US History

Timeline created by Josue Suave
In History
  • Expansionism

    the policy of territorial or economic growth
  • Monroe doctrine

    Monroe doctrine
    United States policy of opposing European colonialism in The Americas beginning in 1823
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    People where given land in the great plains.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    Expanded to the west of the US.
  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

    Industrialization Begins to Boom
    industries develop
  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
    Tammany Hall was political machine that ran New York City through a system of political.
  • Telephone Invented

    Telephone Invented
  • Reconstruction Ends

    Reconstruction Ends
  • Light Bulb Invented

    Light Bulb Invented
  • Third Wave of Immigration

    Third Wave of Immigration
    U.S has experienced, the culture and context of life in the United States have changed considerably.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    They didn't like the Chinese do to there work and intelligence.
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    Was past by congress in 1883 to improve upon the civil service system.
  • Dawes Act 1887

    Dawes Act 1887
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    Making the first railroads subject of regulation.
  • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

    Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth
    "The Gospel of Wealth", is an article written by Andrew Carnegie
  • Chicagos full house

    Chicagos full house
    Hull House was a settlement house in the United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr.
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 was the first measure passed by the U.S. Congress to prohibit trusts.
  • How the other half lives

    How the other half lives
    Studies among the Tenements of New York (1890) was an early publication of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s.
  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

    Influence of Sea Power Upon History
    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660–1783 is a history of naval warfare published in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan.
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    Homestead Steel Labor Strike
    Workers went on strike for better work conditions and pay.
    Because the workers argued with Carnegie terms they were locked out.
  • Pullman Labor Strike

    Pullman Labor Strike
    Men were left abandoned on railroad tracks.
  • Annexation of Hawaii

    Annexation of Hawaii
    The overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii began with an against Queen Liliuokalani.
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba.
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    The Open Door Policy is a term in foreign affairs initially used to refer to the United States policy established in the late 19th century and the early 20th century, as enunciated in Secretary of State John Hay's Open Door Note, dated September 6, 1899 and dispatched to the major European powers.
  • Open Door policy

    Open Door policy
    The Open Door Policy was an American proposal that aimed to keep Chinese markets open for all and not allow any one country to gain control over the region.
  • Nationalism

    The pride of ones country
  • Nationalism

    The pride of ones country
  • Nationalism

    The pride of a man country
  • Assassination of President McKindley

    Assassination of President McKindley
    On September 6, 1901, William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, was shot on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York.
  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

    Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins
    Theodore Roosevelt oversaw the realization of a long-term United States goal—a trans-isthmian canal.
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    Sinclair wrote the novel to portray 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
    For preventing the sale of poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors.
  • Model-T

    Henry Ford’s revolutionary advancements in assembly-line automobile manufacturing made the Model T the first car to be affordable for a majority of Americans.

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as a bi-racial organization to advance justice for African Americans by W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Taft

    President Taft was more committed to the expansion of U.S. foreign trade than was Roosevelt.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    Roosevelt won a Nobel Peace Prize for his negotiations to end the Russo-Japanese War and spearheaded the beginning of construction on the Panama Canal.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    The Federal Reserve Act intended to establish a form of economic stability in the United States through the introduction of the Central Bank, which would be in charge of monetary policy.
  • Wilson Woodrow

    Wilson Woodrow
    That irony was soon realized. In 1913, Wilson repudiated his predecessors' Dollar Diplomacy.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdiland

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdiland
    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, occurred on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo when they were mortally wounded by Gavrilo Princip
  • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns

    Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns
    Chemical warfare first appeared when the Germans used poison gas during a surprise attack in Flanders, Belgium, in 1915. At first, gas was just released from large cylinders and carried by the wind into nearby enemy lines. Later, phosgene and other gases were loaded into artillery shells and shot into enemy trenches.
  • National Parks System

    National Parks System
    On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the department and those yet to be established.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Band of Alchol
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Womens suffrage
  • President Harding's Return to Normalcy

    President Harding's Return to Normalcy
    Return to normalcy, a return to the way of life before World War I, was United States presidential candidate Warren G. Harding's campaign promise in the election of 1920.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s. During the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    A "Red Scare" is promotion, real and imagined, of widespread fear and government paranoia by a society or state, about a potential rise of communism, anarchism, or radical leftism.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    The Teapot Dome Scandal was a bribery incident that took place in the United States from 1921 to 1922, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding.
  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

    Joseph Stalin Leads USSR
    Under Stalin, the Soviet Union was transformed from a peasant society into an industrial and military superpower. However, he ruled by terror, and millions of his own citizens died during his brutal reign. Born into poverty, Stalin became involved in revolutionary politics, as well as criminal activities, as a young man.
  • Scopes "Monkey"Trial

    Scopes "Monkey"Trial
    The Scopes Trial, commonly referred to as the Scopes Evolution Trial or the Scopes Monkey trial, began on July 10th, 1925.
  • Mein Kampf published

    Mein Kampf published
    Mein Kampf, which means my struggle, was a two volume book written by Adolf Hitler
  • Charles Lindbergh's Trans-Atlantic Flight

    Charles Lindbergh's Trans-Atlantic Flight
    Yet, when Charles Lindbergh landed safely in Paris less than 34 hours later, becoming the first pilot to solo a nonstop transatlantic flight, he changed public opinion on the value of air travel and laid the foundation for the future development of aviation
  • St. Valentines Day Massacre

    St. Valentines Day Massacre
    The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder in Chicago of seven men of the North Side gang during the Prohibition Era
  • Stock Market Crashes"Black Tuesday"

    Stock Market Crashes"Black Tuesday"
    Black Tuesday was the fourth and last day of the stock market crash of 1929. It took place on October 29, 1929.
  • Hoovervilles

