US History: 1877-2008

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    Early American History

  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

  • Constitution Written

  • Bill of Rights Ratified

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    Civil War/Reconstruction

  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

  • Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell

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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 Twentiies

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    Great Depression

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    World War 2

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

  • 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

  • Marshall Plan

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

  • Sweatt v. Painter

    ruled the separate law school at the University of Texas failed to qualify as “separate but equal”
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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

  • Rosenbergs Trial

  • First H Bomb detonated by the U.S.

  • Hernandez v. Texas

    Mexican Americans and all other races provided equal protection under the 14th Amendment
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    Vietnam War

  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation
  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

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    Montgomery Boycott after Rosa Parks' Arrest

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Little Rock Nine integrated into an all-white school in Little Rock, AK

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba

  • Berlin Wall built to prevent people from leaving communist East Berlin

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at the March on Washington

  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Begins undeclared war on Vietnam
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Made discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin in public places illegal and required employers to hire on an equal opportunity basis
  • 24th Amendment

    Abolishes the poll Tax
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Eliminated literacy tests for voters
  • Tet Offensive

  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • First Man on the Moon

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Defined the first ammendment rights for students in the United States Public schools.
  • Kent State University Shooting

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    End of Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers Leaked

  • 26th Ammendment

    Moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old.
  • Title IX

    protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs
  • War Powers Act

    Law limited the President's right to send troops to battle without congressional approval
  • Water Gate Scandal, Which lead to Nixon's Resignation

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

  • Camp David Accords

  • Three Mile Island Disaster

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    Iran Hostage Crisis

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    The Iran Contra Affair

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    1990's-21st Century

    Barack Obama: 44th president of the US
    Al-Qaeda: Terrorist group who caused the attack on the twin towers
    No Child left behind: Added programs to schools for special needs kids
    President Clinton's Impeachment: He was impeached for "high crimes and misdemeanors"
    Presidential Election of 2000: Decided the next president for the next for to 8 years
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    Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)

  • Fall of the USSR- Official end of the cold war

  • NAFTA created free trade between Mexico, United States, and Canada

  • Attack on world trade center and pentagon

  • USA Patriot Act

    tightened the national security, particularly as it was related to foreign terrorism
  • Hurricane Katrina