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Battle of the Little Bighorn A number of tribes missed the deadline to continue moving their tribe. The Americans came in to force them out, but they were outnumbered and lost miserably.
Wounded knee massacre
Railroad strike of 1877
Haymarket riot, 1886
Homestead strike, 1892
Pullman strike, 1894
Gilded age
Battle between US and Sioux Indians.
This strike was about Andrew Carnegie cutting wages in a steel plant. It turned very violent.
This strike was about some workers on the railroad who’s wages got reduced from the previous year. They had to send in the government to get it going.
Where some workers were complaining for an eight hour workday. Later that night the protests got violent and killed some people.
This strike was ended with the government stepping in saying the employees couldn’t interfere with their bosses work.
Tied with the urbanization of America and the industry’s. The time when you would “get stuck in a rut” and always be poor or if you were rich you would get richer.
Boxer Rebellion
Spanish American War
Prohibition
Chinese secret organization called the Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists led an uprising in northern China against the spread of Western and Japanese influence there.
Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of USS Maine in Havana harbor in Cuba, leading to U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence.
No alcohol.
Great Depression
World War I
World War II
Battle of Argonne Forest
The first red scare (1920s)
Battle of midway
Bataan Death March
Invasion of Normandy (D Day or operation overlord)
Harlem Renaissance
Sinking of the Lusitania
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
Dust Bowl
Klondike Gold Rush
severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of Germany. The ship was identified and torpedoed by the German U-boat U-20 and sank in 18 minutes.
military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941.
an area of land where vegetation has been lost and soil reduced to dust and eroded, especially as a consequence of drought or unsuitable farming practice.
migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899.
was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
artistic explosion centered in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after The New Negro, a 1925 anthology edited by Alain Locke.
In Europe began when Hitler's Nazi Germany attacked Poland. ... The countries that fought against Germany and the Axis Powers in Europe were called the Allied Powers.
major part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front.
As World War I was ending a fear-driven, anti-communist movement
turning point in the Pacific War. Before the Battle of the Coral Sea on 7-8 May 1942, the Imperial Navy of Japan had swept aside all of its enemies from the Pacific and Indian oceans.
forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war
largest amphibious invasion in history when they assaulted Normandy, located on the northern coast of France, on 6 June 1944. The invaders were able to establish a beachhead as part of Operation Overlord
Created by: myla.childers