U.S. History : 1877-2008

Timeline created by Taylor Jakobiak
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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    World War I

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War II

  • united nations formed

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    Early Cold war

  • 22nd amendment

    22nd Amendment: prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
    was ratified in march 1947
  • Truman doctorine

    Truman Doctrine (1947): U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan (1948): program to help European countries rebuild after World War II
  • NATO established

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights era

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • 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 resoultion

    On August 7, 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, authorizing President Johnson to take any measures he believed were necessary to retaliate and to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia.
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet offensive

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines: defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools
  • Early Cold war

    Containment:a barrier from nuclear weapons
    Arms Race/Space Race: a race between the US and the USSR to see who can launch the first spacecraft.
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics:a federal socialist state in the cold war
    Communism:the government has all control of the country and the people have no say
    Domino Theory:theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries, like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall.
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    End of Cold War

  • Pentagon papers leaked

  • 26th amendment

    Passed by Congress March 23, 1971, and ratified July 1, 1971, the 26th amendment granted the right to vote to American citizens aged eighteen or older.
  • Wars Powers act

    a law that 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