U.S History 1887-2008

Timeline created by sidney covington
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 1

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War 2

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    Early Cold War

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    United Nations Formed

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    Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
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    22nd Amendment

    This prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again.
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    Marshall Plan

    A program to help European countries rebuild after WWII.
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    Berlin Airlift

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    NATO established

  • Sweatt v. Painter

    ruled the separate law school at the University of Texas failed to qualify as “separate but equal”
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    Civil Rights Era

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
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    Korean war

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
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    Roenbergs Trial

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    First H-Bomb detonated by the US

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    Vietnam War

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
  • Hernandez v. Texas

    Mexican Americans and all other races provided equal protection under the 14th Amendment
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka:

    overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation
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    Jonas Salk invents the Polo Vaccine

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    Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks’ arrest

  • Little Rock Nine integrated into an all-white school in Little Rock, AK

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    USSR Launches Sputik

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba

  • Berlin Wall built to prevent people from leaving communist East Berlin

  • Cuban Missile Crises

  • Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at the March on Washington

  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    This began undeclared war in Vietnam.
  • Civil Rights Act of

    Made discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin in public places illegal and required employers to hire on an equal opportunity basis
  • 24th Amendment

    Abolishes the poll tax.
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    This defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools.
  • Voting Rights Act of

    Eliminated literacy tests for voters
  • Tet Offensive

  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

  • Civil Rights Act of

    prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • First Man on the Moon

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    End of Cold War

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    This moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old.
  • Title IX

    protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs
  • War Powers Act

    This 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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    1990's-21st Century

    Containment- United States policy using strategies to prevent the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race- 20th-century competition between the Soviet Union, and the United States
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, etc.
    Communism- seeks to create a classless society where the major means of production
    Domino Theory- the theory that one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries