US History B Timeline

Timeline created by Nathan Carr
In History
  • The Zimmerman Telegram

    In January 1917, British cryptographers deciphered a telegram from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to the German Minister to Mexico, von Eckhardt, offering United States territory to Mexico in return for joining the German cause.
  • The WWI Armistice

    The WWI Armistice was the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies and their opponent, Germany.
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment was a very important amendment to the constitution as it gave women the right to vote
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Flight

    American pilot Charles Lindbergh was the first to succeed to cross the Atlantic without stopping.
  • Black Thursday

    Black Friday was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States because of the duration of its after effects.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms and regulations enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Hitler Becomes Chancellor

    Hitler becomes German Chancellor. Germany's new Chancellor took power on January 30th, 1933.
  • Hitler Invades Poland

    German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air, as Adolf Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland.
  • Hitler Invades Poland

    German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air, as Adolf Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland.
  • Russians acquire the Atomic Bomb

    The Soviet atomic bomb project was the classified research and development program that was authorized by Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union to develop nuclear weapons during World War II.
  • Pearl Harbor

    The Attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory
  • The formation of United Nations

    On January 1, 1942, representatives of 26 nations at war with the Axis powers met in Washington to sign the Declaration of the United Nations endorsing the Atlantic Charter, pledging to use their full resources against the Axis and agreeing not to make a separate peace.
  • D-Day

    Normandy landings in France on June 6, 1944, in which American soldiers and other Allied forces fought to end World War II in Europe.
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9
  • The Long Telegram

    The ‘Long Telegram’ was sent by George Kennan from the United States Embassy in Moscow to Washington, where it was received on February 22nd 1946.
  • The invention of the Model T

    Henry Ford was an American automobile manufacturer who created the Ford Model T car in 1908 and went on to develop the assembly line mode of production, which revolutionized the industry.
  • The formation of NATO

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed in Washington on 4 April 1949. Made up of nations from North America and Europe, 12 independent countries originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following a series of clashes along the border.
  • Brown v Board of Education

    Brown v Board of Education was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
  • The Golf of Tonkin

    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was a joint resolution that the United States Congress passed on August 7, 1964, in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat

    By refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955, black seamstress Rosa Parks helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States.
  • The Vietnam War

    was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, with U.S. involvement ending in 1973
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall was a physical division between West Berlin and East Germany. Its purpose was to keep disaffected East Germans from fleeing to the West. On August 13, 1961,the wall was destroyed in thhe dea of night.
  • The invention of the Internet

    The initial idea of the Internet is credited to Leonard Kleinrock after he published his first paper entitled "Information Flow in Large Communication Nets" on May 31, 1961
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union initiated by American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba
  • JFK’s Assassination

    John F Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade
  • The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on the Moon.
  • The Watergate Break-ins

    The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States during the early 1970s, following a break-in by five men at the Democratic National Committee headquarters
  • Nixon’s Resignation

    Resignation is the formal act of giving up or quitting one's office or position.With Nixon's resignation, Congress dropped its impeachment proceedings. Criminal prosecution was still a possibility both on the federal and state level.
  • The Munich Pact

    the pact signed by Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy on Sept 29, 1938, to settle the crisis over Czechoslovakia
  • The 9/11 Attacks

    The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001