U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Jordan.Anderson
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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    Roaring 20's

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    Great Depression

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    World War 2

  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War

    -Containment
    -Arms Race/ Space Race
    -The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    -Communism
    -Domino Theory
  • 22nd Amendment

    No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once.
  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

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

  • Korean War

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    Civil Right Era

  • Rosenbergs Trial

  • First H-bomb detonated by US

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio vaccine

  • USSR launches sputnick

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Nuclear weapons from soviets in Cuba
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Begins undeclared war in vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

    Healthcare insurance
  • Tet Offensive

    One of the largest military compaigns
  • Tinker vs Des Moines

    Defined the first amendment rights for students in the United States public schools.
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    End of Cold War

  • Pentagon Paper Leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    Moved the voting age from 21 to 18
  • War Powers Act

    law limited the President's rights to send troops to battle without Congressional approval
  • Fall of Saigon, Marks The End of Vietnam War

    Caused the end of the war
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    1990's-21st Century