U.S history 1877-2008

Timeline created by Jacob.Vo
In History
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    Early American History

    Native Americans and the 13 English colonies.
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    Civil War/Reconstruction

    History of civil rights in the United States
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    The Gilded Age

    An era that occurred during the late 19th century rapid economic growth
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    The Progressive Era

    Period of social activism and political reform in the United States Of America
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    Policy extending a country's power.
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    World War I

    global war originating in Europe.
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    Roaring Twenties

    period of economic prosperity.
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    Great Depression

    worst economice downturn in the history of the world began when the stock market crashed.
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    World War II

    Global war involving the world greatest powers.
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    Early Cold War

    Containment preventing the expansion of a hostile country or influence
    Arms Race space informal competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union and the United States to achieve firsts in spaceflight capability.
    The union of soviet socialist republics a confederation of Russia Belorussia Ukraine and the Transcaucasian Federation
    communism is a political and economic system that seeks to create a classless society
    Domino Theory theory prominent in the United States
  • Truman Doctrine

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

    Soviet forces blockaded all road, rail and water routes into Berlin
  • Marshall Plan

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

    military alliance between 30 European and North American countries.
  • Korean War

    North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border.
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    Civil Rights Era

    Equality in America
  • Rosenbergs trial

    American citizens who were convicted of spying on behalf of the Soviet Union.
  • 22nd Amendment

    Prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again.
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

    The U.S detonated the first hydrogen bomb
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    Vietnam War

    Conflict between two sides of Vietnam over communism and democracy caused a war.
  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

    First polio vaccine developed
  • USSR launches Sputnik

    Earth's first artificial satellite Sputnik
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    End of the Cold War

    Berlin wall came down and iron curtain was lifted
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    1990s-21st Century

  • United Nations formed

    Organization that aims to maintain international peace and security.