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US History: VHS Summer: Noah Gwinner

  • The National Labor Union

    The National Labor Union
    The National Labor Union followed the unsuccessful efforts of labor activists to form a national coalition of local trade unions. The National Labor Union sought instead to bring together all of the national labor organizations in existence, as well as the “eight-hour leagues” established to press for national unions in those areas where none existed.
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    This timeline will be all about the history and events from 1877 to 2011. I will be adding ideas as well.
  • The Martinsburg Strike

    The Martinsburg Strike
    The Martinsburg strike began on July 14 in West Virginia. The strike finally some 45 days later, after it was put down by local and state militias, and federal troops. Because of economic problems and pressure on wages by the railroads, workers in numerous other cities, in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland, into Illinois and Missouri, also went on strike. An estimated 100 people were killed in the unrest across the country. In Martinsburg, Pittsburg.
  • The American Railway Union

    The American Railway Union
    The American Railway Union was briefly among the largest labor unions of its time and one of the first industrial unions in the united states. Launched at a meeting held in Chicago in February 1893, the Aru won an early victory in a strike on the Great Northern Railroad in the summer of 1893. This successful strike was followed by the bitter 1894 Pullman Strike in which government troops and the power of the judiciary were enlisted against the ARU.
  • The Pullman Strike

    The Pullman Strike
    The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States that lasted until July 20, It pitted the American Railway Union against the Pullman company, the main railroads, and the federal government of the United States under President Grover Cleveland. The strike and boycott shut down much of nation’s freight and passenger traffic west of Detroit, Michigan. The conflict began in Pullman, Chicago on May 11 when nearly 4000 factory employees of Pullman company began a wildcat strike
  • The Selective Service Act

    The Selective Service Act
    The Selective Service Act of 1917 authorized the United States federal government to raise a national army for service in World War I through conscription. It was envisioned in December 1916 and brought to President Woodrow Wilson’s attention shortly after the break in relations with Germany. The act was canceled with the end of the war on November 11, 1918
  • Assembly Line

    Assembly Line
    An assembly line is a manufacturing process in which parts are added as the semi-finished assembly moves from workstation to workstation where the parts are added in sequence until the final assembly is produced. By mechanically moving the parts to the assembly work and moving the semi-finished assembly from work station to work station, a finished product can be assembled faster and with less labor than by having workers carry parts to a stationary piece for an assembly.
  • The American Expeditionary Forces

    The American Expeditionary Forces
    The American Expeditionary Forces was a formation of the United States Army on the western front of World War I. The AEF was established on July 5, 1917 in France under the command of Gen. John J. Pershing. It fought alongside the French Army, British Army, Canadian Army, and the Australian Army units against the German Empire. The AEF helped the French Army on the Western Front during the Aisne Offensive in the summer of 1918.
  • Eighteenth Amendment

    Eighteenth Amendment
    The Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution effectively established the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States by declaring the production, transport and sale of alcohol. The separate Volstead Act set down methods for enforcing the eighteenth amendment, and defined which “intoxicating liquors” were prohibited, and which were excluded from prohibition. The Amendment was the first to set a time delay before it would take effect following ratification.
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    The Open Door Policy is a term in foreign affairs initially used to refer to the United States policy established in the late 19th century and the early 20th century that would allow for a system of trade in China open to all countries equally.. In more recent times, Open Door policy describes the economic policy initiated by Deng Xiaoping in 1978 to open up China to foreign businesses that wanted to invest in the country.
  • Nine power treaty

    Nine power treaty
    The Nine-Power Treaty was a 1922 treaty affirming the sovereignty and territorial integrity of china as per the Open-Door Policy. This was after the Suzerainty system fell apart after the Western invasions of the Opium Wars, that outlawed the Chinese “Closed-Door Policy.”
  • Butler Law

    Butler Law
    The Butler Act was a 1925 law introduced by Tennessee House of Representatives member John Washington Butler prohibiting public school teachers from denying the Biblical account of mankind's origin. It was enacted as Tennessee Code Annotated Title 49 (Education) Section 1922, having been signed into law by Tennessee governor Austin Peay; The law also prevented the teaching of the evolution of man from what it referred to as lower orders of animals in place of the Biblical account.
  • London Conference of 1933

    London Conference of 1933
    The London Economic Conference was a meeting of representatives of 66 nations from June 12 to July 27, 1933 at the Geological Museum in London. Its purpose was to win agreement on measures to fight the Great Depression, revive international trade, and stabilize currency exchange rates
  • Reaganomics

    Reaganomics of Ronald Reagan and economics attributed to Paul Harvey refers to the economic policies promoted by President Reagan in the 1980s. These policies are commonly associated with supply-side economics referred to as trickle-down economics or voodoo economics by political opponents, and free-market economics by political advocates.
    The four pillars of Reagan's economic policy were to reduce the growth of government spending, reduce the federal income tax and capital gains tax.
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was created in the month of January, 1957, when sixty black ministers and civil rights leaders met in Atlanta, Georgia is an effort to replicate the successful strategy and tactics of the recently concluded Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott. With the goal of redeeming “the soul of America” through nonviolent resistance, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was established to coordinate the action if local protest groups.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1960

    Civil Rights Act of 1960
    The Civil Rights Act of 1960 is a U.S federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someone's attempt to register to vote. It was designed to deal with discriminatory laws and practices in the segregated South, by which blacks and Mexican Texans had been effectively disfranchised since the late 19th and start of the 20th century.
  • The National Organization for Women (NOW)

    The National Organization for Women (NOW)
    The National Organization for Women (NOW) was established by a group of feminists who were dedicated to actively challenging sex discrimination in society. With 500,000 members and 550 chapters in all 50 states, NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States.
  • The Hyde Amendment

    The Hyde Amendment
    The Hyde Amendment is a legislative provision barring the use of federal funds to pay for abortion except to save the life of the woman, or if the pregnancy arises from incest or rape Legislation, including the Hyde Amendment, generally restricts the use of funds allocated for the Department of Health and Human Services and consequently has significant effects involving Medicaid recipients] Medicaid currently serves approximately 15.6 million women in the United States.
  • Internet

    The history of the Internet begins with the development of electronic computers in the 1950s. Initial concepts of wide area networking originated in several computer science laboratories in the United States, United Kingdom, and France. The US Department of Defense awarded contracts as early as the 1960s, including for the development of the ARPANET project, directed by Robert Taylor and managed by Lawrence Roberts. The first message was sent over the ARPANET in 1969.
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet.English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland.The browser was released outside CERN in 1991.
  • The North American Free Trade Agreement

    The North American Free Trade Agreement
    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. The agreement came into force on January 1, 1994. It superseded the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Canada.