy is the system in which support is given only to countries whose beliefs are analogous to that of the nation. Tariff reform, pushing through Congress the Underwood-Simmons Act, which achieved the most significant reductions in rates since the Civil War. And he is a member of the democratic party
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    established the direct election of United States senators in each state.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand outraged Austria-Hungary. ... Austria-Hungary was furious and, with Germany's support, declared war on Serbia
  • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns

    Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns
    trench ware fare where type of land to occupy solders and weapon and to keep them safe poison gasses cause people to be sick and did offal thing to human body machine guns where used in he way to assassinate people
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    World War I

    World War I was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    it occurred when the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of Germany
  • National Parks System

    National Parks System
    a national park system is like a agency that works for the federal government that manages all natural or historical parks.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    a period of political and social revolution across the territory of the Russian Empire, commencing with the abolition of the monarchy
  • U.S. entry into WWI

    U.S. entry into WWI
    , President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to request a declaration of war against Germany.
  • Battle of Argonne Forest

    Battle of Argonne Forest
    a major part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front.
  • Armistice

    a formal agreement of warring parties to stop fighting.
  • Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

    Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points
    statement of principles for peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    he most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end. T
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    established the prohibition of alcohol in the United States
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    allowed woman to vote
  • President Harding’s Return to Normalcy

    President Harding’s Return to Normalcy
    referring to a return to the way of life before World War I, was United States presidential candidate Warren G.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, spanning the 1920s.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    the promotion of a widespread fear of a potential rise of communism or anarchism by a society or state.
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    Roaring Twenties

    a decade of economic growth and widespread prosperity, driven by recovery from wartime devastation and deferred spending, a boom in construction, and the rapid growth of consumer goods such as automobiles and electricity
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    bribery scandal involving the administration of United States President Warren G. Harding
  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

    Joseph Stalin Leads USSR
    become dictator of the Soviet Union, using a combination of manipulation and terror to destroy his opposition.
  • Scopes “Monkey” Trial

    Scopes “Monkey” Trial
    a high school teacher, John T. Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which had made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight

    Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight
    Charles Lindbergh piloted the Spirit of St. Louis down the dirt runway of Roosevelt Field in New York
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

    St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
    the 1929 murder of seven members and associates of Chicago's North Side Gang that occurred on Saint Valentine's Day.
  • Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”

    Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”
    a major American stock market crash that occurred in the fall of 1929.
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    Great Depression

    the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world, lasting from 1929 to 1939.
  • Hooverville’s

    shanty town built during the Great Depression by the homeless in the United States.
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
    a law that implemented protectionist trade policies in the United States.
  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

    100, 000 Banks Have Failed
    Deflation increased the real burden of debt and left many firms and households with too little income to repay their loans.
  • Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA

    Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA
    boost agricultural prices by reducing surpluses. The government bought livestock for slaughter and paid farmers subsidies not to plant on part of their land
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system
  • Public Works Administration (PWA)

    Public Works Administration (PWA)
    to create a useful and sometimes beautiful infrastructure for Americans to use
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    FDR, was an American politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945
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    New Deal Programs

    this as a program to help get the united states economy back to gather and plus he the people of the united states
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent the aeolian processes caused the phenomenon
  • Social Security Administration (SSA

    Social Security Administration (SSA
    an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivor benefits
  • GI bil

    GI bil
    the GI Bill has helped qualifying Veterans and their family members get money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training
  • United Nations (UN) Formed

    United Nations (UN) Formed
    this government was created to keep peace among other nations
  • Germany divided

    Germany divided
    Germany lost (world war II) they where stripped of its war gains and lost territories in the east to Poland and the Soviet Union.
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    baby boom

    A baby boom is a period marked by a significant increase of birth rate.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine was an American foreign policy the stated purpose of which was to contain Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War.
  • 22nd Amendment

    22nd Amendment
    The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution limits the number of times a person is eligible for election to the office of President of the United States to two, and sets additional eligibility conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.
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    The Cold War

    the cold war wisent actually a war but it was tension between the united states and the soviet union
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    U.S. program providing aid to Western Europe following the devastation of World War II. It was enacted in 1948 and provided more than $15 billion to help finance rebuilding efforts on the continent.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    due to the soviet unions blockade of land routes into West Berlin, the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine to the citizens of the besieged city
  • Arab-Israeli War Begins

