US History: VHS Summer: Antonio Martí

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    US History: VHS Summer: Antonio Martí

    This timeline includes the most important events that have occured in the US or that are related to it, in between the years 1877 and 2011.
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    Immigration Wave

    The first immigrants arrive to the U.S., from various parts of the world, mainly Eastern and Southern Europe, but also from some parts of Asia such as China.
  • Haymarket Square Tragedy

    Haymarket Square Tragedy
    This tragedy is result of a strike where workers were demanding an eight-hour work day. One officer died, and several people were injured
  • Maine Incident

    Maine Incident
    The American troop boat "Maine" was sunk in the Havana Harbour. Spain was accused of the sinking of the ship, and this started a war in Between the U.S. and Spain that would lead to the Cuban Independence
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    The Panama Canal was built after reaching an agreement with Colombia to make travelling from coast to coast in the US much easier. Panama was selected becuase it was flatter than NIcaragua.
  • Lusitania sinks

    Lusitania sinks
    The German government warned the American government that they would sink any ship that they thought that contained ammunition or war supplies. They sunk the Lusitania.
  • America gets into the war

    America gets into the war
    On this date the American government officially declared war on Germany, thus meaning that they officially were in World War I.
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    Harlem Renaissance

    During this period of time, the African American culture suffered a boom and improved a lot. First step for the inclusion of African Americans into society.
  • Black Thursday

    Black Thursday
    It's on this date when the U.S. started its worst crisis in its history, and started the period of the Great Depression.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    On this day Japan bombed the naval base of Pearl Harbor, starting the war in between the U.S. and Japan.
  • Victory Over Japan

    Victory Over Japan
    On this day, the U.S. officially has won the war over Japan, after signing surrender documents.
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    Cold War

    This war started in Berlin, after the city was divided into a communist regime and a non-communist regime. Many different wars derived form this initial conflict.
  • I Have a Dream

    I Have a Dream
    On this day Martin Luther King Jr. gives a speech where he expresses what he would like for the American society and African Americans' situation in it.
  • J.F. Kennedy's assassination

    J.F. Kennedy's assassination
    On this day, President J.F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas while he was in his car.
  • Equal Rights Ammendment

    Equal Rights Ammendment
    On this year, the House approves this ammendment, that states: "Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." This was a major step in Moder Feminism. The Senate approved this amendment two years later, in 1972.
  • Marines killed in Lebanon

    Marines killed in Lebanon
    On this day, 239 U.S. marines were killed in Lebanon by a suicide bomber. The U.S. started to suspect that the governments from Syria, Libya and Iran were training terrorists in their country.
  • Release of the World Wide Web

    Release of the World Wide Web
    On this year, the World Wide Web was released, something that has allowed us to evolve and it allowed us to use the Internet more efficiently.
  • Clinton Gets Impeached

    Clinton Gets Impeached
    On this year, President Clinton gets impeached for being accused of having sexual relationships with one of his interns, Monica Lewinsky.
  • Cellphones Become More Advanced

    Cellphones Become More Advanced
    On this year, the first cellphones are created taht have a 3G connection. These cellphones also fall under the category of smartphones.