Recent Event Highlights: Post War America, Civil War, Pre - Civil War, and 13 more...
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Presidents: Richard Nixon 1969-1974 Gerald Ford 1974-1977 Jimmy Carter 1977-1981 Ronald Reagan 1981-1989 George H. W. Bush 1989-1993 Events: 1970-Kent State 1971-Pentagon Papers Printed 1971-26th amendment (voting Age 18) 1972-1974-Watergate June 1972-Burglars caught at Democrat National Committee offices at Watergate Hotel May 1973-Senate Committee Opens Hearing on Watergate Affair Oct. 1973- VP Agnew Resigns "Saturday Night Massacre" Aug. 1974-Richard Nixon Resigns 1973-US ends Direct intervention in Vietnam 1979-3 mile island nuclear meltdown 1979-1981-Iranian Hostage Crisis 1979-1989-Soviet-Afghan war 1983-SDI (star wars) missile defense system proposed 1985-Iran-Contra Affair 1989-Berliners Tear Down Berlin Wall 1990-1991-Gulf War 1991-Soviet Union Collapses This time is a time when there were reforms put in place to help people gain rights that had previously been given but never really received. People start to realize their impact on the world and their idealism starts to shift towards individual efforts to make themselves better. Also people use the meadia and rioting to gain a spotlight and get their messages out. During this time there have been many advencments in technology which people are starting to use to their advantage. Blacks and women start to gain job, and independence. Also during this time the US has to work its way through new complex foreign affairs caused by money, and resources.
Presidents: Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953-1961 John F. Kennedy 1961-1963 Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969 Richard Nixon 1969-1974 Events: 1960- First Televised Presidential Debate 1961- First American forces arrive in Vietnam 1961- Berlin Wall is Built 1961- First US astronaut launched into space 1962- Cuban Missile Crisis 1963- John Kennedy Assassination 1964- Gulf of Tonkin 1965- Voting Rights Act 1968- Robert Kennedy Assassinated During the 60’s the US Fought the Vietnam war. This was based on Democratic and Republican ideals. The US started a policy to contain communism. In order to keep countries such as Vietnam the us went in and fought the communist. Also the US focused on foreign policy. Also there was a lot of extreme nationalism which brought the US in to things such as McCarthyism. Because communist was against the ideals of democracy the US decided to take a stand. The Vietnam war shaped the 60’s, the us, and the way that people looked at the us. The 60’s was a dawn of a new era where nuclear war, space travel and other major new frontiers were being opened.
Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1945 Harry S. Truman 1945-1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953-1961 Events: 1945-Allies win World War II 1945-Nuremberg Trials Start 1946-Iron Curtain Speech 1947-Truman Doctrine 1947-Presidential Succession Act 1948-Marshall Plan 1948-Berlin Airlift 1949-Soviets get Atomic Bomb 1949-NATO formed 1950-Korean War starts 1950-McCarthyism, Rosenbergs, Red Scare 1951-Hydrogen Bomb 1951-22nd Amendment 1954-Brown vs. Board of Education 1955-Montgomery Bus Boycott 1957-Sputnik 1957-Eisenhower Doctrine 1957-Civil Rights Act of 1957 1958-NASA formed 1959-Alaska and Hawaii gain statehood After WWII the us came out of their economic slump and this time had republican and democratic ideals in the us such as free open market with many jobs opening to both men and women as well as many people making they own businesses and families. However at this time the rest of the world went into a depression since much of the war destroyed man countries. The is took this opportunity to make money and enjoy winning the war.
Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1945 Harry S. Truman 1945-1953 Events: 1941-Germany Violates Non-Aggression Pact with USSR 1941-Pearl Harbor 1942- Bataan Death March 1942- Battle of Midway 1942-First atomic reaction made 1944-D-Day 1944-Battle of the Bulge 1945-Atomic Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 1945-Allied Victory WWII was fought for stopping the axis powers from taking over the world. The stopping of this was a republic and democratic ideal because one major reason for the fighting was to give the people of Europe a chance at freedom after they had been taken over by Germany. Germany felt that they were better than all of the rest of the world, so the us and other allied powered helped to fight to gain equality for the Europeans.
