US History 1877-2008

Timeline created by gracie.flanigen
In History
  • Declaration of Independence

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    Early American History (1776 - 1860)

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    Civil War/Reconstruction (1860-1877)

  • Texas Secession

  • Homestead act of 1862

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    The Gilded Age (1877-1900)

  • Panama Canal

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    The Progressive Era (1890-1920)

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    Imperialism (1898-1910)

  • Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders

  • Teddy Roosevelt President

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    World War I (1914-1918)

  • 19th amendment

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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)

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War (1945-1960)

  • Berlin Airlift

  • 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

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools.
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    End of the Cold War (1970-1991)

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Ammendment

    moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old. Ratified July 1st 1971
  • War Powers Act

    aw limited the President’s right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval
  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

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    1990s-21st Century (1990-2008)