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    Indian Wars

    The Indian Wars took place between the 1850’s to the 1880’s between whites and Native Americans. It also involved the U.S military. A notable event was at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. Another event was a one sided massacre called the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890 where up to 200 Indians where killed by the 7th Cavalry. Two famous Indian leaders Chief Joseph and Geronimo encouraged resistance toward the U.S and lead many attacks against civilians and the military.
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    The Transcontinental Railroad was the first railroad to cross an entire continent. It streched from the east coast to the west coast of the United States. It allowed for quicker travel and movement of goods. It was started in 1863 and completed in 1869
  • Thomas Edison Electricity

    Thomas Edison Electricity
    <a href=//,r:11,s:27,i:168' >Thomas Edison with his collegues attempting to perfect and create the light bulb. </a>Inventor Thomas Edison perfected electricty with his inventon of the light bulb. With his inventionhe was able to provide the world with light. At the turn of the century places never imagine before had electricity such as houses and elevators. this was important because before electricity seemed like a dream. Without this invention the world would have never progressed the way it did technologically.
  • The Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal
    The Panama Canal was the most celebrated foreign policy accomplishment of Roosevelt’s presidency was the construction of the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal linked the Atlantic to the Pacific through a channel through Central America.. The United States now had easier access to ship goods from the Pacific to the Atlantic and also got money for others who wanted to use the canal.
  • The American Federation of Labor

    The American Federation of Labor
    The American Federation of Labor was founded by an alliance of people who were unaffected by the Knights of Labor organization/movement that failed and disappeared. It focused on wages, hours, and working conditions for people living in the U.S.
  • The Interstate Commerce Act

    The Interstate Commerce Act
    The Interstate Commerce Act was designed to ban discrimination in rates between long and short hauls, required railroads to publish their rate schedules and file them with the government, and declare that all interstate rail rates were reasonable.
  • Dawes Act

    The act was passed by the United States Government against Native American tribes and was to provide the gradual elimination of tribal ownership of land. It also promoted the idea of Native American assimilation into white culture.
  • Homestead Strike

    Homestead Strike
    The Homestead Strike was an industrial strike casued by significant wager cuts in extremely short amounts of time, and secret discussions of company decisions unknown by their employees. After the strike began, the plant was shut down and enabled the company to hire nonunion workers. The strikers won the “battle” against the strikebreakers, however is wasn’t long until the state’s National Guard was sent to Homestead to resume production and the strikers surrendered.
  • The Populist party

    The Populist Party was designed to help small businesses farmers and labor unions. Although the Populist Party was not very successful, they demanded improvements for the people. Many of their ideas have been incorporated into our government such as postal savings banks, graduated income taxes.
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    The Spanish-American War

    The Spanish-American war started out of Cuban Resistance to Spanish rule. American’s saw in the papers the atrocities of war such as concentration camps, and thousands of Cubans dying from disease and malnutrition. Many Americans sympathized for the Cuban people but the United States did not want to intervene. Two dramatic instances started the intervention of America into the war were the Dupuy de Lome Letters and the Maine
  • Taylorism Established

    Taylorism Established
    Taylorism made workflows more acceptable and organized in a way where production was made faster and easier in a very possible manner. It improved economic efficiency in labor productivity and eventually made the economy rise dramatically.
  • Accidental President

    The Accidental President incident was a major historical event in the United States because we had someone in office that wasn’t supposed to be there. President William McKinley was assassinated in September 1901, making Roosevelt the new “elected” president.

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, also known as the NAACP, was founded in 1905. It was created as an organization to help blacks fight for their civil rights. They believed that everyone should have an equal opportunity to gain an education and should be able to flourish as much as a white man.
  • Germ Theory

    Germ Theory
    The Second Industrial Revolution along with the technological advances brought medicine improvements. Physicians discovered that certain diseases come from different germs. Previous to the Germ Theory doctors thought the same germs cause different diseases. They also realized that certain factors besides germs can cause dieases such as previous health, diet, genetic predisposition, and nutrition. This new awareness of infection led to usage of surgical gloves and steralization of instruments.
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    The Pure Food and Drug Act

    The Pure Food and Drug Act restricted the sale of dangerous medicines, including ones that did not work. There were many incidents of meat that were infested with diseases causing Roosevelt to pass the Meat Inspection Act. This eliminated the unclean, impure meat.
  • The Jungle Sinclair

    The Jungle Sinclair
    Socialist muckraker Upton Sinclair wrote a famous book describing the way lower class lived. this book aimed towards the middle and upper class. in the book itself it talked about terrible conditions immigrants such as 6 or more people per room and all the unsanitary conditions. A large portion of the book also targeted the meat packing company also for its unsanitary conditions. After readong the book the people demaded change and it led to the Food and drug act.
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    World War I

