US History Final Exam- Tina & Angel

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  • Aug 3, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    He was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonist who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Columbus was determined to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia, but he never did. Instead, he accidentally stumbled upon the Americas. Though he did not really "discovered" the New World, millions of people already lived there.
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights
    James Madison wrote the amendments, which list specific prohibitions on governmental power, in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties. The House approved 17 amendments. Of these, the Senate approved 12, which were sent to the states for approval in August 1789. Ten amendments were approved (or ratified). Virginia’s legislature was the final state legislature to ratify the amendments, approving them on December 15, 1791
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    A war of simmering tensions between northern and southern states over slavery, states’ rights and westward expansion. The election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 caused seven southern states to secede and form the Confederate States of America; four more states soon joined them. This war ended in Confederate surrender in 1865. The conflict was the costliest and deadliest war ever fought on American soil.
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    The Spanish-American War was an 1898 conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin America. Spain declared war on the United States on April 24, followed by a U.S. declaration of war on the 25th, which was made retroactive to April 21.
  • Spanish American War Paris Treaty

    By the Treaty of Paris, signed in Dec. 10, 1898, Spain renounced all claim to Cuba, ceded Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States, and transferred sovereignty over the Philippines to the United States for $20 million.
  • World War I Continue

    America joined World War I on April 6, 1917. This was because a German submarine had sunk a British passenger ship, Lusitania, that killed 1,195 passengers. 128 of those were American citizens and the people were outraged, putting pressure on the U.S. government to declare war. The President, Woodrow Wilson, wanted a peaceful end but the Germans announced that they would sink any ship that approached Britain.
  • World War I

    World War I
    The war began because of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. There were two sides in the war. The Triple Ententes, the Allies, were Britain, France, Ireland, and Russia. The Central Powers were Germany and Austria-Hungary. Italy were part of a Triple Alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary but they did not enter the way because their alliance was supposed to be defensive, but Germany and Austria-Hungary had taken the offensive and declared war.
  • World War I ending

    World War I ending
    World War I officially ended on June 28, 1919. The armistice on November 11, 1918 ended the fighting, but it took another six months to negotiate peace before the Treaty of Versailles could be prepared. Germany had to accept full responsibility for causing World War I. Also, they had to surrender some of its territories and colonies, and limit the size of its military.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    It was a time of great economic crisis during the 1930s. It began in the United States, but quickly spread throughout much of the world. During this time, many people were out of work, hungry, and homeless. In the city, people would stand in long lines at soup kitchens to get a bite to eat. In the country, farmers struggled in the Midwest where a great drought turned the soil into dust causing huge dust storms.
  • Pearl Harbor Attack

    Pearl Harbor Attack
    The attack to pearl harbor was a surprise military attack offense by the Japanese empire against the pearl harbor (Hawaii) navy base of the United States. It happened on the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941, The navy base was attacked by 353 Japanese aircraft which included fighter, bombers, and torpedoes that took flight from six different aircraft carriers. The United States suffered 2,402 deaths 1,247 injured and Japan with only 64 deaths.
  • The Battle of the Coral Sea

    The Battle of the Coral Sea
    The battle of the sea of ​​coral was a naval battle between Japan and the allied forces, mainly of the navy of the united states, liberated in May of 1942 in the sea of ​​coral was a key battle of Asian theater in World War II and was the first failure of the Japanese. The United States generals were Frank J. Fletcher, John Crace, Thomas C. Kinkaid, Aubrey Fitch, and George Brett, and from Japan Shigeyoshi Inoue, Takeo Takagi, Chūichi Hara, Kiyohide Shima, and Aritomo Gotō.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The battle of Iwo Jima, denominated in code "operation Detachment", is the name that receives one of the bloody combats of the second world war. Released on the island of Iwo Jima to battle was between united states and the empire of Japan. The battle was carried out in 1945 from February to March, the United States suffered 17,788 injuries and 24,480 deaths and Japan suffered 20,703 deaths.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The battle of Okinawa, was liberated in Okinawa, located in Japan, fought for 82 days. The main objective of the operation was to seize the great island of Okinawa only 550 km away from the Japanese empire, after a long campaign of assaulting the Allied Islands Approached Japan, and planned to use Okinawa as a base for areas under the plan to invade Japanese territory, the countries involved were the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
  • The bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima

    The bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
    The atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks ordered by Harry S. Truman, United States president against the Japanese empire, the attacks were carried out the 6 and 9 of August of 1945 respectively which forced the surrender of Japan and the end Of the Second World War. The LITTLE BOY gun was released on August 6 in Hiroshima and the FAT MAN gun was released on Thursday, August 9, 1945, in Nagasaki Japan
  • World War II

    World War II
    Was the biggest and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries. Sparked by the 1939 Nazi invasion of Poland, the war dragged on for six bloody years until the Allies defeated Nazi Germany and Japan in 1945.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    During World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union fought together as allies against the Axis powers. Americans had long been wary of Soviet communism and concerned about Russian leader Joseph Stalin’s tyrannical, blood-thirsty rule of his own country. The Soviets resented the Americans’ decades-long refusal to treat the USSR as a legitimate part of the international community as well as their delayed entry into World War II.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean war was a war between South Korea and North Korea which begun On June 25, 1950. This invasion was the first military action of the Cold War. By July, American troops had entered the war on South Korea’s behalf. As far as American officials were concerned, it was a war against the forces of international communism itself.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people including over 58,000 American were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13 day political/military standoff in October 1962 over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, just 90 miles from U.S. shores. On October 22, 1962, President John Kennedy notified Americans about the presence of the missiles. It made clear the U.S. was prepared to use military force if necessary to neutralize this perceived threat to national security, many people feared the world was on the brink of nuclear war.
  • Moon Landing

    Moon Landing
    On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin became the first humans ever to land on the moon. About six and a half hours later, Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. As he set took his first step, Armstrong famously said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The Apollo 11 mission occurred eight years after President John F. Kennedy announced a national goal of landing a man on the moon.
  • 9/11

    9/11
    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda groups hijacked four airplanes and planned suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism.
  • Iraq War

    Iraq War
    Iraq War, from 2003 to 2011, conflict in Iraq that consisted of two phases. The first of these was a brief, conventionally fought war in March 2003, in which a combined force of troops from the United States and Great Britain invaded Iraq and rapidly defeated Iraqi military forces. It was followed by a longer second phase in which a U.S.-led occupation of Iraq was opposed by an insurgency. After violence began to decline in 2007, the United States gradually reduced its military presence in Iraq.