U.S. History 1887-2008

Timeline created by Ryan.Brackney
In History
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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 I

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    Roaring Twenties

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    The Great Depression

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    World War II

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    Early Cold War

    1-Containment-Plan to stop the spread of communism in the US
    2-Arms race/space race-Race between US and USSR to build nuclear weapons and send man to space
    3-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics-The USSR now known as Russia was a communist nation involved in the Cold War with the US
    4-Communism-Government where property is publicly owned and you're paid according to abilities
    5-Domino theory-Idea that once one country falls to communism, others surrounding will as well
  • United Nations Formed

    United Nations Formed
    United nations was formed after WWII to help the countries devastated by the war to recover, and keep peace so that another world war does not happen
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine was made in March 14th, 1947, and was a US policy that gave aid to the countries that were threatened by communism by other countries.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    This was passed in 1948, and aided countries that were devastated by World War II
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    This was the first conflict that led to the cold war. The Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control.
  • NATO established

    NATO established
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 European and North American countries.
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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • 22nd amendment

    22nd amendment
    The 22nd amendment was ratified in 1951 and prohibits any president from being elected for more then two terms
  • Rosenbergs Trials

    Rosenbergs Trials
    Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens who were convicted of spying on behalf of the Soviet Union. They were later executed for their crimes.
  • First H bomb dropped by the US

    First H bomb dropped by the US
    The successful test indicated that hydrogen bombs were viable airborne weapons and that the arms race had taken another giant leap forward.
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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents Polio vaccine

    Jonas Salk invents Polio vaccine
    Jonas Edward Salk was an American virologist and medical researcher who developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. This helped saved thousands of lives as it was a deadly disease
  • USSR launches Sputnik

    USSR launches Sputnik
    The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957. It orbited for three weeks before its batteries died and then orbited silently for two months before it fell back into the atmosphere.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    An international crisis in October 1962, the closest approach to nuclear war at any time between the US and the Soviet Union.
  • Medicare and medicate established

    Medicare and medicate established
    It primarily provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older, but also for some younger people with disability status.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    An offensive launched in January–February 1968 by the Vietcong and the North Vietnamese army.
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    End of Cold War

  • Pentagon papers leaked

    Pentagon papers leaked
    The Pentagon Papers, officially titled Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force, is a United States Department of Defense history of the United States.
  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

     Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War
    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 and the Viet Cong on 30 April 1975.
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    1990's - 21st century