U.S. History: 1887-2008

Timeline created by Phat Bui
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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    Imperalism

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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 Nation formed

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    Early Cold War

  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism.
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

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

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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • 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

    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War and was the moment when the two superpowers came closest to nuclear conflict.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam.
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

    These programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation for 50 years.
  • Tet Offensive

    North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launched a coordinated attack against a number of targets in South Vietnam. The Tet Offensive played an important role in weakening U.S. public support for the war in Vietnam.
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines is a historic Supreme Court ruling from 1969 that cemented students' rights to free speech in public schools.
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    End of the Cold War

  • 26th Amendment

    Moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old.
  • Pentagon Papers Leaked

    The Pentagon Papers was commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1967. In June of 1971, small portions of the report were leaked to the press and widely distributed.
  • War Powers Act

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

    The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period leading to the formal reunification of Vietnam into a socialist republic, governed by the Communist Party of Vietnam.
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    1990s-21st Century