US History 1877-2008

Timeline created by Lauren.taylor
In History
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    Early American History

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    Civil War/Recontruction

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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

    This was a policy that was a response to a series of moves by the Soviet Union to enlarge its communist sphere of influence in Eastern Europe.
  • 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

    A program to help European countries rebuild after World War II.
  • NATO established

  • Domino Theory

    A policy that suggested a communist government in one nation would quickly lead to communist takeovers in neighboring states, each falling like a perfectly aligned row of dominos.
  • 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 United States

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    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation
  • Hernandez v. Texas

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

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

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    Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks’ arrest

  • Arms Race/Space in the Cold War

    The Space Race was an informal 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, (USSR) and (US), to achieve firsts in spaceflight capability.
  • 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

  • 24th Amendment

    Abolishes the poll tax
  • 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 in 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
  • Medicare and Medicaid establishment

  • 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
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United Staes Public Schools.
  • First Man on the Moon

  • Kent State University shooting

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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
  • Title IX

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

    Law limited the President's right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval.
  • Watergate Scandal, which leads to Nixon’s Resignation

  • Fall of Saigon, marks and the end of the Vietnam war

  • Camp David Accords

  • Three Mile Island Disaster

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    Iran Hostage Crisis

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    Iran Contra Affair

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    1990's - 21st Century

  • The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

    During the opening stages of World War II, the Soviet Union created (the group of communist states of Central and Eastern Europe during the Cold War) by invading and then annexing several countries.
  • Communism

    A philosophical, social, political and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of a communist society.