US HISTORY TIMELINE

DANIEL FLORES

Americanism 1776

  • 1776 Declaration of independence
  • 1787 US constitution- first ten Amendments

Westward Expansion 1776-1890

  • railroad
  • indian wars
  • homestead acts- freeland

Civil War 1861-1865

  • Abraham Lincoln- President during the civil war (assassinated)
  • 1863- Emancipation Proclamation

Reconstruction 1865-1877

  • 13th Amendment- Abolished Slavery
  • 14th amendment- Citizen for former slaves
  • 15th amendment- Black males right to vote

Gilded Age 1877-1900

  • Corruption- Political bosses, Business, unsafe working conditions
  • immigrants

Progressive Era 1900- 1914

  • 3 progressive Presidents-Teddy, Traft, Wilson
  • 16th- Income Tax
  • 17th- Direct election of senators

Imperialism 1872-1912

Spanish American War 1898

  • teddy roosevelt fought with the rough riders

WWI 1914-1918

Woodrow Wilson- President

US joined in 1917 because Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

Between the Wars 1918- 1938

Roaring 20's of Jazz age

  • Flappers
  • prohibition
  • 18th Amendment
  • 19 amendment
  • 21 amendment
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 Bomb

Cold War 1945- 1989

Iron curtain

Korean War 1950- 1953

Truman/ Eisenhower 1945- 1961

Kennedy/ Johnson 1961- 1969

JFK- Cuban missile Crisis- 1963

civil right 1954-1968

Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks

John F. Kennedy assassinated 1963

Lyndon B. Johnson- Civil Rights Act 1964, voting rights act 1964

Plessy vs. Ferguson, Brown vs. Board of Education

Vietnam War 1965- 1973

Domino Theory

Nixon/ Ford 1969-1977

  • Nixon- Impeached and resigned from office- watergate
  • Ford- pardoned Nixon

Carter/ Reagan 1977- 1989

  • Carter- Iran hostage crisis
  • Reagan- Fall or the wall

Bush/ Clinton/ Bush 1989-2008

  • HW Bush- Desert Storm
  • Clinton- Lewinsky Affair
  • W Bush- 9/11 attacks
  • W Bush- Iraq War