U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by jasonfowler2
In History
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    Early American History

    Native Americans came to the USA and started US History
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    Civil War/Reconstruction

    1869: Transcontinental Railroad
    1876: Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell
    13th Amendment: abolished slavery
    14th Amendment: citizenship & due process
    15th Amendment: voting for all male citizens
    Plessy v. Ferguson: legalized segregation, established “separate but equal”
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    The Gilded Age

    Rockefeller/Carnegie (Captains of Industry vs. Robber Barons)
    Jane Addams
    Laissez-Faire 1889: Hull House founded, first of many settlement houses
    1896-1899: Klondike Gold Rush (Alaska) Chinese Exclusion Act (1882): prohibited immigration of skilled or unskilled Chinese laborers, first US national immigration act
    Interstate Commerce Act (1887): ensure railroad set “reasonable and just” rate and the first time government stepped in to regulate business
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    The Progressive Era

    Initiative, Referendum, Recall
    The Great Migration
    Immigration Issues (Assimilation and Nativism)
    1906: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is published
    1909: NAACP Founded
    1916: National Parks System created
    16th Amendment: established the federal income tax
    17th Amendment: direct election of U.S. Senators
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    Theodore Roosevelt
    Rough Riders
    Foreign Policy
    Immigration Quotas
    Yellow Journalism
    1898: USS Maine explodes off the coast of Cuba, starting the Spanish American War
    1898: Hawaii is annexed as a territory of the United States
    1904-1914: Panama Canal Built
    Open Door Policy (1899): initiated free trade with China
    Roosevelt Corollary (1904): an addition to the Monroe Doctrine
    Dollar Diplomacy (1909): Taft’s policy of paying for peace in Latin America
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    World War 1

    Alvin York
    M.A.I.N. (Causes of WWI)
    Sussex Pledge
    American Expeditionary Forces
    1914: Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated, starting World War President Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points (1918): statement of principles for peace after World War I, included no colonialism, freedom of the seas, and a League of Nations
    Treaty of Versailles (1919): peace treaty that ended World War I, required Germany to accept full blame and pay war reparations as well as demilitarize
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    Roaring Twenties

    Social Darwinism
    The Red Scare
    Assembly Line
    Return to Normalcy
    Harlem Renaissance
    1922: Teapot Dome Scandal uncovered by the Wall Street Journal
    1925: Scopes Monkey Trial
    1927: Charles Lindbergh makes history by making a nonstop solo flight from New York to Paris
    18th Amendment: prohibition is enacted and alcohol is illegal
    19th Amendment: women are given the right to vote
    20th Amendment: adjusted the dates of the presidential terms
    21st Amendment: repeals the 18th Amendment and prohibition end
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    Great Depression

    The New Deal
    Causes of the Great Depression (5)
    Court Packing
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    1929: Stock Market Crash
    1930-1936: Dust Bowl
    1932: Franklin D. Roosevelt elected
    1932: Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) established
    1933: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) established
    1934: Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) established
    1935: Works Progress Administration (WPA) established
    Social Security Act (1935):
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    World War II

    Island Hopping
    Liberation of Concentration Camps
    Dwight Eisenhower
    Douglas MacArthur
    Chester W. Nimitz
    Navajo Code Talkers
    Tuskegee Airmen
    Flying Tigers
    The Manhattan Project
    Rosie the Riveter
    1939: Adolf Hitler invades Poland, starting WWII
    1941: Attack on Pearl Harbor
    1942: Battle of Midway
    1942: Bataan Death March
    1944: “D-Day” - Invasion of Normandy
    1945: The atomic bomb, “Little Boy” is dropped in Hiroshima, Japan (August 6)
    G.I. Bill (1944): gives military veterans financial and educationa
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    Early Cold War

    Arms Race/Space Race
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    Domino Theory
    1945: United Nations formed
    1948: Berlin Airlift
    1949: NATO established
    1950-1953: Korean War
    1951: Rosenbergs trial
    1952: First H-Bomb detonated by the United States
    1955: Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine
    1957: USSR launches Sputnik
    22nd Amendment: prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
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    Civil Rights Era

    Rights became evident and everyone was pleased and happy being equal. But were they really equal?
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    Vietnam War

    A war between the USA and Vietnam led to many historical events leading to the making of the USA today.
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    End of Cold War

    The Cold War was coming to an end after the other countries tried to forget about the weapons the other ones had.
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    1990s-21st Century

    The time we're in as I type this out.