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US History Events

United States History Historical Points of References

Era/YearsKey Features/Dates
Westward Expansion & the Gilded Age (Late 1800's) Increasing urbanization, immigration increases,political corruption, and political machines, labor unions begin
Progressive Era Protection against abuses, corruption, and wastes; prohibition; women's suffrage
Rise to World Power (1898-1918) World War I (1914-1918) 1898-Spanish American War 1914-1918 World War I(US enters in 1917) Economic Imperialism, Panama Canal League of Nations
The Roaring Twenties (1920-1929) Isolationism & Nativism(fear of immigration) Red Scare,Social Darwinism,Eugenics Jazz Age,Flappers & changing roles of women,consumer boom
Great Depression (1929-1941) 1929 Stock Market Crash beginning the Great Depression Dust Bowl, New Deal Legislation
World War II (1939-1945) 1939-1945 World War II US enters in 1941 after bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese
The Cold War (1950's-1991) 1957 - Sputnik launches; ignited the US-Soviet Space Race
The Cold War (1950's-1991) McCarthyism,HUAC,Berlin Wall,Domino Theory,Korean War, Vietnam War
The Civil Rights Movement (1950's-1960's) 1968-MLK Assassinated 1969-US lands on the moon
The Civil Rights Movement (1950's-1960's) Civil Rights Act of 1957 and 1964 Voting Rights of 1965 Brown v Board of Education
1970-1990 Reagonomics Peace Through Strength Conservative Resurgence
1990-Present 2001-Terrorists attack the World Trade Center & the Pentagon 2008-Barack Obama is elected first African American President
1990-Present US involvement in world affairs, Persian Gulf War, Balkans Crisis
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