U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Nicholas.Welch
In History
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    Early American History

  • Declaration of Independence signed

  • Constitution written

  • Bill of Rights ratified

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    Civil War/ Reconstruction

  • Homestead Act

    provided 160 acres of land to anyone who would settle out in the west.
  • 13th amendment

    Abolished Slavery
  • 14th Amendment

    Granted Slaves citizenship and due process
  • Continental Railroad complete

  • 15th Amendment

    allowed voting for all male citizens
  • Telephone Invented by Alexander Graham Bell

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    The Gilded Age

  • Sherman Antitrust act

    Outlawed Business Monopolies
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    The Progressive Era

  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    legalized segregation and separate but equal laws
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    World War 1

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    The Roaring Twenties

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    The Great Depression

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    World War 2

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

  • Truman Doctrine

    US policy that offered financial aid to countries threatened by communism.
  • 22nd Amendment

    Prohibits Presidents from serving more than 2 terms.
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    Program to help European countries rebuild after World War 2.
  • NATO Established

  • Start of Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenburg Trials

  • First H-Bomb detonated by United States

  • End of Korean War

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk Invents Polio Vaccine

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Begins undeclared war on North Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker V Des Moines

    Defined the First Amendments rights for students in U.S. public schools.
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    End of Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers released

  • 26th Amendment

    Lowered the Voting age from 21 to 18
  • War Powers act

    Law limited the presidents right to send troops to battle without congressional approval
  • Fall of Saigon, Marks the end of Vietnam War

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    1990's -21'st Century

  • USSR launches Sputnik