US History

Timeline created by Kevin_O
  • Homestead act

    Homestead act
    -Government gave free land
    - encouraged people to move to the west
    -Everyone could get land even women
  • Transcontinental railroad completed

    Transcontinental railroad completed
    -railroad expanded from west to east of u.s.
    -connected the country
    -made transportation easier and helped ranchers and farmers.
  • Industrialisation begins to boom

    Industrialisation begins to boom
    also known as the Technological Revolution,[1] was a phase of rapid industrialization in the final third of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
  • Boss tweed rise at tammy hall

    Boss tweed rise at tammy hall
    widely known as "Boss" Tweed—was an American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th ...
  • Telephone invented

    Telephone invented
    Most of us know that Alexander Graham Bell first invented the telephone in 1876, but there are many other facts throughout the history of the telephone that are nearly unknown!
  • Reconstruction ends

    With the compromise, the Republicans had quietly given up their fight for racial equality and blacks' rights in the south. In 1877, Hayes withdrew the last federal troops from the south, and the bayonet-backed Republican governments collapsed, thereby ending Reconstruction
  • Lightbulb invented

    Lightbulb invented
    Twenty three different light bulbs were developed before Edison's. The principle was to pass an electric current through a filament powerful enough to cause it to glow without combusting.
  • Third wave of immigration

  • Chinese eclusion act

    -Chinese were banned from U.S. for ten years
    -law passed by government
    -Was made because they would get treated horrible by nativist and racist people.
  • pendelton act

  • Dawes act

    -law made for indians
    -U.S. gave the indians land so they could live in peace
    -indians had to choose that or nothing.
  • interstate comrence act

  • Andrew Carnegie gospel of wealth

  • Chicagos hull house

  • Klondike gold rush

    Klondike gold rush
  • progressive era

  • How the other half lives

  • Homestead steel labor strike

    Homestead steel labor strike
    which began on June 30, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on July 6, 1892.[3] The battle was one of the most serious disputes in U.S. labor history, third behind the Ludlow Massacre and the Battle of Blair Mountain.
  • Pullman labor strike

    Pullman labor strike
    The conflict began in Pullman, Chicago, on May 11 when nearly 4,000 factory employees of the Pullman Company began a wildcat strike in response to recent reductions in wages.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    political party: republican, and progressive "bull Moose" party
    Domestic policy: Trust buster, Nature conservation.
  • Assassination of president McKinley

    Assassination of president McKinley
    On September 6, 1901, William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, was shot on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York. He was shaking hands with the public when Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, shot him twice in the abdomen.
  • the jungle

    the jungle
    The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair. Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities
  • The pure food and drug act

    The pure food and drug act
    Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) For preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes.
  • Model-T

    from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford's efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting.

    The NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is a civil rights organization founded in 1909 to fight prejudice, lynching, and Jim Crow segregation, and to work for the betterment of "people of color."
  • William Howard Taft

    William Howard Taft
    Political Party: Republican
    Domestic Policy: 3C's
    16th\17th AmendmentsWilliam Howard Taft served as the 27th President of the United States and as the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, the only person to have held both offices.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    Political party: Democratic
    Domestic policy: Clayton Anti-Trust act, National Parks service, Federal reserve act, And 18th and 19th amendment
  • 16th amendment

    16th amendment
    the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    The Federal Reserve Act is an Act of Congress that created and established the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States, and which created the authority to issue Federal Reserve Notes
  • 17th amendment

    17th amendment
    The Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution established the popular election of United States Senators by the people of the states.
  • National parks system

    National parks system
    National Park Service. The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    The ratification of the 18th Amendment was completed on January 16th, 1919 and would take effect on January 17th, 1920. It is important to note that the 18th Amendment did not prohibit the consumption of alcohol, but rather simply the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcoholic beverages.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote—a right known as woman suffrage. At the time the U.S. was founded, its female citizens did not share all of the same rights as men, including the right to vote.
  • President Harding's Return to Normalcy

    President Harding's Return to Normalcy
    Return to normalcy, a return to the way of life before World War I, was United States presidential candidate Warren G. Harding's campaign promise in the election of 1920
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s. During the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement"
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare
    when the people were scared of communist
  • TeaPot Dome Scandal

    TeaPot Dome Scandal
    After Pres. Warren G. Harding transferred supervision of the naval oil-reserve lands from the navy to the Department of the Interior in 1921, Fall secretly granted to Harry F. Sinclair of the Mammoth Oil Company exclusive rights to the Teapot Dome (Wyoming) reserves (April 7, 1922).
  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

    Joseph Stalin Leads USSR
    Joseph Stalin was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953. In the years following the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924, Stalin rose to become the leader of the Soviet Union.
  • Scopes "Monkey" Trial

    Scopes "Monkey" Trial
    was an American legal case in July 1925 in which a substitute high school teacher, John T. Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which had made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school
  • Meinkampf published

