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.
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.
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.
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.
January 31, 1958
Launch of the first satellite by the US
Miranda v. Arizona
Court case that ruled that arrested individuals must be informed of their constitutional right to an attorney and against self-incrimination.
The US landed on the moon.
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.
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
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.
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.