U.S. History 1887, 2008

Timeline created by william.florence
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 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
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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
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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

  • USSR launches Sputnik

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

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    Begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

    Medicare and Medicaid established
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines
    Defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools.
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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
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act
    Law limited the President’s right to send troops to battle without Congressional approval.
  • Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War

    Fall of Saigon, marks the end of the Vietnam War
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    1990s-21st Century