us history 1877 - 2008

Timeline created by reaganhod
In History
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    early american history

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    civil war/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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    great depression

    hoovervilles: poor town built by unemployed people
    the new deal: programs, public work projects, financial reforms and regulations from fdr
    causes of the great depression: over production, over use of credit, over speculation, stock market crash, bank panic
    court packing: adding more seats to supreme court, fdr
    eleanor roosevelt:
  • adolf hitler invades poland, starting world war 2

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    world war 2

    island hopping: took islands, establish military base
    liberation of concentration camps: allies saw camps, dismantled them
    dwight eisenhower: supreme commander of allied forces
    douglas macarthur: american general, led u.n. forces in korean war
    chester nimitz: commanded pacific fleet
    navajo code talkers: secret communication
    tuskegee airmen: african american military pilots
    flying tigers: american volunteer pilots
    the manhattan project: first nuclear weapons
    rosie the riveter: women in factories
  • attack on pearl harbor

  • battle of midway

  • bataan death march

  • executive order 9066

    incarceration of japanese americans for the duration of world war 2
  • "d day" - invasion of normandy

  • g.i. bill

    gives military veterans financial and educational benefits
  • united nations formed

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    early cold war

    containment: contain and stop the spread of communism
    arms race/space race: compete against the soviet union
    the union of soviet socialist republics: the soviet union,
    communism: a classless society where means of production are owned and controlled by the public
    domino theory: if one country falls to communism, the surrounding countries will also fall
  • the atomic bomb "little boy" is dropped on hiroshima, japan

  • the atomic bomb "fat man" is dropped on nagasaki, japan, ending world war 2

  • 22nd amendment

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • truman doctrine

    us 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 2
  • nato established

  • korean war

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    civil rights era

  • rosenbergs trials

  • first h-bomb detonated by the united states

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    vietman war

  • jonas salk invents the polio vaccine

  • interstate highway act

    authorized the building of a national highway system
  • ussr launches sputnik

  • cuban missile crisis

  • gulf of tonkin resolution

    begins undeclared war in vietnam
  • medicare and medicaid established

  • tet offensive

  • tinker vs. 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 21 years old to 18 years old
  • war powers act

    law limited the presidents right to send troops to battle without congressional approval
  • fall of saigon, marks the end of vietman war

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    1990s - 21st century