U.S. History:1887-2008

Timeline created by Jesslyn Cabrera
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 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-policy to stop spread of communism.2.Arms Race/Space Race-competition between two Cold War rivals,to achieve firsts in spaceflight.3.The Union of Soviet Socialist -communist country including Russia,Ukraine,and 12 other soviet socialist.4.Communism - government where all property is public are given things according to their needs.5.Domino Theory-one country in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect.
  • Truman Doctrine

    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
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

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

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • 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 Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • 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

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    1990s-21st century