US History 1877-2008

Timeline created by lindseymunoz04
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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    Imperialism

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    World War I

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    Roaring Twenties

    It was the prime year for economic
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    Great Depression

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    World War II

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    Early Cold War

    Containment - stopping spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race - arms race occurs when two or more countries increase the size and quality of military resources.
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia
    Communism - a political theory in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
    Domino Theory - one country falls in communism then the countries around will fall too.
  • United Nations formed

  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
  • 22nd Amendment

    prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • Marshall Plan

    program to help European countries rebuild after World War II
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    Berlin Airlift

  • NATO established

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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • Rosenberg's trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

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    End of the Cold War

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    1990s-21st Century