U.S. History: 1887-2008

Timeline created by Lindsey liu
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 action of keeping harm from arms way
    -Arms Race/Space Race: competition between nations to be on top
    -The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: comprising a consideration of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, and Transcaucasian Federation
    -Communism: Theory derived from Karl Marx
    -Domino Theory: Theory that political events also affect other countries
  • 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 II
  • NATO established

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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • 22nd Amendment

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Cuban missal crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin resolution

    Begins the war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet offensive

  • Tinker v.Des Moines

    Defined the first amendment rights for students in the US public school.
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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon papers leaked

  • 26th amendment

    Moved the voting age from 21 to 18 years old.
  • War powers act

    Law limits the president rights to send troops into battle without congress approval
  • Fall of Saigon

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    1990s-21st Century