U.S. History: 1887-2008

Timeline created by ambercaldwell
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

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

    Containment - the US policy enforced to prevent the spread of Communism
    Arms Race/Space Race - competition between two or more states to have superior armed forces; competition between the US and Soviet Union to be first achieve spaceflight
    USSR - a federal socialist state in Northern Eurasia
    Communism - a classless society in which all property and wealth are communally-owned
    Domino Theory - If one country became communist, then the countries around it would also become communist.
  • 22nd Amendment

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

  • Marshall Plan

    Program to help European countries rebuild after WW2
  • NATO established

  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aids to countries threatened by communism
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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • Rosenbergs Trial

  • First H-Bomb Detonated By the United States

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    A 13 day standoff between US leaders and the Soviet Union over the installation of nuclear armed soviet missiles in Cuba. Khrushchev withdrew the missiles that almost lead to a nuclear war.
  • Gulf of Tokin Resolution

    Began the undeclared war of Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid Established

    Medicare and Medicaid was established in 1965 in order to provide a health care for the elderly and for the poor. They helped to lower the costs of healthcare needs.
  • Tet Offensive

    The attack by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces throughout South Vietnam. The north lost all battles and had enormous causalities, but the effect was to turn the American public opinion against the war.
  • Tinker v Des Moines

    This case defined the first amendment right for students in the United States public schools.
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    End of The Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers Leaked

    A secret government study of the United States involvement in the Vietnam War, made public by Daniel Ellsburg. They revealed that 4 successive presidents had lied about involvement in Vietnam.
  • 26th Amendment

    The 26th Amendment moved the voting age from 21 to 18 years old.
  • War Powers Act

    This law limited the president's right to send troops into battle without Congressional approval
  • Fall of Saigon

    North Vietnam and Viet Cong forces captured the capital of South Vietnamese, Saigon, forcing South Vietnam to surrender ending the Vietnam War.
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    1900's-21st Century