US History 1877-2008

Timeline created by adam.gumpf
In History
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    Early American History

  • Declaration of Independence from Great Britain

  • Constitution is written

  • Bill of Rights is Ratified

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    Civil War/Reconstruction

  • Homestead Act

    provided 160 acres to anyone willing to settle on land in the west
  • 13th Amendment

    abolished slavery
  • 14th Amendment

    citizenship & due process
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

  • 15th Amendment

    voting for all male citizens
  • Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell

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    Gilded Age

    Rockefeller/Carnegie (Captains of Industry vs. Robber Barons)
    Philanthropy
    Monopoly
    Jane Addams
    Laissez-Faire
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    prohibited immigration of skilled or unskilled Chinese laborers, first US national immigration act
  • Pendleton Civil Service Act

    awarded government jobs based on merit
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    ensure railroad set “reasonable and just” rate and the first time government stepped in to regulate business
  • Dawes Act

    gave individual ownership of land to native Americans instead of the tribe owning things collectively
  • Hull House founded, first of many settlement houses

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    Progressive Era

  • Sherman Anti Trust Act

    outlawed business monopolies
  • Klondike Gold Rush (Alaska) 1896-1899

  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    legalized segregation, established “separate but equal”
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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: stopping the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    Communism
    Domino Theory
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    Civil Rights Era

  • 22nd Amendment:

    22nd Amendment: prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
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    Vietnam War

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

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    End of the Cold War

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    1990s-21st Century