U.S History

Timeline created by Steve.Lowden
  • Communism

    society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
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    Civil War/ American Reconstruction

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    The Gilded Age

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    The Progressive Era

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    World War 1

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    Roaring Twenties

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    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

    A group of countries that turned communist.
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    Great Depression

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    World War 2

  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War

  • 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
  • Containment

    Was a United States policy using numerous strategies to prevent the spread of communism abroad.
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    program to help European countries rebuild after World War II
  • NATO established

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    Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

  • Domino Theory

    The theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries, like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall.
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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

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    Space Race

    competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), to achieve firsts in spaceflight capability.
  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins the undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

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

  • 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 leaked

  • 26th Amendment:

    moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • War Powers Act

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964): begins undeclared war in Vietnam
    War Powers Act (1973): law limited the President’s right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval
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    Early American History

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    1990's-21st century