U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Raben.Muhammad
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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    Imperialism

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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 formed

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    Early Cold War

  • Containment

    the action of keeping something harmful under control or within limits. This is important so people aren't being hurt or injured from things.
  • Arms Race/Space Race

    Competition between the U.S and Soviet Union to see who can create better weapons and land on the moon first. This is significant because even though the soviet union launched a satellite into orbit first, we made it to the moon first
  • The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

    The USSR was a federal socialist state in Northern Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. Their significant is that they were the ones going against the U.S during the cold war.
  • Communism

    Communism is a philosophical, social, political and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of a communist society. This is significant because this is what caused the cold war,
  • Domino Theory

    the theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries, like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall. This is significant because once USSR converted to communism, other countries followed in their lead
  • 22nd Amendment

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again.
  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism.
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    Program to help European countries rebuild after World War II.
  • NATO was made

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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

  • 1950 - 1953 Korean War started and ended

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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