American History Timeline 2nd Semester

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17th Amendment is passed

December 19, 1803

Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is published

November 24, 1859

Homestead Act is passed by congress

May 20, 1862

The Credit Mobilier scandal occurs

September 11, 1872 - February 28, 1873

Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone

1876

Thomas Edison patents the incandescent light bulb

January 27,1880

Chinese Exclusion Act is passed by congress

1882

Dawes Act is passed by congress

February 8, 1887

George Eastman introduces his Kodak camera

1888

Plessy v. Ferguson decision is handed down by the Supreme Court

1896

National Association for the Advancementof Colored People (NAACP) is formed

1909

The Panama Canal opens for business

August 15, 1914

United States enters World War I

April 6, 1917

Armistice is signed ending World War I

November 11, 1918

19th Amendment is passed (women suffrage)

June 4, 1919

Charles Lindberg flies solo across the Atlantic Ocean

May 21, 1927

United States stock market crashes

September 29, 1929

Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President for the first time

1933

Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics

August 9, 1936

Pearl Harbor is bombed by Japan

December 7, 1941

Battle of Midway takes place

June 4, 1942 - June 7, 1942

D-Day invasion occurs

June 6, 1944

Brown v. Board of Education decision

1954

Rosa Parks refuses to move from her seat

December 1, 1955

Vietnam War ends

April 30, 1975