US History Timeline

Timeline created by aleiserose
In History
  • Second Great Awakening

    Second Great Awakening
    This was a spiritual revival among Christians which set the stage for reform movement. These movements include society/cultural reform, education reform, prision/mental hospital reform, abolitionism, temperance, and women's rights.
  • Proclamation of Neutrality

    Proclamation of Neutrality
    Washington realized that the USA was too young and did not need to get involved in international affair. It said that the United States would not take sides.
  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion
    This showed the strength of the Federal Government and the Constitution. Troops were sent in by Washington and Hamilton and ended the rebellion.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    A supreme court case that established judicial review. It gave congress power to declare act of congress/legislatures unconstitutional.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    This purchase was not allowed by the constitution so they used a loose interpretation. It doubled the size of the United States.
  • Henry Clay and the American System

    Henry Clay and the American System
    This was part of Nationalism, pride in one's country. It included internal improvements, supporting the National Bank, and protective tariffs.
  • Dred Scott v. Sanford

    Dred Scott v. Sanford
    This was a supreme court case that stated that a slave was property and could not sue. The decision said that he was a slave not a citizen and violated the 5th amendment because property could not be taken away from their owners without due process.
  • Battle at Fort Sumter

    Battle at Fort Sumter
    This was the battle that started the Civil War. It was when the South fired upon the fort after the union resupplies it.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    This act motivated people to move westward. It offered 160 acres to a citizen (man or unmarried women) 21 years and older to live there and cultivate the land for five years.
  • South After the Civil War

    South After the Civil War
    The south's economy is destroyed after the civil war by things such as share cropping, tenant farming, and freedman's bureau. It also began reconstruction in the south to rebuild the south, but the troops were taken out of the south and ended it.
  • Buying Alaska/ Annexation of Hawaii

    Buying Alaska/ Annexation of Hawaii
    Both of these made the United States more than double in size. Alaska had natural resources such as timber, oil, and many others; Hawaii has sugar plans. Botth were a good investment for the USA.
  • Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall
    Boss Tweed was a political boss, and at this time political bosses had lots of influence. They controlled all aspects of city life and bought votes of immigrants in return for help/jobs.
  • Strikes during the Gilded Age

    Strikes during the Gilded Age
    The Gilded Age had many strikes, which include the Great Strike, the Homestead Steel Strike, and the Pullman Strike. All were due to workers being unhappy with working conditions or cut wages.
  • Dawes Severalty Act

    Dawes Severalty Act
    This was when the United States wanted to assimilate the American Indians to "normal" culture. This alotted land to individual american indian familes and after 25 years of ownership they would be citizens
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    The railroad business was a monopoly and charging outrageous prices. This act regulated the railroad industry and made them be reasonable and just.
  • Captains of Industry/ Robber Barons

    Captains of Industry/ Robber Barons
    These were important leaders of business, and there are four major ones. They include Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbuilt, and Morgan. Although some were more generous (Captains of Industry) others were more harsh and didn't care about employees (Robber Barons).
  • Progressivism and the Segregated South

    Progressivism and the Segregated South
    After Reconstruction ended in the south, restrictions on blacks were imposed. These restrictions included literacy tests, poll taxes and grandfather clauses. Also, Jim Crow Laws were put into effect making the races stay seperated.
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    The United States use things such as yellow journalism to provoke war after seeing how bad Cuba is being treated by Spain. The US sends in the USS Maine and it gets blown up Spain is blamed and the war starts.
  • The Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal
    This was one of the largest accomplishments made. This canal connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans allowing faster travel without having to go around South America. It greatly helped the military.
  • Muckrakers

    Muckrakers were the people that exposed the horrible parts of America and industry. For example, Riis wrote about how awful tenements were, while Sinclair wrote about how discusting the meat packing industry really was.
  • Amendments during the Progressive Era

    Amendments during the Progressive Era
    There were four amendments to come out during this time, which had large political gains. The 16th amendment which gave a graduated income tax, the 17th amendment which gave direct election of senators, the 18th amendment with was for Prohibition, and finally the 19th amendment which was womens sufferage.
  • Reasons for America's involvement in WWI

    Reasons for America's involvement in WWI
    There are three main reasons for Americas involvement in WWI, the first is the Anti-German Propaganda due to not trusting the Germans. The second is the Zimmerman Telegraph asking Mexico to start war with the US, so they would be to busy to get involved but the US intercepted it. The third reason is unrestricted Submarine Warfare.
  • Fourteen Points

    Fourteen Points
    This was a plan by Wilson after WWI to prevent war in the future. There were fourteen points in this plan, and if it was enforced it might have actually worked.
  • The Great Migration

    The Great Migration
    This was when African Americans from the South migrated to the North in hope of a better life. They moved to make more money and escape segregation, but when the white men returned from war their jobs were filled by blacks and race riots began to take place.
  • Prohibition

    This was when any intoxicating liquor was banned from sale, transport, and drinking in the USA. Many women felt as though alcohol was the root of Americas problems.
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    Ford was with first to revolutionize production, wages, working conditions, and daily life. He used the idea of mass production to maufacture the model T cars.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    This is a new program that Roosevelt launched.This included Relief, Recovery, and Reform to help the country after the Depression.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor/ WWII

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor/ WWII
    The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and America realized the country was in danger and it was time to join WWII. America joined the Allies, and Japan was part of the Axis Powers which were Germany and The Soviet Union.
  • Women Working at Home during WWII

    Women Working at Home during WWII
    Women at home had to help the war effort by taking over the jobs that military men had before they left to go to war. Rosie the Riveter was a mascot like person that showed women were just as capable as men were.
  • The United Nations

    The United Nations
    The United Nations was formed so that people all over the world could talk out their issues and avoid another world war. It is a peace keeping organization with military help to enforce rules and regulations.
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    This was a time in the USA where the people of America were scared of communism and believed that secret communist were living among us. This was due to the Soviets becoming communist and thinking people were out to get the USA and make it communist.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    African Americans in the USA were tired of being "seperate but equal". So, they took charge and used civil disobediance and other protesting methods to get access to all locations and have equality for all Americans.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    This was a war between North and South Vietnam and America went in to protect against communism.America helped the South because the North had fallen to communism and wanted the south under that government as well.
  • Strategic Defense Initiative

    Strategic Defense Initiative
    This was also called starwars, it was a bluff by Reagan. It is said to be able to blow anything out of the sky before it reaches the United States. This was to protect the US against the soviets during the Cold Was due to them having missiles in Cuba.
  • Amendments passed after 1970

    Amendments passed after 1970
    These amendments are the twentysixth and the twentyseventh. The 26th changes the voting age from 21 to 18 and the 27th states that if congress votes itself a payraise it does not increase until the next congressional election.
  • Global War on Terrorism

    Global War on Terrorism
    Terrorism has always been here, but many events have happened since 1993. These include a bomb exploding in New York City's World Trade Center, a car bomb exploding outside a federal office in Oklahoma City, and finally the events of 9/11/2001 where hijacked planes crashed into the twin towers, the pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.