U.S History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Benyam
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 I

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War II

  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War

    Containment: A policy to limit communism to places where it existed.
    Arms/Space Race: A competition to see which nation could get more weapons and explore space.

    USSR: The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was a collection of small nation states, and the big nation Russia.
    Communism: A system in which government controls property, enterprise and almost everything and it is meant to keep everyone equal.
    Domino Theory: If one nation falls to communism, the rest will follow.
  • 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 is Established

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • 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

  • 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