US history; 1877-2008

Timeline created by kyla.long
In History
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    Early American History (1776-1860)

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    Civil War/Reconstruction (1860-1877)

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    The Gilded Age (1877-1900)

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    The Progressive Era (1890-1920)

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    Imperialism (1898-1910)

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    World War I (1914-1918)

    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- ussr consisted of Russia and 14 surrounding countries and was the US's biggest enemy
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    Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)

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    Great Depression (1929-1939)

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    World War II (1939-1945)

    arms race/space race- an informal 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), to achieve firsts in spaceflight capability
  • United Nations formed

  • 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
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

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

  • Korean War

    1950-1953
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    Civil Rights Era (1950-1970)

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War (1954-1976)

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

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    End of the Cold War (1970-1991)

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    1990s-21st Century (1990-2008)