US History

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    American Civil War

    The principal cause of the war was the status of slavery in the United States, especially in the territories
  • Homestead Act

  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime
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    Reconstruction

    marked a significant chapter in the history of civil rights in the United States
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude
  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

  • Telephone Invented

  • Reconstruction Ends

  • Jim Crow Laws Start in South

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

  • Light Bulb Invented

  • 3 rd Wave of Immigration

  • Chinese Exclusion Act

  • Pendleton Act

  • Dawes Act

  • Interstate Commerce Act

  • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

  • Chicago's Hull House

    Chicago's Hull House
    Hull house was a settlement house in chicago
  • Klondike Gold Rush

  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

  • How the Other Half Lives

  • 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
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    Progressive Era

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    Imperialism

  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

  • Pullman Labor Strike

  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities as long as the segregated facilities were equal in quality, a doctrine that came to be known as "separate but equal"
  • Annexation of Hawaii

  • Spanish American war

    Spanish American war
    The Spanish American War was an armed conflict between Spain and the United States in 1898
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    affairs initially used to refer to the policy that allow for a system of trade in China open to all countries equally
  • Assassination of President McKenly

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    Theodore Roosevelt

  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    the novel portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

  • Model-T

    Model-T
    ford would build some 15 million Model T cars
  • NAACP

    NAACP
    the national association for the advancement of colored people
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    William Howard Taft

  • 16th Amendment

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

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    Woodrow Wilson

  • 17th Amendment

  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria of Austria was the heir presumptive to the throne of Austria-Hungary
  • Trench Warfare, Poison Gas, and Machine Guns

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    World War I

  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    lusitania sinking occurred on friday, 7 may 1915 during the first World War
  • National Parks System

  • Zimmerman Telegram

  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    the russian revolution was a period of political and social revolution across the territory of the russian empire,
  • U.S. entry into WWI

  • Battle of Argonne Forest

    Battle of Argonne Forest
    It was fought from september 26, 1918, until the armistice of november 11, 1918, a total of 47 days
  • Armistice

  • Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    the treaty of versailles was the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end
  • 18th Amendment

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

    19th Amendment
    prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex
  • President Harding’s Return to Normalcy

  • Harlem Renaissance

  • 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

  • Teapot Dome Scandal

  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

  • Scopes “Monkey” Trial

    Scopes “Monkey” Trial
    known as the state of tennessee v
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight

  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

    St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
    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”
    also known as the great crash was a major american stock market crash that occurred in the fall of 1929
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    Great Depression

  • Hoovervilles

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

  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

    100, 000 Banks Have Failed
    4,000 banks failed during the one year of 1933 alone
  • Agriculture Adjustment Administration

    Agriculture Adjustment Administration
    a united states federal law of the new deal era designed to boost agricultural prices by reducing surpluses
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    one of two agencies that provide deposit insurance to depositors in U.S.
  • Public Works Administration

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    New Deal Programs

  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s
  • Social Security Administration

    Social Security Administration
    independent agency of the U.S. federal government that administers social security
  • 22nd Amendment

  • Arab-Israeli War Begins

    Arab-Israeli War Begins
    Arab–Israeli War was the second and final stage of the 1947–49 Palestine war
  • Vietnam Independence but Country Split at 17th Parallel

    Vietnam Independence but Country Split at 17th Parallel
    national holiday in Vietnam observed on 2 September, commemorating President Hồ Chí Minh reading the Declarations of independence of Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh Established Communist Rule in North Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh Established Communist Rule in North Vietnam
    Hồ Chí Minh led the Việt Minh independence movement from 1941 onward
  • Rosa Parks Arrested

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

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    Vietnam war

    known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America
  • Civil Right Act of 1957

    Civil Right Act of 1957
    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
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957
  • Kennedy versus Nixon TV debate

    Kennedy versus Nixon TV debate
    First televised presidential debate
  • Chicano Mural Movement Begins

  • Bay of pigs invasion

    Bay of pigs invasion
    Cuban exiles who opposed Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution
  • Peace corps formed

    Peace corps formed
    United States Government providing international social and economic development assistance
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action
    a set of 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 in areas in which they are underrepresented such as education and employment
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    John F. Kennedy

    assassinated early in his presidency and Cuban missile crisis
  • Cuban missile crisis

    Cuban missile crisis
    1 month, 4 day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union
  • Sam Walton Opens First Walmart

  • Kennedy assassinated in Dallas,Texas

    Kennedy assassinated in Dallas,Texas
    served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963
  • George Wallace Blocks University of Alabama Entrance

    George Wallace Blocks University of Alabama Entrance
    attempt to keep his inaugural promise of "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" and stop the desegregation of schools, stood at the door of the auditorium as if to block the entry of two African American students
  • The Feminine Mystique

