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
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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,”
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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.
  • USSR launches Sputnik

    USSR launches Sputnik
    The Soviet Union successfully released a satellite into orbit
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    A confrontation between the US and Cuba over nuclear weapons
  • 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
  • Tet Offensive

    A major escalation and one of the largest military of the Vietnam war.
  • Tinker vs des moines

    Tinker vs des moines
    First known school district to defy students of the 1st admendment
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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
  • Wars power Act

    law limited the President’s right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval
  • Fall of Saigon marks the end of Vietnam war

    North Vietnamese forces took control of the capital of South Vietnam
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    1990's-21st century