  • NATO Formed

    NATO Formed
    the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 European and North American countries.
  • Kim Il-sung invades South Korea

    Kim Il-sung invades South Korea
    he authorized the invasion of South Korea in 1950, triggering an intervention in defense of South Korea by the United Nations led by the United States.
  • UN forces push North Korea to Yalu River- the border with China

    UN forces push North Korea to Yalu River- the border with China
    Chinese troops under the name of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (CPV) crossed the Yalu River to assist North Korean armies, and engaged in the Korean War in an offensive manner after the U.S. troops crossed the 38th parallel.
  • Chinese forces cross Yalu and enter Korean War

    Chinese forces cross Yalu and enter Korean War
    Chinese troops under the name of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (CPV) crossed the Yalu River to assist North Korean armies, and ... three factors persuaded Chinese leaders to decide to intervene in the Korean War.
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    Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea. when North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border and insurrections in the south.
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    1950s Prosperity

    many white people prosper but not all such has Hispanic African Americas or other races many whites lived in the suburbs.
  • Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Execution

    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Execution
    Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens who were convicted of spying on behalf of the Soviet Union. And where shortly executed after that.
  • Armistice Signed

    Armistice Signed
    the armistice signed at Le Francport near Compiègne that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies and their last remaining opponent, Germany.
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    the only general to be elected president in the 20th century, he warned the nation with regard to the corrupting influence of what he describes as the "military-industrial complex"
  • Vietnam Independence but Country Split at 17th Parallel

    Vietnam Independence but Country Split at 17th Parallel
    In July 1954, the Geneva Agreements were signed. As part of the agreement, the French agreed to withdraw their troops from northern Vietnam. Vietnam would be temporarily divided at the 17th parallel
  • Ho Chi Minh Established Communist Rule in North Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh Established Communist Rule in North Vietnam
    Hồ Chí Minh established the Communist-ruled Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 and defeating the French Union in 1954 at the Battle of Điện Biên Phủ, ending the First Indochina War.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    In this milestone decision, the Supreme Court ruled that separating children in public schools on the basis of race was unconstitutional. It signaled the end of legalized racial segregation in the schools of the United States,
  • Warsaw Pact Formed

    Warsaw Pact Formed
    a mutual defense organization that put the Soviets in command of the armed forces of the member states.
  • Polio Vaccine created by Jonas Salk

    Polio Vaccine created by Jonas Salk
    American medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, the virus that causes the crippling disease of polio.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a civil rights protest during which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama due to rosa parks not giving up her seat on the bus.
  • Rosa Parks Arrested

    Rosa Parks Arrested
    Because she sat down and refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, she was arrested for disobeying an Alabama law requiring black people to relinquish seats to white people when the bus was full.
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    Vietnam War

    the Second Indochina War was a war against americans when the president bombed cambodia
  • Interstate Highway Act

    Interstate Highway Act
    the emergence of car as America's main mode of transportation.
  • Elvis Presley First Hit Song

    Elvis Presley First Hit Song
    "Heartbreak Hotel" b/w "I Was the One" was released, giving Elvis a nationwide breakthrough. His reputation as a performer on stage was already growing in the same dimensions.
  • Sputnik I

    Sputnik I
    the first Earth satellite created bye the soviet union that was launched into space.
  • Leave it to Beaver First Airs on TV

    Leave it to Beaver First Airs on TV
    Leave It to Beaver ran for six full 39-week seasons (234 episodes). The series had its debut on CBS on October 4, 1957. The following season, it moved to ABC,
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    resident Eisenhower sent Congress a proposal for civil rights legislation. The new act established the Civil Rights Section of the Justice Department and empowered federal prosecutors to obtain court injunctions against interference with the right to vote
  • Kennedy versus Nixon TV Debate

    Kennedy versus Nixon TV Debate
    John F. Kennedy, a Democratic senator of Massachusetts, and Richard M. Nixon, the vice president of the United States, met in a Chicago studio to discuss U.S. domestic matters.
  • Chicano Mural Movement Begins

