U.S History 1877-2008

Timeline created by Isabella.holts
In History
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    Early American History (1776-1860)

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    Civil War/Reconstruction (1860-1877)

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    The Gilded Age (1877-1900)

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
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    The Progressive Era (1890-1920)

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
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    Imperialism (1898-1910)

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    World War I (1914-1918)

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    Roaring Twenties

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
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    Great Depression

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    World War II

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
  • 22nd Amendment

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • Truman Doctorine

    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 II
  • NATO established

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    Civil Rights Era

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
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    Korean War

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
  • Rosenbergs trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
  • 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

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
  • Pentagon Papers 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

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries