Us history 1877-2008

Timeline created by Sonia.wambugu16
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

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    World War 2

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

  • 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 2
  • NATO established

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenberg trial

  • 22nd Amendment

    -prohibits anyone who has been elected president to only serve two years
  • 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

    Containment-foreign policy strategy
    Arm race/space race-competition for supremacy in nuclear warfare
    The union of soviet Socialist Republic-post-revolutionary Russia
    Communism-political and economic system of classes-less society (all equal)
    Domino Theory-a theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries.
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    1990's-21 century