U.S. History: 1877-2008

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In History
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    early american history

  • declaration of independence signed

  • constitution written

  • bill of rights ratified

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    civil war/reconstruction

  • homestead act

    provided 160 acres of land to anyone who was willing to move out west
  • 13th amendment

    abolished slavery
  • 14th amendment

    citizenship and due process
  • transcontinental railroad completed

  • 15th amendment

    voting for all male citizens
  • telephone invented by alexander graham bell

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    gilded age

  • philanthropy

    the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.
  • Chinese exclusion act

    prohibited immigration of skilled or unskilled Chinese laborers, first US national immigration act
  • civil service act

    awarded government jobs based on merit
  • rockerfeller/caragie

    robber barrons/ captains
  • monopoly

    one person holds it all
  • interstate commerce act

    ensure railroad set “reasonable and just” rate and the first time government stepped in to regulate business
  • dawes act

    gave individual ownership of land to native americans instead of the tribe owning things collectively
  • Hull House founded, first of many settlement houses

  • sherman anti-trust act

    outlawed business monopolies
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    progressive era

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  • Klondike Gold Rush (Alaska)

  • plessy vs ferguson

  • lassiez-fare

    type of economic "hands off" strategy
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is published

  • NACCP founded

  • 16th amendment

    established the federal income tax
  • 17th amendment

    allows for the direct election of senators
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    world war 1

  • national parks system created

  • jane addams

    one of many people to advocate for women's suffrage
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    roarin 20s

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    great depression

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    world war 2

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    early cold war

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    civil right era

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    vietnam war

  • Cuban missile crisis

  • gulf of tonkin resolution

    begins undeclared war in vietnam
  • medicare and medicaid established

  • tet offensive

  • Tinker vs des moines

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    end of cold war

  • pentagon papers

  • 26th amendment

    Reduced the voting age from 21 to 18.
  • war powers act

    law limited the President’s right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval
  • Saigon fell to the vietcong

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    1990s to 21st century