US History:1887-2008

Timeline created by Daphne.gyasi
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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    Imperialism

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    World War One

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War 2

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

    1.Containment- keeping communism from spreading to non-communist countries
    2. Arms Race/Space Race-Us and USSR both built up their nuclear weapons supply
    3. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- the other super power during the Cold War
    4.Communism- Total government control with no input from the people
    5.Domino Theory- something happening in one country can spread and happen in a neighboring country
  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries
    threatened by communism.
  • 22nd Amendment

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being
    elected again
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    program to help European countries rebuild after World War II.
  • NATO established

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenburg Trials

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools.
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    End Of The Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • War Powers Act

    law limited the President’s right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval.
  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

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    1900s To 21st Century