    Chicano Mural Movement Begins
    Mexican-American barrios throughout the Southwest. Artists began using the walls of city buildings, housing projects, schools, and churches to depict Mexican-American culture.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    when the CIA-financed and -trained group of Cuban refugees lands in Cuba and attempts to topple the communist government which failed.
  • Peace Corps Formed

    Peace Corps Formed
    signed by kennedy he provided educational and technological support to developing countries through the work of trained, college-aged American volunteers.
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action
    policies and practices within a government or organization seeking to increase the representation of particular groups based on their gender, race, sexuality, creed or nationality
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    John F. Kennedy

    he is often referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963
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    American Civil War

    the american civil war was fought between the northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded to form the Confederate States of America due to slavery.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in October 1962 over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba
  • Sam Walton Opens First Walmart

    Sam Walton Opens First Walmart
    The history of Walmart, an American discount department store chain, began in 1950 when businessman Sam Walton purchased a store from Luther E. Harrison in Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas, Texas

    Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas, Texas
    Kennedy, mortal shooting of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, as he rode in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas,
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, political demonstration held in Washington, D.C., in 1963 by civil rights leaders to protest racial discrimination and to show support for major civil rights legislation.
  • The Feminine Mystique

    The Feminine Mystique
    created by Friedan to show the assumptions that women would be fulfilled from their housework, marriage, sexual lives, and children. It was said that women, who were actually feminine, should not have wanted to work, get an education, or have political opinions.
  • George Wallace Blocks University of Alabama Entrance

    George Wallace Blocks University of Alabama Entrance
    george wallace attempt to keep his inaugural promise of "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" and stop the desegregation of schools,
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    Lyndon B. Johnson

    lyndon johnson served as president after the assassination of FJK He became known for his domineering personality and the "Johnson treatment", his aggressive coercion of powerful politicians to advance legislation.
  • The Great Society

    The Great Society
    The main goal was the total elimination of poverty and racial injustice.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    president Johnson to take any measures he believed were necessary to retaliate and to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin
  • Israeli-Palestine Conflict Begins

    Israeli-Palestine Conflict Begins
    the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. This conflict came from the intercommunal violence in Mandatory Palestine between Israelis and Arabs from 1920 and erupted into full-scale hostilities in the 1947–48 civil war.
  • United Farm Worker’s California Delano Grape Strike

    United Farm Worker’s California Delano Grape Strike
    the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), a predominantly Filipino and AFL-CIO-sponsored labor organization, against table grape growers in Delano, California to fight against the exploitation of farm workers
  • Malcom X Assassinated

    Malcom X Assassinated
    In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    signed by Lyndon B. Johnson It outlawed the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War,
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    the period after the American Civil War from 1865 to 1877, during which 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.
  • Thurgood Marshall Appointed to Supreme Court

    Thurgood Marshall Appointed to Supreme Court
    Johnson nominated distinguished civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall to be the first African American justice to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. ... Marshall had also been appointed to the Second Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals by President John F.
  • Six Day War

    Six Day War
    fought between 5 and 10 June 1967 between Israel and Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Relations between Israel and its neighbours were not normalised after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The offensive was an attempt to foment rebellion among the South Vietnamese population and encourage the United States to scale back its involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    the Vietnam War mass murder of unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by U.S. troops in Sơn Tịnh District
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated
    Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, an event that sent shock waves reverberating around the world.
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization was a policy of the Richard Nixon administration to end U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War by reducing the number of U.S. combat troops
  • Woodstock Music Festival

    Woodstock Music Festival
    it had to do with the counterculture movement it was a success they had there downfalls it was a peaceful celebration
  • Draft Lottery

    Draft Lottery
    The NBA draft lottery is an annual event held by the National Basketball Association, in which the teams who had missed the playoffs the previous year participate in a lottery process to determine the draft order in the NBA draft.
  • Manson Family Murders

    Manson Family Murders
    the shocking and grisly murders of actress Sharon Tate and four other people by followers of cult leader Charles Manson on the night of August
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    he spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo
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    Richard Nixon

    Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. A member of the Republican Party, Nixon previously served as the 36th vice president from 1953 to 1961, having risen to national prominence as a representative and senator from California.
  • Invasion of Cambodia

