US History: VHS Summer: Maya Helmi

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  • John D. Rockefeller

    John D. Rockefeller
    John D. Rockefeller was the first American billionaire. He was born in 1839 in Moravia, New York. He started a business in produce sales. He then shifted to the oil industry after the discovery of oil in Titusville, Penssylvania in 1859. John Rockefeller was one of the pioneer players in the oil industry. Rockefeller gave away almost half of his wealth to churches, medical foundations, universities, and centers for the arts before his death in 1937.
  • Populism

    Populism is a political style that uses mass movements and demonstration against ruling powers. In the United States, it started in 1867 when a group of farmers led by Oliver Kelley created an organization that would solve social isolation of farm life. This was called that Patrons of Husbandry. It soon became bigger and qualified as a political party called as the Populist Party. The party's greatest contribution was the amendment to directly elect senators.
  • The Gilded Age

    The Gilded Age
    The Gilded Age was when the economy of the United States doubled in size. It started after the Reconstruction era in 1877 and ended in 1893. The Gilded Age saw the rise of capitalism in the country and the rise of capitalist individuals such as Rockefeller, Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan
  • The Wounded Knee Massacre

    The Wounded Knee Massacre
    The Wounded Knee Massacre happened on December 29, 1890 when an assembly of the Lakota Sioux tribe in South Dakota initiated a Ghost Dance ritual. It disturbed the local residents and asked the US Army for assistance. On the morning of December, 29, 1890, a tension aroused as the army were demanding the Sioux to surrender their weapons when a shot was fired and forced the army to shot at the Sioux. The massacre claimed 300 lives of men, women, and children.
  • Isolationism

    Isolationism was the idea of the United States being neutral. It was Woodrow Wilson's idea to push for neutrality as it might affect the United States' trade with other countries including Germany, Britain, and France. However, this idea was about to erode after the sinking of the Luisitania in 1915 and after the Zimmermann telegram was discovered. U.S. declared war on Germany in 1917.
  • The League of Nations

    The League of Nations
    The League of Nations was an idea of Woodrow Wilson to have a international organization consisted of nations that would create a forum for any international disputes or conflicts. The League of Nations was formed in January 10, 1920 after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Despite the idea being from an American president, the United States did not join the organization as the American population do not want to interfere with any European affairs.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The Great Depression happened in 1929 after the Stock Market crash. Before 1929, companies started to double their size, creating a bubble that would explode. The fuel of productivity to expand slowed down. There were not enough money circulating in the economy as the wealthy took hold of it in their bank accounts. This caused many companies closing out, making their workers jobless.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    In 1935, the New Deal has been taken into effect. It was Franklin Roosevelt's attempt to revive the dying economy of the United States because of the Great Depression. Roosevelt started to reform many agencies to align to his platform. He fixed the banks and the stock market. He aided the unemployed and the farmers. He began housing initiatives and explored public- owned electric power. The New Deal started a new relationship between the federal government and the people.
  • World War II

    World War II
    World War II started when Nazi Germany headed by Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland. It signaled distress to the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom. They started to move troops in Poland and other sovereign European countries to prevent Nazi Germany from invading more territories. The Allied Powers sought the help of the United States, however, the U.S. was again promoting isolationism.
  • The Pearl Harbor Bombing

    The Pearl Harbor Bombing
    The bombing of the Pearl Harbor in the U.S. territory of Hawaii happened on December 07, 1941. It was a surprise attack made by a Japanese fleet. 3,000 Americans were killed and 6 battleships were destroyed during the raid. The bombing of the Pearl Harbor was the signal of the United States joining the World War II.
  • McCarthyism

    McCarthyism was a term based from the name of senator Joseph McCarthy. It was a practice of making accusations of treason and communism without formal and proper evidence. It was coined in 1947 after McCarthy proclaimed that communist spies were inevitable and that he is the only way to escape such event. The paranoia of communist spies in the American soil convinced many Americans to follow and believe McCarthyism.
  • America Rocks and Rolls

    America Rocks and Rolls
    America Rocks and Rolls started in the early 1950's after Disc jockey Alan Freed began a rhythm-and-blues show on a Cleveland radio station. It became popular among the African- American communities. It was then White producer started to join the new genre. Sam Philips found Elvis Presley that attracted many White listeners to love the music.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the most prominent figures of the Civil Rights Movement not only in the United States, but in the whole world. He was famous for his 1963 Washington March speech "I Have A Dream." He became to be known in the field after his involvement in the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955. He then started to initiate sit-ins discussion. He was assassinated in 1968.
  • Modern Feminism

    Modern Feminism
    Modern feminism after Betty Friedan published the book "The Feminine Mystique" in 1963. It answered women's greatest questions in their existence "Is this all there is?" and "Is this really all a woman is capable of doing?" This opened the eyes of many readers and started the second wave of feminism. In 1966, the National Organization for Women was created to fight for gender equality such as equal pay for equal work and the enforcement of legislation that banned gender discrimination.
  • The Introduction of Personal Computer

    The Introduction of Personal Computer
    The 1980's saw the rise of new technological devices, but the most important one was the personal computer. It was introduced by Apple in 1977 that changed the world of finance, word processing, and desktop publishing. It provided more convenience for the mass by doing these tasks in a single device whether it be in the comfort of their home or just in their office. URL:
  • The Information Age

    The Information Age
    The information age started after the widespread success of the personal computers in 1980's. In 1990's, the world wide web was developed for commercial purposes. It was the catalyst of change in the industry of communication. Communicating became convenient through the invention of the electronic mail or email that lets you send messages to your friends in or outside the world. It was then called the Information Revolution. URL:
  • The World Wide Web (WWW)

    The World Wide Web (WWW)
    The World Wide Web (WWW) was invented by Tim Berners- Lee in 1989 while he was working at CERN in Switzerland. It was released to research institutions in 1991. The World Wide Web was one of the key factors to the development of the Information Age as it connected people from all around the world. URL:
  • The Desert Storm

    The Desert Storm
    The Desert Storm started in 1990 when the Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein ordered his army in the border of Kuwait and threatened Saudi Arabia. US called the mission "Desert Shield" and sent over 500,000 troops in Saudi Arabia to protect the nation. Bush gave Hussein an Ultimatum until January 15, 1991 to leave Kuwait or receive military retaliation. No response was heard, forcing Bush to send the troops into Kuwait and called it "Desert Storm." URL:
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    US History 1887 to Present

    This timeline relates to the US History from 1887 to present. This timeline will discuss the historical events that had happened from 1887 to 2011.