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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    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.
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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

  • 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

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam.
  • Medicare and Medicaid establishment

  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United Staes Public Schools.
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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 Power Act

    Law limited the President's right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval.
  • Fall of Saigon, marks and the end of the Vietnam war

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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.