His wife was killed and the assassination lead to WWI. The United States remained neutral.
1200 people including 128 Americans died. The name of the submarine was Lusitania.
Woodrow Wilson avoided entering the war. Wilson tried to bring both sides to peace, he failed but people boosted Wilson's image w/ the slogan "he kept us out of war!"
The united states armed forces grew by millions! congress passed Selective Service Act.
World War II began the moment Germany invaded Poland. From that moment on, many countries would be involved in a deadly battle which lasted five years.
Germany defeated France in 1940
Throughout the year of 1942 American workers produced more than 48,000 planes and also shipped more than 8 million tons of goods to help support soldiers.
the United States signed a treaty with Mexico in 1942 which allowed Mexican laborers to work in the U.S
Britain and American forces invade Italy in 1943. Italy and Germany had formed an alliance, hence forcing Hitler to to send troops.
On June 6th, 1944 a fleet of 4000 allied ships carried the inasion force to France.
on May 7th 1945 Germany surrendered to the Allies. the following day on May 8TH 1945 the allies celebrated the long awaited V-E victory in Europe.
Franklin D. Roosevelt had been very ill, then one day in early April of 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt got a sudden headache and died a few hours later.
This was the case of a young girl named Linda Brown. She had troubles with the education system wanting to send her to a far away segregated school, this was not fair of course. In Kansas at the time many people believed that there was nothing wrong with segregation and that it was supposed to be that way. Because of Linda, there was the Brown decision which was for segregated schools to no longer exist. http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR9Mmw0vAixSawJw-sO-astTBhm0jtJQmOWmSSfUmBGGh1fDzv4Tw
This is the case of a 14 year old boy who came down to Mississippi to visit some relatives and while they had gone out to a grocery store, he made a small gesture towards a white woman by whistling at her. The woman took this as an offense and made a huge deal about it. Two days later the woman's brother, along with someone else who kidnapped Till form where he was staying and beat him severely and then shot him and threw him in a river. Emmett Till's death became a reason for the civil rights movement and also a symbol of the racial hatred African-Americans had yet to overcome. http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQc-doR8BT54gp9u3aowy3OGwo9LL_VyzWMrWnNOcyDJ-ztlrsTXA
Rosa Parks was one of many African american people who were told to move from a seat on a bus and refused to and were then sent to jail, but there was a big difference between all of them and Rosa Parks. The difference was she actually did something about it. The boycott started in which all African Americans agreed to not sitting on a bus, and walk everywhere and their money was needed, and officials saw that. "Many admirers call Parks the mother of the civil rights movement. She led by example, showing that peaceful protest could create dramatic change." -Time magazine
This was the integration into schools. 9 African american students entered an all whites high school in little rock, Arkansas.
they changed things in around in their state and were able to get a good education when trying to get in to the college they want.
The Greensboro sit-ins were series of non-violent protests in 1960. The purpose of these sit-ins where to change the minds of officials and convince them to be fair. They wanted their civil rights and stop segregation. http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSl-XfwmS4DZ6vDbtcVVZlPA_lsmBzNFgcLlz6N9eVKUxA_kAxY
"The Freedom Riders where a group of a dedicated group of men and women, black and white, young and old boarded buses, trains and planes bound for the deep South to challenge that region‘s outdated Jim Crow laws and the non-compliance with a US Supreme Court decision already three years old that prohibited segregation in all interstate public transportation facilities." freedom riders.org
the Birmingham church bombing was a very strange event that had occurred in 1963. "The Sept. 15, 1963, bombing at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was one of the most abhorrent crimes of the civil rights movement.
The church was a center for civil rights meetings, and just a few days earlier, courts had ordered the of Birmingham's schools." infoplease.com http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzfYgBjNsP2xKToyPDevpUmEO7TcTDAwgpFgbikiifl2md8wwM5A
On Bloody Sunday 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma on U.S. Route 80. they didn't get very far because when they got 6 blocks ahead they were attacked by state and local lawmen with billy clubs and tear gas and drove them back into Selma.