    The War started in Europe in 1914. America tried to stay out of the war for as long as they could. It wasn’t until the sinking of the British passenger liner the Lusitanian, which had Americans on it, and the Zimmerman telegram, promised Mexico lost land if they attacked America, that the United States decided to enter the war. The United States entered the war in 1917. The United States lost over 112000 soldiers in the war
  • Chicago Race Riot

    Chicago Race Riot
    In Chicago, a black teenager swimming in Lake Michigan happened to swim onto a white beach. The Whites on the beach stoned him until he was unconscious and drowned. Angry blacks marched into white neighborhoods to retaliate. Chicago was virtually a warzone. 38 people were killed, 567 were injured, and over 1000 were homeless after the riot
  • Prohibition

    alcohol was taking a huge toll on American families. Women realized this and decided to put a stop it. The temperament movement began with its main purpose to eliminate the consumption of alcohol. January of 1920 it became illegal to drink and import alcohol. Many people revolted against this new law. The crime rate rose rapidly because people refused to give up alcohol. Smuggling increased and alcohol was now offered by the black market. Speakeasies/underground bars were born
  • Flapper

    Flapper 1921- for centuries women were under the control of men. Women had no power and were forced to do what their husbands told them. They could not work, vote, stay single, or have a voice. In 1921 a new women was born called the flapper. The flapper did exactly what women weren’t supposed to do. For example the flapper partied, smoke, drank, wore short skirts, and stayed single. This new woman changed history and showed females that they had a voice.
  • Rise of consummerism

    this new rise led to the increase of psychology and helped expand the field of science and medicine. Sigmund Freud was an important researcher who helped explore the idea of the unconsciousness. Along with Freud another important researcher was John Watson who happened to disagree with Freud. These two men were important because they set the course of psychology. Till this day their methods are still being learned, taught, and followed.
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    Medical Breakthroughs

    In 1930, the sulfa drugs were brought to the market. The sulfa drugs were used to treat streptococcal blood infections. The drugs were very successful in treating the deathly illness. In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. Penicillin is an antibiotic and is used to treat and prevent a variety of bacterial infections. In 1954, Jonas Salk discovered the cure for polio.The Salk vaccine fought against the disease that had killed or crippled thousands of children and adults.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl had a major impact in a third of America’s farmland. It was one of the biggest droughts known in this country and it affected Texas all the way into the Dakotas. They experienced a massive amount of heat with barely any rain to reduce it. The drought lasted for 10 years forcing many famers to move to find land better then what the Dust Bowl has left them.
  • Radio

    The radio was a nation wide device in almost every home in the 1930s. During the depression it was an easy way of getting news of what was going on in that time. It also entertained the lives of many people because back then there was not much to do. It was a social thing to do and it gathered many people around to have a good time with each other during hard times in America.
  • Scottsboro Boys

    Scottsboro Boys
    The Scottsboro Boys were known as nine black teenagers that were charger for vacancy and disorder when found on a freight train without permission; however, they were then later accused of rape of two young girls who were found on the train as well. There was no medical evidence that the women had been raped at all and had probably falsely accused the boys in fear of getting in trouble about being on the train illegally.
  • Rise of Adolf Hitler

    Rise of Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany as part of the Nazi Party. He promised to turn Germany into a properous country and believed in a master race. His actions led to the War World in Europe after he broke the terms of the treaty of Munich, which resulted in both France and England declaring war on Germany after Hitler invaded Poland.
  • The Emergency Banking Act

    The Emergency Banking Act as a result of the crash of the stock market. It was a bill that was designed to protect larger banks from being weighed down by smaller, weaker banks. It allowed the Treasury Department to inspect banks before they re-opened. Three quarters of the banks that was part of the Federal Reserve System to re-open within three days. The act let $1 billion in currency and gold to flow back into the system within one month.
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

    The SEC was created to regulate the stock market and prevent corporate abuse. It also enforced the Truth in Securities Act of 1933 among a few other acts coming in the next few years. The SEC was given the power to license and regulate stock exchange. This Commission still regulates the stock market today.
  • Social Security Act

    The Social Security Act was a federally sponsored social insurance for the elderly and the unemployed. There were two types of assistance for the elderly. The first type was that it allowed the elderly to receive up to $15 a month in federal assistance. The second was it created a pension system that would allow working Americans to contribute money through a payroll tax and it would allow them to receive an income was they retired. This act is still in use today.
  • Lend-Lease Program

