U.S. History: 1877-2008

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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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    Imperialism

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    World War I

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    Roaring Twenties

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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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    Great Depression

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    World War II

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    Early Cold War

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  • United Nations formed

  • Truman Doctrine

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

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • Marshall Plan

    program to help European countries rebuild after World War II
  • Berlin Airlift

  • NATO Established

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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

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  • First H-Bomb detonated by the US

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • Rosenberg War

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    Vietnam War

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  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in October 1962 over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, just 90 miles from U.S. shores. ... Kennedy also secretly agreed to remove U.S. missiles from Turkey.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

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    End of the Cold War

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  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • 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

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