U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Xavier Jackson
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: trying to keep it in one place

    Arms Race/Space Race: US and USSR had a race to the moon and had a race to make the most destructive thing possible
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: it the USSR but different s
    Communism: everyone has the same amount of money no class thing
    Domino Theory: basically if one thing happens another thing happens....etc.
  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

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

  • Sweatt v. Painter

    ruled the separate law school at the University of Texas failed to qualify as “separate but equal”
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    Civil Rights Era

    Great Society: lead by president b Johnson goals to end poverty and other things
    Thurgood Marshall: American lawyers and civil rights activist
    Black Panthers: a group of brown men
    Non-Violent Protests/Civil Disobedience: protesting non-violently

    Cesar Chavez: American lobar leader and civil rights activist
  • Rosenbergs trial

  • 22nd Amendment

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

  • Korean War

  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation
  • Hernandez v. Texas

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

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks’ arrest

  • USSR launches 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

  • 24th Amendment

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

  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • 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
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Voting Rights Act

    Eliminated literacy tests for voters
  • Tet Offensive

  • Civil Rights Act

    prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

  • 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

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

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    1990s-21st Century