  • Charles Lindbergh's Trans-Atlantic Flight

    Charles Lindbergh's Trans-Atlantic Flight
    On May 21, 1927, the aviator Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Lindbergh was just 25 years old when he completed the trip.May 21, 2012
  • St.Valentine's Day Massacre

    St.Valentine's Day Massacre
    Valentine's Day in 1929 was one of the bloodiest days in mob history when 7 men were gunned down in Chicago. ... The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, as it was known, was never officially linked to Capone, but he was generally considered to have been responsible for the murders.
  • Stock Market Crashes "Black Tuesday"

    Stock Market Crashes "Black Tuesday"
    The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as Black Tuesday (October 29), the Great Crash, or the Stock Market Crash of 1929, began on October 24, 1929 ("Black Thursday"), and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States (acting as the most significant predicting indicator of the Great ...
  • Hitler appointed counselour of germany

  • Rope of nanjing

    Rope of nanjing
    The Nanking Massacre was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing, then the capital of the Republic of China, during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • Kristallnacht

  • Hitler invades poland

    Hitler invades poland
    The Invasion of Poland, known in Poland as the September Campaign (Kampania wrześniowa) or the 1939 Defensive War (Wojna obronna 1939 roku), and in Germany as the Poland Campaign (Polenfeldzug) or Fall Weiss ("Case White"), was a joint invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, the Free City of Danzig, and a ...
  • German blitzkreig attacks

    German blitzkreig attacks
    Blitzkrieg tactics required the concentration of offensive weapons
  • Pearl harbor

    Pearl harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941
  • Tuskege Airmen

    Tuskege Airmen
    The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II. Officially, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces.
  • Navajo Code Talkers

  • Executive order 9066

    Executive order 9066
    On this day in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, initiating a controversial World War II policy with lasting consequences for Japanese Americans. The document ordered the removal of resident enemy aliens from parts of the West vaguely identified as military areas
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    March: April 1942. The surrendered Filipinos and Americans soon were rounded up by the Japanese and forced to march some 65 miles from Mariveles, on the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, to San Fernando.
  • Invasion of Normandy

    Invasion of Normandy
    The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when they assaulted Normandy, located on the northern coast of France, on 6 June 1944
  • Atomic bombing of Nagasaki and hiroshima

    Atomic bombing of Nagasaki and hiroshima
    During the final stage of World War II, the United States dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively
  • Victory over japan/Pacific day

    Victory over japan/Pacific day
    Victory over Japan Day (also known as V-J Day, Victory in the Pacific Day, or V-P Day) is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect ending the war. ... On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was performed in Tokyo Bay, Japan, aboard the battleship USS Missouri.
  • Liberation of concentration camps

    Liberation of concentration camps
    Soviet soldiers were the first to liberate concentration camp prisoners in the final stages of the war. On July 23, 1944, they entered the Majdanek camp in Poland, and later overran several other killing centers. On January 27, 1945, they entered Auschwitz and there found hundreds of sick and exhausted prisoners.
  • Victory in Eourope day

    Victory in Eourope day
    Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day, was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
  • United nations(UN) formed

  • Germany divided

    Germany divided
    Germany is still divided. It can be hard for visitors to Berlin to imagine where the Berlin Wall once separated Germany's communist East from the U.S.-friendly West. Today, commuters run to catch a metro where trains stood for nearly 30 years.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    Nuremberg, Germany, was chosen as a site for trials that took place in 1945 and 1946. Judges from the Allied powers—Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States—presided over the hearings of twenty-two major Nazi criminals. Twelve prominent Nazis were sentenced to death.
  • Truman doctorine

    Truman doctorine
    The Truman Doctrine was an American foreign policy whose stated purpose was to counter Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War. It was first announced to Congress by President Harry S. Truman on March 12, 1947 and further developed on July 12, 1948 when he pledged to contain threats to Greece and Turkey.
  • Marshall plan

    Marshall plan
    The Marshall Plan was an American initiative to aid Western Europe, in which the United States gave over $13,000,000,000 in economic assistance to help rebuild Western European economies after the end of World War II.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. During the multinational occupation of post–World War II Germany, the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies
  • NATO formed

    NATO formed
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European states based on the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949.
  • Kim 2-Sung invades Southkorea

  • UN forces push North Korea to Yalu River-the border with China

    UN forces push North Korea to Yalu River-the border with China
    China joins the War and the UN gets pushed back
  • Chinese forces cross Yalu and enter Korean War

  • Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Execution

  • Armistice signed

  • Warsaw Pact Formed

  • Sputnik 1

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    Gilded age

    -factories were producing many jobs making the U.S grow economically
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    Theodore Roosevelt

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    William Howard Taft

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    Woodrow Wilson

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    The holocaust

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    World war 2

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    Harry S.Truman

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    The cold war

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    Korean war