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American Time Line
Transcript of American Time Line
1861 THE BATTLE OF BULL RUN This battle was devasting
The confederate won Sep. 1862 The battle of Antietam took
place on this date
The union won this war beacus
Lee withdrew from battle.
23,000 soldiers died on this battle. Dec. 1862
Battle of Fredericksburg This battle was won by the
This was one of the unions
worst defeats. 1863
Battle of Chansellorsville The battle took place in
may 1863. The confederate
Even though they won, theyre
general, "Stone-Wall" was
shot, and died Feb. 1862 Ulysses S. Grant attacked
and captured Fort Henry
and Fort Donelson.
Grant is from the union. Forty Henry Fort Donelson Mid- 1862
The Emancipation Proclamation President Lincoln decided to
emancipate or free african
american slaves in the confederate
states. But the south didnt want to
The Emancipation Proclamation 1863
African Americans start to help in war African American people start to
help in the war. Sadly, some had to
fight for slavery. 1963
The Battle of Gettysburg This battle is the one known
the most. It was one of the
confederates worst defeats. 1864
War is Over Ge Houseneral Lee surrendered to Grant.
The union won and the war was over.
Appomattox Court house is where
President Lincoln Shot President Lincoln was shot by
John Wilkes Booth. VP, Andrew Johnson
takes place as new president. John Wilkes Booth
The U.S.A buys Alaska from Russia.
The cost was $7.2 million. 1867 1869 Ulysses S. Grant becomes the 18th
Utah makes its first transcontinental
railroad. 1870 The fifteenth amendment to the
constitution is ratified, now blacks
can vote. 1873 Grant wants to have a second
inauguration. 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes becomes 19th
The very first phone line is built. The
president installs the first phone on the
white house. 1881 James A. Garfield becomes president.
He is shot and dies Charles Guiteau and dies.
VP, Chester Alan Arthur becomes president 1885 Grover Cleveland becomes 22nd president. 1886 The Statue of Liberty was deticated to
us by France. Construction begins 1889 Benjamin Harrison is inaugarated as the
Oklahoma becomes open to settlers.
Ellis Island becomes chief immigration
station of the U.S.A 1893 Grover Cleveland becomes president
fot the second time. 1897 William McKinley was inaugurated as the 26th presdident 1898
USS Maine is blown up in Havana
Treaty of Paris is signed, ending Spanish
Spain gives up control of Cuba.
U.S annexes Hawaii by an act of Congress
1899 U.S.A acquires American Samoa by
treaty with Great Britain and Germany. 1900 A new century begins.
Galvestone hurricane wipes ouut around
8,000 people. 1901 McKinley's second inauguration,he is
shot by Leon Czolgosz and dies.
Theodore Roosevelt becomes president. Leon Czolgosz William Mckinley Theodore Roosevelt 1903 U.S gets the Panama Canal Zone.
The Wright Brothers built the first controllable airplane
Panama Canal First Plane 1905 Theodore Roosevelt 2nd inauguration. 1908 Bureau of Investigation, forerunner of the
FBI, is established. 1909 FBI Seal The 27th president is inaugurated, he
was William Howard Taft.
For fun, he planted 80 Japanese cherry trees. William Howard Taft Cherry Tree 1913 Woodrow Wilson becomes 28th president
of U.S.A. 1914
WWI Begins WWI starts when they assassinated
the prince of Austria-Hungary.
This war is one of the most important
wars in history.
President Wilson didnt want to enter the war. 1915 Germany torpedoed the Lusitania, a ship. A lot of americans died.
President wilson still didnt want to enter the war.
First long-distance telephone line. Started at NY and ended in San.Fran. 1916 Jeanette Rankin was the first woman
elected to the U.S house of representatives. 1917 Woodrow's second inauguration.
U.S.A enters WWI.
First regular airmail service begins.
1918 WWII ended.
Spanish Influenza epidemic begins. A hospital with flu patients. 1919 League of Nations meet for the very
first time. Too bad U.S.A is not
Women now have the right to vote.
