US History: VHS Summer: Emoni Wiggins

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  • Gilded Age

    Gilded Age
    The Gilded Age was a turning point in the late 1800's right after the Civil War. It was a prosperous time for United States history where the country saw major growth in industry and technology. It was also a time ran by greed; a time where corruption in businesses held more power in politics than politicians.
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  • The Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first discriminatory immigration act. It wouldn't allow Chinese Immigrants to enter the country and forbid the Chinese already living in the United States from gaining citizenship, no matter how long they had resided in the states. The citizens living in the United States were forced to carry around documents proving their citizenship or they risked deportation.
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  • Imperialism

    A time with major influences in economy, military, and culture.
  • World War I

    World War I
    World War I began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. This start the break out of Austria-Hungary against Britain and eventually lead to countries recruiting their allies.
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  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    An orgnaizations designed after World War I to keep the peace between countries.
  • The Harlem Renaissance

    The Harlem Renaissance
    A time of intellectual, social, and artistic growth after World War I.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    Severe World Wide economic depression.
  • Holocaust

    The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime
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  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Turning Point in World War II
  • World War II

    World War II
    The war was sparked by Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939, the war was dragged on for six deadly years until the final Allied defeat of both Nazi Germany and Japan in 1945.
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  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Montgomery bus boycott, a mass protest against the bus system of Montgomery, Alabama, by civil rights activists and their supporters that led to a 1956 Supreme Court decision declaring that Montgomery’s segregation laws on buses were unconstitutional. The 381-day bus boycott also brought the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., into the spotlight as one of the most important leaders of the American civil rights movement.
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  • The Sit-in movement

    The Sit-in movement
    Students from across the country came together to form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and organize sit-ins at counters throughout the South. This front page is from the North Carolina A&T University student newspaper.
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  • Roe vs Wade

    Roe vs Wade
    Roe v. Wade, legal case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that unduly restrictive state regulation of abortion is unconstitutional. In a majority opinion written by Justice Harry A. Blackmun, the court held that a set of Texas statutes criminalizing abortion in most instances violated a woman’s constitutional right of privacy, which it found to be implicit in the liberty guarantee of the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
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  • Reaganomics

    Reaganomics refers to the economic policies of the former US president Ronald Reagan, associated especially with the reduction of taxes and the promotion of unrestricted free-market activity.
  • Fall of the Soviet Union

    Fall of the Soviet Union
    The dissolution of the Soviet Union occurred on December 26, 1991, officially granting self-governing independence to the Republics of the Soviet Union. It was a result of the declaration number 142-Н of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union
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  • Operations Desert Storm

    Operations Desert Storm
    Hussein defied United Nations Security Council demands to withdraw from Kuwait by mid-January 1991, and the Persian Gulf War began with a massive U.S.-led air offensive known as Operation Desert Storm.
  • The Internet

    The Internet
    The internet was developed during the 1970s by the Department of Defense. In the case of an attack, military advisers suggested the advantage of being able to operate one computer from another terminal. In the early days, the Internet was used mainly by scientists to communicate with other scientists. The Internet remained under government control until 1984.
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  • Columbine School Shooting

    Columbine School Shooting
    When two students entered Columbine high school in Littleton, Colorado in April 1999 with weapons, they murdered thirteen people before taking their own lives.
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    US History: VHS Summer: Emoni Wiggins

    This is an interactive timeline depicting what I will have learned by the end the United States History Summer Session. The timeline will include events ranging from 1877-2011.