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Battle of the Little The Battle of the Little Bighorn, was an armed engagement between combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes
Wounded Knee Massacre The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the U.S. state of South Dakota.
Railroad Strike of 1877 The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 started on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in response to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad cutting wages of workers for the third time in a year.
Haymarket Riot, 1886 The Haymarket affair was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday, May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago.
Homestead Strike, 1892 The Homestead strike, was an industrial lockout and strike which began on July 1, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on July 6, 1892.
Pullman Strike, 1894 The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States that lasted from May 11 to July 20, 1894, and a turning point for US labor law.
Gilded Age The time between the Civil War and World War I during which the U.S. population and economy grew quickly, there was a lot of political corruption and corporate financial misdealings and many wealthy people lived very fancy lives.
Boxer Rebellion DescriptionThe Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising, or Yihetuan Movement was an anti-imperialist, anti-colonial, and anti-Christian uprising that took place in China between 1899 and 1901, toward the end of the Qing dynasty.
Spanish American War DescriptionThe Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. 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.
Prohibition the action of forbidding something, especially by law.
Great Depression a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
World War I a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries
Battle of Argonne Forest a major part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front
The First Red Scare a period during the early 20th-century history of the United States marked by a widespread fear of Bolshevism and anarchism
Battle of Midway a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that took place between 4 and 7 June 1942
Bataan Death March forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war
Invasion of Normandy The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when they assaulted Normandy, located on the northern coast of France
Harlem Renaissance an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s.
Sinking of the Lusitania as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of Germany.
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii
Dust Bowl the name given to the drought-stricken Southern Plains region of the United States, which suffered severe dust storms during a dry period in the 1930s.
Klondike Gold Rush a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899
HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee) An investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives.
Black Panthers a political organization founded by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in October 1966 in Oakland, California
Martin Luther King Jr. an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement
Malcolm X an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement.
SNCC (“Snick” Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee) one of the major American Civil Rights Movement organizations of the 1960s.
CORE (Congress on Racial Equality) an African-American civil rights organization in the United States that played a pivotal role for African Americans in the Civil Rights Movement.
AIM (American Indian Movement) militant American Indian civil rights organization, founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1968
UFW (United Farm Workers) won the passage of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act, a landmark agreement recognizing the right of farm workers in California to organize.
Cesar Chavez Mexican-American farmworker, labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez brought about better conditions for agricultural workers.
NATO an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries
NOW (National Organization for Women) an American feminist organization founded in 1966. The organization consists of 550 chapters in all 50 U.S. states and in Washington, D.C.
Sandra Day O’Connor She was the first woman to serve on the Court.
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