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US History: VHS Summer: Gavin Beatty

  • GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER

    GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER
    Gold broke the delicate peace with the Sioux. In 1874, a scientific exploration group led by GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER discovered the precious metal in the heart of the BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA.
    https://www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/george-armstrong-custer
  • RECONSTRUCTION

    RECONSTRUCTION
    The growth was astounding. From the end of RECONSTRUCTION in 1877 to the disastrous PANIC OF 1893, the American economy nearly doubled in size. New technologies and new ways of organizing business led a few individuals to the top.
    https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/janfeb-2013/deconstructing-reconstruction/
  • Period: to

    1877-2011

    This timeline is being created to track my progress in us history for the time noted in the title. This will help me go through how history was made.
  • SAND CREEK MASSACRE

    SAND CREEK MASSACRE
    The brutality that followed was as gruesome as any conflict in United States history. Accelerated by the SAND CREEK MASSACRE, the two sides slipped down a downward spiral of vicious battle from the end of the Civil War until the 1890s.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_Creek_massacre
  • PLESSY V. FERGUSON

    PLESSY V. FERGUSON
    The Supreme Court ruling in PLESSY V. FERGUSON (1896) decreed that the legislation of two separate societies — one black and one white — was permitted as long as the two were equal.
    https://64parishes.org/entry/plessy-v-ferguson
  • A Consumer Economy

    A Consumer Economy
    The 1920s was a decade of increasing conveniences for the middle class. New products made household chores easier and led to more leisure time. Products previously too expensive became affordable.https://www.ushistory.org/us/46f.asp
  • The Decade That Roared

    The Decade That Roared
    The 1920s saw the culmination of fifty years of rapid American industrialization. New products seemed to burst from American production lines with the potential of revolutionizing American life. Other products that had previously been toys for the rich were now available to a majority of Americans. The standard of living increased as the economy grew stronger and stronger. The results were spectacular.
    https://www.ft.com/content/26b415e1-1717-400e-99b3-d7aeb2f6af2c
  • FEDERAL HIGHWAY ACT OF 1921

    FEDERAL HIGHWAY ACT OF 1921
    Gas Stations began to dot the land, and mechanics began to earn a living fixing the inevitable problems. Oil and steel were two well-established industries that received a serious boost from the demand for automobiles. Travelers on the road needed shelter on long trips, so MOTELS began to line the major long-distance routes.
    https://www.govetted.com/post/transportation-history-american-interstate-highway-system-govetted
  • NATIONAL ORIGINS ACT OF 1924

    NATIONAL ORIGINS ACT OF 1924
    This law based admission to America on nationality. Immigrants from Northern and Western Europe were granted higher quotas than from other parts of the world. Asian immigration was banned completely. As a sign of pan-Americanism, there were no restrictions placed on immigrants from the western hemisphere.
    https://www.thoughtco.com/national-origins-act-4683986
  • NEUTRALITY ACT OF 1936

    NEUTRALITY ACT OF 1936
    The NEUTRALITY ACT OF 1936 renewed the law of the previous year with the additional restrictions — no loans could be made to belligerent nations. Nor were any Americans permitted to travel on the ships of nations at war. There would be no more LUSITANIA incidents.
    https://www.historyonthenet.com/neutrality-acts-definition
  • STANDARD OIL COMPANY

    STANDARD OIL COMPANY
    STANDARD OIL COMPANY, became the largest business in the land. As the new century dawned, Rockefeller's investments mushroomed. With the advent of the automobile, gasoline replaced kerosene as the number one petroleum product. Before his death in 1937, Rockefeller gave away nearly half of his fortune. Churches, medical foundations, universities, and centers for the arts received hefty sums of oil money.
    https://www.amazon.com/Standard-Oil-Company-Americas-Monopoly-ebook/dp/B01M7MYQAZ
  • The Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project
    Early in 1939, the world's scientific community discovered that German physicists had learned the secrets of splitting a uranium atom. Fears soon spread over the possibility of Nazi scientists utilizing that energy to produce a bomb capable of unspeakable destruction.
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/manhattan-project
  • VICTORY LOAN DRIVES

    VICTORY LOAN DRIVES
    Still, more money was needed so the government again launched Liberty and VICTORY LOAN DRIVES like those that helped finance the First World War. In addition, the size of the federal government more than tripled from about a million workers in 1940 to almost 3.5 million in 1945.
    https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/victory-loans
  • Harry Truman

    Harry Truman
    In April 1945, President Roosevelt died of a brain hemorrhage, and HARRY TRUMAN was unexpectedly left to decide the outcome of the war in the Pacific.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_S._Truman
  • SEGREGATED BUSING

    SEGREGATED BUSING
    Finally, on November 23, 1956, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the MIA. SEGREGATED BUSING was declared unconstitutional. City officials reluctantly agreed to comply with the Court Ruling. The black community of Montgomery had held firm in their resolve.
    https://www.history.com/news/desegregation-busing-schools
  • The Reagan Years

    The Reagan Years
    Americans were fed up. In 1980, confidence in the American economy and government hit rock bottom. Looking for a change and the promise of a better future, voters turned to RONALD REAGAN for answers.
    https://www.biography.com/us-president/ronald-reagan
  • MIKHAIL GORBACHEV

     MIKHAIL GORBACHEV
    When MIKHAIL GORBACHEV assumed leadership of the USSR in 1985, proclaiming a new policy of openness, Reagan believed it was time to act. The two leaders agreed in principle to an Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty in 1987, which for the first time eliminated an entire class of existing nuclear weapons.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Gorbachev
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    The first major foreign crisis for the United States after the end of the Cold War presented itself in August 1990. Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq, ordered his army across the border into tiny Kuwait. This was no ordinary act of aggression. Iraq's army was well equipped.
    https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Features/story/Article/1728715/desert-storm-a-look-back/
  • Living in the Information Age

    Living in the Information Age
    Some have begun to call it the Information Revolution. Technological changes brought dramatic new options to Americans living in the 1990s. From the beginning of the decade until the end, new forms of entertainment, commerce, research, work, and communication became commonplace in the United States. The driving force behind much of this change was an innovation popularly known as the Internet.
    https://kplummerhonorsprojectsem2.wordpress.com/1990-2000-the-information-age/
  • The End of the Cold War

    The End of the Cold War
    The fall of the Berlin Wall. The shredding of the Iron Curtain. The end of the Cold War. When Mikhail Gorbachev assumed the reins of power in the Soviet Union in 1985, no one predicted the revolution he would bring.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/opinion/cold-war-american-soviet-victory.html
  • A Baby Boomer in the White House

     A Baby Boomer in the White House
    Popularity is fleeting.
    President Bush enjoyed an approval rating in March 1991 of 91 percent for his handling of Operation Desert Storm. As the Presidential race for 1992 began to unfold, many potential candidates were scared to challenge him and look to 1996 as a better opportunity.
    https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/11/28/column-another-boomer-bound-white-house/76290596/