U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Andrew.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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    World War I

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War II

  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War

    Containment- American policy of resisting the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- The competition between the US and USSR for superiority in the development of science and weaponry
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- A federal socialist state that existed from 1922-1991
    Communism-A system of government where all property is public and the government supplies goods
    Domino Theory- The idea that if one nation came under the influence of communism the surrounding nations would as well
  • Truman Doctrine

    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

  • Marshal Plan

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

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • 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 Ammendment

    Moved voting age from 21 to 18
  • 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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    1990s-21st Century