U.S History 1887-2008

Timeline created by desarea.narez1
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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    World War I

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    Roaring Twenties

  • The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

    A communist country that included Russia,Ukraine and 12 other soviet socialist republics, this was establish in 1922.
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    Great Depression

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    World War II

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

  • Containment

    American policy used to stop spreading communism around. Containment policy was formulated by George F. Kennan
  • 22nd Amendment

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
  • Berline Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    program to help European countries rebuild after World War II
  • Arms Race/Space Race

    The Arms race was a race between the Soviets and the US to have the most powerful Nuclear weapons and this caused fear of a nuclear attack to the Americans. The Space race basically a race to be superior in technology and the "finish line" was getting to the money first, this race caused America to win the race and was the first to get to the moon and NASA made new technology.
  • NATO Established

  • Communism

    A type of government where all property is public and people are given things by the government according to their needs.
  • Korean War (1950-1953)

  • 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

  • Rosenbergs Trail

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

  • Domino Theory

    This suggested that if a communist government got into one country then it would lead to another country and another and so on in which each falls into a aligned row of dominos, one falls then so does the other.
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    Overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation
  • Hernandez v. Texas

    Mexican Americans and all other races provided equal protection under the 14th Amendment
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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Park arrest

  • USSR launches Sputnik

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

  • Bays of Pig Invasion in Cuba

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

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech" at the March on Washington

  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX

  • 24th Amendment

    Abolishes the poll tax
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Made discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin in public places illegal and required employers to hire on an equal opportunity basis.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid Established

  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Eliminated literacy tests for voters
  • Tet Offensive

  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools
  • First Man on the Moon

  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    Prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • Kent State University Shooting

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    End of Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers Leaked

  • 26th Amendment

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

    Protects people from discrimination based on gender in educational programs
  • War Powers Act

    aw limited the President’s right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval
  • Watergate Scandal, which leads to Nixon's Resignation

  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

  • Camp David Accords

  • Iran Hostage Crisis

  • Three Mile Island Diaster

  • Iran Contra Affair

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    1990s-21st Century