Timeline of US History 1945-1995 (Copy)

Miscellaneous

Nuremberg Trials

1946

Alaska becomes state

1959

Hawaii becomes state

1959

"Silent Spring & DDT"

1962

"Feminine Mystique"

1963

Woodstock

1969

First Earth Day

1970

Watergate

1972 - 1974

Roe V. Wade

1973

Camp David Accords

1978

Iran Hostage Crisis

1979 - 1981

Challenger explosion

1986

Chernobyl

1986

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

1989

Tiananmen square Protest

1989

Presidents and Terms

Truman

1945 - 1953

Eisenhower

1954 - 1961

Kennedy

1962 - 1963

Johnson

1964 - 1969

Nixon

1970 - 1974

Ford

1975 - 1977

Carter

1978 - 1981

Reagan

1982 - 1989

George Busch Sr.

1990 - 1993

Cold War

World War II ends

1945

US Institutes Containment Policy

1946

Iron Curtain Speech by Churchill

1946

In a speech by Churchill, The Iron Curtain became known as the name for those countries in Europe on the side of the Soviet Union. This stood as a symbol for the dividing lines in the fear of communism.

Marshall Plan Announced

1947

Truman Doctrine

1947

Berlin Airlift

1948

China Falls to Communism

1949

Soviet Union tests Atomic bomb

1949

NATO Ratified

1949

McCarthyism

1950

Senator McCarthy started accusing people within the government of being communist. Practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, and treason without regard for evidence. Showing distrust in people and intensifying the fear of communism.

Korean war

1950 - 1953

Warsaw Pact formed

1955

Sputnik

1957

Space Race begins

1957

JFK's New frontier launched

1960

Berlin Wall created

1961

Bay of Pigs invasion

1961

Cuban Missle Crisis

1962

President Kennedy Assassinated

1963

US Moon Landing

1969

Berlin Wall Demolished

1989

Soviet Union Collapses

1991

Vietnam War

France surrenders at Dien Bien Phu

1954

Geneva Accords

1954

Domino Theory

1954

Buddhist Monk Protests

1963

Gulf of Tonkin

1964

US Troops arrive in Vietnam

1965

Tet Offensive

1968

DNC Chicago

1968

My Lai Massacre

1968

Bobby Kennedy Assassinated

1968

Draft Card Burnings

1968

Height of US troops

1969

Vietnamization

1969

Invasion of Cambodia

1970

Kent State Shooting

1970

26th Ammendment

1971

Vietnam War ends

1975

Civil Rights

Brown v. Board of Education

1954

Rosa Parks arrest

1955

Montgomery Bus boycott

1955

Emmett Till Murder

1955

Southern Manifesto

1956

SLC organized

1957

Little Rock Nine

1957

SNCC organized

1960

Greensboro Sit Ins

1960

Freedom Rides

1961

March on Washington

1963

Childrens March

1963

Letter from Birmingham Jail

1963

16th Street Church Bombing

1963

March on Selma

1965

Assination of Malcom X

1965

Black Panther Party

1966

Black Power Movement

1968

Martin Luther King Jr. Assination

1968