U.S. History Timeline

By Daren Rowe

Americanism 1776

* 1776 Declaration of Independence

* 1787 United States Constitution

- First Ten Amendments

Westward Expansion 1776-1890

- railroad

- Indian Wars

- Homestead acts - Free land

Civil War 1861 - 1877

*13th Amendment- Abolished Slavery

* 14th Amendment- citizenship for former slaves

* 15th Amendment- black males right to vote

Reconstruction 1877 - 1900

* Corruption

-Political Bosses

-business (monopolies & trusts), unsafe working conditions

* immigrants

Gilded Age 1877 - 1900

* Corruption

- Political Parties

- Business (monopolies & Trusts), Unsafe working conditions

*Immigrants

Progressive Era 1900 - 1914

* three progressive presidents

-Teddy (Theodore Roosevelt)

-taft (William Taft)

-Wilson (Woodrow Wilson)

* 16th amendment - income tax

* 17th Amendment - Direct election of senators

Imperialism 1872-1912

*Spanish American War

-Teddy Roosevelt fought with the rough riders

WW1 1914 - 1918

* Woodrow Wilson -President

* Us joined in1917 because of Unrestricted submarine warfare

Between the Wars 1918 - 1938

* Roaring Twenties of jazz age 1921 - 1929

-Flappers- Women Challenging Morals

-Prohibition - Organized crime

-18th Amendment - Prohibition of alcohol

-19th Amendment - womens right to vote

-21st Amendment - Repealed prohibition

* Great depression - President hoover 1929 - 1941

-Stock market crash

-Dust bowl

* New deal -President franklin Roosevelt 1933 - 1939

WWII 1938 - 1945

*Franklin Roosevelt - president

*US joined WWII after japan attacked Pearl Harbor

*Harry Truman - president - atomic bombs

Cold War 1945 - 1989

*iron curtain

Korean War 1950 - 1953

Truman/Eisenhower 1945 - 1961

Kennedy/Johnson 1961 -1969

JFK - Cuban Missile Crisis - 1963

Civil Rights 1954 - 1968

*Martin Luther King Jr.,Rosa Parks

*John F. Kennedy (JFK) assainated 1963

*Lyndon B. Johnson - Civil Rights Act 1964, Voting Rights Act 1965

*Plessy vs. Ferguson, Brown vs. Board of education

Vietnam War 1965 - 1973

Domino Theory

Nixon/Ford 1969-1977

*Nixon - Impeached and resighned from office - watergate

*Ford - Pardoned Nixon

Carter/Reagan 1977 -1989

*Iron hostage Crisis - Carter

*Fall of the Wall - Reagen 1989

Bush/Clinton/Bush 1989-2008

*HW Bush - Desert Storm

* Clinton - Lewinsky Affair

* W Bush - 9-11 Attacks

* W Bush - Iraq War