US History: VHS Summer: Isabella Boyack

Timeline created by Isabella Boyack
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  • Massacres at Sand Creek

    Massacres at Sand Creek
    The Colorado Militia attacked the Cheyenne and Arapaho villages. Many of the people who were killed were killed were women and children. An attack like this was caused by more English settlers moving west. This occurred because of the building of the transcontinental railroad.
  • Old Immigration

    Old Immigration
    This took place from 1880 till 1920. This was a period of time when their were thousands of people from all over the globe, specifically German and Irish people. People came from Asia and Southern and Eastern Europe. This was a time when new diversities entered the United States specifically new religions and languages. Immigration was at its peak during this time period. (
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Was passed in order to restrict immigration. It stopped The Chinese from immigrating into the United States for ten years. Then it was renewed in 1892 for another ten years. This caused a decline in the population of Chinese.
  • Industrialization

    Industrialization is "the large-scale introduction of manufacturing, advanced technical enterprises, and other productive economic activity into an area, society, country, etc."( In America people used to work for themselves but by 1900 people worked for an employer. As big cooperation's grew so did the economy. Some big names during this time were Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    During the 1910s-mid 1930s many blacks moved to the North, specifically the city of Harlem. It was a time when African American literature, art, and music was recognized, specifically jazz. Jazz brought white and black Americans together to experience he music together. This time period also sparked many civil rights movements.
  • World War I

    World War I
    Occurred from 1914-1918. it was a horrendous war with many lives lost on and off the battle field. Great Britain and France were two of the main countries fighting against Germany but many others joined in as well. The United Stated originally tried to stay neutral but eventually joined in the fight against Germany. The allied forces one the war against Germany but peace was still not completely won.
  • Imperialism and the purchase of the Virgin Islands

    Imperialism and the purchase of the Virgin Islands
    Imperialism is extending a nations domain by gaining new territory. One specific territory that The United States bought was the Virgin Islands from Denmark during World War I. This happened because the United Sates was afraid that Germany would seize it if they took over Denmark. hey were sold for 25 million dollars.
  • Creation of the Leagues of Nations

    Creation of the Leagues of Nations
    The league of nations was created in order to prevent another war like World War I. Woodrow Wilson was one of the creators of the league of nations yet the United States never actually joined. The league ultimately failed when it was not able to prevent World War II from occurring.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crash that occurred in 1929 was one of the events that caused the Great Depression. The day the stock completely crashed is known as Black Tuesday. During this crash Billions of dollars were lost. New Yorker's rushed to the streets in a panic as you can see in the picture provided.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    This project's purpose was to build the atomic bomb. It occurred during World War II. America was afraid that the Germans had been working on a nuclear weapon as well. Once the bomb was crated the members of the Manhattan project named Hiroshima as the place to hit to make Japan surrender. They dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki. There were more than 100,000 deaths in the two cities. Japan surrendered soon after.
  • Liberation of Auschwitz

    Liberation of Auschwitz
    Auschwitz was one of the most brutal out of all the concentration camps during World War II. There were about 6,000 prisoners still alive in the camp when it was liberated. The people who were liberated were thought by the Germans to be to sick to march with the rest of the others in a death march toward inner Germany.
  • Communism

    Communism is defined as "a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed"( America had always been against communism because we are a country based on freedom so it felt the need to protect other countries from it as well. One big war against communist was the cold war. We fought to protect the South Koreans and vietnam from communism.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    This war was the first military action of the cold war
    and this war set the stage for how the US felt about communism. The war caused the division of the Korean peninsula to remain permanent. It also ended because of fear of World War III with China and Russia. This showed how careful we have to be to prevent another World War.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Took place from 1955-1975. This war was fought by the US because we feared the spread of communism. The North Vietnamese used guerrilla war tactics to fight against the US and South Vietnam. This made the war very gruesome and caused many soldiers to be killed. It was the first large war that the US did not win. This war divided America because many disagreed with the war and felt we should pull our soldiers out. The protests eventually achieved ending the war.
  • gender roles

    gender roles
    Society puts roles on specific genders that put them in a box. In the 1960's women were thought to be housewives and needed for cooking and cleaning. They were also thought to need to be good wives and take care of the children. In this time they began to want more and in the 1970's they began the women's strike for equality.
  • Martin Luther King Jr's I Have a dream speech

    Martin Luther King Jr's I Have a dream speech
    Martin Luther King Jr was an icon for the civil rights movement and this speech is one that will be remembered by all Americans. Martin Luther King Jr believed in equality and achieving it through peaceful acts one being this speech. The famous quote "will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual Free at last Free at last thank God Almighty, we are free at last" will ring through American history forever.
  • Iran Contra Scandal

    Iran Contra Scandal
    During the Iran Contra Scandal weapons were illegally sold to Iran to get hostages out of Lebanon. Reagan’s administration gave the weapons to Iran without congress’ consent and covered it up. This allowed them to get away with it and not have it traced back to the white house.
  • Globalization

    Globalization is "the process of interaction and integration between people, companies, and governments worldwide."( Many companies in from the United States have opened stores and factories all over the world. One big example of this is the company Apple. Their products are used all over the world. Another example of globalization is when the world wide web was created in 1990.
  • Monica Lewinsky Scandal

    Monica Lewinsky Scandal
    In 1995 Clinton was involved in an affair with a white house intern named Monica Lewinsky. Monica was 21 years old at the time. In 1998 President Clinton was sued for sexual harassment and denied ever sleeping with Monica Lewinsky but later admitted to the affair. This caused Clinton to be charged with perjury, obstruction of justice, witness-tampering, and abuse of power. In December Clinton was impeached but was later acquitted of the charges.
  • Columbine Shooting

    Columbine Shooting
    The Columbine shooting was a tragedy that took the lives of 13 people. Two students entered Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado in 1999 and shot at other students and teachers. This shooting made people rethink gun laws and school safety. Sadly not much was down to prevent another school shooting since there have been many since this one.
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    US History: VHS Summer: Isabella Boyack

    This is a timeline that spans from 1877-2011 of united states history. It will feature large historical events and ideas that occurred during this time span.