US History 1877-2008

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    Early American History

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    Civil War / Reconstruction

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    The Glided Age

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    The Progressive Era

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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

  • Truman Doctrine

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

  • Marshall Plan

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

  • Sweatt v. Painter

    An African-American law school applicant was denied admission into the University of Texas Law School solely because of his race
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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • 22nd Amendment

    22nd Amendment: prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    Was a landmark 1954 Supreme Court case in which the justices ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional.
  • Hernandez v. Texas

    the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the conviction of an agricultural labourer, Pete Hernandez, for murder should be overturned because Mexican Americans had been barred from participating in both the jury that indicted him and the jury that convicted him.
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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

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    Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks’ arrest

  • USSR launches Sputnik

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

  • Bay of Pigs 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

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • 24th Amendment: Abolishes the poll tax

    the United States ratified the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting any poll tax in elections for federal officials.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    It outlawed the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests as a prerequisite to voting.
  • Tet Offensive

  • Tet Offensive

  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    prohibits discrimination concerning the sale, rental, or financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, and sex.
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

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

  • Kent State University shooting

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    End of the Cold War

    Containment: tried to prevent the spread of communism
    Space Race: a competition between US and USSR aiming to show superiority in spaceflight
    The USSR: consisted of Russia and 14 surrounding countries.
    Communism: is a political and economic system that seeks to create a classless society
    Domino Theory: That communism in one nation would spread to the surrounding states
  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

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

    It is a federal civil rights law that protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.
  • War Powers Act

    law 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

  • Three Mile Island Disaster

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    Iran Hostage Crisis

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    Iran Contra Affair

  • al-Qaeda

    A network of Islamic fundamentalist groups, founded in 1988 and associated with the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.
  • Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)

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    1990s-21st Century

  • Fall of the USSR - Official end of the Cold War

  • NAFTA created free trade between Mexico, the United States, and Canada

  • President Clinton’s Impeachment

    19 December 1998 – 12 February 1999
    President Bill Clinton became the second president in history to be impeached. He was charged with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing.
  • Presidential Election of 2000

    Bush, won the disputed election, defeating Democratic nominee Al Gore, the incumbent vice president. It was the fourth of five American presidential elections, and the first in 112 years, in which the winning candidate lost the popular vote, and is considered one of the closest elections in US history.
  • No Child Left Behind

    The No Child Left Behind Act authorizes several federal education programs that are administered by the states.
  • Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon


    Tightened the national security, particularly as it was related to foreign terrorism
  • Hurricane Katrina

  • Barak Obama

    US President 2009-2017
    He was the first African American president