US History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by Jackson.Klesper
In History
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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

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    Great Depression

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    World War II

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

    Containment- The act to stop the spread of communism through Europe.
    •Arms Race/Space Race- The struggle between the US and the Soviets in achieving more powerful weapons and getting to space.
    •The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- The mass of all communist countries united together.
    •Communism- The practice of the government owning everything about the nation.
    •Domino Theory- The theory that one communist nation would start a chain reaction of corrupting bordering Nations.
  • 22nd Amendment

    Prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again.
  • 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 II.
  • NATO Established

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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • Rosenbergs Trial

  • First H-bomb Detonated By the US

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk Invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR Launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam.
  • Medicare and Medicaid Established

  • Tinker vs. Des Moines

    Defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools.
  • Tet Offensive

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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    Changed the voting age from 21 to 18.
  • War 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