    Invasion of Cambodia
    military operations conducted in eastern Cambodia, which was officially a neutral country, in 1970 by South Vietnam and the United States as an extension of the Vietnam War and the Cambodian Civil War
  • Kent State Shootings

    Kent State Shootings
    he killings of four and wounding of nine other unarmed Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.ordered by president Nixon
  • Pentagon Papers

    Pentagon Papers
    The Pentagon Papers revealed that the United States had expanded its war with the bombing of Cambodia and Laos, coastal raids on North Vietnam, and Marine Corps attacks
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    the 26th amendment granted the right to vote to American citizens aged eighteen or older.
  • policy of Detente Begins

    policy of Detente Begins
    the Nixon administration promoted greater dialogue with the Soviet government, including regular summit meetings and negotiations over arms control and other bilateral agreements.
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    Jimmy Carter

    is an American politician, businessman, and philanthropist who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a Georgia State Senator from 1963 to 1967 and as the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    It prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or other education program that receives federal money.
  • nixon visit communist china

    nixon visit communist china
    It opened the way for China's entry into the United Nations and trade with the United States.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal in the United States involving the administration of U.S. President Richard Nixon from 1971 to 1974 that led to Nixon's resignation.
  • War Powers Resolution

    War Powers Resolution
    The War Powers Resolution is a federal law intended to check the U.S. president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S. Congress.
  • Roe v. Wade

    Roe v. Wade
    the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction.
  • Engaged Species Act

    Engaged Species Act
    a key legislation for both domestic and international conservation. The act aims to provide a framework to conserve and protect endangered and threatened species and their habitats.
  • OPEC Oil Embargo

    OPEC Oil Embargo
    The OPEC oil embargo was an event where the 12 countries that made up OPEC stopped selling oil to the United States.
  • First Cell-Phones

    First Cell-Phones
    When was the first cell phone invented? The first cell phone was invented in 1973 by Motorola. On April 3, 1973, Motorola engineer Martin Cooper made the first-ever cell phone call on the DynaTAC 8000X
  • United States v. Nixon

    United States v. Nixon
    United States v. Nixon, 418 U.S. 683, was a landmark United States Supreme Court case that resulted in a unanimous decision against President Richard Nixon, ordering him to deliver tape recordings and other subpoenaed materials to a federal district court.
  • Ford Pardons Nixon

    Ford Pardons Nixon
    Ford, who had succeeded to the presidency upon Nixon's resignation, explained that he felt the pardon was in the best interests of the country and that the Nixon family's situation was "a tragedy in which we all have played a part.
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    Gerald Ford

    Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was an American politician and attorney who served as the 38th president of the United States from 1974 to 1977. A member of the Republican Party, Ford previously served as the 40th vice president of the United States
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong
  • Bill Gates Starts Microsoft

    Bill Gates Starts Microsoft
    Inspired by the January cover of Popular Electronics magazine, friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen started Microsoft – sometimes Micro-Soft, for microprocessors and software – to develop software for the Altair 8800, an early personal computer
  • National Rifle Associate (NRA) Lobbying Begins

    National Rifle Associate (NRA) Lobbying Begins
    The NRA's path into political lobbying began in 1934 when it started mailing members with information about upcoming firearms bills. The association supported two major gun control acts, the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) and Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA),
  • Steve Jobs Starts Apple

    Steve Jobs Starts Apple
    In 1975, the 20-year-old Jobs and Wozniak set up shop in Jobs' parents' garage, dubbed the venture Apple, and began working on the prototype of the Apple I. To generate the $1,350 in capital they used to start Apple, Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagen microbus, and Steve Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard calculator.
  • Community Reinvestment Act of 1977

    Community Reinvestment Act of 1977
    enacted in 1977, requires the Federal Reserve and other federal banking regulators to encourage financial institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they do business, including low- and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods.
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
    The Camp David Accords were a pair of political agreements signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on 17 September 1978, following twelve days of secret negotiations at Camp David, the country retreat of the President of the United States in Maryland
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    Iran Hostage Crisis

    The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic standoff between the United States and Iran. Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage after a group of militarized Iranian college students .
  • Conservative Resurgence

    Conservative Resurgence
    Beginning in 1979, the Southern Baptist Convention experienced an intense struggle for control of the organization. Its initiators called it the conservative resurgence while its detractors labeled it the fundamentalist takeover.
  • “Trickle Down Economics”

    “Trickle Down Economics”
    is the economic proposition that taxes on businesses and the wealthy in society should be reduced as a means to stimulate business investment in the short term and benefit society at large in the long term.
  • War on Drugs

    War on Drugs
    The War on Drugs is a phrase used to refer to a government-led initiative that aims to stop illegal drug use, distribution and trade by dramatically increasing prison sentences for both drug dealers and users
  • AIDS Epidemic

    AIDS Epidemic
    The AIDS epidemic, caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), found its way to the United States as early as 1960, but was first noticed after doctors discovered clusters of Kaposi's sarcoma and pneumocystis pneumonia in gay men in Los Angeles, New York
  • Sandra Day O’Connor Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court

    Sandra Day O’Connor Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court
    Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Reagan on August 19, 1981, thus fulfilling his 1980 campaign promise to appoint the first woman to the highest court in the United States.
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    Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and became a highly influential voice of modern conservatism. Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California
  • Marines in Lebanon

    Marines in Lebanon
    two truck bombs struck buildings in Beirut, Lebanon, housing American and French service members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon, a military peacekeeping operation during the Lebanese Civil War.
  • Iran-Contra Affair

    Iran-Contra Affair
    The Iran–Contra affair, popularized in Iran as the McFarlane affair, the Iran–Contra scandal, or simply Iran–Contra, was a political scandal in the United States that occurred during the second term of the Reagan Administration
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show First Airs

    The Oprah Winfrey Show First Airs
    At the urging of the Chicago-based movie critic Roger Ebert, Winfrey signed a syndication deal with King World and The Oprah Winfrey Show was broadcast nationally for the first time on September 8, 1986. It went on to become the highest-rated talk show in TV history.
  • “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!”

    “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!”
    "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall", also known as the Berlin Wall Speech, was a speech delivered by United States President Ronald Reagan in West Berlin on June 12, 1987.
  • End of cold war

    End of cold war
    The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union and the United States and their respective allies, the Eastern Bloc and the Western Bloc, after World War II.
  • Berlin Wall Falls

    Berlin Wall Falls
    The fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989 was a pivotal event in world history which marked the falling of the Iron Curtain and the start of the fall of communism in Eastern and Central Europe.
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    George H. W. Bush

    George Herbert Walker Bush was an American politician, diplomat and businessman who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
  • Germany Reunification

    Germany Reunification
    German reunification was the process in 1990 in which the German Democratic Republic became part of the Federal Republic of Germany to form the reunited nation of Germany.
  • Iraq Invades Kuwait

    Iraq Invades Kuwait
    The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait refers to a two-day-long operation conducted by Iraq starting on 2 August 1990, whereby it invaded the neighbouring State of Kuwait, consequently resulting in a seven-month-long Iraqi military occupation of the country.
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    Persian Gulf War

    The Gulf War was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait arising from oil pricing and production disputes.
  • Soviet Union Collapses

    Soviet Union Collapses
    The dissolution of the Soviet Union (1988–1991) was the process of internal disintegration within the Soviet Union, which began with growing unrest in its various constituent republics developing into an incessant political and legislative conflict between the republics and the central government,
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    The Gulf War was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait arising from oil pricing and production disputes.
  • Rodney King

    Rodney King
    Rodney Glen King was an American activist. On March 3, 1991, King was beaten by LAPD officers during his arrest, after a high-speed chase, for driving while intoxicated on I-210
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    Bill Clinton

    an American lawyer and politician who served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Prior to his presidency, he served as governor of Arkansas and as attorney general of Arkansas.
  • NAFTA Founded

    NAFTA Founded
    North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) established a free-trade zone in North America; it was signed in 1992 by Canada, Mexico, and the United States and took effect on Jan. 1, 1994.
  • Contract with America

    Contract with America
    They mainly included a balanced budget requirement, tax cuts for small businesses, families and seniors, term limits for legislators, social security reform, tort reform, and welfare reform
  • O.J. Simpson’s “Trial of the Century”

