U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by BROOKE.JOHNSON
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 I

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War II

  • United Nations (UN) formed

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    Early Cold War

    1)Containment: The US and UK wanted to keep the threat of communism away from their capitalism, 2)Arms Race/Space Race: an informal 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the USSR and the USA, to achieve firsts in spaceflight capability as an attempt to one-up each other, 3)The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was what the Russian government called its empire over Eastern Europe, 4)Communism: a threat to capitalism, 5)Domino Theory: diffusion theory of communism to neighbours
  • Truman Doctorine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
  • 22nd Amendment

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • Berlin Aircraft

  • Marshall Plan

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

  • Beginning of Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenbergs' Trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

  • "End" of the Korean War

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools
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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 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