U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by CollinBrewer2003
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- the US's idea to contain communism from spreading all through the world Arms Race/Space Race-the race to beat the soviet union to the moon and the arms race to have more powerful weaponry. The union of soviet socialists republics-modern day Russia, combined with all combining countries to form one giant communists republic. Communism- No private property. government owns everything. you have no control. Domino Theory- when one place is taken over by communism more fall under it.
  • Truman Doctrine

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

  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

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

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • 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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    End of the Cold War

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    1990s-21st Century