US History 1877-2008

Timeline created by Evana94
In History
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    Early American History

  • Declaration of Independence signed

  • Constitution written

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    Civil War/Reconstruction

  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

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    The Gilded Age

    Rockefeller/Carnegie (Captains of Industry vs. Robber Barons)
    Jane Addams
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    The Progressive Era

    Pure food and drug act
  • Klondike Gold Rush (Alaska)

  • USS Maine explodes off the coast of Cuba, starting the Spanish American War

  • Hawaii is annexed as a territory of the United States

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    Theodore Roosevelt
    Rough Riders
    Foreign Policy
    Immigration Quotas
    Yellow Journalism
  • Panama Canal Built

  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is published

  • NAACP Founded

  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated, starting World War I

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    World War I

    Alvin York
    M.A.I.N. (Causes of WWI)
    Sussex Pledge
    American Expeditionary Forces
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

  • National Parks System created

  • Zimmerman Telegram intercepted by the British, warned the U.S. of a proposed ally between Mexico and Germany

  • The United States enters WWI on the Allied side

  • Battle of Argonne Forest, considered the turning point of the war

  • Germany surrenders to the Allied Powers

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    Roaring Twenties

    Social Darwinism
    The Red Scare
    Assembly Line
    Return to Normalcy
    Harlem Renaissance
  • Teapot Dome Scandal uncovered by the Wall Street Journal

  • Scopes Monkey Trial

  • Stock Market Crash

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    Great Depression

    The New Deal
    Causes of the Great Depression (5)
    Court Packing
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Dust Bowl

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt elected

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) established

  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) established

  • Adolf Hitler invades Poland, starting WWII

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    World War II

    Island Hopping
    Liberation of Concentration Camps
    Dwight Eisenhower
    Douglas MacArthur
    Chester W. Nimitz
    Navajo Code Talkers
    Tuskegee Airmen
    Flying Tigers
    The Manhattan Project
    Rosie the Riveter
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

  • Battle of Midway

  • Bataan Death March

  • “D-Day” - Invasion of Normandy

  • United Nations formed

  • The atomic bomb, used on Japan (August 6 & 9)

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    Early Cold War

    Containment- stopping the spread.
    Arms Race/Space Race
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    Domino Theory- ones
  • Berlin Airlift

  • NATO established

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

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    Vietnam War

  • USSR launches Sputnik

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    End of the Cold War

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    1990s-21st Century