US history 1887-2008

Timeline created by katie.mcdonald
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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    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

  • united nations formed

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    early cold war

    1.containment
    2.arms race, space race
    3.USSR
    4.communism
    5.domino theory
  • 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

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    civil rights era

  • rosenbergs trials

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

  • korean war

    1950-1953
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    vietnam war

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • cuban missile crisis

  • Gulf of tonkin resolution

    begins undeclared war in veitnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet offensive

  • Tinker vs 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

  • 26th amendment

    moved the voting age from 21 to 18
  • war is power act

    law limited the presidents right to send troops to battle without congressional approval
  • fall of the saigon, marks the end of the veitnam war

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    1900's-21st century