U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by olivia.johnson
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 I

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    Roaring Twenties

  • The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

    established involving 15 countries so Russia could be the most powerful nation in the world
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    Great Depression

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    World War II

  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War

    Containment-U.S trying to contain communism
    Arms Race/Space Race-U.S and Russia racing to be 1st on the moon
    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.
  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
  • 22nd Amendment

    It limits to two the number of times a person is eligible for election to the office of President of the United States.
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

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

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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • 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

  • Kent State University shooting

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    End of the Cold War

  • Watergate Scandal, which leads to Nixon’s Resignation

  • Camp David Accords

  • Three Mile Island Disaster

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    Iran Hostage Crisis

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    Iran Contra Affair

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    1990s-21st Century