President Wilson suffers a stroke. 1921 Waren G. Harding becomes 29th president of the U.S.A.
He makes peace with Austria and Germany. 1923 President Harding suddeny dies.
His VP becomes president, he is Calvin Coolidge 1925 Coolidge's second inauguration.
The state of tennessee is now able to legally
teach "Evolution" in public school. 1927 Charles Lindbergh makes his first solos nonstop
transatlantic flight in his plane "The Spirit of St.
Louis" Charles with his plane. 1929 Herbert Hoover becomes the 31st
Stock market goes down, Great Depression
starts. 1931 The Star-Spangled is adopted as the
national anthem. 1932 Hattie Wyatt Caraway of Arkansas is the
first woman elected to the U.S. Senate,
to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
Amelia Earheart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic
flight by a woman. Amelia Earheart Hattie Wyatt 1932 Bonnie and Clyde start their reputation. 1933 Twentieth Amendement.
Franklin Roosevelt is inaugurated as 32th
Bonnie and Clyde die by their car.
1935 Works Progress Administration is
1937 Roosevelt's second inauguratoion. 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act in passed, setting
the first minimum wage in the U.S at 25 cents per
WWII Begins WWII starts.
This is one of the most devasting and
most famous war in history.
U.S.A want neutrality. 1941 Franklin's THIRD inuaguration.
He is the only president to serve 3
Japan bombs Pearl Harbor. 1941 (Part 2) U.S.A declares war on Japan.
Germany and Italy declare war
on U.S.A. 1945 Franklin' 4th inauguration.
Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stallin
meet in Yalta in the USSR to discuss
postwar occupation of Germany. 1945 (Part 2) Sadly, President Roosevelt dies of a stroke.
His VP Harry Trueman becomes president.
Germany surrenders. Harry Truman 1945 (Part 3) U.S.A drops bomb on Hiroshima,
U.S.A drops bomb on Nagasaki,
United Nation is established. 1946 Presidential Succession Act is signed
into law by President Truman. 1948 Congress passes foreign aid bill including
the Marshall Plan, which provides for
European postwar recovery.
blockade of Berlin in the first major crisis
of the cold war. 1949 Truman's second inauguration.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is established. 1950
Korean War Cold war conflict between Communist
and non-Communist forces on Korean
Peninsula. North Korean communists
invade South Korea.President Truman,
without the approval of Congress,
commits American troops to battle. 1950 (Part 2) Vietnam War: Prolonged conflict between Communist forces of North Vietnam, backed by China and the USSR, and non-Communist forces of South Vietnam, backed by the United States. President Truman authorizes $15 million in economic and military aid to the French, who are fighting to retain control of French Indochina, including Vietnam. As part of the aid package, Truman also sends 35 military advisers 1951 Twenty-Second Amendment to the
Constitution is ratified, limiting the
president to two terms.
President Truman speaks in first coast
-to-coast live television broadcast. 1952 Puerto Rico becomes a U.S.
First hydrogen bomb is detonated
by the U.S. on Eniwetok, an atoll
in the Marshall Islands. 1953 Dwight Eisenhower becomes 34th president
of the U.S.A
He send troops to a high school in Little Rock
Arkansas to inforce integration of black students. President Eisenhower 1957 Explorer I is lauched, firt american satellite. John F. Kennedy becomes 35th president
of the U.S.A 1961 1959 Alaska becomes the 49th state of the U.S.
Hawaii becomes the 50th state of the U.S. Alaska Hawaii 1962 The first american man to orbit around Earth
was Lt. Col. John Glenn
Cuban Missle Crisis-President denounces
Soviet Union for planting bombs in Cuba. John Glenn 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. says his "I have a
Dream" speech to a crowd of 200,000 people
President Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Tex. 1963 (Part 2) Kennedy's VP becomes president, Lyndon
B. Johnson. 1964 President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.
North Vietnamese torpedo boats allegedly attack
U.S. destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin off the coast
of North Vietnam. 1965 President Johnson proposes the Great
Johnson's second inauguration.
We begin bombing Vietnam. Our soldiers
begin arriving at Vietnam.
