U.S. History 1887-2008

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In History
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    Early American History (1776-1860)

    The United States becomes a country and begins to develop
  • Communism

    a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs
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    Civil War/Reconstruction (1860-1877)

    The civil war between the confederate states of America and the Union (the u.s.) to end slavery which cripples the country and the country is forced to rebuild.
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    The Gilded Age (1877-1900)

    Period of rapid economic growth
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    The Progressive Era (1890-1920)

    period of social reforms
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    Imperialism (1898-1910)

    exerted political, social, and economic control over countries such as the Philippines, Cuba, Germany, Austria, Korea, and japan -credit lumen learning.com
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    World War I (1914-1918)

    a war fought between Germany, Italy, and Japan against Great Britain, France, Russia
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    Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)

    Industrialization of American
  • The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

    The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was a federal socialist state in Northern Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
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    Great Depression (1929-1939)

    massive unemployment and debt market collapse bank failure
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    World War II (1939-1945)

    World War II, also called Second World War, conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during the years 1939–45. The principal belligerents were the Axis powers—Germany, Italy, and Japan—and the Allies—France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and, to a lesser extent, China. britannica.com
  • United Nations formed

    The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.
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    Early Cold War (1945-1960)

    U.S. and USSR engage in a nuclear standoff that started over ideological issues
  • Containment

    Containment was a United States policy using numerous strategies to prevent the spread of communism abroad. A component of the Cold War, this policy was a response to a series of moves by the Soviet Union to enlarge its communist sphere of influence in Eastern Europe, China, Korea, and Vietnam.
  • 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 Blockade

    The Berlin Blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. During the multinational occupation of post–World War II Germany, the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control.
  • Marshall Plan

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

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 European and North American countries. The organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949.
  • Domino theory

    the theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries, like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall.
  • Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border and insurrections in the south. The war ended unofficially on 27 July 1953 in an armistice.
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    Civil Rights Era (1950-1970)

    Black citizens fight for their civil rights and are most successful yet still struggle with oppression and discrimination after
  • Rosenbergs trial

    Julius and his wife Ethel were tried and convicted of espionage for providing the Soviet Union with classified information. ... They were executed in 1953. Their trial remains controversial today. In the early 1930s, Ethel became a member of the Young Communist League.
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

    Ivy Mike was the codename given to the first full-scale test of a thermonuclear device, in which part of the explosive yield comes from nuclear fusion. Ivy Mike was detonated on November 1, 1952, by the United States on the ... As a result of the collection of samples from the explosion by U.S. Air force pilots.
  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

    Jonas Salk announces polio vaccine. On March 26, 1953, American medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, the virus that causes the crippling disease of polio.
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    Vietnam War (1954-1976)

    U.S. unsuccessfully engages in a war to force democracy upon Vietnam
  • Space Race/Arms Race

    The Space Race was an informal 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union and the United States, to achieve firsts in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the ballistic missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations following World War II.
  • USSR launches Sputnik

    On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the earth's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I. The successful launch came as a shock to experts and citizens in the United States, who had hoped that the United States would accomplish this scientific advancement first.
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    End of the Cold War (1970-1991)

    the soviet union is disbanded the berlin wall is taken down and the iron curtain is lifted
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    1990s-21st Century (1990-2008)

    time of relative peace some racial tension period ends in another economic crash with very high unemployment rates.