US History 1887-2008

Timeline created by Camille.Chatman
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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    World War

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    Roaring Twenties

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    Great Depression

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    World War 2

  • United Nations formed

    United Nations formed
    organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations,
  • Truman doctine

    Truman doctine
    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    program to help European countries rebuild after World War II
  • NATO established

    NATO established
    he North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 European and North American countries.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea.
  • The Big 5

    Arms Race/Space Race
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    Domino Theory
  • Sweatt v. Painter

    Sweatt v. Painter
    was a U.S. Supreme Court case that successfully challenged the "separate but equal"
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    Civil rights era

  • Rosenbergs trial

    Rosenbergs trial
    Married couple convicted spying and working with the Soviet union
  • 22nd amendment

    22nd amendment
    prevents elected officials from being elected more than twice
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

    First H-Bomb detonated by the United States
    the United States successfully detonated “Mike,”
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
    overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation
  • Hernandez v. Texas

    Hernandez v. Texas
    Mexican Americans and all other races provided equal protection under the 14th Amendment
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    Early cold war

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

    Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine
    Dr. Jonas Salk announces that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks’ arrest

    a political social campaign against racial segregation on the public transit
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks’ arrest

    a political social campaign against racial segregation on a public transit
  • USSR launches Sputnik

    USSR launches Sputnik
    The Soviet Union successfully released a satellite into orbit
  • Little Rock Nine integrated into an all-white school in Little Rock, AK

    Little Rock Central High School, which until then had been all white. The students' effort to enroll was supported by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education
  • Berlin Wall built to prevent people from leaving communist East Berlin

    Two days after sealing off free passage between East and West Berlin with barbed wire, East German authorities begin building a wall—the Berlin Wall—to permanently close off access to the West.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba

    a failed landing operation on the southwestern coast of Cuba in 1961 by Cuban exiles
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    A confrontation between the US and Cuba over nuclear weapons
  • Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at the March on Washington

    a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington
  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX

    the 35th President was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.min Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    On January 23, 1964, the United States ratified the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting any poll tax in elections for federal officials. outlawing the poll tax as a voting requirement in federal elections,
  • 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
  • Gulf tonkin resolution

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and medicaid established

    A social act was passed granting people with a lower income access to medical care
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    This act was signed into law on August 6, 1965, by President Lyndon Johnson. It outlawed the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests as a prerequisite to voting.
  • Tet Offensive

    A major escalation and one of the largest military of the Vietnam war.
  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. and activist was Assassinated.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    An expansion of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, popularly known as the Fair Housing Act, prohibits discrimination and the sale, rental, or financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, and sex.
  • Tinker vs des moines

    Tinker vs des moines
    First known school district to defy students of the 1st admendment
  • First Man on the Moon

    was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon.
  • Kent State University shooting

    Kent State massacre, were the killings of four and wounding of nine other unarmed Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970 in Kent, Ohio, 40 miles south of Cleveland.
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    End of the cold war

  • Pentagon papers leaked

    A defense made by Vietnam task force a small portion of reports were leaked to the press
  • 26 amendment

    26 amendment
    People 18 older are granted the right to vote
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    a federal civil rights law in the United States of America that was passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. It prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or other education program that receives federal money.
  • Wars power Act

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

    a scandal was a political scandal in the United States involving the administration of U.S. President Richard Nixon from 1971 to 1974 that led to Nixon's resignation.
  • Fall of Saigon marks the end of Vietnam war

    North Vietnamese forces took control of the capital of South Vietnam
  • Camp David Accords

    a pair of political agreements signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on 17 September 1978,
  • Three Mile Island Disaster

    The Three Mile Island accident was a partial meltdown of reactor number 2 of Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Dauphin County
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic standoff between the United States and Iran. Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage after a group of militarized Iranian college students.
  • Iran Contra Affair

    a scandal, or simply Iran–Contra, was a political scandal in the United States that occurred during the second term of the Reagan Administration
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    1990's-21st century