    O.J. Simpson’s “Trial of the Century”
    Simpson was acquitted of both counts of murder on October 3 of the same year. The trial is often characterized as the trial of the century because of its international publicity and has been described as the "most publicized" criminal trial in history
  • Bill Clinton’s Impeachment

    Bill Clinton’s Impeachment
    The impeachment of Bill Clinton occurred when Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, was impeached by the United States House of Representatives of the 105th United States Congress on December 19, 1998 for "high crimes and misdemeanor
  • USA Patriot Act

    USA Patriot Act
    deters and punishes terrorist attacks in the United States and abroad through enhanced law enforcement and strengthened money laundering prevention.
  • War on Terror

    War on Terror
    The phrase war on terror has been used to specifically refer to the ongoing military campaign led by the U.S., U.K. and their allies against organizations and regimes identified by them as terrorist, and usually excludes other independent counter-terrorist operations and campaigns such as those by Russia and India.
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    George W. Bush

    George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. A member of the Republican Party, Bush previously served as the 46th governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.
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    War in Afghanistan

    The War in Afghanistan is an ongoing war following the United States invasion of Afghanistan that began when the United States of America and its allies successfully drove the Taliban from power in order to deny Al-Qaeda a safe base of operations in Afghanistan.
  • 9/11

    The September 11 attacks, often referred to as 9/11, were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Wahhabi terrorist group Al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday,
  • NASA Mars Rover Mission Begins

    NASA Mars Rover Mission Begins
    NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission was a robotic space mission involving two Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity exploring the planet Mars. It began in 2003 with the launch of the two rovers to explore the Martian surface and geology; both landed on Mars at separate locations in January 2004.
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    Iraq War

    The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition that overthrew the government of Saddam Hussein. The conflict continued for much of the next decade as an insurgency emerged to oppose the occupying forces and the post-invasion Iraqi government.
  • Facebook Launched

    Facebook Launched
    Facebook, Inc., is an American technology conglomerate based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with his fellow roommates and students at Harvard College
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  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina was a large Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that caused over 1,800 deaths and $125 billion in damage in August 2005, particularly in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas
  • Saddam Hussein Executed

    Saddam Hussein Executed
    Saddam's half brother (an intelligence officer) and Iraq's former chief judge were also sentenced to death. Days after an Iraqi court upheld his sentence in December 2006, Saddam was executed.
  • Iphone Released

    Iphone Released
    On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced the first iPhone at the Macworld convention, receiving substantial media attention. Jobs announced that the first iPhone would be released later that year.
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
    President Obama signed into law on February 17th, 2009 - was an unprecedented action to stimulate the economy. It included measures to modernize our nation's energy and communication infrastructure and enhance energy independence
  • Hillary Clinton Appointed U.S. Secretary of State

    Hillary Clinton Appointed U.S. Secretary of State
    Hillary Clinton served as the 67th United States Secretary of State, under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to 2013, overseeing the department that conducted the foreign policy of Barack Obama. She was preceded in office by Condoleezza Rice, and succeeded by John Kerry.
  • Sonia Sotomayor Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court

    Sonia Sotomayor Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court
    she was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. ... In May 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Sotomayor to the Supreme Court following the retirement of Justice David Souter. Her nomination was confirmed by the Senate in August 2009 by a vote of 68–31.
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    Barack Obama

    Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States
  • Arab Spring

    Arab Spring
    The Arab Spring was a series of anti-government protests, uprisings, and armed rebellions that spread across much of the Arab world in the early 2010s. It began in response to oppressive regimes and a low standard of living, starting with protests in Tunisia.
  • Osama Bin Laden Killed

    Osama Bin Laden Killed
    Osama bin Laden, the founder and first leader of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, shortly after 1:00 a.m. PKT by United States Navy SEALs of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group
  • Space X Falcon 9

    Space X Falcon 9
    Falcon 9 is a partially reusable two-stage-to-orbit medium-lift launch vehicle designed and manufactured by SpaceX in the United States. Both the first and second stages are powered by SpaceX Merlin engines, using cryogenic liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene as propellants.
  • Donald Trump Elected President

    Donald Trump Elected President
    Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, and ended on January 20, 2021. Trump, a Republican originally from New York City, took office following his surprise Electoral College victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election,