Presidents: Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921 Warren G. Harding 1921-1923 Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929 Herbert Hoover 1929-1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1945 Events: 1913-16th amendment-income tax 1913-17th amendment- direct election of senators 1914-Franz Ferdinand assassinated 1917-Armistice 1917-Espionage act 1917-U.S. declares war on axis powers 1918-Sedition act 1918-Wilson presents 1919-18th amendment- prohibition 1919-Palmer Raids 1920-19th amendment - Women's Sufferage 1920-Senate Votes not to join League of Nations 1929-Stock Market Crash 1931-Star Spangled Banner officially made National Anthem 1932-Franklin introduces New Deal 1933-21st amendment (repeal of 18) 1935-Social Security Act 1938-World War 2 officially starts During WWI the US at first tried to stay out of the war. The US felt that the war in Europe was not their war to fight. However at the same time the US was sending war goods and money. At the beginning the us used the war as a way to help grow and improve the economy. The main underlying causes for the war started with democratic and republican ideals however they were executed poorly and caused a small act to crumbling into a major war. The nationalism, militarism, the secret alliances, and the imperialism were all causes that started WWI.
Presidents: Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893 Grover Cleveland 1893-1897 William McKinley 1897-1901 Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909 Progressivism is a time when many of the great ideas that were built into republicanism and democracy were able to be carried out. It was a time when peoples progressive ideals such as freedom of voting, equality, and other ideas. This time allowed for fixing the things that were going wrong with the fast growing United States. During the progressive era the us was trying to gain control over their economic, become a world power and at the same time not have to go to war. William Howard Taft 1909-1913 Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921 Events: 1890- Sherman Anti-Trust Act 1891- Yellowstone becomes first national park 1892- Ellis Island opens 1892- Congress Extends Chinese Exclusion Act for 10 more years 1892- Pledge of Allegiance is written 1898- Spanish-American War 1901-President McKinley shot and killed 1903-First flight made by Orville brothers in Ohio 1904-Roosevelt Corollary added to Monroe Doctrine 1906-Pure Food and Drug Act 1910-Roosevelt's New Nationalism Speech 1912-Theodore Roosevelt is shot in Milwaukee 1912-Titanic Sinks
Presidents: Rutherford B. Hayes 1877-1881 James A Garfield 1881-1881 Chester A Arthur 1881-1885 Grover Cleveland 1885-1889 Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893 Events: 1877- Hayes begins withdrawing Union Troops from South 1881- President Garfield is Shot 1882- Congress passes Chinese Exclusion Act 1883- Supreme Court Rules that Civil Rights Act only protected people from discrimination by the state, not by people or Corporations 1886- Grover Cleveland Unveils the Statue Of Liberty 1889- Oklahoma opened to white settlement This was a good time for democracy because during this time ideals were spread all over world by republican and democratic nations. As the nations grew as spread all over the world many nations in places of the world that never know freedom or equality.
Presidents 1865 - Andrew Johnson 1868 - Ulysses S. Grant 1863- 10% Plan 1865 - Black Codes 1865 - Johnson Declares Union Reunited 1865 - 13th Amendment 1869 - 15th Amendment 1870 - Ku Klux Klan 1875 - Civil Rights Act This time was just after the Civil War, during this time many southern states still make it hard for blacks to be free b passing laws that were unfair. This time shows how a country can change and revolt back at a government that is not serving in the best interest of the people. This is an example of republicanism and democracy because it shows that governments can change when they aren’t acting for the people and the ideals which they were founded on. This was one ideal that was a trade mark of the new us government, because the founding fathers knew that the constitution might need changing so the US government allowed for this change.
Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865 Andrew Johnson 1865-1869 Ulysses S Grant 1869-1877 Events: 1860 - Election of Lincon 1861- 6 states withdraw from Union to form the Confederate States of America 1861- Confederates attack Ft. Sumter, starting Civil War 1863- Emancipation Proclamation officially delivered July 1-3, 1863- Gettysburg 1865- 13th Amendment abolishes Slavery April 15, 1865 - Lincoln Killed The civil war was a fight that helped to gain freedom for blacks. This is a democratic and republic time because one idea that is included under these types of government is equality. The civil war helped gain equality, and freedom for blacks. Though this time put a strain on the US the US came out better in the end.
