John F Kennedy, a democrat, was elected president. During his office he tried to get poverty programs through Congress but had no success. He started the Peace Corps and gave the idea for the space program. Unfortunately, during a trip to Dallas Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.
Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was shot while sitting next to Jacqueline Kennedy being cheered on by pedestrians.
Lyndon B. Johnson was not elected. He took the presidential oath on Air Force 1, after Kennedy was assassinated. He successfully got his ideas through Congress by his program the “Great Society.”
Richard Nixon is elected after Johnson decides not to run for election due to the amount of stress. Nixon's presidency is ended when he resigned before he could be impeached after the Watergate Scandal which he was blamed for obstruction of justice.
Ford is the only president of The United States that was not elected. Ford was appointed president after Nixon resigned.
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat. This starts the Montgomery Bus Boycotts.
In Little Rock, Arkansas nine student were first blocked from going to an all white school but troops were deployed and were able to attend the school.
First sit-in at a lunch counter. This inspired more sit-ins all over the nation.
Freedom riders begin to go to the deep South and are beaten and killed.
“I have a dream” speech is given by Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington.
Malcolm X, a Human Rights Activist, is shot to death.
Civil Rights Act of 1965 made any laws to restrict African Americans from voting illegal.
Martin Luther King Jr. is shot on a balcony in Memphis, Tennessee.
This war began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United States interfered in aid to South Korea after this surprise invasion. Eisenhower along side South Korea in July of 1953 signed an Armistice, reset the border, and seized fire.
Truman fires MacArthur because disagreements about strategy. More specifically the decision to invade China.
Brown vs. Board of Education deems segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.
Warsaw Pact, a pact of the USSR and its satellite nations, was created.
Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, launched.
Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba with a Communist government.
Bay of pigs invasion is launched to take Cuba from Fidel Castro and fails in three days.
Berlin wall is built almost overnight to separate East and West Germany. This wall went through buildings and hotel hallways and it was topped with barbed wire.
Cuban Missile Crisis was when the Soviet Union put multiple nuclear missiles in Cuba. The confrontation ended when Kennedy put a blockade to Cuba and the Soviet's agreed to remove the missiles.
Two hundred thousand U.S. troops sent to Vietnam replacing the military advisers. By 1968 nearly half a million American troops are fighting in the Vietnam War.Then April 30, 1975 South Vietnam is taken over by North becoming Communistic ending the Vietnam War
Apollo 11 lands on the moon, make Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn the first men on the moon. "This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
Nixon visits China to help ease tensions.
The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan.
Berlin wall torn down by Germans to show the fall of the East and West Germany.
Statues of former communist leaders are toppled as communism falls and Soviet Union breaks up.