U.S. History: 1877-2008

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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 I

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War II

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    Early Cold War

    1- Containment
    2- Arms Race/Space Race
    3- The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    4- Communism
    5- Domino Theory
  • United Nations Formed

    United Nations Formed
  • Truman Doctrine

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

    Berlin Airlift
    Jun 24, 1948 – May 12, 1949
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    program to help European countries rebuild after World War II
  • NATO Established

    NATO Established
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    Civil Rights Era

  • Sweatt v. Painter

    Sweatt v. Painter
    ruled the separate law school at the University of Texas failed to qualify as “separate but equal”
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    Korean War

  • 22nd Amendment

    22nd Amendment
    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • Rosenberg Trial

    Rosenberg Trial
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

    First H-Bomb detonated by the United States
    Nicknamed Ivy Mike
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    Vietnam War

  • Hernandez v. Texas

    Hernandez v. Texas
    Mexican Americans and all other races provided equal protection under the 14th Amendment
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
    overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation
  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

    Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

  • Little Rock Nine integrated into an all-white school in Little Rock, AK

    Little Rock Nine integrated into an all-white school in Little Rock, AK
  • USSR launches Sputnik

    USSR launches Sputnik
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba

    Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba
  • Berlin Wall built to prevent people from leaving communist East Berlin

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Oct 16, 1962 – Oct 28, 1962
  • Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at the March on Washington

    Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at the March on Washington
  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX

    John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    Abolishes the poll tax
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Made discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin in public places illegal and required employers to hire on an equal opportunity basis
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

    Medicare and Medicaid established
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Eliminated literacy tests for voters
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

    Martin Luther King is assassinated
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    Civil Rights Act of 1968
    prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines
    defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
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    End of the Cold War

  • Kent State University shooting

    Kent State University shooting
  • Pentagon Papers leaked

    Pentagon Papers leaked
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • Watergate Scandal, which leads to Nixon’s Resignation

    Watergate Scandal, which leads to Nixon’s Resignation
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs
  • War Powers Act

    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)

    Fall of Saigon (marks the end of the Vietnam War)
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
  • Three Mile Island Disaster

    Three Mile Island Disaster
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
  • Iran Contra Affair

    Iran Contra Affair
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    1990s-21st Century

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    Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)

  • Fall of the USSR - Official end of the Cold War

    Fall of the USSR - Official end of the Cold War
  • NAFTA created free trade between Mexico, the United States, and Canada

     NAFTA created free trade between Mexico, the United States, and Canada
  • Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon

    Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon
  • USA PATRIOT Act

    USA PATRIOT Act
    tightened the national security, particularly as it was related to foreign terrorism
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina