US History 1877-2008

Timeline created by C.Traweek
In History
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    Early American History

    Bill of Rights
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    Civil War/Reconstruction

    13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment
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    The Gilded Age

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    The Progressive Era

    Pure Food & Drug Act
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    World War I

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    Roaring Twenties

    18th Amendment / Volstead Act
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    Great Depression

    Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
    Civil Works Administration (CWA)
    Farm Security Act (FSA)
    National Industrial Security Act (NIRA)
    Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • Adolf Hitler Invades Poland, starting WWII

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    World War II

    Island Hopping - US strategy to reclaiming the Pacific from Japan
    Liberation of Concentration Camps - Holocaust prisoners released
    Dwight Eisenhower - 5 star General--Europe
    Douglas MacArthur - 5 star General--Pacific
    Chester W. Nimitz - Fleet Admiral of the US Navy
    Navajo Code Talkers - Secret Code
    Tuskegee Airmen - Group of African-American Pilots
    Flying Tigers - US volunteer pilots for China
    The Manhattan Project - Build the Nuclear Bomb
    Rosie the Riveter - Inspirational figure
  • Attack of Pearl Harbor

  • Battle of Midway

  • Bataan Death March

  • Executive Order 9066

    Incarceration of Japanese Americans for the duration of WWII
  • G.I. Bill

    Gives military veterans financial and educational benefits.
  • "D-Day" -Invasion of Normandy

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

    Containment - Preventing the spread of communism
    Arms Race/Space Race - Competitions between USSR and the US
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - The Communist Countries
    Communism - All people are of equal stature. Totalitarian Leaders
    Domino Theory - If one country falls, then they all do
  • The Atomic Bomb, “Little Boy” is dropped in Hiroshima, Japan

  • The Atomic Bomb, “Fat Man” is dropped in Nagasaki, Japan, ending World War II

  • 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

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    Civil Rights Era

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
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    Korean War

  • Rosenbergs Trial

  • First H-Bomb Detonated By The United States

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    Vietnam War

    War Powers Act
  • Jonas Salk Invents The Polio Vaccine

  • Interstate Highway Act

    Authorized the building of a national highway system.
  • USSR Launches Sputnik

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    End of the Cold War

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    1990s-21st Century