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28 terms

APUSH Decades

Decades
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1600-1649
Early Colonial, fledging colonies gaining foothold
1650-1699
Mid-Colonial, colonies becoming stable, growth and increasing diversity cause social tension in formerly more homogenous colonies, hunger for land causes ongoing conflict with native tribes
1700-1749
Late Colonial, colonies becoming developed and prosperous, enjoying large degree of autonomy and self-sufficiency during period of "Salutary Neglect," England preoccupied with European war and competition
1750s
French & Indian War begins
1760s
End of French & Indian War, end of "Salutary Neglect," "Road to Revolution" begins
1770s
"Road to Revolution" continues, Revolutionary War
1780s
(Articles of) Confederation Period, Constitution written
1790s
Federal Period; 1st decade w/ Constitution & Federalist Party in power (Hamilton-Jefferson arguments), etc.
1800s
Jeffersonian Period, Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, problems with Britain and France, Marbury v. Madison / Marshall Court era begins
1810s
War of 1812, "Era of Good Feelings" begins
1820s
"Era of Good Feelings" ends, Jacksonian Era begins
1830s
Jacksonian Era; also themes of westward expansion, industrialization, reform movements, and immigration begin
1840s
"Manifest Destiny," westward expansion, industrialization, reform movements, immigration continue as dominant themes of this decade
1850s
Pre-Civil War
1860s
Civil War, beginning of Reconstruction
1870s
Reconstruction / end of Reconstruction / beginning of "Gilded Age"
1880s
Gilded Age; industrialization
1890s
Gilded Age; industrialization, American Imperialism, international influence increases
1900s
Progressive Era begins
1910s
Progressive Era continues, WWI, Treaty of Versailles controversy
1920s
"Roaring 20s" - Progressive Era has ended, conservative themes gain dominance, culture clash between new ideas and traditional values is evident, booming economy and stock market, stock market crash in 1929
1930s
The Great Depression and FDR's "New Deal" legislative agenda
1940s
WWII, beginning of the Cold War
1950s
Cold War at its height, Brown v. Board of Ed., beginning of the Civil Rights movement, conservative politics (Eisenhower, McCarthy, etc.)
1960s
Cold War continues, Vietnam, LBJ's "Great Society," Civil Rights movement peaking, Nixon's 1st election
1970s
Nixon/Watergate, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter; Vietnam pull-out, "stagflation"
1980s
Reagan - Cold War anti-communism, military spending, national debt, Iran-Contra affair, Berlin Wall Falls, Cold War ending
1990s
Soviet Union breaks apart, Cold War ends, "Operation Desert Storm" - Persian Gulf War (George H.W. Bush) against Iraq / Saddam Hussein