American History timeline

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In History
  • WWI time frame

    WWI time frame
    Began after the assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and lasted until 1918. During the conflict, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire (the Central Powers) fought against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan and the United States (the Allied Powers).
  • Lusitania

    It was a british ocean liner that was sunk in May by a German U-Boat 11 miles off the southern coast of Ireland killing 1,198 passengers and crew. The sinking of the ship presaged the United States declaration of war on Germany two years later.
  • The Great Migration

    The Great Migration
    The Great Migration was the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North
  • First Woman in Congress

    First Woman in Congress
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin was an American politician and women's rights advocate, and the first woman to hold federal office in the United States. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from Montana in 1916, and again in 1940.
  • Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir Lenin
    Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924.
  • Selective service act

    Selective service act
    The Selective Service Act of 1917 or Selective Draft Act authorized the United States federal government to raise a national army for service in World War I through conscription.
  • Espionage act

    Espionage act
    the Espionage Act essentially made it a crime for any person to convey information intended to interfere with the U.S. armed forces prosecution of the war effort or to promote the success of the country's enemies.
  • Influenza Epidemic

    Influenza Epidemic
    1918 influenza pandemic was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus, with the second being the swine flu in 2009.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    In one of the first tests of freedom of speech, the House passed the Sedition Act, permitting the deportation, fine, or imprisonment of anyone deemed a threat or publishing “false, scandalous, or malicious writing” against the government of the United States.
  • Wilson’s 14 points

    Wilson’s 14 points
    The Fourteen Points was a statement of principles for peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I.
  • Schenck vs U.S

    Schenck vs U.S
    Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47, was a landmark United States Supreme Court case concerning enforcement of the Espionage Act of 1917 during World War I.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end. The Treaty ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers
  • Jazz music

    Jazz music
    The Jazz Age was a cultural period and movement that took place in America during the 1920s from which both new styles of music and dance emerged. Largely credited to African Americans employing new musical techniques
  • Art in 1920

    Art in 1920
    1920s art reflected the period in the aftermath of the World War I. As a remarkable time of creativity, the bold movements brought forth the change in the way society viewed itself.
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
  • Prohibition of Alcohol production

    Prohibition of Alcohol production
    Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician, lawyer, and academic who served as the 28th president of the United States from 1913 to 1921.
  • Films in 1920’s

    Films in 1920’s
    The new prosperity that people enjoyed in the 1920s meant that more and more people had the time and money to spend on film and theater tickets
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    The Teapot Dome scandal was a bribery scandal involving the administration of United States President Warren G. Harding from 1921 to 1923. ... Convicted of accepting bribes from the oil companies, Fall became the first presidential cabinet member to go to prison; no one was convicted of paying the bribes.
  • Luxury cars

    Luxury cars
    The 1916-1923 Packard Twin Six set the standard of American luxury cars of the day.