Presidents: William Henry Harrison 1841-1841 John Tyler 1841-1845 James K Polk 1845-1849 Zachary Taylor 1849-1850 Millard Fillmore 1850-1853 Franklin Pierce 1853-1857 James Buchanan 1857-1861 Events: 1840- Van Buren makes workday 10 hour maximum for government workers 1841- President Harrison dies after 30 days in office 1844- House Repeals Gag Rule 1846- Michigan becomes first state to outlaw Capital Punishment 1848- Seneca Falls Convention 1850- Congress adopts Compromise of 1850 1854- Kansas/Nebraska Act 1854- Emigrant Aid Society 1856- Sack of Lawrence, beating of Senator Sumner, and retaliation for attacks 1857- Dred Scott vs. Sanford
Presidents: James Monroe 1817-1825 John Quincy Adams 1825-1829 Andrew Jackson 1829-1837 Martin van Buren 1837-1841 Events: 1820- Missouri Compromise 1821 - Emma Hart Willard opens first school that offer girls an education 1826- Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die on the same day 1830- Jackson signs Indian Removal Acts 1831- Slave insurrection in Virginia leads state congress to debate abolition of slavery 1833- American Anti-Slavery Society is founded in Philadelphia 1835- Liberty Bell Cracks 1936- Battle of the Alamo
Presidents: John Adams 1797-1801 Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809 James Madison 1809-1817 James Monroe 1817-1825 John Quincy Adams 1825-1829 Events: 1800 - Election of 1800 1803 - Marbury v. Madison (Judicial Branch) 1803 - Louisiana Purchase 1804 - 12th Amendment 1804 - Lewis & Clark 1808 - Congress prohibits the African Slave Trade 1812 - War of 1812 (US v. England) 1815Andrew Jackson defeats British at the Battle of New Orleans 1820 - Missouri Compromise 1823 - Monroe Doctrine (events taken from Mr. Small's sample slide)
Presidents: George Washington 1789-1797 John Adams 1797-1801 Events: 1789-Washington Selected as First President by Electoral College 1790-Alexander Hamilton Suggests Federal government takes responsibility for Revolutionary War Debt 1791-Bill of Rights is Ratified 1794-Charles Peale opens First U.S. History Museum 1794-Whiskey Rebellion 1797- XYZ Affair 1798- George Washington Dies During this time the many ideals that were sought to be put in place by the constitutions and the leaders of the new country were put in place. After the revolutionary war the colonies had to come together and use the new centurial government and elect a leader. This was the first time that the republic ideals were put to practice making this the start of republicanism in America.
Presidents: George Washington 1789-1796 Events: 1777- Congress Authorizes Flag with 13 stars, 13 stripes 1777- Vermont Becomes the first place in the world to abolish Slavery 1777- Articles of Confederation drafted 1780- B. Arnold offers to exchange West Point for Major General rank in British Army 1781- Articles of Confederation ratified 1783- US signs peace treaties with Britain 1787- Shay's Rebellion 1788- Current Constitution ratified 1789- Washington becomes 1st President of the United States The constitution is democratic and republic because it helped found the US. The us used this document to found their new nation which was based on democratic and republic ideals. Ideals including freedom for everyone, rights to voting, and others. While no everyone had all of these freedoms it was the basis for many fights to gain freedom, Independence, and equality. The New Nation
Presidents: None Events: 1764- Sugar Act 1770 -Boston massacre June 1772- Sam Adams and committees of correspondence emerge to state rights of colonists 1773 tea act and Boston tea party 1774 coercive act 1774 first continental congress suspends all trade with British April 18, 1775 Lexington and Concord is start of revolution 1776 Declaration of Independence is in writing May 1775-1781- Colonists declare independence from Britain 1783 - Final Peace Treaty Signed In the revolutionary war democracy and republicanism were key components to the lead up and the key decisions in the war. During the lead up to the war the colonies saw that they were being treated un fairly compared to the rest of Britain. The colonies thought that they rights should be the same and that they should get the same benefits that other Britain citizens received. The colonies used a representative style government.