U.S.A. History

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Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand

June 1914

His wife was killed as well. This leads to WW1 in Europe. The U.S. remains neutral.

German Submarine Sinks Lusitania

1915

Nearly 1,200 people, including 128 American citizens Die.

President Woodrow Wilson Wins 2nd Term

1916

The U.S. Enters WW1

1917

War Ends

November 11, 1918

The U.S. Senate Rejects the Treaty of Versailles

1919

The U.S. Signs a Peace Treaty With Germany

1921

Cold War Begins

1945

Did not have an "official" start.

The Cold War Expands

1946 - 1947

The war has now spread to Africa, The Philippines, India, Pakistan, and Indochina.

Hunting Communists at Home

1946 - 1950

Several people in the U.S., Canada, and Britain were arrested as Soviet spies.

Telegram Recieved in Washington D.C.

February 1946

George Kennan, an American diplomat in Moscow sends a telegram to Washington D.C. with details stating that the Soviet Union is preparing to invade surrounding countries.

Berlin in Crisis

1948

Joseph Stalin ordered for East Berlin to be separated from West Berlin.

Soviet Union Tests

1949

The U.S. learns that the Soviet Union has also harnessed the power of the atomic bomb.

Landing at Inchon

1950

MacArthur launches a counter-attack against the North Koreans, sending them back to the 38th parallel.

The Korean War Begins

June 1950

North Korean troops invade South Korea.

The Vietnam War

1964 - 1969

The Cold War Ends

1991

Civil Rights

Brown Vs. The Board of Education of Topica, Kansas

1951 - May 17, 1954

Rosa Parks (Fighting for integration on buses)

1955 - 1968

The Case of Emmett Till

1955

Little Rock Nine (Integration into Schools)

1957

Greensboro Sit-Ins

1960

The Freedom Riders

1961

Birmingham Church Bombing

September 15, 1963

Bloody Sunday

1965

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assasination

April 4, 1968