U.S. History 1877-2008

Timeline created by alyssa.olchak
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/Reconstructon

  • Homestead Act

    provided 160 acres to anyone willing to settle on land in the 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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    The Gilded Age

    1.Rockefeller/Carnegie (Captains of Industry vs. Robber Barons)
    2.Philanthropy
    3.Monopoly
    4.Jane Addams
    5.Laissez-Faire
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    prohibited immigration of skilled or unskilled Chinese laborers, first US national immigration act
  • Pendleton Civil Service Act

    awarded government jobs based on merit
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    endure 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 funded, first of many settlement houses

  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    outlawed business monopolies
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    The Progressive Era

    1.Muckrakers
    2.Initiative, Referendum, Recall
    3. The Great Migration
    4.NAACP
    5.Immigration Issues
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    legalized segregation, establish "separate but equal"
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    Imperialism

  • Klondike Gold Rush

  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is published

  • Meat Inspection Act

    law that makes it illegal to adulterate of misbrand meat
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    regulation of the preparation of foods and the sale of medicines
  • NAACP Founded

  • 16th Amendment

    established the federal income tax
  • 17th Amendment

    direct election of U.S. Senators
  • Federal Reserve Act

    established the Federal Reserve, which helped stabilize the banking industry
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    World War I

  • National Parks System created

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    Would War II

  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War

    1.Containment
    2.Arms Race/Space Race
    3.The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    4.Communism
    5.Domino Theory
  • Berlin Airlift

  • 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

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    End of the Cold War

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    1990s-21st Century