U.S. History:1877-2008

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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)

  • the gilded age (the Big Five-containment)

    The concept is from George F. Kennan. It explains to counter soviet expansion with political, economic, military power.
  • the gilded age (the Big Five-Arms race/ space race)

    competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for supremacy in spaceflight capability. The competition between 2 sides to see who's better.
  • the gilded age (the Big Five-The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

    the Soviet Union and the United States of America were the two world superpowers that dominated the global agenda of economic policy, foreign affairs, military operations, cultural exchange, scientific advancements including the pioneering of space exploration, and sports
  • the gilded age (the Big Five-Communism)

    a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
  • the gilded age (the Big Five-domino theory)

    the theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries, like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall.
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    World War I (1914-1918)

  • 1955: Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

    Salk's inactivated polio vaccine was the first vaccine for the disease; it came into use in 1955. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system.
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    Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)

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    Great Depression (1929-1939)

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    World War II (1939-1945)

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    Early Cold War (1945-1960)

  • 1945: United Nations formed

    The United Nations officially came into existence on October 24, 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories.
  • Truman Doctrine (1947)

    U.S. 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
  • Marshall Plan (1948)

    program to help European countries rebuild after World War II
  • 1948: Berlin Airlift

    The United Nations officially came into existence on October 24, 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories.
  • 1949: NATO established

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), military alliance established by the North Atlantic Treaty, which sought to create a counterweight to Soviet armies stationed in central and eastern Europe after World War II.
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    Civil Rights Era (1950-1970)

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    Civil Rights Era (1950-1970)

  • 1950-1953: Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the support of the United Nations, principally from the United States). The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border and insurrections in the south.
  • 1951: Rosenbergs trial

    After Greenglass pleaded guilty, the trial for the Rosenbergs and Sobell began on March 6, 1951, in the Southern District of New York. Making little attempt to portray himself as impartial, Judge Irving R. Kaufman opened the proceedings by declaring: "The evidence will show that the loyalty and alliance of the Rosenbergs and Sobell were not to our country, but that it was to Communism."
  • 1952 : First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

    The first series of thermonuclear tests conducted by the United States took place in November 1952 during Operation IVY. The first test took place on November 1, 1952 on the small Pacific island of Elugelab at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The explosion, nicknamed the "Mike Shot", was very successful
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    Vietnam War (1954-1976)

  • 1957: USSR launches Sputnik

    the Soviet Union launched the earth's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I. The successful launch came as a shock to experts and citizens in the United States, who had hoped that the United States would accomplish this scientific advancement first.
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    End of the Cold War (1970-1991)

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    1990s-21st Century (1990-2008)