U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by rieanne.mueller
In History
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    Early American History (1776-1860)

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    Civil War/Reconstruction (1860-1877)

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    The Gilded Age (1877-1900)

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    The Progressive Era (1890-1920)

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    Imperialism (1898-1910)

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    World War 1 (1914-1918)

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    Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)

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    Great Depression (1929-1939)

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    World War 11 (1939-1945)

  • United Nations formed

    A group formed of many nations that aims to maintain peace and security, develop friendly relationships among nations, and achieve international cooperation after WWII
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    Early Cold War (1945-1960)

    1Containment-strategy to contain the spread of communism
    2Arms Race/Space Race-arms race was a military personnel race between Russia and the US and the space race was a race to space between the US and Russia
    3The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics-Socialist state that was made up of Northern Eurasia
    4Communism-the government controls everything and hands their people everything
    5Domino Theory-one country came under the influence of communism then the countries around them would to
  • 22nd Amendment

    The 22nd Amendment is that no person shall have more than 2 terms in office as President. Terms are 4 years and they cannot hold office for more than 8 years.
  • Truman Doctrine

    US policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
  • Berlin Airlift

    In response to the Soviet blockade the United States began a massive airlift to supply west Berlin with food, water, and medicine.
  • Marshall Plan

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

    Intend to give security and freedom to countries by any political and military means necessary from the Soviet Union. All thought the Soviet Union no longer exists NATO still does with 27 members.
  • Korean War

    Was a war between North and South Korea when North Korea invaded South Korea in an attempt to unit Korea under one communist nation.
  • Sweatt v. Painter

    ruled the separate law school at the University of Texas failed to qualify as "separate but equal"
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    Civil Rights Era (1950-1970)

  • Rosenbergs trial

    Julius and his wife Ethel were tried and convicted of providing the Soviet Union with classified information and were executed in 1953.
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

    The US detonated the first hydrogen bomb resulting in the first successful full-scale thermonuclear weapon explosion.
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation
  • Hernandez v. Texas

    Mexican Americans and all other races provided equal protection under the 14th Amendment
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    Vietnam War (1954-1976)

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

    Also known as the Salk vaccine it helped give immunity to mostly children against polio and large-scale use began when it was given to American school children in 1954.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks' arrest

  • USSR launches Sputnik

    Sputnik was the first artificial Earth Satellite that orbited for 3 weeks and then 2 month silently before it fell back into Earth's atmosphere. It was also the start of the space race for the US.
  • Little Rock Nine integrated into an all-white school in Little Rock, AK

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba

  • Berlin Wall built to prevent people from leaving communist East Berlin

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Soviets took over Cuba and started building missiles and the U.S. found out, set up a quarantine around Cuba not allowing ships in or out. Finally the Soviets agreed to take down the missile bases if the U.S. took their's out of Turkey.
  • 24th Amendment

    Abolishes poll tax
  • Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech" at the March on Washington

  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Made discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin in public places illegal and required employers to hire on an equal opportunity basis
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

    Medicare and Medicaid are health insurance for the citizens of America provided threw the government. Medicare is for people older people (65+) and Medicaid is for younger people (18+).
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Eliminated literacy tests for voters
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive was coordinated series of attacks by North Vietnam on more than 100 cities and outposts in South Vietnam.
  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    defined the First Amendment rights for students in United States Public Schools
  • First Man on the Moon

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    End of Cold War (1970-1991)

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

    Papers talking about the U.S. involvement in Vietnam and that previous presidents have lied to the people in the U.S. about the status of the war.
  • 26th Amendment

    Moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old.
  • Title IX

    protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs
  • 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

    The Fall of Saigon was the capture of the South Vietnam capitol by the Vietcong and marked the end of the Vietnam War.
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    1990s-21st Centruy (1990-2008)