us history 1877-2008

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    early cold war

    Containment- keeping under control
    Arms Race/Space Race
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    Communism- farms are shared by the people and no rulers or money
    Domino Theory- the theory that a political event in one country will cause similat events in another country
  • cuban missile crisis

  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

  • Kent State University shooting

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • Watergate Scandal, which leads to Nixon’s Resignation

  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

  • Camp David Accords

  • Three Mile Island Disaster

  • Iran Hostage Crisis

  • Iran Contra Affair

  • Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)

  • Fall of the USSR - Official end of the Cold War

  • Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon

  • Hurricane Katrina