U.S History 1877-2008

Timeline created by jadejethroe
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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    Imperialism

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    World War I

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War II

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    Early Cold War

  • 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

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenberg Trials

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR Launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964): begins undeclared war in Vietnam. President Johnson authorizes his ability for necessary retaliation.
  • Medicare and Medicaid Established

  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker Vs. Des Moines

    Tinker v. 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

    26th Amendment: moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act (1973): law limited the President’s right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval
  • Fall of Saigon, End of Vietnam War

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    1990s-21st Century