    The Feminine Mystique
  • March on Washington

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    Lyndon B. Johnson

    He assumed the presidency following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
  • The great society

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    authorizing 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 Right Act of 1964

    Civil Right Act of 1964
    prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin
  • 24th Amendment

  • Israeli-Palestine Conflict Begins

    Israeli-Palestine Conflict Begins
    conflict came from the intercommunal violence in Mandatory Palestine between Israelis and Arabs from 1920 and erupted into full-scale hostilities
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    It outlawed the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests as a prerequisite to voting
  • United Farm Worker's California Delano Grape Strike

  • Thurgood Marshall Appointed to Supreme Court

    Thurgood Marshall Appointed to Supreme Court
    President Lyndon B. 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
  • Six Day War

    Six Day War
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    was a major escalation and one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War
  • My Lai Massacre

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

  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization
    US policy of withdrawing its troops
  • Woodstock Music Festival

  • Draft Lottery

  • Manson Family Murders

  • Apollo 11

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    Richard Nixon

    member of the Republican Party, representative and senator from California
  • Invasion of Cambodia

    Invasion of Cambodia
  • Kent State Shootings

  • Environmental Protection Agency

    Environmental Protection Agency
    President Richard Nixon created the EPA to fix national guidelines and to monitor and enforce them
  • Pentagon Papers

    Pentagon Papers
  • 26th Amendment

  • Policy of Detente Begins

    Policy of Detente Begins
    regular summit meetings and negotiations over arms control and other bilateral agreements
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    Jimmy Carter

    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
    prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or other education program that receives federal money
  • Nixon Visits Communist China

    Nixon Visits Communist China
    normalizing relations with the communist People's Republic of China
  • Endangered Species Act

    Endangered Species Act
    provide a framework to conserve and protect endangered and threatened species and their habitats
  • Watergate Scandal

  • War Powers Resolution

    War Powers Resolution
    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
  • OPEC Oil Embargo

  • First Cell-Phones

  • United States v. Nixon

  • Ford Pardons Nixon

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    Gerald Ford

  • 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 on 30 April 1975
  • Bill Gates Starts Microsoft

  • National Rifle Associate (NRA) Lobbying Begins

  • Steve Jobs Starts Apple

  • Community Reinvestment Act of 1977

    Community Reinvestment Act of 1977
    encourage commercial banks and savings associations to help meet the needs of borrowers in all segments of their communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods
  • Camp David Accords

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    Iran Hostage Crisis

  • Conservative Resurgece

    Conservative Resurgece
    Southern Baptist Convention experienced an intense struggle for control of the organization
  • "Trickle Down Economics"

    "Trickle Down Economics"
  • War on Drugs

  • AIDS Epidemic

  • Sandra Day O'Connor Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court

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    Ronald Reagan

    the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and became a highly influential voice of modern conservatism
  • Marines in Lebanon

  • Iran-Contra Affair

  • The Oprah Winfrey Show First Airs

  • "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
  • Berlin Wall Falls

    Berlin Wall Falls
    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

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

    Germany Reunification
    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
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    Persian Gulf War

  • Soviet Union Collapses

    Soviet Union Collapses
    the process of internal disintegration within the Soviet Union
  • Operation Desert Storm

  • Rodney King

    Rodney King
    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

    served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 200
  • NAFTA Founded

  • Contract with America

    Contract with America
    legislative agenda advocated for by the Republican Party
  • 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
  • Bill Clinton's Impeachment

    Bill Clinton's Impeachment
    was impeached by the United States House of Representatives of the 105th United States Congress on December 19, 1998 for "high crimes and misdemeanors"
  • USA Patriot Act

    USA Patriot Act
    is a backronym for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism
  • War on Terror

    War on Terror
    international military campaign launched by the United States government following the September 11 attacks
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    George W. Bush

    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

  • 9/11 (September 11, 2001)

    9/11 (September 11, 2001)
    series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Wahhabi terrorist group Al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001
  • NASA Mars Rover Mission Begins

    NASA Mars Rover Mission Begins
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    Iraq War

    the invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition that overthrew the government of Saddam Hussein
  • Facebook Launched

    Facebook Launched
  • My Birthday

    My Birthday
  • 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
  • Saddam Hussein Executed

    Saddam Hussein Executed
    Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging
  • Iphone Released

    Iphone Released
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

  • Hilary Clinton Appointed to U.S. Secretary of State

  • Sonia Sotomayor Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court

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    Barack Obama

  • Arab Spring

  • Osama Bin Laden Killed

  • Space X Falcon 9

  • Donald Trump Elected President