US History 1887-2020

Timeline created by Cedric J.
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

  • The United Nations is formed to help keep peace between countries.

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    Early Cold War

  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism
  • 22nd Amendment

    Prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • The Berlin Airlift is when the Allies airdropped tons of supplies to those in need in East Berlin.

  • Marshall Plan

    Program to help European countries rebuild after World War II
  • NATO was formed to help fight against the spread of Communism.

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    End of the Cold War

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    Civil Rights Era

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    Korean War

    War between Communist North Korea and Democratic South Korea.
  • The trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. They were accused and executed for sharing nuclear secrets to the Russians.

  • The first H-bomb was detonated by the US

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

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    1990s-21st Century