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Battle of Little Bighorn
Wounded Knee Massacre
Railroad strike of 1877
Haymarket Riot 1886
Homestead Strike 1892
Pullman Strike 1894
Gilded Age
A battle where the Indians defeated the US Army, killing many. This confirmed the notion that Indians were bloodthirsty and must be dealt with.
The last clash between the Indians and US forces in South Dakota, killed around 150 Natives
In response to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) cutting wages of workers for the third time in a year. Striking workers would not allow any of the trains, mainly freight trains, to roll until this third wage cut was revoked. (Ohio history central)
It began as a peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour day and in reaction to the killing of several workers the previous day by the police. (History.com)
A bitter labor dispute between Andrew Cargnegie and his employees that felt overworked and overpaid. The strikers lost, this was a major setback for the unionization of steel workers.
A milestone in American labor history, as the widespread strike by railroad workers brought business to a standstill across large parts of the nation until the federal government took unprecedented action to end the strike. (Thought co) owned a town and G
The period in United States history following the Civil War and Reconstruction, lasting from the late 1860s to 1896.
Boxer Rebellion This officially supported as an uprising of 1900 that I attempted to drive all foreigners from China
Prohibition This was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sell of alcohol beverages
Spanish American war A war between Spain in America basically caused because of an explosion of an American ship and American support for the struggle of Cubans and Filipinos against Spanish rule
NAACP The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans
William Taft William Howard Taft was the 27th president of the United States and the tenth chief justice of the United States, the only person to have held both offices.
Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson was an American statesman, lawyer, and academic who served as the 28th president of the United States from 1913 to 1921. A member of the Democratic Party, Wilson served as the president of Princeton University and as the 34th governor of Ne
John J. Pershing General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing was a senior United States Army officer. His most famous post was when he served as the commander of the American Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front in World War I, 1917–18.
American Expeditionary Force The American Expeditionary Forces was a formation of the United States Army on the Western Front of World War I.
Tuskegee Airmen The Tuskegee Airmen was a group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II.
Flying Tigers The First American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps, Navy, and Marine Corps, recruited under President Franklin Roosevelt's authority before Pe
Navajo Code Talkers bilingual Navajo speakers specially recruited during World War II by the US Marine Corps to serve in their standard communications units of the Pacific theater.
Franklin Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. Made the new Deal.
League of Nations intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War. It was the first worldwide intergovernmental organisation whose principal mission was to maintain world peace.
Clarence Darrow Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer, a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union
KKK The Ku Klux Klan, commonly called the KKK or the Klan, is an American white supremacist hate group.
Vernon Baker Vernon Joseph Baker was a United States Army first lieutenant who was an infantry company platoon leader during World War II and a paratrooper during the Korean War
Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II.
Dwight Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he was a five-star general in the United States Army and served as supreme commander of
Harry Truman Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as vice president. He implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe, and established t
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