U.S. History

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Woodrow Wilson is President

1913 - 1921

-about one million soldiers are killed and wounded in the battle of Verdun

Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand

1914

-leads to world war 1
-united states remains neutral
-world war begins in europe
-his wife was killed too

german's submarine sinks

1915

-nearly 1,200 people including 128 americans citizens die

Untied States enters war

1917

-the Russian revolution begins

A Declaration of War

April 2, 1917

President Wilson went to Congress to ask for a declaration of war.

Congress passed the Selective Service Act

May 18, 1917

world war 1 ends

1918

-an armistice ends war in november 11

influenza epidemic kills millions world wide

1918

Senate rejects the treaty of Versailles

1919

The Eighteenth Amendment

1919

prohibits the making or selling of alcoholic beverages.

Economic boom of the stock market

1920 - 1929

United States signs peace treaty with Germany

1921

The Emergency Quota Act

1921

limits immigration to the United States

The cold war began

1945 - 1991

The Korean war begins

1945 - 1953

the Philippians gain Independence

1946

Communists controlled the government of every Eastern European country

1948

except Yugoslavia. those became nations for the Soviet Union

Moa, leader of communist forces gain power in China

1949

the Soviet Union tested a atomic bomb

September 1949

Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba

1956

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

1974

Communists win control over all of South Vietman

1975

this ended the Vietnam war

the Berlin Wall is torn down by the people of Berlin

1989

Communism falls and the Soviet Union breaks up

1991

personal

my mom was born

1974

i was born

1998