U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by samantha.srodulski
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 1

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War 2

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    Early Cold War

    Containment: a foreign policy to help try to stop the spread of communism.
    Arms Race/Space race: The U.S. and the Soviet Union were trying to be better than on another. This lead to the creation of the atomic bomb
    The Union Of Soviet Socialists Republics: a group of communist states
    Communism: All social and economic things are controlled by the government
    Domino Theory: That once there is a communist government, then that government will try to take over all the other places.
  • United Nations formed

    A way to negotiate peace and avoid international conflict.
  • Truman Doctrine

    This was made to contain the spread of the soviet expansion in the cold war
  • Marshall Plan 1948

    This was U.S. sponsored economic aid to help Western European Countries recover from WW2
  • Berlin Airlift

    Americans flew supplies over to the people in West Berlin
  • NATO established

    The communist nations like the Soviet Union found a rival alliance
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    Civil Rights Era

  • Korean War

    Between the North and South Koreans. North Korea got weapons from Stalin from the soviet union to try and unify the southern half
  • 22nd Amendment

    the 22nd amendment was ratified on this date. this amendment was passed to limit the number of years you can serve as a president in the U.S.
  • Rosenbergs trial

    They tried them for selling information but neither would speak or say names so they executed both of them and later found out that only Julius was guilty
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

    it was the largest nuclear explosion. an estimated 70000 were killed
  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

    He developed one of the first successful polio vaccines
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    Vietnam War

  • USSR launches Sputnik

    was the first artificial Earth satellite. this was the start of the races between the U.S. and the Soviet Union
  • Cuban missile crisis

    The U.S. forced the soviet union to stop sending nuclear missiles into Cuba
  • Gulf of Tokin Revolution

    undeclared the war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

    helped everyone get medical care and assistance
  • Tet offensive

    vietcong and north korea had a surprise attack on south korea
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    defines the first amendment rights for students in the United States public schools
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    End Of Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers Leaked

    the ones about the Vietnam war were leaked and published everywhere
  • 26th Amendment

    moved the voting age from 21 to 18
  • War Powers Act

    this law limited the President's right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval
  • Fall of Saigon

    end of vietnam war
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    1990's-21st Century