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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    World War 1.

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War 2.

  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War

    Containment- the action of keeping something harmful under control, Arms Race-two or more countries increase the size of military resources to gain military, The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- a former federal union of 15 constituent republics, Communism- A rivalry form of government to Democracy during the Cold War, Domino Theory- The domino theory was a Cold War policy
  • 22nd Amendment

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again.
  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. 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

  • Korean War

  • Sweatt v. Pinter

    the Court held that the Equal Protection Clause required that Sweatt be admitted to the university.
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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenberg trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren delivered the unanimous ruling in the landmark civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. State-sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th amendment and was therefore unconstitutional.
  • Hemandez v. Texas

    In Hernandez v. Texas, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment applied to all racial and ethnic groups facing discrimination, effectively broadening civil rights laws to include Hispanics and all other non-whites.
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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks arrest

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Little Rocks 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

  • 24th Amendment

    the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax.
  • Martin Luther Kings I Have a Dream speech at the March on Washington

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

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins uncleared war in Vietnam.
  • Civil right Act

    ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Voting Rights Act

    aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Tet Offensive

  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

  • Civil Rights Act

    prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin or sex.
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    In 1969 the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision in favor of the students. The high court agreed that students' free rights should be protected and said, "Students don't shed their constitutional rights at the school house gates."
  • First Man on the Moon

  • Kent State University shooting

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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    The 26 Amendment lowered the legal voting age in the United States from 21 to 18.
  • Title IX

    protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs.
  • War Powers Act

    Law limited the presidents right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval.
  • Watergate Scandal, leads to Nixons resignation

  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

  • Camp David Accords

  • Iran Hostage Crisis

  • Three Mile Island Disaster

  • Iran Contra Affair

  • Persian Gulf War- Operation Desert Storm

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    1990s- 21st Century

    Barack Obama- 44th president of the U.S. Affordable Care Act, Hate Crimes Prevention Act, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
    al- Qaeda- broad-based militant Islamist organization, 911 attack
    No Child Left Behind- he main law for K–12 general education in the United States from 2002–2015.
    President Clinton's Impeachment- Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998
    Presidential Election of 2000- Republican George W. Bush narrowly lost the popular vote to Democrat Al Gore
  • Fall o the USSR- Official end of the Cold War

  • NAFTA created free trade between Mexico, the United States and Canada

  • Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon


    Tightened the national security, particularly as it was related to foreign terrorism.
  • Hurricane Katrina