US history timeline

  • US buys Alaska

    US buys Alaska
    Secretary of state William Seward, arranged to buy Alaska from the Russians for 7.2 million. Everyone didnt think that it has a good idea to buy it. They bought it for around 2 cents an acre. there is timber, minerals, and oil to be found there.
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  • Cuba and the U.S.

    When the U.S. declared war on spain in 1898 they understoop that Cuba was independant from Spain. So the U.S. passed the teller amendment that stated the U.S. wouldn't try to take over any part of Cuba.
  • U.S.S. Maine Goes Boom

    The ship was bringing home American citizens in danger from the fighting and to protect American property. The ship blew up while in dock 260 people where killed. At first they didnt know why the ship blew up, then they blamed it on the spaniards. They offered a $50,000 reward for the capture of spaniards who did it.
  • The Fighting Starts

    The german invaded Belgium, they used a strategy named Schlieffen Plan. As the germans sweeped across Belgium thousands of civilians fled in terror.
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  • German U-Boat Response

    The german responded to the british blockade with their own blockade of U-Boats (submarine). Any British or Allied ship found in the waters around Britian would be sunk. on May,7 1915 a U-Boat sank a British liner killing 1,198 people 128 were Americans.
  • Jazz flight

    Jazz was created in the 20th century in New Orleans. Musicians blended instrumental ragtime with blues vocals.
  • Radio

    Major magazines and newspapers had reached big audiences, but the radio was the most powerful communications medium. People could hear the news as it hapened and they could listen to their favorite sport as it was happening. The news papers and magazines could only get you the news the day after everything had happened.
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    Roaring 20's

  • Al Capone

    Al Capone
    at age 26 Capone was the head of the criminal empire in chicago. Capone kept his title of being head ganster in town by means of bribes and violence. From 1925 to 1931 Capone brought whiskey from Canada and ran a network of 10,000 speakeasies. Capone got the alias Big Fellow because we was worth an estimated $100 million. He was later sent to jail for tax invations, he was released from jail but died soon after at age 48.
  • The Flapper

    The Flapper
    Young women who embraced new fashions and urban attitudes were called flappers. They would wear close fitting hats, bright waistless dresses with skin tone silk stockings. Some would also cut their hair into boyish bobs and dyed it jet black. Women stated being more assertive by smoking cigarettes, drinking in public, and openly talking about sex.
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    The Great Depression

  • Hoboes

    When unemployment was sky high alot of men had a hard time coping with it. everyday men would walk the streets looking for jobs. most men that were self-especting workers could deal with unemployment for a few weeks, but after a couple of years the men became discouraged and would give up looking for work. Some men would abandion their families and would become hoboes. They would wonder the country hitching rides on railroad boxcars and seeping under bridges. Some hoboes would end up in homeless
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