U.S. History

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In History
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    In 1862 160 acres was promised to people who settled land in the west with means to help westward expansion
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    Transcontinental Railroad aided in product production and shipment,created new jobs, and helped the west catch up to its norther competitors
  • Industrialization Begins to Boom

    Industrialization Begins to Boom
    The U.S. sees a boom in manufacturing and industry work
  • Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall

    Boss Tweed rise at Tammany Hall
    William Tweed known as "Boss" Tweed, was an American politician known for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall but his reign ended when he was caught embezzling money from his clients at his law office for legal activities and was found guild of larceny and forgery
  • Telephone Invented

    Telephone Invented
    Invention of the telephone made production and trade less of a hassle and communication easier
  • Reconstruction Ends

    Reconstruction Ends
    Post-American Civil War slavery was abolished and Blacks gained some rights but it caused animosity within the Southern states causing the creation of Jim Crow
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    The Gilded Age

    Economy starts to boom in the Northern and Western states
  • Light Bulb Invented

    Light Bulb Invented
    The invention of the light bulb aided the industrial revolution creating longer work hours
  • 3rd Wave of Immigration

    3rd Wave of Immigration
    Immigrants from western and northern Europe immigrated in large numbers money, political, and religious reasons
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Federal law signed on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act made it mandatory for some government employees to be chosen by competitive exams instead of relationships to other politicians, and made it illegal to fire or demote some government officials for political and personal reasons
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    Natives are forced into reserved lands called reservations where they're forced to assimilate into white American norms
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    Federal law that regulated the railroad industry and its monopoly style of business
  • Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth

    Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth
    Article written by Andrew Carnegie in 1889 where he discussed his ideology that the rich were morally obligated to take care of the poor.
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    Progressive Era

    During the late 1800s and early 1900s widespread political reform an activism across the U.S. pursuits to reform the corruption of the Gilded Age
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    Gold found in Alaska brought in many immigrants to the Yukon looking for a new way to make money
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    Sherman Antitrust Act is and antitrust law that regulates competition among enterprises
  • Homestead Steel Labor Strike

    Homestead Steel Labor Strike
    A strike at the Homestead works in 1882 stated in an effort to stop management from giving the workers a "yellow-dog contract"
  • Pullman Labor Strike

    Pullman Labor Strike
    Pullman Palace Car Company cut more than 2,000 workers and reduced wages by 25 percent during the a depression causing workers to go on strike
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    Theodore Roosevelt

  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    Set of laws protecting consumers after "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair exposed the conditions of meat packaging factories to the public
  • Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle"

    Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle"
    A book written by Upton Sinclair that exposed the terrible working conditions and food storage for immigrant workers in the Chicago meat packaging industry an other industries alike
  • Ford Model-T

    Ford Model-T
    First Assembly line made automobile. The Model-T brought transportation to new bounds now people other than the rich could drive cars. It lead to over crowding in city streets
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Congress can levy a taxes on income from any source without dividing and allocating it among the states and without regard to the census
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    Law that created the Federal Reserve and established it as the central banking system of the U.S.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    War tactic commonly used in World War 1 where both sides dig trenches this created a stalemate
  • Poison gas

    Poison gas
    Mustard gas was used in chemical warfare when inhaled you would slowly die and those who didn't would end up with deformities such as blindness, loss of limbs, or permanent nerve damage
  • Machine Guns

    Machine Guns
    Machine Guns became a stepping stone out of the stalemate of trench warfare
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    World War I (1914- 1918)

    Global war that was caused by aggressions from European countries
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand caused countries to create alliances and declare war against each other(The start of WWI)
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    A ship that was sunk in WWI by German U-boats. Was the catalyst that pushed the U.S. into WWI
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    In 1917 a telegram from Germany arrived to the German Secretary in Mexico but before it was caught by the telegram service in Britain and They told the U.S.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    A revolution from 1917-1918 that overthrew the Czar and brought the Bolsheviks into power this was the creation of communism
  • U.S. entry into WWI

    U.S. entry into WWI
    After multiple acts of aggression from Germany the U.S. is forced to assert their power and go into WWI against Germany and the Central powers
  • Battle of Argonne Forest

    Battle of Argonne Forest
    Final acts of war in WWI leading up to armistice these lasted for 47 days
  • Woodrow Wilsons 14 points

    Woodrow Wilsons 14 points
    President Woodrow Wilson created a plan for peace after WWI
  • Armistice

    The cease fire between the Allied and Central power to stop WWI
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    Treaty between Germany and the allied powers where Germany accepted full responsibility for the war and agreed to pay all expenses of the war. The U.S. opposed the treaty
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Amendment that states that no state can deny the right to vote to a citizen based on sex
  • President Harding's "Return to Normalcy"

    President Harding's "Return to Normalcy"
    After WWI President Warren G. Harding wanted too return back to normal and the only way of doing that was isolationism. The U.S. choose to stay neural and refused to get into international conflicts not matter who asked them to join. This caused the U.S. economy to boom.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    After The Great Migration to the north Harlem became a beacon for black Americans to express themselves, make new forms of art, and to prosper as a community
  • Red scare

    Red scare
    during the 1920's there was widespread fear of communism in the U.S.
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    The Roaring Twenties

    Right after WWI the U.S wanted to return to normal but due to the effects of war that just wasnt possible this era was marked by change in fashion, societal norms, and Prohibition
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Warren G. Harding is accused of takin bribes from oil companies
  • Joseph Stalin Leads USSR

    Joseph Stalin Leads USSR
    After Vladimir Lenin's death Joseph Stalin comes in power taking over the USSR
  • Scopes "Monkey" Trial

    Scopes "Monkey" Trial
    Trial that put the teachings of Darwin's evolution against the Christian Bible
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight

    Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic Flight
    First man to fly non stop across the Atlantic Ocean
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

    St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
    Multiple members of the Chicago's North Side Gang were massacred by 4 men that dressed up as cops
  • Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”

    Stock Market Crashes “Black Tuesday”
    After stocks drove widespread selling of stocks causes the stock market to crash
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    The Great Depression

    After a sudden crash in the what was once booming economy widespread job loss and poverty swept the U.S.
  • Hoovervilles

    Sporadic settlements made out of trash because of the the extreme poverty in the U.S.
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
    In efforts to reduce foreign imports in the U.S. economy to stimulate the U.S. economy
  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

    100, 000 Banks Have Failed
    After the stock market crash people wen ton bank runs but when they got there the banks had already loaned their money out o they had to shut down
  • Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)

    Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)
    The AAA provided direct payments to farmers who agreed to reduce their production of certain crops
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    Created to give the U.S. citizens trust in the banking system and government
  • Public Works Administration (PWA)

    Public Works Administration (PWA)
    The PWA paid construction workers to build dams, ports, and other huge “public works.”
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    When elected President in 1933 he brought in new plans for Relief, Recovery, and Reform called New Deal programs
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    New Deal Programs

    During President Roosevelt's first term he created a the New Deal programs to help pull the U.S. out of the depression
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)

    Social Security Administration (SSA)
    The SSA provided money for retired workers, people who lost their jobs, dependent children, and those with disabilities.
  • Dust bowl

    Dust bowl
    Between poor farming techniques and droughts a huge dust storm went over the Great Plains