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Assassination of Archduke Francis

1914

The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife leads to World War I. The united states remain neu

German submarine sinks

1915

Nearly 1,200 people including 128 American citizens die

President Wilson

1916

The President Wilson wins the reelection.

The United States

1917

The united states enter the war
The Russian Revolution begins

The war ends

1918

An armistice ends the war on November 11
An influenza epidemic kills millions world wide

The Senate Rejects

1919

The senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles

The Eighteenth Amendment

1919

The eighteenth amendment bans the making or selling of alcoholic beverages

The Economic

1920

The economic boom of the 1920s boosts the stock market

The U.S. and Germany

1921

The United States signs a peace treaty with Germany

The Emergency Quota Act

1921

The Emergency Quota Act limits immigration to the United States

Begins Investigating

1923

The Senate Public Lands Committee begins investigating the Teapot Dome Scandal

John Scope

1925

John Scope is arrested for teaching the theory of evolution

Charles Lindbergh

1927

Charles Lindbergh flies alone across the Atlantic Ocean

Great Depression

1929

The Great Depression begins

The Stock Market

1929

The stock market crash in October marks the beginning of the Great Depression

Congress

1935

Congress passes the first Neutrality Act. The law is intended to keep the United States out of foreign conflicts. Italy invades Ethiopia.

Japan

1937

Japan launches an all-out war against China.

WWII begins

1939

World War 2 begins as Germany invades Poland. Although the United States remains neutral, President Roosevelt seeks to aid the Allies, such as Britain and France.

The Philippines

1946

The Philippines gains its nonindependent

Cheering the Berlin Airlift

1948

United States planes break a Soviet blockade by bringing desperately needed food, fuel, and supplies to the people of Berlin.

The Korean

1950

The Korean war begins

Rocking into orbit

1962

Friendship 7, with astronaut John Glenn aboard, blasts off for orbit around Earth.

Fighting In Vietnam

1968

More than a half million American troops are fighting in Vietnam.

On Patrol In Vietnam's Mekong Delta

1974

The United States removes the last of its combat troops from South Vietnam

Communists Win

1975

Communists win control over all of South Vietnam, ending the Vietnam war.

The Berlin Wall

1989

The Berlin Wall is torn down by the people of Berlin

Soviet Union Breaks Up

1991

Status of former communist leaders are toppled as communism falls and the Soviet Union breaks up.

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I Was Born

1998