Timeline created by Zane.Cragle
In History
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    Early American History

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    Civil War/Reconstruction

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    The Gilded Age

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    The Progressive Era

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    World War I

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War II

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

  • Truman Doctrine

    Gave military and economic aid to countries under communist threat
  • 22nd Amendment

    Limits a president to two consecutive terms.
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    A plan to help Europe rebuild after WWII
  • NATO Established

  • Korean War

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    Civil Right Era

  • Rosenbergs Trial

  • First H-Bomb Detonated by the U.S.

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    Vietnam War

  • Polio Vaccine Invented

  • Sputnik is Launched

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Soviets out a bunch of missiles in Cuba, putting the U.S. at risk of being bombed. They quarantined the area until the situation defused itself.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    It gave President Johnson the authorization to do whatever he deemed necessary to maintain international peace in Southeast Asia.
  • Medicare and Medicaid Established

    Medicare/Medicaid is a federal program designed to help alleviate some of the costs of various medical procedures/items, such as drugs, surgeries, check-ups, etc.
  • Tet Offensive

    The Tet Offensive was a series of attacks by the Vietcong that nearly drove out the U.S. forces.
  • Tinker v Des Moines

    The court ruled in favor of the students, saying that they too have the right to exercise the 1st amendment.
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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers Leaked

    A bunch of formerly classified documents got leaked, which really dropped the popularity/credibility of the government in the people's eyes.
  • 26th Amendment

    Lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.
  • War Powers Act

    A check intended to limit the president's ability to make/influence war, primarily put in place as a result of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, was taken by the Vietcong, effectively ending the war.
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    1990s-21st Century