President Johnson signs the Voting Rights
Act, which prohibits discriminatory voting
practices. 1967 Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution
is ratified, outlining the procedures for filling
vacancies in the presidency and vice presidency. 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated.
American soldiers kill 300 Vietnamese
villagers in My Lai.
Senator Robert F. Kennedy is killed.
1969 Richard Nixon becomes 37 president.
Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr.
go to the moon. Richard NIxon Armstrong Aldrin 1970 Four Students are shot at a university by
National Guradsmen during an antiwar
We invade Cambodia. Cambodia 1971 The Twenty-Sixth Amendment to
the Constitution is ratified, lowering
the voting age from 21 to 18. 1973 South Vietnamese government
surrenders to North Vietnam
U.S. embassy Marine guards
and last U.S. civilians are evacuate.
Vixon's second inauguration. 1974 Vixon quit's. His VP, Geral Ford
becomes president. 1977 Jimmy Carter becomes 39th president.
He later signs treaty, giving control of the
Panama Canal to Panama. Jimmy Carter 1978 President Carter meets with president of Egypt, Anwar Sadat and israeli prime mininster Manachem Begin at Camp David.
Sadat and Begin sign Camp David Accord, ending 30-year conflict between Egypt and Israel. 1979 U.S. establishes diplomatic ties with mainland China for the first time since Communist takeover in 1949.
Malfunction at Three Mile Island nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania causes near meltdown.
3 mile island 1980 President Carter wouldnt allow olympic atheletes
to go to Moscow unless the Soviet Union withdraws
from Afghanistan. Soviet Union 1981 Ronald Reagan becomes 40th president.
President Reagan is shot on the chest by
John Hinckley Jr.
Ronald Reagan JOhn Hinckley Jr. 1982 Deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights
Amendment to the Constitution passes without
the necessary votes. U.S. invades Caribbean island of Grenada
after a coup by Marxist faction in the government. 1983 Reagans second inauguration. 1985 1986 Space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members.
Worst accident in the history of N.A.S.A. 1987 Reagan challenges soviet leader, Mikhail to
destroy the berlin wall. 1989 George H. W. Bush becomes 41st president.
President Bush signs legislation to provide for federal bailout of nearly 800 insolvent savings and loan institutions.
U.S. forces invade Panama in an attempt to capture Gen. Manuel Noriega, who previously had been indicted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges 1990 Iraqi soldiers begn to invade Kuwait. 1991 U.S. and Soviet Union sign START I treaty, agreeing to further reduce strategic nuclear arms. 1992 President Bush and the president from Russia,
Boris Yeltsin finally declare an end to the Cold
War. Borsi Yeltsin 1993 Bill Clinton becomes 42th president 168 people die in Oklahoma city
due to bombing.
President Clinton sends first 8,000
of 20,000 U.S. troops to Bosnia for
12-month peacekeeping mission. 1995 Alejandro Cobian-Pelayo is born on Sep.
18 1996 Clinton's second inauguration. 1997 1998 U.S. launches missile attacks on targets in Sudan
and Afghanistan following terrorist attacks on U.S.
embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
House of Representatives votes to impeach President
Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. 1999 Senate acquits Clinton of impeachment charges.
There was a shooting in Colombine High School,
alot of people were injured. COlombine High School 2001 George W. Bush becomes the 43rd
Two planes hijacked planes crash into
the World Trade Center. This was the
worst terrorist attack of the U.S.
A third plane crashed onto the Pentagon.
World Trade Center 2004 The U.S. returns sovereignty to an interim
government in Iraq, but maintains roughly
135,000 troops in the country to fight a growing.
Four hurricanes devastate Florida and other
parts of the southern United States. 2005 The U.S. engagement in Iraq continues amid that country's escalating violence and fragile political stability. Hurricane Katrina wreaks catastrophic damage on Mississippi and Louisiana; 80% of New Orleans is flooded. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the population of the United States has reached 300 million. 2006 2009 Barack Obama becomes the 44th
president of the U.S.
He is the first black president of the