US History B Timeline

Timeline created by EthanBaker
  • Model T Invented

    Model T Invented
    First Ford car completed at the company's Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    British cryptographers deciphered a telegram from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to the German Minister to Mexico, von Eckhardt, offering United States territory to Mexico in return for joining the German cause
  • WWI Armistice Signed

    WWI Armistice Signed
    Agreement between the Allies and Germany that called for a ceasefire at 11:00 a.m.... 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
  • 19th Amendment Passed in Congress

    19th Amendment Passed in Congress
    All American women have the right to vote
  • Charles Lindbergh's Flight

    Charles Lindbergh's Flight
    Lindbergh Lands his "Spirit of St. Louis" near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He was 25 years old.
  • Black Thursday

    Black Thursday
    Black Thursday is the name given to Thursday, Oct. 24, 1929, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 11% at the open in very heavy volume, precipitating the Wall Street crash of 1929 and the subsequent Great Depression of the 1930s.
  • Hitler Becomes Chancellor

    Hitler Becomes Chancellor
    Hitler's "rise" can be considered to have ended in March 1933, after the Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act of 1933 in that month. President Paul von Hindenburg had already appointed Hitler as Chancellor on 30 January 1933 after a series of parliamentary elections and associated backroom intrigues.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    Roosevelt launched a second, more aggressive series of federal programs, sometimes called the Second New Deal. In April, he created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to provide jobs for unemployed people.
  • The Munich Pact Signed

    The Munich Pact Signed
    This averted war between Germany and the European powers, excluding SU, but ended in Czechoslovakia being basically sacrificed to German conquest.
  • Hitler Invades Poland

    Hitler Invades Poland
    Britain and France declared war on September 3rd. The SU invaded eastern Poland on the 17th.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Japanese entered ambushed Pearl Harbor, forcing the United States into WWII.
  • D-Day

    The Battle of Normandy. Major clash of the powers in the war. Known as Operation Neptune.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    BOOOM! Nuclear warfare was used by the United States against Japan, forcing the WWII to come to an abrupt close.
  • The Formation of the United Nations

    The Formation of the United Nations
    First step towards world government :'I
  • The Long Telegram

    Kennan wrote the Long Telegram outlining his opinions and views of the Soviets; "According to Kennan, the Soviets' view of the world came from a traditional 'Russian sense of insecurity...'"
  • The Formation of NATO

    The Formation of NATO
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Made to "... to provide collective security against the Soviet Union. NATO was the first peacetime military alliance the United States entered into outside of the Western Hemisphere."
  • The Russians Acquire the Atomic Bomb

    The Russians Acquire the Atomic Bomb
    First Soviet atomic bomb test.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    Ended July 27th, 1953. It all began when the North Korean Communist army crossed the 38th Parallel and invaded non-Communist South Korea. As Kim Il-sung's North Korean army, armed with Soviet tanks, quickly overran South Korea, the United States came to South Korea's aid.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    The U.S. Supreme Court struck down racially segregated schools as unconstitutional in this ruling.
  • Rosa Parks Refuses

    Rosa Parks Refuses
    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama city bus.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    Ended April 30th, 1975. The North Vietnamese government and the Viet Cong were fighting to reunify Vietnam. They viewed the conflict as a colonial war and a continuation of the First Indochina War against forces from France and later on the United States. ... Beginning in 1950, American military advisors arrived in what was then French Indochina.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis
    Until the 28th. Russians were putting their nuclear missiles on Cuba as to threaten the United States with mass destruction. The world superpowers reached an agreement and Russia backed down.
  • John F. Kennedy's Assassination

    John F. Kennedy's Assassination
    Killed by Lee Harvey Oswald, who got a few other politicians as well as JFK.
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    Pretty much gave President Johnson unlimited powers to oppose "communist aggression" in Southeast Asia.
  • The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    The Apollo 11 Moon Landing
    Took 69 hours. About 3 days. First humans on the moon.
  • The Watergate Break-Ins

    The Watergate Break-Ins
    Members of Nixon's Committee to get him Re-Elected. THey bugged phones and stole copies of top-secret documents.
  • Nixon's Resignation

    Nixon's Resignation
    Got caught in a scandal, so he decided to leave. Good decision on his part, at least for responding to his terrible one.
  • The Invention of the Internet

    The Invention of the Internet
    Researchers began to assemble the "network of networks". A baby version of today's internet. That's exaggerating. A tiny embryo.
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall
    After several weeks of civil unrest, the East German government announced on 9 November 1989 that all GDR citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin. Crowds of East Germans crossed and climbed onto the Wall, joined by West Germans on the other side in a celebratory atmosphere.
  • The 9/11 Attacks

    The 9/11 Attacks
    ... Terrorism