U.S Timeline

By: Angelica Lopez

1776 Americanism

1776- Declaration of Independence
1787- United States Constitution
  • Bill of Rights- First 10 Amendments

1776-1890 Westward Expanion

Indian Wars
Homestead Act
  • Free Land

1861-1865 Civil War

1863- Emancipation Proclamation
Abraham Lincoln (President) assassinated

1865-1877 Reconstruction

13 Amendment- Abolished Slavery
14 Amendment- Citizenship for former slaves
15 Amendment- Black males right to vote

1872-1912 Imperialism

1898- Spanish American War
  • Teddy Roosevelt fought with the Rough Riders

1877-1900 Gilded Age

  • Political bosses
  • Business (monopolies and trusts), unsafe working conditions

1900-1914 Progressibe Era

Three Progressibe Presidents
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • William Taft
  • Woodrow Wilson
16 Amendment- Income tax
17 Amendment- Direct election of senators

1914-1918 World War 1

Woodrow Wilson- President
U.S joined in 1917 because of unrestricted submarine warfare

1918-1938 Between wars

1921-1929- Roaring 20s
  • Flappers- women challenging morals
  • Prohibition- organized crime
  • 18 Amendment- Prohibition of alcohol
  • 19 Amendment- Women's right to vote
  • 21 Amendment- Repealed prohibition
1929-1941- Great Depression- President Hoover
  • Stock market crash
  • Dust bowl
1933-1939- New Deal- President Roosevelt

1938-1945 World War 2

Franklin Roosevelt- President
U.S. joined WWII after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor
Harry Truman- President- atomic bombs

1945-1961 Truman/ Eisenhower

1950-1953 Korean War

1954-1968 Civil Rights

Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks
1963- JFK assassinated
Lyndon B. Johnson- Civil Rights Act 1964 and Voting Rights Act 1965
Plessy vs. Ferguson and Brown vs. Board of Education

1961-1969 Kennedy/ Johnson

1963- JFK- Cuban missile crisis

1965- 1973 Vietnam War

Domino Theory

1969-1977 Nixon/ Ford

Nixon impeached and resigned from office because of Watergate
Ford pardoned Nixon

1977-1989 Carter/ Reagan

Carter- Iran hostage crisis
1989 Reagan- Fall of the wall

1989-2008 Bush/ Clinton/ Bush

HW Bush- Desert storm
Clinton- Lewinsky affair
W. Bush- 9/11 attacks
W. Bush- Iraq war