    A "Hooverville" was a shanty town built during the Great Depression by the homeless in the United States of America. They were named after Herbert Hoover, who was President of the United States of America during the onset of the Depression and was widely blamed for it.
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
    Hawley–Smoot Tariff, was an act implementing protectionist trade policies sponsored by Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis C. Hawley and signed into law on June 17, 1930. The act raised U.S. tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods.
  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

    100, 000 Banks Have Failed
    By 1933, depositors saw $140 billion disappear through bank failures.
  • Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)

    Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)
    Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA), in American history, major New Deal program to restore agricultural prosperity by curtailing farm production, reducing export surpluses, and raising prices.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was established under the Banking Act of 1933 in response to numerous bank failures during the Great Depression.
  • Public Works Administration

    Public Works Administration
    It was created by the National Industrial Recovery Act in June 1933 in response to the Great Depression. It built large-scale public works such as dams, bridges, hospitals, and schools. Its goals were to spend $3.3 billion in the first year, and $6 billion in all, to provide employment, stabilize purchasing power, and help revive the economy.
  • Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany
    On this day in History, Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany on Jan 30, 1933.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought
  • Social Security Administration (1935)

    Social Security Administration (1935)
    The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    The Nanking Massacre was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht: German “Crystal Night” the night of November 9–10, 1938, when German Nazis attacked Jewish persons and property.
  • Hitler invades Poland

    Hitler invades Poland
    Both had been accomplished without igniting hostilities with the major powers, and Hitler hoped that his invasion of Poland would likewise be tolerated.
  • German Blitzkrieg attacks

    German Blitzkrieg attacks
    the Germans unleashed their Blitzkrieg against the Netherlands and Belgium. The attack sent the defending troops reeling.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    In honor of 2,403 victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Tuskegee Airmen (1941)

    Tuskegee Airmen (1941)
    The Tuskegee Army Air Field became the vital center for training African Americans to fly fighter and bomber aircraft. In 1941, the U. S. Army Air Corps (predecessor to the modern-day U.S. Air Force) was a segregated part of the military.
  • Navajo Code Talkers (1941)

    Navajo Code Talkers (1941)
    The Marine Corps recruited Navajo Code Talkers in 1941 and 1942. Philip Johnston was a World War I veteran who had heard about the successes of the Choctaw telephone squad.
  • Executive Order 9066 (1942)

    Executive Order 9066 (1942)
    Executive Order 9066 was a United States presidential executive order signed and issued during World War II by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942.
  • Bataan Death March (1942)

    Bataan Death March (1942)
    The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war from Saysain Point, Bagac, Bataan and Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell, Capas, Tarlac, via San Fernando, Pampanga, where the prisoners were loaded onto trains.
  • Invasion of Normandy (D-Day) (1944)

    Invasion of Normandy (D-Day) (1944)
    The following major units were landed on D-Day (6 June 1944). A more detailed order of battle for D-Day itself can be found at Normandy landings and List of Allied forces in the Normandy Campaign. British 6th Airborne Division.
  • Atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima (1945)

    Atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima (1945)
    During the final stage of World War II, the United States dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.
  • Victory over Japan/Pacific (VJ/VP) Day (1945)

    Victory over Japan/Pacific (VJ/VP) Day (1945)
    VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day, also referred to as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, is celebrated on 15 August. This date commemorates Japan's acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender 14 August 1945.
  • Liberation of Concentration Camps (1945)

    Liberation of Concentration Camps (1945)
    General Dwight D. Eisenhower and General Troy Middleton, commanding general of the XVIII Corps, Third US Army, tour the newly liberated Ohrdruf concentration camp.
  • Victory in Europe (VE) Day (1945)

    Victory in Europe (VE) Day (1945)
    Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day, was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
  • United Nations (UN)Formed

    United Nations (UN)Formed
    The UN Charter was drafted at a conference between April–June 1945 in San Francisco, and was signed on 26 June 1945 at the conclusion of the conference; this charter took effect 24 October 1945, and the UN began operation. The UN's mission to preserve world peace was complicated in its early decades by the Cold War between the US and Soviet Union and their respective allies.
  • Germany Divided

    Germany Divided
    As a consequence of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, Germany was cut between the two global blocs in the East and West, a period known as the division of Germany. Germany was stripped of its war gains and lost territories in the east to Poland and the Soviet Union.
  • Nuremberg Trials (1946)

    Nuremberg Trials (1946)
    The Major War Criminals' Trial: 1945-46. The best-known of the Nuremberg trials was the Trial of Major War Criminals, held from November 20, 1945, to October 1, 1946. The format of the trial was a mix of legal tradition.
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    Gilded Age

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    Progressive Era

    A period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States.
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    a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    The Square Deal
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    William Howard Taft

    Dollar Diplomacy
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Moral Diplomacy
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    World War I

    World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe
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    Roaring Twenties

    The Roaring Twenties was the period of Western society and Western culture that occurred during and around the 1920s
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    Great Depression

    The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, originating in the United States.
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.
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    New Deal Programs

    The New Deal was a sweeping package of public works projects, federal regulations, and financial system reforms enacted by the U.S. federal government in an effort to help the nation survive and recover from the Great Depression of the 1930s.
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    The Holocaust

    The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe. From 1941 to 1945, Germany targeted European Jewry for extermination as part of a larger event that included the persecution and murder of other groups.
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    World War II

    World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
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    Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman was an American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States, taking the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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    The Cold War

    The Cold War split the temporary wartime alliance against Nazi Germany, leaving the Soviet Union and the United States as two superpowers with profound economic and political differences.