    The Lend-Lease Program was passed before the U.S entered into World War Two. It allowed the U.S government to not only sell military armaments but allowed them to lend or lease them to other countries that were deemed pivotal to the defense of the United States. It meant that the U.S could give other countires armaments at no cost as long as they returned them at the end of the war. This was crucial to Great Britain to receive badly needed supplies.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The attack on the Hawaiian navel base was an surprise attack by the Japanese. The base was a major U.S naval base home to the Pacific fleet. U.S forces lost 8 battleships, 3 cruisers, 4 other vessels and 188 airplanes. Also more than 2,400 servicemen lost their lives. This attack resulted in a declaration of war against Japan and entered the U.S into World War Two.
  • Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway was the first major victory for U.S forces fighting against the Japanese in the Pacific. This was a big victory because the U.S navy sunk four Japanses aircraft carriers. This was an important event because it showed the Japanese were beatable and provided a lift to American spirts.
  • Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project was a project to create and build an atomic bomb. Many great sciencetists were gathered to work on this project including Albert Enstein. The invention of an atomic weapon lead to two bombs being dropped to end the war with Japan. The bomb was first dropped on Hiroshima August 6th 1945 and the second one dropped a few days later on Nagasaki. The where the first and only atomic bombs to be used on mankind.
  • D-Day

    Also known as Operation Overlord was the invasion of the coast of France. Almost three million troops from the United States, Great Britain and Canada stormed 60 miles of the Contentin Peninsula. This was the first step in the liberation of France and later led to the defeat of Hitler and Nazi forces.
  • National Security Act

    National Security Act
    The National Security Act changed many things that had to do with American military and diplomatic institutions. It gave the president power to meet his international goals, to succeed in what he wanted to accomplish such as a smoother running of the country.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan was a program created to help aid Europe where the United Stated supported them and gave them money to help make the economy rise at the end of World War II in order to stop communism from coming into America. The United States wanted to make everything better in Europe and make significant recovery.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Airlift provided assistance to the city of Berlin giving them food, fuel, and other needed goods. The last thing President Truman wanted was war with a respected country so he aided Germany when the blockade Stalin issued came into effect.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    During the summer of 1962, American intelligence agencies became aware of the arrival of a new wave of Soviet technicians and equipment in Cuba. On October 14, aerial reconnaissance photos produced clear evidence that the Soviets were constructing sites on the island for offensive nuclear weapons
  • Martain Luther King Jr.

    Martain Luther King Jr.
    I have a dream speech. Martian Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential members in the civil rights movement. King led a series of nonviolent protests that spoke well to the struggles of African Americans. King established the Southern Christian Leadership Conference which worked for thirteen years for the equality of blacks.
  • JFK assassination

    John F. Kennedy was elected president in the 1960s. Kennedy was young Irish catholic who was very popular with the American people. However on November 22, 1963, John F Kennedy was assassinated. In Texas with his wife and Vice President Lyndon Johnson for a political appearance, as the presidential motorcade rode slowly through the streets of Dallas, shots rang out. Two bullets struck the president, -- one in the head, and one in the throat.
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    Vietnam War

    Lyndon Johnson inherited what was already a substantial American commitment to the survival of the anticommunist South Vietnam.Lyndon announced that American soldiers would be sending 180,000 Americans combat troops in Vietnam; in 1966, that number double; and by the end of 1967, over 500,000 American soldiers fought there.
  • The Space Program

    The Space Program
    The Moon landing video.On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins successfully orbited and landed on the moon. This was especially great for America because prior to this, The Soviet Union had launched the first orbiting satellite into outer-space.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
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    Students were killed by the National Guard who opened fire at the Kent State University of Ohio. Ten days later the police killed 2 African American students at the Jackson State University. This was all due to the secret attack on Cambodia and Laos. Later on the Pentagon Papers were released which provided secret information that the government had been dishonest in reporting military progress of the war and explaining its motives for involvement in the war. Americans were enraged.
  • Water Gate Scandal

    Water Gate Scandal
    More info on watergateThis scandal took place in the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate office in Washington DC. The scandal occurred when 5 men broke into the democratic office and after further investigation the police found out that the men involved in the robbery were former employers of the committee of re-election for the president. President Nixon was accused of involvement. The scandal led to people thinking the government was corrupt and people referring Nixon as corrupt..
  • Roe V Wade

    Roe V Wade
    For many years abortion had been illegal in the USA but with the new feminist movement they wanted to make it legal. This Idea was strong that it hit the Supreme Court and it ruled in favor of “right to privacy.” This ruling made abortion legal but only during the first 3 months of pregnancy. This ruling caused chaos as many people were pro-life and not happy with this new decision. This case was important because it gave women power over their own body and it helped the feminist cause.