War World II

  • Aug 3, 1492

    In 1492

    In 1492
    Columbus reaches America
  • Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

    Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown
    The last battle of the American Revolutionary War
  • Jefferson makes Louisiana Purchase

    Jefferson makes Louisiana Purchase
    Jefferson bought acres of land for less than three cents and doubled the size of the United States.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Indian removal was a policy of the government of the United States to relocate Native American tribes living east of the Mississippi River to lands west of the river.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    The California Gold Rush brought people from all over the United States and the world in search for gold.
  • The Dred Scott Decision

    The Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott unsuccessfully sued for his, his wife and their two daughters freedom.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th amendment prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, or colo
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    From 1882 until 1943, most Chinese immigrants were barred from entering the United States. The Chinese Exclusion Act was the nation's first law to ban immigration by race or nationality.
  • Angel Island

    Angel Island
    A processing center for immigrants opens at Angel Island in San Francisco Bay
  • Influenza

    Influenza swept around the world in 1918 killing 675,000 people in the U.S. and an estimated 20–50 million people worldwide.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States provides men and women with equal voting rights.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The crash signaled the beginning of the 12-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries[2] and that did not end until 1941.
  • FDR begins New Deal

    FDR begins New Deal
    The New Deal was a series of economic programs passed by the U.S. Congress during the first term of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The programs were Roosevelt's responses to the Great Depression, and focused on what historians call the "3 Rs": Relief, Recovery, and Reform.
  • The Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway effectively destroyed Japan’s naval strength when the Americans destroyed four of its aircraft carriers. Japan’s navy never recovered from its mauling at Midway and it was on the defensive after this battle.
  • D-day

    June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.
  • GI Bill

    GI Bill
    The GI Bill provided college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans as well as one year of unemployment compensation. It also provided many different types of loans for returning veterans to buy homes and start businesses.
  • Levittown

    Levittown was the first truly mass-produced suburb and is widely regarded as the archetype for postwar suburbs throughout the country.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    The Little Rock Nine were the nine African-American students involved in the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School.
  • Clean Air Act

    Clean Air Act
    Clean Air Act t is one of a number of pieces of legislation relating to the reduction of airborne contaminants, smog and air pollution in general. The use by governments to enforce clean air standards has contributed to an improvement in human health and longer life spans.
  • 30,000-10,000 years ago

    30,000-10,000 years ago
    First people arrive in the Americas c.9300–8000 B.C.