U.S History:1887-2008

Timeline created by zaryah.sims
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

    1) Containment
    2)Arms Race/ Space Race
    3)The Union Soviet Socialist Republics
    4) Communism
    5)Domino Theory
  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
  • 22nd Amendment

    Prohibits anyone who was has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    Program to help European countries rebuild after World War 2
  • NATO established

  • Sweatt v. Painter

    ruled the separate law school at the University of Texas failed to qualify as "separate but equal"
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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenbergs Trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

  • Korean War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation
  • Hernandez v. Texas

    Mexican Americans and all other races provided equal protection under the 14th amendment
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    Vietnam War

  • Montgomery bus boycott after Rosa Park's arrest

  • USSR launches Spuntik

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

  • Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba

  • Berlin Wall built to prevent people from leaving communist East Berlin

  • Cuban Missle Crisis

  • Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream Speech" at the March on Washington

  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas,TX

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • 24th Amendment

    Abolishes the poll tax
  • Civil Rights Act

    Made discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin in public places illegal and required employers to hire on an equal opportunity basis
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Voting Rights Act

    Eliminated literacy tests for voters
  • Tet Offensive

  • Martin Luther King is assacinated

  • Civil Rights Act

    Prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • First Man on the Moon

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Defined the first amendment rights for students in the United States public schools
  • Kent State University Shooting

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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    Moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • Title IX

    Protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs
  • War Powers Act

    Law limited the Presidents right to send troops to battle without congressional approval
  • Watergate scandal, which leads to Nixon's resignation

  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam war

  • Camp David Accords

  • Three mile island disaster

  • Iran Hostage Crisis

  • Iran contra affair

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    1990s-21st Century