U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by MARIANA.PELAEZ
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 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: Strategy used by the United States.
    -Arms Race/Space Race: Competition between by the US and the Soviet Union.
    -The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: Soviet Union
    -Communism: Ideology
    -Domino Theory: A domino effect of the influence of communism.
  • 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 2.
  • NATO established

  • Korean War

    1950-1953
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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • 22nd Amendment

    Prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again.
  • 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

    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 the Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    Moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old.
  • Wars Powers Act

    Law limited the President's right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval.
  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

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    1990s-21st Century