U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by lucia.canas
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: US policy using numerous strategies to prevent spread of communism abroad
    -Arms Race/Space Race: countries increase their weapons to gain superiority
    -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: federal socialist state in Northern Eurasia
    -Communism: a system of government where all property is public and people work and are given things by the government according to their needs.
    -Domino Theory: Truman’s policy that if Vietnam fell to communism, the rest of Southeast Asia would follow
  • 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
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    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

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    Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

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    Tet Offensive

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    26th Amendment
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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
  • 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