US and the World

Events

revolutionary war

1775 - 1783

Thomas Paine Common Sense

1776

Declaration of Independence

1776

Shay's Rebellion

1786

Constitution Signed

1787

Bill of Rights Ratified

1791

Cotton Gin

1794

Quasi War with France

1798 - 1800

Alien and Sedition Acts

1798

Louisiana Purchase

1803

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

Florida ceded to US by Spain

1819

Panic of 1819

1819

McCulloch v. Maryland

1819

Supreme Court upholds the right of the government to charter a national bank, affirming "implied powers" beyond those stated in the constitution.

Missouri Compromise

1820

Monroe Doctrine

December 2, 1823

Indian Removal Act

1830

Mexican American War

1846 - 1848

Fugitive Slave Act

1850

Dred Scott v. Sandford

1857

homestead act

1860

civil war

1861 - 1865

Emancipation Proclemation

1863

Sherman’s March to the Sea

1864

Reconstruction Period

1865 - 1877

14th Amendment

July 9, 1868

grants citizenship to people born in the United States, theoretically permitting class mobility and equality. Didn’t, but a noble effort

Transcontinental Railroad Completed

1869

15th Amendment

1870

gave AA men the right to vote

Sitting Bull

1881

5 Time Zones Created

1883

Haymarket riot

May 4, 1886

The Haymarket riot and bombing occurs in Chicago, Illinois

Oklahoma Opened to White Settlement

March 23, 1889

President Benjamin Harrison opens up Oklahoma lands to white settlement

Ellis Island Opens

1892

Chicago World Fair

1893

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

1911

Henry Ford Assembly Line

1913

17th Amendment

1913

popular election of senators

16th Amendment

1913

income tax

world war 1

1914 - 1918

Wilson's 14 Points

1918

18th Amendment

1919

prohibition

Immigration Restriction Act

1924

suddenly closed the golden door that new Americans had entered through for decades. Asians especially unwanted. Was everyone really allowed the same privileges now? Probably not. (KKK influence possible)

CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps)

1933

Roosevelt's Inaugural Adress

1933

AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Act)

1933

paid white farm-owners to stop planting to combat overproduction. Ultimately forced sharecroppers to go find work elsewhere, continuing the Great Migration. People set on the move literally and figuratively

world war 2

1939 - 1945

LA becomes US 2nd largest industrial city

1944

Surrender of Germany

1945

Dropping the Atomic Bomb

Aug 6th 1945