U.S History:1877-2008

Timeline created by Grayson.Christopherson
In History
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    Early American HIstory (1776-1860)

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    Civil war / reconstruction (1860-1877)

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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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    World war 1 (1914-1918)

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    Roaring twenties (1920-1929)

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    Great Depression (1929-1939)

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    World war 2 (1939-1945)

  • United Nations formed

    The United Nations, commonly referred to by its initial: UN, is an international nonprofit organization formed in 1945 to increase political and economic cooperation among its member countries.
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    Early cold war (1945-1960)

    1-Containment is a united states policy from allowing the spread of communism. 2-Arms race/ Space race
    it was a competition to see who could get to the space first 3- The union of soviet socialist republics is established, comprising a confederation of Russia and other countries. 4- Communism - everything is controlled by the public. 5- Domino Theory- the theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries.
  • Truman doctrine

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

    It was that anybody who has been elected twice to not be able to be elected again.
  • Berlin Airlift

    plane that dropped food over on the other side of Berlin wall.
  • Marshall plan

    program to help European countries rebuild after World War II..... Also like mrs ragle taught us - "Marshall sent money"
  • Nato Established

    n acronym for. North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an international organization composed of the US, Canada, Britain, and a number of European countries: established by the North Atlantic Treaty (1949) for purposes of collective security.
  • Korean war (1950-1953)

    The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border and insurrections in the south. The war ended unofficially on 27 July 1953 in an armistice.
  • Rosenberg trials 1950-1953

    A court case involving Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, an American couple who were executed in 1953 as spies for the Soviet Union. Some have argued that the Rosenbergs were innocent victims of McCarthy-era hysteria against communists or of anti-Semitism
  • Sweatt v Painter

    ruled the separate law school at the University of Texas failed to qualify as “separate but equal” . It was settled in 1950
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    Civil rights era (1950-1970)

  • First H bomb detonated by united states

    The United States detonates the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb, on Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific. The test gave the United States a short-lived advantage in the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union.
  • brown v board of education topeka

    overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation. It was settled in 1954
  • hernandez v texas

    Mexican Americans and all other races provided equal protection under the 14th Amendment
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    Vietnam war (1954-1976)

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine 1955

    Jonas Salk announces polio vaccine. On March 26, 1953, American medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, the virus that causes the crippling disease of polio.
  • montogomery bus boycott after rosa parks arrest 1955-1956

  • USSR launches sputnik

    It was a satellite that also could blow stuff up, it was ball shaped.
  • little rock 9 integrated into an all-white school in Little Rock, AK 1957

  • Bay of pigs invasion in cuba 1961

  • Berlin Wall built to prevent people from leaving communist East Berlin 1961

  • Cuban missile crisis (1962)

    The soviets were bringing over the nuclear bombs and the united states was not happy with it so they put a quarantine over cuba.
  • Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at the March on Washington 1963

  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX 1963

  • Gulf on Tonkin Resolution (1964)

    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam.
  • 24th amendment

    Abolish the poll tax, it was ratified in 1964
  • 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. It was passed in 1964
  • medicare and medicaid established (1965)

    President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 50 years, 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.
  • Voting rights act of 1965

    Eliminated literacy tests for voters. It was passed in 1965
  • Tet offensive (1968)

    Surprising series of attacks in Vietnam during the new year.
  • Martin Luther King is assassinated 1968

  • Civil rights act of 1968

    prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • Tinker vs Des moines (1969)

    It established that all kids should have the right to free speech in public schools.
  • First Man on the Moon 1969

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    End of cold war (1970-1991)

  • Pentagon papers leaked (1971)

    The Pentagon Papers revealed that the U.S. had secretly enlarged the scope of its actions in the Vietnam War with the bombings of nearby Cambodia and Laos, coastal raids on North Vietnam, and Marine Corps attacks—none of which were reported in the mainstream media.
  • 26 amendment (1971)

    It moved the voting age from 21 to 18. It was ratified in 1971
  • Title IX

    protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs
  • War Power act 1973

    Law limited the presidents right to send troops to battle without congressional approval.
  • Fall of Saigon, marks end of the vietnam war. (1975)

    The Fall of Saigon, also known as the Liberation of Saigon, was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam
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    1990s to 21st century (1990-2008)