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Battle of Little Bighorn= The worst U.S defeat in the Indian War, and the greatest Native American victory in the Indian War.
Wounded Knee Massacre= The final clash between the U.S federal government and the Sioux that left 150 Native Americans dead at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Railroad Strike of 1877= Due to the third wage cut, workers would strike by not allowing any trains specifically freighters to roll through until the third wage cut was revoked.
Haymarket Riot 1886= A rally at Haymarket Square was organized by labor radicals to protest the killing and wounding of several workers by the Chicago police during a strike.
Homestead Strike 1892= A labor dispute between the workers.
Pullman Strike 1894= The Pullman Strike of 1894 was a widespread strike by railroad workers that brought business to a standstill across large parts of the nation
Gilded Age= A period in the 19th century where government was glittering at the surface but corrupt underneath.
Boxer Rebellion= An anti-imperialist movement that took place in China between 1899 and 1901.
Spanish American War= A conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas.
Prohibition= The outlawing of the manufacture and sale of alcohol, especially in the US between 1920 and 1933.
Great Depression the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world, lasting from 1929 to 1939.
World War I a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II was 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 was a major part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front. It was fought from September 26, 1918 until the Armistice of November 11, 1918, a total of 47 days.
The First Red Scare (1920s) was ending a fear-driven, anti-communist movement began to spread across the United States of America.
Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that took place between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor
Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war from Saysain Point, Bagac, Bataan and Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell, Capas, Tarlac,.
Invasion of Normandy aka D Day or Operation Overlord Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II.
Harlem Renaissance was 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. The ship was identified and torpedoed by the German U-boat U-20 and sank in 18 minutes.
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 an area of Oklahoma, Kansas, and northern Texas affected by severe soil erosion (caused by windstorms) in the early 1930s, which obliged many people to move.
Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899.
Berlin Airlift the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine to the citizens of the besieged city.
Korean War a war between North Korea and South Korea. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following a series of clashes along the border.
Vietnam War also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was an undeclared war in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
Gulf of Tonkin Incident also known as the USS Maddox incident, was an international confrontation that led to the United States engaging more directly in the Vietnam War.
Montgomery Bus Boycott was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama.
Freedom Rides Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and subsequent years to challenge the non-enforcement of the United States Supreme
Little Rock Nine Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas.
Chicano Mural Movement Artists began using the walls of city buildings, housing projects, schools, and churches to depict Mexican-American culture.
OPEC Embargo Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries proclaimed an oil embargo.
Iran-Contra Scandal was a political scandal in the United States that occurred during the second term of the Reagan Administration.
Iran Hostage Crisis was a diplomatic standoff between the United States and Iran.
Kent State Shooting also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre, were the shootings on May 4, 1970
Watergate Scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States during 1972 to 1974, following a break-in by five men at the Democratic National Committee headquarters
Election of 2000 Republican candidate George W. Bush, then-governor of Texas and son of former president George H. W. Bush.
September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States
Hurricane Katrina (role of levees and geography in the catastrophe) was an extremely destructive and deadly Category 5 hurricane that made landfall on Florida and Louisiana in August 2005
Election of 2008 Democratic ticket of Barack Obama, the junior Senator from Illinois, and Joe Biden, the senior Senator from Delaware, defeated the Republican ticket of John McCain, the senior Senator from Arizona
Sputnik Launch The Launch of Sputnik, 1957. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the earth's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I.
Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union initiated by the American discovery of Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba.
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