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US History B Timeline

  • Invention of the Model T

    Invention of the Model T
    The Model T, regarded as the first affordable, easy-to-use automobile, was made by Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company in 1908.
  • The Zimmerman Telegram

    The Zimmerman Telegram
    The Zimmermann Telegram was a telegram issued by the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed that Mexico and Japan should align with Germany to make war on the US. In return, the Mexicans would regain some territories that the US had seized during the Mexican-American war. This was one of the events that pushed America to join WW1.
  • The WW1 Armistice

    The WW1 Armistice
    On November 11, 1918, after more than four years of horrific fighting and the loss of millions of lives, an armistice was signed that ended fighting on land, sea, and air in WW1 between the Allies and their last remaining opponent, Germany. This was the first step to ending World War 1.
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens on the basis of sex. Basically, this important amendment gave women the right to vote.
  • Charles Lindbergh's Flight

    Charles Lindbergh's Flight
    "Charles Lindbergh was a famous aviator. In 1927, he became the first man to successfully fly an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean. He called his airplane the Spirit of St. Louis, and his courageous feat helped make Missouri a leader in the developing world of aviation."
  • Black Thursday

    Black Thursday
    Black Thursday is the name given to Thursday, October 24, 1929, when panicked investors sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunging 11% at the open in very heavy volume. This event began the Wall Street crash of 1929 that led to the Great Depression.
  • Hitler Becomes Chancellor

    Hitler Becomes Chancellor
    On January 30, 1933, Hitler emerged as chancellor of Germany, and he ruled until his death in 1945. This marked a crucial turning point for Germany and ultimately for the world. His goals for Germany were to make it a powerful, unified, one-party state, while stamping out whatever opposition to his party arose. From this point on, Nazi Germany was up and running and there was nothing anyone could do to stop it.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations by President Roosevelt in the United States between 1933 and 1939. This included new constraints and safeguards on the banking industry and efforts to re-inflate the economy after prices had fallen. The New Deal saved capitalism, put people back in work, restored faith in the American economic system, and revived a sense of hope in the American people.
  • The Munich Pact

    The Munich Pact
    The Munich Agreement was an agreement concluded at Munich on 30 September 1938, by Nazi Germany, the UK, the French Third Republic, and the Kingdom of Italy. It provided "cession to Germany of the Sudeten German territory" of Czechoslovakia and temporarily prevented the war threatened by Adolf Hitler. Hitler announced this was his last territorial claim in Europe and the choice seemed to be between war and appeasement.
  • Hitler Invades Poland

    Hitler Invades Poland
    "On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. To justify the action, Nazi propagandists falsely claimed that Poland had been planning, with its allies Great Britain and France, to encircle and dismember Germany and that Poles were persecuting ethnic Germans. This was the start of World War II."
  • Pearl Harbour

    Pearl Harbour
    "On December 7, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the US Naval Base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, using bombers, torpedo bombers and midget submarines. On December 8, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his “Infamy Speech” to American citizens, informing them that this occurred despite the fact that the US was in the midst of talks to keep peace with Japan. That same day, with congressional approval, America entered into World War II."
  • D-Day

    The Normandy landings, also referred to as D-Day, were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on June 6th, 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during WWII. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history. D-Day was the beginning of the end for the Germans and Hitler- it forced the Germans to fight a two-front war yet again, just as they had in WWI.
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki. These attacks killed hundreds of thousands of people. Japan’s Emperor announced his country’s unconditional surrender in World War II on August 15, citing the devastating power of “a new and most cruel bomb.” (more info won't fit sorry)
  • The Formation of the United Nations

    The Formation of the United Nations
    The United Nations, formed in October 1945, is an intergovernmental organization that aims to "maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations."
  • The Long Telegram

    The Long Telegram
  • Formation of NATO

    Formation of NATO
  • Russians Acquire Atomic Bomb

    Russians Acquire Atomic Bomb
  • Korean War Begins

    Korean War Begins
  • Brown vs Board of Education

    Brown vs Board of Education
  • The Vietnam War Begins

    The Vietnam War Begins
  • Rosa Park's Refuses to Give Up Her Seat

    Rosa Park's Refuses to Give Up Her Seat
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • JFK's Assassination

    JFK's Assassination
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  • The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    The Apollo 11 Moon Landing
  • The Watergate Break-Ins

    The Watergate Break-Ins
  • Nixon's Resignation

    Nixon's Resignation
  • Invention of the Internet

    Invention of the Internet
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall
  • 9/11 Attacks

    9/11 Attacks
  • Covid-19 Declared a Global Pandemic

    Covid-19 Declared a Global Pandemic