U.S. History: 1877-2008

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In History
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    Early American history (1776-1860)

    War for independence.
  • Berlin Airlift

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    Civil War/Reconstruction (1860-1877)

    A war between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America.
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    The Gilded Age (1877-1900)

    The United States was the top in industrialization.
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    The Progressive Era (1890-1920)

    When social activism was at its highest.
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    Imperialism (1898-1910)

    When a country's power is increased.
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    World War I (1914-1918)

    When Europe and Russia came along to fight.
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    Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)

    War is ending, and many things are being built.
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    Great Depression (1929-1939)

    This was the effect of the stock market crash.
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    World War II (1939-1945)

    This war basically involved the whole world.
  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War (1945-1960)

    Containment- US policy to prevent communism from spreading.
    Arms race- Describes military buildup.
    The Union of Soviet Socialist republic- Federal socialist state.
    Communism- Political movement to establish a communist society.
    Domino Theory- This is the theory that if a non-communist state falls to communism would cause the fall of non-communist governments near by.
  • 22nd Amendment

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

    Program to help European countries rebuild after World War II.
  • NATO established

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era (1950-1970)

    This era was all about activism.
  • Rosenberg's trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War (1954-1976)

    This war was very long and overlapped with the Cold War.
  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

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    End of the Cold War (1970-1991)

    The wall came down and it ended.
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    1990s-21st Century (1990-2008)

    The first decade to be called the "Jazz Age", this was a very fun decade.