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Assassination of Archduke, Francis Ferdinand

1914

He was killed by a terrorist group called Black Hand. Him and his wife were killed while driving through Savejo in an open car. This lead to WWI and the United States remained neutral.

WWI Begins

1914 - 11/11/1918

German submarine attack the Lusitania

1915

Almost 1200 people, including 128 American citizens died when German submarines attack the Lusitania.

Woodrow Wilson Releected

1916

After Wilson had decided to keep the U.S. neutral and out of WWI he won the Presidential election and will now be serving a second ,and last term. Managing to keep the U.S. out of WWI helped Wilson win reelection.

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U.S. Enters War

1917 - November 11, 1918

The United States has finally entered WWI after Germany tries to build alliance with Mexico and have them attack the U.S.

WWI Ends

November 11, 1918

An Armistice ends war on November 11, 1918 on the 11th hour

The 18 Amendment bans alcohol in the US

1919

Treaty of Versailles Rejected By Senate

1919

The Senate decides to reject the Treaty of Versailles.

The Roraing Twentis Begins

1920 - 1930

The Roraing Twenties was the time period where the US went through an econimical prosperity. The economy was at its best and it seemed like this would never fade. During this time women also got their freedom and they started to exress themselves more than ever and thus was born flappers.

Stock Market Boosts

1920

Prohibition

January 16, 1920 - 1933

Prohibition was also known as the "noble expirement" This was the banning of manufacturing or selling and liquor or item containing alcohol. Or at least in the United States.

Prohibition

January 16, 1920

Prohibition was also known as the "noble expirement" This was the banning of manufacturing or selling and liquor or item containing alcohol. Or at least in the United States.

Emergency Quota Act

1921

The Emerganecy Quota Act limits the number of imigrants allowed to enter the US.

Kellogg-Bruand Pact.

1921

Peace treaty with Germany

1921

ERA

1923

In 1923 the Equal Rights Amendment was proposed by Alice Paul. It was also known as ERA and stated, "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

Investigation For TDS begins

1923

The Teapot Dome Scandal (TDS) is is where two oil executives had bribed Fall into secretly leasing them government land in California.

Women Gain Rights

1924

In 1924 the two first women governers were elected.

The Great Depression

1929 - 1941

FDR President

1933 - 1945

In 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt became the new U.S. president. He promised a "New Deal" for the American people.

Repeal

1933

On this day the 18th Amendment was ratified by the 21st Amendment.

The World war II Era

1935 - 1945

Neutrality Act

1935

In 1935 Congress passed the very first Neutrality Act. This law was intended to keep the U.S. out of any conflicts with foreign countries.

WWII Begins

1939

In 1939 World War II begins as Germany invaded Poland. The U.S. remained neutral, but FDR sought to aid the Allies (Britain and France)

Pearl Habor

1941

In 1941, Japanese planes bombed the U.S. fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This was the cause of the U.S. entering WWII. The very next day after the bombing, the United States was at war, they fought along the allied side.

Battle of Midway

1942

In 1942 the U.S. Navy defeats Japan at the Battle of Midway

D-Day

June 6, 1944

On June 6, D-Day, Allied troops landed at Normandy in France. They fought of Axis powers that had taken over France and within a few months France had regained their freedom.

The Cold War Era

1945 - 1991

Not really being much of war, the Cold War Era was more of a "competition" to see who would be the most powerful country in the world. this competition was between the United States and the Soviet Union. No real fighting took place between these though.

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Once FDR had passed way, Harry S. Truman became the next president of the United States. He took office in 1945.

Atom Bomb

August 6, 1945

On August 6, 1945 the American bomber Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The blast was incredible that it destroyed most of the city and killed at least 70,000 people.

Atom Bomb II

August 9, 1945

Only 3 days later, August 9, 1945, a second atom bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. About 40,000 people died instantly and in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, more people died later on due to atomic radiation.

Japan Surrenders

August 14,1945

On August 14,1945, Japan's emperor announced that Japan surrenders and retreats from the war. This day was known as V-J, which stood for "Victory in Japan"

Berlin Airlift

1948

In 1948, during Truman's presidency, President Truman was not going to let West Berlin fall into the hands of the Soviet Union, but at the same time he did not want to send American troops to a Soviet Union zone, which could cause a war. Instead, he ordered an airlift. For almost a year, U.S. and British planes took supplies and food to Berlin everyday.

