US History Timeline 1877-2008

Timeline created by Cole2021
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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    Communism

    A rivalry form of government to Democracy during the Cold War. This form of government established a system in which goods are owned in common by the state (government) and are available to all as needed.
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    Roaring Twenties

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    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

    The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was a federal socialist state in Northern Eurasia
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    Great Depression

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    World War II

  • United Nations formed

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    Early Cold War

  • Truman Doctrine

    U.S. policy that gave military and economic aid to countries threatened by communism.
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    Containment

    Containment was a United States policy using numerous strategies to prevent the spread of communism abroad.
  • Berline Airlift

  • Marshall Plan

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

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    Civil Rights Era

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    Domino Theory

    The theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries, like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall.
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    Korean War

  • Rosenbergs trial

  • 22 Amendment

    Prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again
  • First H-Bomb detonated by the United States

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    Vietnam War

  • Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine

  • USSR launches Sputnik

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    Arms Race/Space Race

    The Space Race was an informal 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), to achieve firsts in spaceflight capability.
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    End of the Cold War

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    1990s-21st Century