The Sherman Antitrust Act was an act enacted on July 2, 1890. It abolished trusts, and prevented monopolies. Overall, it greatly helped to regulate business.
The Jungle- 1904
The Henry Ford Automobile Craze- 1920s
The Jungle was a novel written by Upton Sinclair. The main theme was capitalism. There were awful conditions in the meatpacking industry, and harsh conditions in Chicago and New York for immigrants working in the industry. The novel spread awareness through the nation of the awful conditions and ingredients going through the food they ate.
In the early 1920s Henry Ford created the first manufactured automobile, the model T. He created assembly lines, which greatly changed the way that factories created their goods and sparked technology improvements across the nation. Overall, family life improved and we still use these methods today.
The New Deal- March 4, 1933
The New Deal Programs were put into place by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. These programs greatly helped Americans after the struggle of the Great Depression.
Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941
Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack by the Japanese Navy Air Force attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor. This attack led to the United States entrance into World War 2.
Montgomery Bus Boycott-December 5, 1955
When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery Bus, African Americans began the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The boycott lasted for over a year, and resulted in the desegregation of buses.
The Gulf of Tonkin-August 7, 1964
The Gulf of Tonkin was an alleged attack on the U.S.S. Maddox and the U.S.S. Turner Joy. Both destroyers were stationed in the East Vietnam Sea. After the attacks, President Johnson began to retaliate. This attack gave reason to get involved with the Vietnam War.
Fall of the Soviet Union- December 26, 1991
When Mikhail Gorbachev assumed power of the Soviet Union, he put new policies into place to stimulate the economy. These plans backfired, and turned the country against him. The Soviet Union dissolved, leading the Cold War to an end.
9/11 Terrorist Attacks-September 11, 2001
On September 11 2001, terrorists hijacked four planes. Two of the planes hit the world trade center, one hit in Pennsylvania, and one hit the pentagon. This changed the security in the nation.
Obama Care-March 10, 2010
Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, was passed on March 10, 2010, by Barack Obama. The act provides healthcare to all, without affecting the National Debt. Lower classes were able to receive healthcare, and all businesses could provide it. This overall helped our society provide sufficient help for our citizens.