Korean war

1950

In 1950the Korean war started when North Korea, who was supported with aid from the Soviet Union, invaded South Korea who was backed up by the United Sates.

Dwight D Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

After Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower had came into office as the new president of the U.S.

Brown Vs. The Board of Education of Topeka Kansas

May 17, 1954

In this case, in a majority vote (9-0) it was declared that separate, segregated, learning facilitates was unequal and not fair. The plaintiffs in this case were 13 Topeka parents defending their 20 kids. The plaintiffs say that schools should not be segregated. The Board of Education did have a permit saying that they could (but did not mean they had too) racially segregate schools.

The Emmit Till Case

August 28, 1955

Emmit Till was a 14 year old boy who was murdered because she had been reported, to be "flirting with a white woman. He had talked with 21-year old, Carolynt Bryant. She was married to the owner of a grocery store, and hes husband had over heard about the conversation. Roy (the husband) and his half brother, J W. Milam kidnapped Emmit, took him to a barn, and brutality punished him before killing him. They disposed of his body, which was found 3 days later, and were then accused of murder. But it wasn't until a month after accusation was made that they confirmed they were guilty.

Ros Parks

December 1, 1955

Rosa Parks, a civil rights activist, had been arrested for not wanting to give up her seat to a white man on the bus. Back in her time, if you were an African American, you would have to give up your seat to a white person on the bus. You were also not allowed to sit in the front, you would have to go sit in the back. Rosa Parks, having had a long tiresome day, did not want to give up her seat to a white man and was soon arrested for that. Park's courage for this had lead to a boycott of buses.

Little Rock Nine

1957

Little Rock Nine was a group of students who were enrolled at Little Rock Central High School. These few students wanted to only blossom more in their education. The schools intended for them attend did not have the courses and classes they needed, so they tried to go to a white High School. Things got so serious that the National Guard had gotten involved. The National Guard had lined up soldiers to keep out African American's from entering the school.

Greensboro Sit-in

1960

A non-violent protest that was lead by young African American students at Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina started all of these sit ins that took place. This lunch place segregated an they were fighting for equal rights, many of the protesters had been arrested for trespassing or for "disturbing the peace." These sit ins had a quick impact makings many establishments that were segregated to stop.

The Freedom Riders

1961

The Freedom Riders were a group of men and women, both African American and white, that had gotten on trains and buses to go down to the south part of the U.S. to challenge the regions outdated, "Jim Crow Laws."

John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Once Eisenhower was done as president, John F. Kennedy came to be the next. The sad part though, was that John F. Kennedy wasn't able to even finish one term since he was assassinated in 1953.

Friendship 7

1962

In 1962, Friendship 7, a space shuttle was sent into orbit around the Earth. the shuttle had John Glenn aboard.

Lyndon B. Johnson

1963 - 1969

Since Kennedy had been assassinated, Lyndon B. Johnson took office. He took office almost right away in 1963 and served until 1969.

Birmingham Alabama Church Bombing

September 15, 1963

About a month after Dr Martin Luther King Jr give his famous speech, "I Have A Dream" a bomb was laid in front of a church in Birmingham, Alabama on a Sunday before church. The church served as a meeting place for many civil rights leaders and when the bomb exploded four young girls were killed and many other were injured.

Bloody Sunday

1965

In1965, Martins Luther King Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership conference had

Vietnam

1968

Over half a million troops are fighting in Vietnam.

Richard M. Nixon

1969 - 1974

After Johnson, President Nixon followed as the next president of the U.S. He served until 1974.

Gerald R. Ford

1974 - 1977

Gerald R. Ford took office after Nixon. He served until 1977

Retreat

1974

Now the U.S. has removed the last of the troops that were in South Vietnam.

Jimmy Carter

1977 - 1981

Once Ford served only 1 term, Jimmy Carter took office after him in 1977. Carter served only 1 term as well.

Ronald Regan

1981 - 1989

Ronald Regan took office after carter and served for 2 terms.

Berlin Wall Gone

1989

In 1989 the Berlin Wall was torn down by the people of Berlin.

Gearge H. W. Bush

1989 - 1993

Soviet Union Ends

1991

Many statues of former communist leaders are taken down. Communism starts to fall and the Soviet Union ends up crumbling down.

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My Birthday

1998