U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Michael-McP
In History
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    Early American History

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    Civil War/Reconstruction

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    The Gilded Age

    1.Containment:Keeping something in, keeping communism inside the Soviet Union
    2.Arms Race/Space Race: The race to get to space and make the best, more destructive weapons, The US and USSR were in race to space and for larger weapons
    3.The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: Also known as USSR/Soviet Union, were the main enemy of the US
    4.Communism: Economic system without currency, what the USSR believed in
    5.Domino Theory: If one country adapted communism, others would too. The US feared this
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    The Progressive Era

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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 Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

  • 22nd Amendment

    Made the maximum presidency two terms
  • Truman Doctrine

    US 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

  • Sweatt v Painter

    ruled the separate law school at the University of Texas failed to qualify as “separate but equal”
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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • Rosenberg Trails

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation
  • Hernandez v. Texas

    Mexican Americans and all other races provided equal protection under the 14th Amendment
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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

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    Montgomery Bus boycott after Rosa Parks' arrest

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Little Rock Nine integrated into an all-white school in Little Rock, AK

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba

  • Berlin Wall built to prevent people from leaving communist East Berlin

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream Speech" at the March on Washington

  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX

  • 24th Amendment

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Made discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin in public places illegal and required employers to hire on an equal opportunity basis
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Eliminated literacy tests for voters
  • Tet Offensive

  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    Prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • First Man on the Moon

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Defines the First Amendment right for students in the United States Public Schools
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    End of the Cold War

    Great Society - domestic program that instituted federally sponsored social welfare programs
    Thurgood Marshall - Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and fought for racial justice
    Black Panthers - Black Power political organization
    Non-Violent Protests/Civil Disobedience - peaceful protests for racial justice
    Cesar Chavez - helped farm labor workers get better working conditions
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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

  • Title IX

    protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs
  • 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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    1990s-21st Century