U.S. History 1877-2008

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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

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    Early Cold War

  • United Nations Formed

  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military aid to countries in danger of being taken over by Communism.
  • 22nd Amendment

    A president can only be elected twice. They can not be elected more than twice.
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    Program that helped European rebuild after WW2 by giving them money.
  • NATO established

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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • Sweatt v. Painter

    ruled the separate law school at the University of Texas failed to qualify as ¨separate but equal¨
  • Rosenbergs Trial

  • First H-bomb detonated by the United State

  • Hernandez v. Texas

    Mexican Americans and all other races provided equal protection under the 14th amendment
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    Vietnam War

  • Board v. Board of Education of Topeka

    overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation
  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott After Rosa´s Park Arrest

  • USSR launched Sputnik

  • Little Rock Nine integrated into an all-white school in Little Rock, AK

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba

  • Berlin Wall built to prevent people from leaving communist East Berlin

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuba obtained nuclear weapons from the USSR and could readily attack the U.S. The situation was eventually deescalated, and the weapons were removed.
  • MLK ¨I Have A Dream Speech¨ at the March on Washington

  • JFK assassinated in Dallas, Tx

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins the unofficial war in Vietnam.
  • 24th amendment

    Abolishes the Poll Tax
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Made discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin in public places illegal and required employees to hire on an equal opportunity basis.
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

    Medicare and Medicaid gives some healthcare to the poor and the old.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Eliminated Literacy Tests for voters
  • Tet Offensive

    North Vietnam had a series of attacks on South Vietnam. These attacks were well coordinated, and a key par of the war.
  • MLK is assassinated

  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    Prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • First Man on Moon

  • Tinker V. Des Moines

    This court case defined the 1st amendment rights for student in the United States Public Schools.
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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon Paper Leaked

    The Pentagon Papers were leaked which showed the full involvement of the U.S. in the Vietnam war.
  • 26th amendment

    Moved the voting age from 21 to 18.
  • Title IX

    protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs
  • War Powers Act

    This law limited the President´s right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Saigon was the South Vietnam capitol. When it fell the Vietnam war officially ended.
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    1990´s-21st Century