Cold War/Civil Rights

America

House Un-American Activities Committee

1939 - 1975

Downfall started at the downfall of McCarthy.
Truman called the committee the most un-American thing he has seen

CORE

1942

Harry Truman

April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953

George Kennan (Containment)

1947

Kennan produced "Long Telegram" which vowed for the containment of the SU and do go about it in a patient way. His ideas were reinterpreted in the NSC-68 after America declared a fast and aggressive response to stop the SU from spreading communism.

Jackie Robinson Integrates the National League

1947

Truman Doctrine

March 1947

Hollywood Blacklist

November 1947 - 1960

Dixiecrats

1948

Integration of the military

July 1948

Rosenberg Tirals

December 1949

Senator Joseph McCarthy

February 1950

First release of 200 names of registered communist in the government.
Not a true list

MacArthur fired

April 1951

Army McCarthy Hearings

1953

McCarthy was ousted and was realized as a fraud who just made up names for attention.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961

Brown vs. Board of Education

1954

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955 - 1956

Little Rock Crisis

1956 - 1957

Federal Highway Act of 1956

1956

SCLC

1956

Greensboro Sit-ins

1960

SNCC

1960

Election of 1960

1960

John F. Kennedy

January 20, 1960 - November 22, 1963

March on Washington

August 1963

JFK Killed

November 11, 1963

LBJ

November 22, 1963 - January 20, 1969

War on Poverty

January 1964

Freedom Summer

1964

Civil Rights Act

1964

SDS

1965

Medicare

1965

Watts Riots

August 1965

Voting Rights Act of 1965

August 1965

Democratic National Convention

1968

LBJ announces he will not run again

1968

Assassination of MLK and RFK

1968

Woodstock

1969

Richard Nixon

January 20, 1969 - August 9, 1974

My Lai Massacre

November 1969

Jimmy Carter

January 20 1977 - January 20 1981

Foreign

Yalta Conference

February 1945

United Nations Opens

January 1946

Marshall Plan

1948

Berlin Airlift

1948 - 1949

Israel Declares Independence

May 1948

Berlin Blockade

24 June 1948 - 12 May 1949

NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

1949

Soviet A-Bomb

September 1949

North Korea Invasion

June 1950

Chinese enter the War

November 1950

Armistice in Korea

1953

Dien Bien Phu

1954

Ho Chi Mein lead the Vietnamese to independence. North Vietnam becomes communist.

Republic of South Vietnam

1956

South Vietnam is recognized as its own republic

Fidel Castro and Revolution in Cuba

1959

Viet Cong Created

1959 - 1976

The Bay of Pigs

April 17, 1961

Berlin Wall

15 June 1961 - 9 November 1989

Cuban Missel Crisis

1962

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

August 4, 1964

TET

1968

Apollo 11 Astronauts Land on the Moon

1969

Secret Bombing of Cambodia

1969 - 1973

Invasion of Cambodia

1970

Watergate Break-in

June 1972

Saigon, South Vietnam Falls

1975

US Embassy takeover in Teheran

1979