U.S.History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Madeline.Barron
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 I (1914-1918)

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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)

  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War (1945-1960)

    Containment-was a foreign policy of the United States of America, aimed at stopping the spread of Communism.
    Arms Race/Space Race- The competition between the soviet union and the US to get into space first.
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- were the ethnically based proto-states of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    Communism- A system of government that is classless.
    Domino Theory- that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries,
  • Truman Doctrine (1947)

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

  • Marshall Plan (1948)

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

  • 1950-1953: Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era (1950-1970)

  • 1951: Rosenbergs trial

  • 22nd Amendment:

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • 1952: First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War (1954-1976)

  • 1955: Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • 1957: USSR launches Sputnik

  • 1962: Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964):

    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • 1965: Medicare and Medicaid established

  • 1968: 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 (1970-1991)

  • 1971: Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    Moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • War Powers Act (1973):

    Law limited the President’s right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval
  • 1975: Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

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    1990s-21st Century (1990-2008)