The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife leads to World War I. The united states remain neu
Nearly 1,200 people including 128 American citizens die
The President Wilson wins the reelection.
The united states enter the war
The Russian Revolution begins
An armistice ends the war on November 11
An influenza epidemic kills millions world wide
The eighteenth amendment bans the making or selling of alcoholic beverages
The senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles
The economic boom of the 1920s boosts the stock market
The Emergency Quota Act limits immigration to the United States
The United States signs a peace treaty with Germany
The Senate Public Lands Committee begins investigating the Teapot Dome Scandal
John Scope is arrested for teaching the theory of evolution
Charles Lindbergh flies alone across the Atlantic Ocean
The Great Depression begins
The stock market crash in October marks the beginning of the Great Depression
Congress passes the first Neutrality Act. The law is intended to keep the United States out of foreign conflicts. Italy invades Ethiopia.
Japan launches an all-out war against China.
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 gains its nonindependent
United States planes break a Soviet blockade by bringing desperately needed food, fuel, and supplies to the people of Berlin.
The Korean war begins
Friendship 7, with astronaut John Glenn aboard, blasts off for orbit around Earth.
More than a half million American troops are fighting in Vietnam.
The United States removes the last of its combat troops from South Vietnam
Communists win control over all of South Vietnam, ending the Vietnam war.
The Berlin Wall is torn down by the people of Berlin
Status of former communist leaders are toppled as communism falls and the Soviet Union breaks up.