U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Emma.Whitman
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 1

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    Communism

    I did this in terms of when Communism started and ended in Russia. I wasn't sure if "Communism" meant the idea of it, because if that's the case, communism technically still exists Communism is a political theory by Karl Marx where no property is privately owned. Everyone is paid the same instead of by the importance and efficiency of their abilities/jobs (ex: doctors are more important than shoe shiners so doctors are paid moreover. With a Communist govt. they would be paid the same
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    Roaring Twenties

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    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

    a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian Federation (divided in 1936 into the Georgian, Azerbaijan, and Armenian republics). They were all Communist/Socialist
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    Great Depression

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    World War II

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

  • Truman Doctorine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
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    Containment

    The United States tried to prevent the spread of Communism "at all costs"
  • 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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    Arms Race/Space Race

    The United States and The Soviet Union competed to have the best and most deadly/dangerous arms to have the higher ground in the Cold War. The two nations also raced to see who could reach space first; spoiler alert, it was the USSR
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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

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    Domino Theory

    The theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries Couldn't fine a clear start and end date
  • Rosenbergs Trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers Leaked

  • Fall of Saigon, end of Vietnam War

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    1990s-21st Century