US History 1887-2008

Timeline created by jazzmin.sheckles
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    Early American History(1776-1860)

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    Civil War Reconstruction (1860-1877)

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    The Gilded Age (1877-1900)

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    The Progressive Era (1890-1920)

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    Imperialism (1898-1910)

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    World War I (1914-1918

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    Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)

  • The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

    An established comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian Federation
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    Great Depression (1929-1939)

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    World War II (1939-1945)

  • Communism

    A political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned.
  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War (1945-1960)

  • Containment

    A United States policy using numerous strategies to prevent the spread of communism abroad.
  • 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

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

  • Korean War

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    Civil Rights Era (1950-1970)

  • Rosenbergs trial

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    Rosenbergs trial

  • Domino Theory

    The theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries.
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War (1954-1976)

  • Arms Race/ Space Race

    Competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to develop aerospace capabilities, including artificial satellites, unmanned space probes, and human spaceflight.
  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resoultion

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid Estbalished

  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker v Des Moines

    defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools
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    End of Cold War (1970-1991)

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • War Powers Act

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

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    1990s-21st Century (1990-2008)