U.S. History: 1877-2008

Timeline created by ryan xiong
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

    Established in 1945 after the end of the Second World War to replace the League of Nations to prevent wars and provide a platform for dialogue among nations.
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    Early Cold War

    1)Containment, a United States policy using numerous strategies to prevent the spread of communism abroad.
    2)Arm race/Space race, a race to determine which country's technology is more advanced.
    3)The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR was a federal socialist state in Northern Eurasia.
    4)Communism, is a social, political and economic ideology and movement.
    5)Domino Theory, of a non communist state to communism would precipitate the fall of its neighbor government .
  • 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

    In response to the Soviet blockade of land routes into West Berlin, the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine to the citizens of the besieged city。
  • Marshall Plan

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

    Establish to provide collective security against the threat posed by the Soviet Union. Also allowing the United States to control the European defense system headed by Germany and France is a sign that the United States has achieved its leadership as a superpower.
  • Korean War

    By invading South Korea, North Korea hoped to reunite the two nations as a single country under communism.
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    Civil Rights Era

  • Rosenbergs trial

    Julius and his wife Rosenberg Ethel were tried and convicted of espionage for providing the Soviet Union with classified information, and was executed in 1953.
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

    The bomb "Ivy Mike" was the codename given to the first full-scale test of a thermonuclear device, in which part of the explosive yield comes from nuclear fusion.
  • Korean War

    An armistice signed on July 27, 1953, stopped the conflict, but the war never officially ended because there was no peace treaty.
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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

    Dr. Jonas Salk announces that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis
  • USSR launches Sputnik

    Soviet Union launched the earth's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I
  • 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