U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Zoey.Presseisen
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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    The Roaring 20's

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    Great Depression

  • United Nations Formed

    It is an organization aimed at keeping peace and security
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    Early Cold war

  • Truman Doctrine

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

    It was the plane that dropped food over the Berlin Wall.
  • Marshall Plan

    Program to help European countries rebuild after World War II
  • NATO Established

    Stands for, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, made up of US, Britain, Canada and 30 other countries.
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    Civil Rights era

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    Korean War

    The war was between North and South Korea and it began on June 25th, 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea
  • Rosenberg's Trial

    A couple who was executed for being accused of giving the Russians insight on U.S Government plans.
  • 22nd Amendment

    Prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again.
  • First H-bomb detonated by the United States

    The first detonated Nuclear bomb that the U.S set off
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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

    Jonas Salk invented the cure to Polio and announced he was going to do this while on a radio show in 1953
  • USSR launches Sputnik

    A satellite sent into space by the USSR that could blow stuff up
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Golf Tonkin Resolution

    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker V. Des Moines

    Defined the first amendment rights for students in the united states public schools
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    End of Cold War

  • 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 rights to send troops to battle without Congressional approval
  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

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    1990-21's Century