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US History

US History test

TermDefinition
1898 Spanish-American War: Explosion of Maine in havana harbor. William McKinley, Teddy R, Rough Riders, George Dewey. Free Cuba.
1914-1918 World War I: Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, MAIN, Central Powers and Allied Powers, Sinking of Louisitania, Unrestricted Sub warfare, Zimmerman Telegram.
1929 Stock Market Crash
1939-1945 World War II: U.S., Russia, Britain, Germany, Italy. Dictators: Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin. Holocaust, Pearl Harbor, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, Nazi Party, Night o Broken Glass.
1957 Russia launches Sputnik
1968 Assassination of MLK: Civil rights activist.
1969 U.S. lands first man on the moon
1991 Cold war ends- Stand off between super powers U.S. and Soviet Union.
2001 9/11 World Trade Center and pentagon attacked
2008 Barak Obama first black president elected
13th Amendment Abolished Slavery
14th Citizenship to former slaves
15th Voting rights for all men
16th Allowed government to collect income taxes
17th U.S. Senators would be elected directly by the people
18th Prohibition
19th Voting rights to Women
24th Outlawed Poll tax- Can no longer charge people to vote
22nd No president shall be elected more than 2 times
26th Granted voting rights to 18 year olds - Old enough to enlist, Old enough to vote
Plessy v. Ferguson 1896- Supreme court rule that laws requiring separate but equal railway accommodations did not violate 13th or 14th amendment. "Segregation is OK!!!"
Mendez v. Westheimer School district of Orange County 1947- Segregation of Mexican American children in California schools violated California law "Segregation is illegal if their is no law for it."
Delgado v. Bastrop ISD 1948- Segregation of Mexican and Anglo schools is unconstitutional. Different classes for spanish. "Segregation for some but not all"
Brown v Board of Edu 1954- Over ruled Plessy v. ferguson
Tinker v. Des Moines 1969- Students have rights in schools
Hernandez v. Texas Established that Mex Am had equal protections under the 14th amendment. Cant be segregated
White v. Regester Equality in drawing of voting district lines. Can reduce or eliminate the voting power of certain groups
Tuskegee Airmen Af Am piolets in WWII
Susan B. Anthony Early pioneer of womens rights.
Ida B. Wells Af Am author who campaigned to end lynching
Upton Sinclar Muckracker. the Jungle- Pure food and drug act and Meat inspection act
Clarence Darrow Defense attorney in Scopes Trial. Supported not teaching evolution in schools.
Korean War 1950- North and South Korea. North invaded south U.S. sent troops to help. Containment.
Vietnam War 1956-75North and South Vietnam. U.S. concerned with Communist threat in south. Fall of Saigon. Viet Cong. Tet offensive.
Created by: tonitehtiger