early american history

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    early american history

  • Communism

    a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
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    cival war reconstruction

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    the gilded age

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    roaring twenties

  • The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

    Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian Federation
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    great depression

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  • United Nations formed

    The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security,
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    early cold war

  • Containment

    the action of keeping something harmful
  • 22nd Amendment:

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • Truman Doctrine

    The Truman Doctrine was an American foreign policy the stated purpose of which was to contain Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War. It was announced to Congress by President Harry S
  • Berlin Airlift

    The Berlin Airlift: “Operation VITTLES” Begins It was quickly settled: The Allies would supply their sectors of Berlin from the air.
  • Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan, also known as the European Recovery Program, was a U.S. program providing aid to Western Europe following the devastation of World War II.
  • NATO established

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 European and North American countries
  • Domino Theory

    the theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries, like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall.
  • 1950-1953: Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the support of the United Nations,
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    cilvil right era

  • 1951: Rosenbergs trial

    The trial of the Rosenbergs and Sobell on federal espionage charges began
  • 1952: First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

    1952—63 years ago this week—the U.S. detonated the first hydrogen bomb, resulting in the first successful full-scale thermonuclear weapon explosion
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    vietnam war

  • Arms Race/Space Race

    The Space Race was an informal 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR)
  • 1955: Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

    The first polio vaccine, known as inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) or Salk vaccine, was developed in the early 1950s by American physician Jonas Salk.
  • 1957: USSR launches Sputnik

    On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the earth's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I. The successful launch came as a shock to experts and citizens in the United States,
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in October
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, authorizing President Johnson to take any measures he believed were necessary to retaliate and to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia.
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

    Authorized by Title XIX of the Social Security Act, Medicaid was signed into law in 1965 alongside Medicare. All states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories have Medicaid programs designed to provide health coverage for low-income people.
  • Tet Offensive

    The Tet Offensive was a coordinated series of North Vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities and outposts in South Vietnam.
  • Tinker v. Des Moines:

    Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, 393 U.S. 503, was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court that defined First Amendment rights of students in U.S. public
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    end of cold war

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

    The Pentagon Papers, officially titled "Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force", was commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1967. In June of 1971,
  • 26th Amendment:

    The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
  • War Powers Act

    The War Powers Resolution (also known as the War Powers Resolution of 1973 or the War Powers Act) (50 U.S.C. 1541–1548) is a federal law intended to check the U.S.
  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

    The Pentagon Papers, officially titled "Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force", war
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    1990ś -21st century