US History 1887-2008

Timeline created by berkley.ponce
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

  • United Nations Formed

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    Early Cold War

    1 - Containment: US strategy to keep Communism from spreading
    2 - Arms Race/Space Race: military and/or space related competition between two countries
    3 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: the first country to call itself socialist and work to build a communist-run nation
    4 - Communism: a society based on common ownership of property/goods and no social classes
    5 - Domino Theory: US's theory that if a country converts to communism, nearby nations will also become communistic
  • 22nd Amendment

    Prevents anyone from being elected president who has already been elected twice before.
  • Truman Doctrine

    US policy that helped with military and economic affairs for countries facing the threat of communism
  • Berlin Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

    Program created to help European countries to rebuild after WWII.
  • NATO Established

  • 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

  • Rosenbergs Trial

  • First H-bomb Detonated by the US

  • 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

  • Jonas Salk Invents the Polio Vaccine

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks' arrest

  • USSR Launches Sputnik

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

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba

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

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • MLK's "I Have a Dream Speech" at the March on Washington

  • JFK assassinated in Dallas, TX

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    begins undeclared war in Vietnam
  • 24th Amendment

    abolishes poll tax
  • 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
  • Medicare and Medicaid Established

  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    eliminated literacy tests for voters
  • Tet Offensive

  • MLK is assassinated

  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    clarified First Amendment rights for students in US public schools
  • First Man on the Moon

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    End of the Cold War

  • Pentagon Papers Leaked

  • 26th Amendment

    changed voting age from 21 to 18 years old
  • Title IX

    protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs
  • War Powers Act

    law limiting 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