U.S. History 1887-2008

Timeline created by AlecBull03
In History
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    Early American History

    Pilgrims coming to the new land
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    Civil War/ Reconstruction

    forming of the confederate states, Emancipation Proclamation, the battle of Gettysburg, the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860.
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    The Gilded Age

    transcontinental railroad, robber barons, the industrial revolution, gilded age homes, muckrakers, labor unions rise, railroad strikes
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    The Progressive Era

    the homestead act of 1862, Pendelton act, the socialist party of America, the Jungle, Meat Inspection Act of 1906, Teddy Roosevelt as President
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    Imperialism

    berlin conferencej
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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 States Formed

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    Early Cold War

    Containment- stop the spread of communism
    Arms Race/ Space Race- comp between the USSR and US about who could get to space first, and who had the biggest nukes
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- consisted of Russia and 14 more countries that focused on communism
    Communism- total control, absence of social classes
    Domino Theory- if one country fell to communism, then the surrounding would also fall to communism.
  • 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 2
  • NATO established

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenbergs Trial

  • Frist 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 the Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers Released

  • 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