US History 1877-2008

Timeline created by alexander.avila
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)

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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)

  • 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
  • Berlin Airlift

    The Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control.
  • Marshall Plan

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

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 European and North American countries.
  • Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border and insurrections in the south.
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    Civil Rights Era (1950-1970)

  • Rosenbergs Trial

    Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens who were convicted of spying on behalf of the Soviet Union.
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

    The U.S. detonated the first hydrogen bomb, resulting in the first successful full-scale thermonuclear weapon explosion.
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    Vietnam War (1954-1976)

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

    Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, the virus that causes the crippling disease of polio.
  • USSR launches Sputnik

    The Soviet Union launched the earth's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I. The successful launch came as a shock to experts and citizens in the United States, who had hoped that the United States would accomplish this scientific advancement first.
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    End of the Cold War (1970-1991)

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    1990s-21st Century (1990-2008)