US History

Events

Cold War

1945 - 1991

The Cold War was a long period of time that The Soviet Union and The USA had huge disagreements and both sides were testing nuclear weapons. Though it wasn't much of a war it still had huge societal impacts including prison sentences and executions involving the Red Scare and spies. Also fueled by propaganda posters/ads and the space race.

Korean War

1950 - 1953

The Korean War was when North Korea invaded South Korea. The US came to the aid of South Korea due to the involvement with the UN.

22nd Amendment

1951

Amendment that states that no president can run for more than two four year terms.

Civil Rights Movement

1954 - 1968

Huge shift in political, economic, and social status fueled by peaceful revolutions and protests. Groups like the blacks, disable and women protested for their rights.

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

War that went on when the North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam and to "Fight Communism" the US got into the war. After numerous defeats the US withdrew.

Explorer 1

January 31, 1958

Launch of the first satellite by the US

Miranda v. Arizona

1966

Court case that ruled that arrested individuals must be informed of their constitutional right to an attorney and against self-incrimination.

Moon Landing

1969

The US landed on the moon.

26th Amendment

1971

The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

Challenger Explosion

1986

Spacecraft explosion that was a huge disaster, killing 7 of the crew members due to a malfunctioning O-RING

Persian Gulf War

1990 - 1991

Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion and occupation of neighboring Kuwait

Oklahoma City Bombing

1995

Series of car bombings that killed over 100 people and damaged 300 buildings in a 16 block radius. This tragedy is very overlooked and forgotten about.

9/11

September 11, 2001

Terrorist attack that devastated the US and neighboring countries. Early in the morning, in New York, 2 planes were hijacked and crashed into the twin towers. It's a day that is still to this day talked about.