US History: 1887-2008

Timeline created by tayan chaitezvi
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 progessive era

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    world war 1

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    roaring twenties

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    world war 2

  • united nations formed

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    early cold war

    containment-Stop spread of communism arms and race/ space-a race between hostile nations to accumulate or develop weapons union of soviet socialist republics- a federal socialist state in Northern Eurasia communism-a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society domino theory-20th Century Foreign Policy theory, promoted by government of US, speculated if one land
  • truman doctrine

    policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatned by communism
  • berlin airlift

  • marshall plan

    program to help european countries rebuild after after world war 11
  • nato established

  • korean war

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    civil rights era

  • rosenbergs trials

  • 22 admendment

    prohibts anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • first h- bomb denotated by the united states

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    vietnam war

  • jonas salk invents polio vaccine

  • ussr launches sputnik

  • Cuban Missle Crisis

  • Gulf of tonkin resolution

    begins undelcared war in vietnam
  • Medicare and Medicaid established

  • Tet Offensive

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    defined the first ammendment rights for students in the united states public schools
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    end of the cold war

  • pentagon papers leaked

  • 26 amendment

    moved the voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
  • war power 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