u.s. history

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  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    An individual was given ownership of the land for free if that person lived on the land for five years and improved the land by building a home and producing a crop.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
    Tammany Hall, also known as the Society of St. Tammany, the Sons of St. Tammany, or the Columbian Order, was a New York City political organization founded in 1786 and incorporated on May 12, 1789, as the Tammany Society
  • Telephone Invented

    Telephone Invented
    They were spoken by Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, when he made the first call on March 10, 1876, to his assistant, Thomas Watson: "Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you."
  • Reconstruction Ends

  • Light Bulb Invented

    Light Bulb Invented
    Joseph Swan demonstrates the electric lamp to the Newcastle Chemical Society in northern England.The incandescent light bulb has become synonymous with Thomas Edison.But Swan was the first to show a more-or-less workable version of this remarkable creation.
  • Third Wave of Immigration

    Third Wave of Immigration
    For its first 100 years, the United States facilitated immigration, welcoming foreigners to settle a vast country.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act (ch. 27, 22 Stat. 403) is a United States federal law, enacted in 1883, which established that positions within the federal government should be awarded on the basis of merit instead of political affiliation.
  • Dawes Act

  • Interstate Commerce Act

  • Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth

  • Chicago’s Hull House

  • Chicago's Hull House

  • Klondike Gold Rush

  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

  • How the Other Half Lives

  • How The Other Half Lives

  • Influence of Sea Power Upon History

    Influence of Sea Power Upon History
    In 1890, Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, a lecturer in naval history and the president of the United States Naval War College, published The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660–1783, a revolutionary analysis of the importance of naval power as a factor in the rise of the British Empire.
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

  • Pullman Labor Strike

    Pullman Labor Strike
    The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States on May 11, 1894
  • Annexation of Hawaii

  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War
    On April 21, 1898, the United States declared war against Spain following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in the Havana harbor on February 15, 1898. The U.S. also supported the ongoing struggle of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines for independence against Spanish rule.
  • 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, as enunciated in Secretary of State John Hay's Open Door Note, dated September 6, 1899 and dispatched to the major European powers.
  • Assassination of President McKinley

  • Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins

    Panama Canal U.S. Construction Begins
    The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is an artificial 48-mile (77 km) waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade.
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    Muckraking the Meat-Packing Industry. Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle to expose the appalling working conditions in the meat-packing industry. His description of diseased, rotten, and contaminated meat shocked the public and led to new federal food safety laws.
  • Pure Food & Drug Act

  • Model-T


    Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was one of the earliest and most influential civil rights organization in the United States.
  • 16 Amendment

    16 Amendment
    Passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax.
  • Federal Reserve Act

  • 17 Amendment

  • National Parks System

    Protect Parks
  • 18 Amendment

    18 Amendment
  • 19 Amendment

    19 Amendment
    woman's right
  • President Harding's Return to Normalcy

  • Harlem Renaissance

  • Red Scare

  • Teapot Dome Scandal

  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

  • Scopes "Monkey" Trial

    Scopes "Monkey" Trial
    The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case in July 1925
  • Mein Kamp Published

  • Charles Lindbergh's Trans-Atlantic Flight

  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre

  • Stock Market Crashes "Black Tuesday"

  • Hoovervilles

    A "Hooverville" was a shanty town built during the Great Depression by the homeless in the United States of America. They were named after Herbert Hoover, who was President of the United States of America during the onset of the Depression and was widely blamed for it.
  • Smoot-Hawle Tariff

    Smoot-Hawle Tariff
    otherwise known as the Smoot–Hawley Tariff or Hawley–Smoot Tariff, was an act implementing protectionist trade policies sponsored by Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis C. Hawley and signed into law on June 17, 1930. The act raised U.S. tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods.
  • 100,00 Banks Have Failed

  • Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), independent U.S. government corporation created under authority of the Banking Act of 1933 (also known as the Glass-Steagall Act), with the responsibility to insure bank deposits in eligible banks against loss in the event of a bank failure and to regulate certain banking ...
  • Public Works Administration (PWA)

  • Hitler Appointed Chancellor Of Germany

  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion (the Aeolian processes) caused the phenomenon ...
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)

    Social Security Administration (SSA)
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a U.S. government agency created in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the SSA administers the social insurance programs in the United States. The agency covers a wide range of social security services, such as disability, retirement and survivors' benefits
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    The Nanking Massacre was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing (Nanking), then the capital of the Republic of China, during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The massacre is also known as the Rape of Nanking or, using Pinyin romanization, the Nanjing Massacre or Rape of Nanjing.
  • Kristallnacht

    Definition of Kristallnacht. Kristallnacht: Also known as The Night of the Broken Glass. On this night, November 9, 1938, almost 200 synagogues were destroyed, over 8,000 Jewish shops were sacked and looted, and tens of thousands of Jews were removed to concentration camps.
  • Hitler invades Poland

    Hitler invades Poland
    The invasion was referred to by Germany as the 1939 Defensive War since Hitler proclaimed that Poland had attacked Germany and that "Germans in Poland are persecuted with a bloody terror and are driven from their homes. ... Polish leaders also distrusted Hitler.
  • German Blitzkrieg attacks

    German Blitzkrieg attacks
    Germany quickly overran much of Europe and was victorious for more than two years by relying on a new military tactic called the "Blitzkrieg" (lightning war). Blitzkrieg tactics required the concentration of offensive weapons (such as tanks, planes, and artillery) along a narrow front
  • Tuskegee Airmen

  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Navajo Code Talkers
    Code talkers are people in the 20th century who used obscure languages as a means of secret communication during wartime. The term is now usually associated with the United States service members during the world wars who used their knowledge of Native American languages as a basis to transmit coded messages.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans.
  • Executive Order 9066

    Executive Order 9066
    Executive Order 9066 was a United States presidential executive order signed and issued during World War II by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    April 9, 1942, after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II.
  • Invasion Of Normandy (D-Day)

    Invasion Of Normandy (D-Day)
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    The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. ... Allied infantry and armoured divisions began landing on the coast of France at 06:30.
  • Atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima

  • • Victory over Japan/Pacific (VJ/VP) Day

  • Liberation of Concentration Camps

    Liberation of Concentration Camps
    Nazi Germany maintained concentration camps (German: Konzentrationslager, KZ or KL) throughout the territories it controlled before and during the Second World War. The first Nazi camps were erected in Germany in March 1933 immediately after Hitler became Chancellor and his Nazi Party was given control of the police by Reich Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick and Prussian Acting Interior Minister Hermann Göring.
  • Victory in Europe ( VE )Day

  • Nuremberg Trials

  • Nuremberg Trials

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    Gilded Age

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    Progressive Era

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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Political Parties: Republican and Progressive (Bull Moose) party. Domestic Policy: Squared Deal ( 3 C's ), trust busting, consumers, conservation ( nature )
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    William Howard Taft

    Political Parties: Republican. Domestic Policy: 3'Cs :( . 16/17 amendments
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Political Parties: Democrat. Domestic Policy:Clayton Anti-Trust Act, National Parks Service, Federal Reserve Act, 18/19 Amendments
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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    New Deal Programs

    1933 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) ...
    1933 Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) ...
    1933 Public Works Administration (PWA) ...
    1933 Civil Works Administration (CWA) ...
    1935 Works Progress Administration (WPA) ...
    1935 National Youth Administration (NYA) ...
    1933 Emergency Banking Relief Act (EBRA) ...
    1933 Glass-Steagall Act.
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    The Holocaust

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    World War II

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    Harry S. Truman

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    The Cold War