U.S History 1877-2008

Timeline created by nahom.michael
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

  • United nations are formed

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    Early Cold War

    arms race/space race
    the union of soviet socialist republics
    domino theory
  • Truman Doctrine

    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 Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

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

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • rosebergs trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vientam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • cuban misslw crisses

  • 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 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