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US History: VHS Summer: Sarabeth

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    A brief dive into major historical events in the U.S. and their lasting effects. From the 1870's to the 2010's.

  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was ratified in 1882 by the 47th U.S. Congress. It made it so people could not immigrate to the U.S. from China, and kept them from becoming citizens. It lasted ten years until 1892 when the Geary Act extended it for another ten. In 1902 the Supreme Court ruled it to be permanently illegal. Chinese immigrants and their American born families remained illegal and ineligible for citizenship until 1943.
  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War
    The Spanish-American War started on April 21, 1898. It ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. In the end Americans acquired territories and got rid of Spanish colonies in the Americas.
  • Panama Canal Built

    Panama Canal Built
    In 1904 President Roosevelt followed through with the plan to build the Panama Canal. It separates North and South America to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
  • Creation of the Assembly Line

    Creation of the Assembly Line
    The first assembly line for mass production was put in place by Henry Ford for the building of automobiles. It completely changed how mass production worked, dramatically decreasing the time spent on any individual project.
  • Federal Radio Commission

    Federal Radio Commission
    The Federal Radio Commission was introduced by the Radio Act of 1927, which replaced a similar Act of 1912. The new Government Commission monitored radio communication, and activity. One benefit was that radio stations had to prove they were promoting public interest.
  • Norris-LaGuardia Act

    Norris-LaGuardia Act
    In 1932 the Norris-LaGuardia Act was passed, allowing employees the freedom to join unions. Previously employers would make them sign Yellow Dog Contracts calling it a "Loyalty Petition."
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    The 21st Amendment was put in place to abolish the 18th Amendment which made alcohol illegal. The ratification was necessary in order to combat the rising crime rates associated with prohibition. It was the first time an Amendment had been overturned.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    Fair Labor Standards Act
    The Fair Labor Standards Act was passed in 1938 benefitting laborers in many ways. It issued minimum wages, ended child labor, and added overtime pay. It was ratified by the 75th Congress and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • First Atomic Bomb Dropped

    First Atomic Bomb Dropped
    The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in Japan. Around 70,000 people died in Hiroshima to the atomic bomb, called Little Boy. They died almost immediately.
  • Second Atomic Bomb Dropped

    Second Atomic Bomb Dropped
    The second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. It's name was Fat Man because it was more complex than the first bomb. Around 40,000 people were killed immediately from it.
  • The U.N. was formed

    The U.N. was formed
    The U.N. was formed on October 24, 1945. They were founded by the U.S., India, U.K., Poland, France, and others. They are dedicated to keeping world peace and avoiding any wars in the future.
  • Start of the Cold War

    Start of the Cold War
    The Cold war started in 1947, and lasted about 45 years. It was fought between the U.S. and the USSR.
  • Greensboro Sit-ins begin

    Greensboro Sit-ins begin
    The Greensboro Sit-ins began on February 1, 1960, when the Greensboro Four decided to sit in at a local Woolworths. They were simply trying to order food but were met with terrible words and violence.
  • Roe v. Wade Created

    Roe v. Wade Created
    In 1973 Roe v. Wade was enacted stating that women were able to get abortions without further government restrictions. They also overturned Texas's ban on abortions. Roe v. Wade lasted until it was overturned on June 24 2022.
  • Creation of the Personal Computer

    Creation of the Personal Computer
    the personal computer (PC) was introduced by Apple in 1977. It created easier ways for people to handle their finances as well as many other things.
  • Jimmy Carter Inaugurated

    Jimmy Carter Inaugurated
    Jimmy Carter became President in 1977. He was the 39th President of the United States. His vice president was Walter Mondale.
  • Ronald Reagan Inaugurated

    Ronald Reagan Inaugurated
    President Reagan was brought into office. He easily won the election against President Carter in the 1980 election. He was the 40th President of the United States.'s%20tenure%20as,in%20the%201980%20presidential%20election.