U.S. History: 1887-2008

Timeline created by Andrea.Chavez1
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 progessive Era

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    World war 1

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War 2

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early cold war

    1.Containment- the action or policy of preventing the expansion of a hostile country or influence.
    2.Arms Race/Space Race-a competition between nations for superiority in the development and accumulation of weapons.
    3.The union of soviet Socialist Republics-a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia.
    4.Communism- system whereby all the properties in a society are owned by the community.
    5.Domino Theory- theory that if one country is taken over by Communist.
  • 22nd Amendment

    Prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • Truman Doctrine

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

  • Marshall Plan

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

  • Korean War

  • 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

    1.Great Society: President Johnson's program to help the poor, elderly, and women.
    2.Thurgood Marshall: First black justice on the supreme court of the United states.
    3.Black Panthers: claimed their rights to carry weapons and protect their own neighborhoods from police.
    4.nonviolent/civil disobedience: act of protesting laws while not hurting other people or destroying property.
    5.Ceaser Chavez: Mexican-American union organizer and leader.
  • Rosenberger's Trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United states

  • 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

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Park's arrest

  • USSR launches Sputnik

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

  • Boy of Pigs Invasion In Cuba

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

  • Cuban Missile 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

    It begins undeclared war in Vietnam.
  • 24th Amendment

    Abolishes the poll tax.
  • 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.
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Eliminated literacy tests for voters
  • Tet Offensive

  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing.
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    defined the first amendment rights for students in the United states Public Schools.
  • First Man on the Moon

  • Kent State University Shooting

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    End of the Cold War

    OPEC: economic organizations by Arab nations that controls price of oil, amount of oil its members produce, sell to other nations.
    Sandra Day O'Conner: First woman to be in the supreme court in 1981.
    Community Reinvestment Act Of 1977:States that banks must meet needs of the community in which they are character to do business.
    AIDS Epidemic :people were infected with HIV worldwide.
    Star Wars: a satellite based missile defense system to protect against ICBMs fired by Soviet Union.
  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendments

    it 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 president's right to send troops to battle without congressional approval.
  • Watergate Scandal, which lead to Nixon's resignation

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

  • Camp David Accords

  • Iran Hostage Crisis

  • Three Mile Island Disaster

  • Iran Contra Affair

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    1990s-21st century