U.S. 1877-2008

Timeline created by QasemTahasalih
In History
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    Early American History (1776-1860)

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    1st Amendment

    Freedom of religion, speech, petition and assembly
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    2nd Amendment

    Right to Bear Arms
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    11th Amendment

    States are protected from being sued by citizens of another state.
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    12th Amendment

    Separated balloting procedures for president and vice-president (put them as a team).
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    Civil War/Reconstruction (1860-1877)

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    13th Amendment

    Abolition of slavery.
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    14th Amendment

    Granted former slaves citizenship and equal protection, established principle of selective incorporation.
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    15th Amendment

    African-American men could vote.
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    The Gilded Age (1877-1900)

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    The Progressive Era (1890-1920)

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    Imperialism (1898-1910)

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    16th Amendment

    Established federal income tax.
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    17th Amendment

    Direct election of U.S. Senators.
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    World War I (1914-1918)

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    18th Amendment

    Prohibition
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    Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)

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    19th Amendment

    Women have the right to vote.
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    Great Depression (1929-1939)

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    20th Amendment

    President and vice-president's term of office begins on January 20th, and no longer in March.
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    21st Amendment

    Repeal of Prohibition
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    World War II (1939-1945)

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    Early Cold War (1945-1960)

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    United Nations formed

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    Berlin Airlift

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    Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
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    Marshall Plan

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

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    Civil Rights Era (1950-1970)

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    Korean War

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    Rosenbergs trail

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    22nd Amendment

    Presidents limited to 2 terms.
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    First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War (1954-1976)

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    Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

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    USSR launches Sputnik

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    Cuban Missile Crisis

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    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
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    Medicare and Medicaid established

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    Tet Offensive

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    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 (1970-1991)

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    Pentagon Papers leaked

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    26th Amendment

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

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

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    1990s-21st Century (1990-2008)