US History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by sage.montgomery
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 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

    Containment - Policy used by US to stop spread of communism.
    Arms Race/Space Race - Race to see what country had the best resources.
    The USSR - Organization for countries who use communism.
    Communism - a political theory advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid.
    Domino Theory - theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries.
  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism.
  • 22nd Amendement

    Prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again.
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    Program to help European countries rebuild after WW2.
  • NATO Established

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenberg's 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 the undeclared was in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker vs. Des Moines

    It was decided that school officials could not prohibit only on the suspicion that the speech might disrupt the learning.
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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.
  • War Powers Act

    law limited the President's right to send troop to battle without Congressional approval.
  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

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    1990s-21st Century