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US History

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Battle of the Little Bighorn armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army
Wounded Knee Massacre Wounded Knee took place on December 29, 1890 on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian, sparked by the Ghost Dance movement and the death of Chief Sitting Bull
Railroad Strike of 1877 began on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States after the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) cut wages for the third time in a year.
Haymarket Riot, 1886 May 4,1886, a bloody confrontation between Chicago police and protesting workers.
Homestead Strike, 1892 industrial lockout and strike which began on June 30, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on July 6, 1892.
Pullman Strike, 1894 nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894.
Gilded Age late 19th century, from the 1870s to about 1900. satirized an era of serious social problems masked by a thin gold gilding.
Boxer Rebellion officially supported peasant uprising of 1900 that attempted to drive all foreigners from China. “Boxers” was a name that foreigners gave to a Chinese secret society known as the Yihequan
Spanish American War A war between Spain and the United States, fought in 1898. The United States acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines in the war and gained temporary control over Cuba.
Prohibition nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933.
Great Depression the economic crisis and period of low business activity in the U.S.
World War I A war fought from 1914 to 1918 between the Allies, notably Britain, France, Russia, and Italy (which entered in 1915), and the Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire.
World War II a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
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 (1920s) was ending a fear-driven, anti-communist movement known as the First Red Scare began to spread across the United States of America. In 1917 Russia had undergone the Bolshevik Revolution.
Battle of Midway decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that took place between 4 and 7 June 1942,
Bataan Death March 75,000 Filipino and American troops on Bataan were forced to make an arduous 65-mile march to prison camps.
Invasion of Normandy aka D Day or Operation Overlord during World War II, on June 6, 1944—the day of the Normandy landings—initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi Germany.
Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s.
Sinking of the Lusitania was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s. More than a hundred Americans died in the sinking.
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor surprise aerial attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island, Hawaii, by the Japanese that precipitated the entry of the United States into World War II.
Dust Bowl Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas, where a combination of drought and soil erosion created enormous dust storms in the 1930s.
Klondike Gold Rush A rush of thousands of people in the 1890s toward the Klondike gold mining district in northwestern Canada after gold was discovered there.
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