US History: VHS Summer: Kassidy Lynch 2

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  • Western Culture

    Western Culture
    Western culture formed rapidly dorm 1860-1890. There were gold rushes in Colorado and Nevada in the 70's which added to the mining aspect of western culture. Cow trade was big part in the daily life in the west and became the main aspect of life and the economy. Most men would be cowboys and this became a big stereotype of western culture. Along with this came farming which contributed a lot to the culture.
  • The Gilded Age

    The Gilded Age
    The era following Reconstruction was known as the Gilded Age. During this time a few individuals rose up in the economy and became very powerful million and billionaires including Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. Some of the the these superpowers controlled were oils, railroads, and steel companies as they were the most needed on the consumers end. This time created an economic stereotyping system in a way as the wealthy ruled and all the others worked under them, kind of capitalism.
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    US History: VHS Summer: Kassidy Lynch2

    This Timeline expresses the conflicts and event of the past and how they have affected more recent times and events. If you look from both sides of all events you will see connections of how past events had an affect on more recent times.
  • Organized Labor

    Organized Labor
    During and following the Gilded age there was a lot of controversy between management and workers over small pay and unjust treatment in working facilities. This caused a big movement that included lots of strikes. This was the beginning of a kind of labor protest that is still commonly present today. National labor organizations were formed and from this time came Labor Day a holiday which is celebrated yearly in present USA.
  • Closing the Frontier

    Closing the Frontier
    During this time brutal massacres occurred between colonists and Natives Americans. The first massacre was in Sand Creek where 800 Cheyenne Indians were promised a place to live undisturbed. A colonial leader decided to attack the reservation where they brutally killed 400 Indians. These continued at many other reservations for years. Natives created traditions and communities to get them through this time.The last massacre between was when the Sioux Natives were attacked, ending this time.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    Tension between specific countries which escalated into a war where treaties between countries obligated countries trying to stay neutral to join the war. For example, the US was wanting to stay neutral throughout the war however were brought into the war after Germany sunk the Lusitania after they sided with Britain on German submarine warfare. This is an example of a situation many countries were in which lead to the world war. This 4 year war came with around 40 million casualties.
  • The Roaring 20's

    The Roaring 20's
    The 1920's brought cultural growth for the United States. There was a lot of growth in the Industrial aspect of society beginning with the invention of automobiles. Women gained more rights and created an individual culture including Flappers which shaped everyday life in the 20's. African Americans migrated North after white supremacy became practiced down south. This migration was known as the Harlem Renaissance and allowed them to create their own culture of music,acting,and writing.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    The League of Nations was the first efforts of creating worldwide peace and resolve conflicts in the years following the war. Woodrow Wilson presented the idea of the LON to rulers of Great Britain, France, and Italy and after a while Wilson's proposition was approved. Although it only consisted of 4 nations to begin with the League grew to be a somewhat worldwide organization. There was a lot of dispute and failure within the US over it as some believed it took away from their nations power.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The Great Depression was time period in the late 20's early 30's when the stock market crashed and the economy basically shut down. There was a country wide trend of unemployment which put many people at risk of not surviving with no income. Riots and protests were held, one of the famous ones being the bonus march which was attended by WW1 veterans and this ended up deepening the depression. The nation had a difficult recovery in which created new aspects of the American culture.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japanese forces surprise bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The US was not expecting this attack at all as they weren't even threatening Japan. Japan's reasoning behind this attack was all apart of their plan in defeating East Asia. The US was very supportive of the Isolationist philosophy after WW1 in hopes of never undergoing that type of war again. With this attack, the US was obligated to join a World War for the second time.
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    The war began with Hitler's invasion of Poland and the US was brought into it unwillingly after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 despite the war having already being going on for 2 years. There were many causes to this war one being that the whole world had undergone major economic depressions which made it devastating for the US when they were put in the war. The whole world was involved and one thing special about this war was that there were two sides the axis and the allies.
  • The UN

    The UN
    After WW2, the Allies wanted to continue peace among nations and the old League of Nations obviously didn't create that. Leaders of the US, Britain, and France got together and created the United Nations. In 1945 the UN was founded and consisted of 51 members. The UN is still the main international organization to ensure communication and work towards world peace. It now consists of 193 members.
  • Civil Rights Era

    Civil Rights Era
    The main movement during this time was with the African Americans. Although Africans gained some more rights after the civil war they were still extremely discriminated against and segregation was highly practiced everywhere. The Little rock 9 was a group of high school students who were the first Africans to desegregate at school. Rosa Parks started a bus boycott and sit in protests began. All of these ways of protest led to an extent of desegregation and a new sense of Black Empowerment.
  • Vietnam war

    Vietnam war
    This war may have had the biggest impact a war has on the USA yet. The war lasted 20 years making it the longest and deadliest one yet. There were many reasons for the war one being a continuation of conflict created in the cold war. The war created a big Anti-war movement in the US, put the US in a bad economic state, as well as temporarily weakened the US military forces. This war overall affected America and it view towards international conflict quite negatively.
  • Feminism

    In the 60's there was a rise in women's rights movements and this spike lasted around 2 decades. There were many marches and protests. Of course women strived to have equal rights as men but even more the idea behind feminism is to be seen and accepted equally as men socially, culturally, and politically. Women didn't want their purpose to be serving others anymore, they wanted to live for themselves. Feminism was born during this time and still is a bug cultural value to many women today.
  • Reaganomics

    During Reagan's years in office he created an economic system to help heal the struggling US economy. This system obtained the name Reaganomics. His plan was to make tax cuts in the upper class in hopes to give them more room to spend and invest. He did end up stabilizing the economy for a period of time but ultimately put the US in 3 times the debt it was in. This debt is one the US still hasn't recovered from.
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    The Gulf War, know as Operation Desert Storm to the US, was the first big US conflict since the Cold War. It started between Iraq and Kuwait, which the US was or had been involved with in some manner. The US decided to get involved on Kuwait side as they were a big portion of the US oil supply. The fighting started by bombings between the US and Iraq and soon moved to ground fighting. The war ended in a US victory which provided the country with a lot of pride and confidence in their military.
  • Globalization

    in the 90's the US grew in all aspect of their culture. They became the military superpower, invented internet, and underwent almost another industrial revolution. With this they gained a lot of influence globally which brings us to the term globalization. Many countries were gaining something from the US's growth whether its good or bad and that makes the US a big contributor to globalization. This phenomenon can be good or bad depending solely on where you live.
  • The End of the American Century

    The End of the American Century
    The US gained a lot of power during the 1900's. They went through good and bad with wars, debts, victories, loses, inventions and so much more. In the end, the US really had made a base culture that citizens could live in without to much complications, for the time being. Will there continue to be this wars and debts and all the things that happened in able for the US to get to where it was as a super power?