U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by mia.reynolds
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 Ear

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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

    Containment: Numerous US strategies to prevent the spread of communism.
    Arms Race/Space Race: Competition between USSR and US to achieve firsts in spaceflight capability.
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic: A communist country which included other republics.
    Communism: A political and economic system seeking to create a classless society.
    Domino Theory: Theory prominent in the US that if one country in a region becomes communist then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect.
  • United Nations formed

    United Nations formed
    An intergovernmental organization formed after WW II with one central mission which is to maintain international peace and security.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    In response to the Soviet blockade of land routes into West Berlin the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine to the citizens of West Berlin.
  • NATO established

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

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    Vietnam War

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    End of the Cold War

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    1990s-21st Century