U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by kevin.campbell
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 20s

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    Great Depression

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    World War II

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

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    Vietnam War

  • Truman Doctrine

    $400 million in military and economic assistance for Turkey and Greece.
  • 22nd Amendment Ratified

    Limited Presidential Terms to 2
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    Proposed that the United States provide economic assistance to restore the economic infrastructure of postwar Europe.
  • NATO Established

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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • Rosenberg Trials

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Congress authorized Johnson to take any measures he believed were necessary to retaliate and to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia.
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker vs Des Moines

    Clearly defined first amendment rights for students in the United States of America
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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment Ratified

    Lowered voting age from 21 to 18 years old.
  • War Powers Act

    American emergency law that increased Federal power during World War II.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Marks end of Vietnam War
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    1990s-21st Century