US History 1887-2008

Timeline created by Dominique.Carrillo
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

  • 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 Trial

  • 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 Vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • 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 the Cold War

  • 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 (Marks the end of the Vietnam War)

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    1990s-21st Century