U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Erick.Garcia
In History
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    Early American History

    July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence signed.
    September 17, 1787: Constitution written.
    December 15, 1791: Bill of Rights ratified.
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    Civil War/Reconstruction

    1869: Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    1876:Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell
    13th: Abolished Slavery
    14th: Citizenship & due process
    15th: Voting for all male citizens
    Plessy v. Ferguson: Legalized segregation, established "separate but equal"
    Homestead Act (1862): Provided 160 acres to anyone to settle on land in the west.
    Sherman Antitrust Act (1890): Outlawed business monopolies.
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    The Gilded Age

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    The Progressive Era

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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

    -Containment: American policy of resisting further expansion of communism around the world.
    -Arms Race/Space Race:The rivalry of the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. of seeing who is better than the other.
    -The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics:Was a federal socialist state in Northern Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
    -Communism:A system of government where all property is owned by the state.
    -Domino Theory: The theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries.
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    Civil Rights Era

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    Vietnam War

    1962Cuban Missile Crisis
    1965Medicare and Medicaid Established
    1968Tet Offensive
    1971Pentagon Papers leaked
    1975Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War
    26 Amendment:Moved to voting age from 21 to 18 and was ratified in July 1, 1971
    Tinker v.Des Moines:Defined the first Amendments rights for students in the United States Public Schools on February 24, 1969
    GulfofTonkinResolution1964:Begins undeclared war in Vietnam
    WarPowersAct1974:Law limited the Presidents right to send troop
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    End of the Cold War

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    1990's-21st Century