Us History 1887-2008

Timeline created by Tala.Mcclintock-Boylan
In History
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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) World War I (1914-1918)

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    World War I (1914-1918)

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    Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)

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    Great Depression (1929-1939)

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    World War II (1939-1945)

  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War (1945-1960)

    Containment- US efforts to keep communism from spreading
    Arms Race/Space Race- between US and USSR for power
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- USSR
    Communism- political philosophy
    Domino Theory-similar political events in 1 country will happen in another
  • Act- Truman Doctrine

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

  • Act- Marshall Plan

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

  • 1950-1953 Korean War

  • 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 (1950-1970)

  • Korean War

  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    Overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and mandated desegregation
  • Hernandez v. Texas

    Mexican Americans and all other races provided equal protection under the 14th Amendment
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    Vietnam War (1954-1976)

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

  • USSR launches Sputnik

  • Little Rock Nine integrated into an all-white school

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba

  • Berlin Wall built to prevent people from leaving communist East Berlin

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

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

  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX

  • Act- Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964): begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • 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
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    Abolishes the poll tax and many Jim crow voting practices
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Eliminated literacy tests for voters
  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Defined the First Amendment rights for students in the United States Public Schools
  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • First Man on the Moon

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    End of the Cold War (1970-1991)

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    26th Amendment: moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • Pentagon Papers leaked

  • Title IX

    protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs
  • 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

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    1990s-21st Century (1990-2008)

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