U.S HISTORY: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Bryn.Fahey
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 to anyone willing to settle on the land in the west.
  • 13th Amendment

    abolished slavery in the United States
  • 14th Amendement

    granted citizenship to all persons "born or naturalized in the United States," including formerly enslaved people, and provided all citizens with “equal protection under the laws
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

  • 15th Amendment

    it allowed the right to vote to United States citizens.
  • Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell

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    The Gilded Age

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    The Progressive Era

  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    outlawed business monopolies
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    upheld the principle of racial segregation over the next half-century. The ruling provided legal justification for segregation on trains and buses, and in public facilities such as hotels, theaters, and schools.
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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 ll

  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War

    1.Containment-policy resisting further expansion of communism around the world.
    2.Arms Race/Space Race-two or more countries to increase size quality military resources to gain superiority over one another.
    3.The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- a socialist state in Northern Eurasia.
    4.Communism-a system of gov where all property is public &people work & are given things by the gov. according to needs
    5.Domino Theory- political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring
  • 22nd Amendment

    The amendment specifies that if a vice president or other successor takes over for a president who cannot fulfill the term, and serves two years or less of the former president's term, the new president may serve for two full four-year terms.
  • Truman Doctrine

    The United Sates would provide political, military, and economic assistance to all democratic nation under threat from eternal or internal authoritarian forces.
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshell Plan

    U.S. program providing aid to Western Europe following the devastation of World War II( and to o halt the spread communism on the European continent)
  • NATO established

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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • 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

    leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in October 1962 over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, just 90 miles from U.S. shores.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools.
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

    Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides health coverage if you have a very low income.And I think Medicare is for older people.
  • Tet Offensive

    it played an important role in weakening U.S. public support for the war in Vietnam.
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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

    The Pentagon Papers revealed that the U.S. had secretly enlarged the scope of its actions in the Vietnam War with the bombings of nearby Cambodia and Laos, coastal raids on North Vietnam, and Marine Corps attacks—none of which were reported in the mainstream media.
  • 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