Paul Foley- Public Timeline

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In History
  • Lusitania

    Was a massive ship that was sunk by a german submarine off the coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 people in total.
  • Year of first woman elected to congress (Rankin)

    Year of first woman elected to congress (Rankin)
    Jeannette Rankin became the first woman in US history elected to the House of Representatives. Most American women couldn’t even vote until 19th amendment was passed in 1920.
  • Lenin led a Russian Revolution

    Lenin led a Russian Revolution
    This Russian Revolution was when the peasants and working class people of Russia revolted against the government of Tsar Nicholas II. They were led by Vladimir Lenin and a group of revolutionaries called the Bolsheviks.
  • Selective Service Act

    The act stated that all men in the U.S. between the ages of 21 and 30 were to register for military service. Within the next few months, around 10 million men had registered.
  • Espionage Act

    The Espionage act made it a crime to relay and spirt information to other people that could interfere with US armed forces or help the opposing side.
  • Influenza(flu) Epidemic

    Influenza(flu) Epidemic
    The Influenza Flu, which originated in China , was an unusually deadly flu pandemic. It infected an estimated 500 million people and killed an estimated 20-50 million victims.
  • Wilson’s 14 Points

    A statement of peace from President Wilson that was used for negotiations for peace in order to put an end to WWI.
  • Sedition Act

    This act was made to protect America’s participation in WW1. It forbid any abusive or profane language about the government of the United States.
  • US Senate rejects The Treaty of Versailles

    When the senate rejected the treaty, that’s what formally ended WWI. They rejected it because too many alliances makes a mess.
  • Schenck vs U.S.

    Schenck vs U.S.
    This case resulted in the Supreme Court ruling the freedom of speech right could be restricted if the words spoken could present clear danger.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    This amendment granted women the right to vote. This was a very massive milestone in US History, since it took decades and protest and fighting for change.
  • Jazz is Developed by Musicians of New Orleans

    Jazz is Developed by Musicians of New Orleans
    Jazz, being the perfect carefree vibe of the 20s, was created by the African Americans of New Orleans, such as Louis Armstrong. He had played jazz since he was very little.
  • Steel Strike Ends

    Steel Strike Ends
    The Steel Strike collapsed when the Chicago mills gave in towards the end of October. By November, workers were back at their jobs in no time.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Albert Fall, a former Secretary of the Interior, was charged with accepting bribes from oil companies in exchange for exclusive rights to drill for oil on federal land. The sites included land near a teapot-shaped outcrop in Wyoming known as Teapot Dome.
  • The Klu Klux Klan is Reborn

    The Klu Klux Klan is Reborn
    The KKK has over 5 million members in 1924. The organization attempted to persuade politics by using violence, but by the end of the decade the KKK began to decline.
  • Two Women Elected Governor

    Two Women Elected Governor
    Nellie Tayloe Ross was elected governor of Wyoming, and Miriam “Ma” Ferguson for Texas. This was a huge deal for women, mostly because it took over 50 years for an equal rights amendment to pass congress.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact is Signed

    Kellogg-Briand Pact is Signed
    The pact was Calvin Coolidges creation. It was signed by 15 nations, all agreeing that these nations will not make war with one another, except in times of self-defense. Many americans like this pact, hoping that war will stop.
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    Wilson’s Presidency Term

    During President Wilson’s term, Wilson led the US through WWI. He attempted to keep the US neutral during WWI but ultimately called on Congress to declare war on Germany in 1917.
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    Lasted from July 1914 until November of 1918. WW1 was one of the most revolutionary wars and took place mainly in Europe. WW1 was commonly (and still is) referred to as the great war.
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    Great Migration

    The movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural parts of the Southern region of the United States, to the Northeast, Midwest, and West regions of the US.