U.S. History: 1877 -2008

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    Early American History

  • Declaration of Independence signed

  • Constitution written

  • Bill of Rights ratified

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    Civil War/Reconstruction

  • Homestead Act

    provided 160 acres to anyone willing to settle on land in the west
  • 13th Amendment

    abolished slavery
  • 15th Amendment

    voting for all male citizens
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

  • Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell

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    The Gilded Age

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    the progressive era

  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    outlawed business monopolies
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    legalized segregation, established “separate but equal”
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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War II

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    Early Cold War

    1 Containment The US stopping communism from spreading
    2 Arms Race/Space Race The US VS the USSR to see who could build the stronger weapons and space race USSR won lunching spuntink
    3 The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics who the US was fighting agistant doing the cold war
    4 Communism A government system were ever was supposed to get terty the same like a dog walker gets paid the same as a police
    5 Domino Theory the US was scard that commnism was gonna spread to other contreys causing WW3
  • United Nations formed

  • 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
  • Marshall Plan

    program to help European countries rebuild after World War II
  • Berlin Airlift

  • NATO established

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • Sweatt v. Painter

    : ruled the separate law school at the University of Texas failed to qualify as “separate but equal”
  • Rosenbergs V US

    the Rosenberg were spays licking impenitent information to The USSR both Husband and wife put to death
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States Operation IVY

  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    : overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation
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    Vietnam War

  • Hernandez v. Texas

    Mexican Americans and all other races provided equal protection under the 14th Amendment
  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks’ arrest

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

  • USSR launches Sputnik won space race

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba

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

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at the March on Washington

  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX

  • 24th Amendment

    Abolishes the poll tax
  • Civil Rights Act

    Made discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin in public places illegal and required employers to hire on an equal opportunity basis
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Voting Rights Act

    Eliminated literacy tests for voters
  • Tet Offensive

  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

  • Civil Rights Act

    prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • 14th Amendment

    citizenship & due process
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools
  • First Man on the Moon

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    End of the Cold War

  • Kent State University shooting

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • Title IX

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

    law limited the President’s right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval
  • Watergate Scandal, which leads to Nixon’s Resignation

  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

  • 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

  • Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)

  • Fall of the USSR - Official end of the Cold War

  • NAFTA created free trade between Mexico, the United States, and Canada

  • Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon


    tightened the national security, particularly as it was related to foreign terrorism
  • Hurricane Katrina