U.S History: 1877-2008

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In History
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    early american hisotry

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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

    The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories.
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    early cold war

  • Truman Doctrine

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

    prohibits anyone whos been elected president twice from being elected again.
  • Berlin Airlift

    On June 26, 1948, the Berlin Airlift began with U.S. pilots and planes carrying the lion’s share of the burden. During the next 15 months, 277,264 aircraft landed in West Berlin bringing over 2 million tons of supplies. On September 30, 1949, the last plane–an American C-54–landed in Berlin and unloaded over two tons of coal.
  • Marshall Plan

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

    (NATO), military alliance established by the North Atlantic Treaty (also called the Washington Treaty) of April 4, 1949, which sought to create a counterweight to Soviet armies stationed in central and eastern Europe after World War II.
  • Korean War

    The Korean war began on June 25, 1950, when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south. This invasion was the first military action of the Cold War.
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    civil rights era

  • Rosenburgs trial

    The Rosenbergs vigorously protested their innocence, but after a brief trial that began on March 6, 1951, and attracted much media attention, the couple was convicted. On April 5, 1951, a judge sentenced them to death and the pair was taken to Sing Sing to await execution
  • First H bomb detonated in the United States

    The United States conducts the first airborne test of an improved hydrogen bomb, dropping it from a plane over the tiny island of Namu in the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean on May 20, 1956. 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 Slak invents the Polio Vaccine

    After preliminary tests on laboratory animals proved successful, Salk began testing his polio vaccine on children on July 2, 1952. In one of the largest medical tests in history, nearly 2 million young “polio pioneers” were injected with the vaccine over the next two years.
  • USSR Launches Sputnik

    The launch of Sputnik 1 shocked many Americans, who had assumed that their country was technologically ahead of the Soviet Union, and led to the “space race” between the two countries. Sputnik 3 Launched May 15, 1958, by the Soviet Union, it made and transmitted measurements of the pressure and composition of Earth's upper atmosphere, the concentration of charged particles, and the influx of primary cosmic rays.
  • Cuban Missile Trial

  • Gulf of tonkin resolution

    begins undeclared war in vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicated established

  • Tet offensive

  • Tinker vs. Des Moines

    defined the first amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools.
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    end of the cold war

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    moved the voting age to 21 years old to 18 years old.
  • War Powers Act

    law limited the presidents right to sedn troops to battle with out congressional approval.
  • Fall of Saigon,marks the end of the Vietnam war

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    1990s-21st century