US History Timeline 2

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  • The Invention of the Model T

    The Invention of the Model T
    When the Model T was unveiled it changed the way people lived, worked, and traveled. Henry Ford's advancements on automobile manufacturing made the Model T the first car to be affordable for more Americans. People who lived in the middle class could own a car not just the wealthy.
  • The Zimmermann Telegram

    The Zimmermann Telegram
    The Zimmermann Telegram was a secret diplomatic communication that was issued from the German Foreign Office in January of 1917. The message proposed an alliance between Germany and Mexico. If doing so Mexico would recover Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. However, the telegram was intercepted and was decoded by British intelligence. The telegram was one of the earliest occasions where a piece of intelligence influenced world events.
  • The WWI Armistice

    The WWI Armistice
    The WWI Armistice was the armistice (an agreement) 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
    The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the US based on gender.
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Flight

    Charles Lindbergh’s Flight
    Charles Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Black Thursday

    Black Thursday
    Black Thursday was when panicked sellers traded nearly 13 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange (more than three times the normal volume at the time), and investors suffered $5 billion in losses.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms and regulations enacted by President Roosevelt in the US between 1933 and 1936. It responded to needs for relief, reform and recovery from the Great Depression
  • Hitler Becomes Chancellor

    Hitler Becomes Chancellor
    In 1933, President Hindenburg names Adolf Hitler, leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (or Nazi Party), as chancellor of Germany.
  • The Munich Pact

    The Munich Pact
    British and French prime ministers Neville Chamberlain and Edouard Daladier sign the Munich Pact with Nazi leader Hitler. The agreement averted the outbreak of war but gave Czechoslovakia (a place that was relying on French military protection) away to German conquest.
  • Hitler Invades Poland

    Hitler Invades Poland
    The Invasion of Poland, was an invasion of Poland by Germany that marked the beginning of World War II.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor is a US naval base close to Honolulu, Hawaii, early on Sunday morning there was an attack by Japanese forces where hundreds of Japanese fighter planes descended on the base. Destroying and damaging battleships, naval vessels, airplanes.
  • D-Day

    The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history.
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    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, 1945, respectively. The United States dropped the bombs after obtaining the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement.
  • The Formation of the United Nations

    The Formation of the United Nations
    The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization that was tasked to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international co-operation and be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations.
  • The Long Telegram

    The Long Telegram
    George Kennan, an American in Moscow, sends an 8,000-word telegram to the Department of State detailing his views on the Soviet Union, and U.S. policy toward the communist state.
  • The Formation of NATO

    The Formation of NATO
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is established by 12 Western nations: the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. The military alliance, which provided for a collective self-defense against Soviet aggression, greatly increased American influence in Europe.
  • Russians Acquire the Atomic Bomb

    Russians Acquire the Atomic Bomb
    The Soviet atomic bomb project was a classified research and development program that was authorized by Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union to develop nuclear weapons during World War II
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    In 1950 the Korean War began when around 75,000 soldiers from North Korean People's Army came across the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the north and pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south. This invasion was the first military action of the Cold War.
  • Brown Vs. Board of Education

    Brown Vs. Board of Education
    Brown Vs. Board of Education happened in 1954 when a Supreme Court case where justices ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools were unconstitutional. Brown Vs. Board of Education was one of the cornerstones of the civil rights movement and helped establish the precedent that 'separate-but-equal' education and other services were not equal at all.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was a conflict that threw the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its ally the US. The conflict became bigger by the Cold War between the US & the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people were killed in the Vietnam War. Opposition to the war divided Americans even after President Nixon ordered for the US forces to withdraw in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1974.
  • Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat

    Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat
    In the year 1955, seamstress Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. This "scandal" helped initiate the civil rights movement in the US. The leaders of the local black community organized a bus boycott that began the day Rosa was convicted for violating the segregation laws. Which was led by Martin Luther King Jr. the boycott last more than a year and had only ended when the Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

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

    JFK's Assassination
    President Kennedy, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963 at 12:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. Kennedy was with his wife, Texas Governor Mr. Connally, and his wife when Kennedy was shot by former US Marine Lee Oswald from a nearby building. Kennedy was pronounced dead 30 minutes after the shooting.
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    The Resolutions was authorized by President Johnson to take al necessary measures to repel any attack against the forces of the US and to prevent any further aggression. It was passed on August 7,1964, by Congress after an alleged attack on two US naval destroyers stationed off the coast of Vietnam. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution launched America's full-scale involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • The Invention of the Internet

    The Invention of the Internet
    The first practical schematics for the Internet arrived in the early 1960s, when MIT's J.C.R. Licklider popularized the idea of an "Intergalactic Network" of computers. The first workable prototype of the Internet came in the late 1960s with the creation of ARPANET.
  • The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    The Apollo 11 Moon Landing
    On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first humans to ever land not eh moon. Six and a half hours later, Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. The Apollo 11 mission occurred eight years later when President Kennedy announced a national goal to have a man on the moon by the end of 1960s. Apollo 18, the final manned moon mission took place in 1972.
  • The Watergate Break-Ins

    The Watergate Break-Ins
    In 1972, President Nixon was running for reelection, the US was in the Vietnam War, and the country was divided. A forceful presidential campaign seemed to be necessary to the president and some of his advisors. Their tactics included what soon turned into an illegal espionage. In May, evidence showed members of Nixon's Committee had broken into the Democratic National Committee's Watergate headquarters. Stealing copies of top-secret documents and bugging office's phones.
  • Nixon's Resignation

    Nixon's Resignation
    In a televised address, Richard Nixon announced his intention to become the first president in history to resign. Due to impeachment proceedings underway against him for his involvement in the Watergate affair.
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall
    As the Cold War began to dissolve across Eastern Europe, November 9, 1989 a spokesman for East Party announced that at midnight, citizens were free to cross the country's borders. Both sides flocked to the wall, cheering for joy. People, used hammers and picks to knock away chunks of the wall while cranes and bulldozers pulled down section after section of the wall. The reunification of East & West Germany was made official on October 3 in 1990 almost a year after the Wall fell.
  • The 9/11 Attack

    The 9/11 Attack
    In the morning of September 11 in 2001, 19 militants that were associated with the Islamic extremist group hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the U.S. Two of the four planes flew into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the third plane hit the Pentagon, and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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