U.S. History 1887, 2008

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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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    Imperialism

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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

  • Big 5

    Containment- Stopping the spread of communism.
    Arms/space race- A race in which the USSR was the first by sending the sputnik but American beat them to the moon.
    USSR- Communist party leader by Hitler and other leaders based out of Germany.
    Communism- Society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
    Domino theory- The fear of if one country falls into communism so will the other countries around them.
  • United Nations formed

    United Nations formed
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    Early Cold War

  • Truman Doctrine

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

    Berlin Airlift
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Program to help European countries rebuild after World War II by giving them money.
  • NATO established

    NATO established
  • Korean War

    Korean War
  • Sweatt v. Painter

    Sweatt v. Painter
    ruled the separate law school at the University of Texas failed to qualify as “separate but equal”
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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenbergs trial

    Rosenbergs trial
  • 22nd Amendment

    22nd Amendment
    This amendment was passed so no president can run for three terms.
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

    First H-Bomb detonated by the United States
  • 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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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

    Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks’ arrest

    Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks’ arrest
  • USSR launches Sputnik

    USSR launches Sputnik
  • Little Rock Nine integrated into an all-white school in Little Rock, AK

    Little Rock Nine integrated into an all-white school in Little Rock, AK
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba

    Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba
  • Berlin Wall built to prevent people from leaving communist East Berlin

    Berlin Wall built to prevent people from leaving communist East Berlin
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at the March on Washington

    Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at the March on Washington
  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX

    John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    Abolishes the poll tax
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    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.
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

    Medicare and Medicaid established
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Eliminated literacy tests for voters.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

    Martin Luther King is assassinated
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    Civil Rights Act of 1968
    Prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing.
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines
    Defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools.
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
  • Kent State University shooting

    Kent State University shooting
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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers leaked

    Pentagon Papers leaked
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    Moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    Protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs.
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act
    Law limited the President’s right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval.
  • Watergate Scandal, which leads to Nixon’s Resignation

    Watergate Scandal, which leads to Nixon’s Resignation
  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

    Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
  • Three Mile Island Disaster

    Three Mile Island Disaster
  • Iran Contra Affair

     Iran Contra Affair
  • Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)

    Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)
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    1990s-21st Century

  • Fall of the USSR - Official end of the Cold War

    Fall of the USSR - Official end of the Cold War
  • NAFTA created free trade between Mexico, the United States, and Canada

    NAFTA created free trade between Mexico, the United States, and Canada
  • Big 5

    Barack Obama- 44th president and First African American President.
    al-Qaeda- Awful terrorist group that made attacks on America
    No child left behind- authorized the elementary and secondary Education Act
    President Clinton Impeachment- 2nd president to ever be impeached
    President Election of 2000- Considered one of the closet elections ever and first time someone won the election but lost the popular vote.
  • Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon

    Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon
  • USA PATRIOT Act

    USA PATRIOT Act
    Tightened the national security, particularly as it was related to foreign terrorism.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina