US HISTORY: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Abraham.hernandez
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

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War II

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

    Containment:US policy using that would use many strategies to prevent the spread of communism abroad. Space Race:Competition between the US and the USSR to develop aerospace capabilities The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics:A federal socialist state in Northern Eurasia Communism:A political and economic system that seeks to create a classless society Domino Theory:communist government in one nation would quickly lead to communist takeovers in neighboring states
  • 22nd Amendment

    Prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • Truman Doctrine

    US policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    Program to help European countries rebuild after WW!!
  • NATO established

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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins the undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • Wars Powers Act

    law 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