U.S. History: 1877-2008

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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

  • United Nations Form

    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

    Containment action of keeping something harmful under control
    Arms Race/ Space Race competition between nations for superiority in the development and accumulation of weapons
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics a former communist country in eastern Europe northern Asia included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics
    Communism political, economic system seeks to create a classless society
    Domino Theory political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries,
  • Truman Doctrine

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

    One of the first major crisis in the war. The Soviet Union blocked Western Allies accesses
  • Marshall Plan

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

    created by the US, Canada, and several Western European nations to provide security against the Soviet Union
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    Civil Rights Era

    Dedicated to the fight and activism for equal rights towards African Americans
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    Korean War

    The war between North and South Korea. 2.5 million people lost their lives. The North was advised to invade the South by the Soviet Union
  • Rosenbergs Trial

    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were charged and executed (1953) for allegedly passing atomic secrets to Russia, violating the Espionage Act of 1917.
  • 22nd Amendment

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

    operation code-named Mike, the first thermonuclear weapon (hydrogen bomb) was detonated at Enewetak atoll in the Marshall Islands invented by Edward Teller
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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

    On March 26, 1953, American medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, the virus that causes the crippling disease of polio.
  • USSR launches Sputnik

    The Soviet Union enters the Space race with Sputnik's launch. It was the world's first artificial satellite.
  • 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

    The Fall of the Berlin Tower in 1989 signifies the end of the Cold War. Also ended the Iron Curtain Divide in Europe. The INF Treaty of December 1987, signed by Reagan and Gorbachev
  • Pentagon Paper Leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • War 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