U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Edwin.Minjarez
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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    World War 1

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War 2

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

    Containment- It was a US policy used to prevent the spread of Communism around the world. Arms Race/ Space Race- It was a race to see who was more superior and who could accomplish better and bigger things than the other. USSR- Was a federal Socialist State in Northern Eurasia Communism- Lead to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. Domino Theory-One event will cause similar events to another country.
  • 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

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenberg Trials

  • First H-bomb detonated by the US

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk Invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam.
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Defined the first Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools
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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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    1990's-21st Century