1960~1975: Liberal Consensus, Civil Rights, & Vietnam

General

Eisenhower

01/20/1953 - 01/20/1961

Kitchen Debate

July 24 1959

Nixon & Khrushchev

Election of 1960

November 8, 1960

Kennedy-Nixon debate

Kennedy

21 january 1961 - 22 november 1963

JFK assassinated

November 22, 1963

Johnson

November 23, 1963 - January 20, 1969

The Great Society
War on Poverty

Election of 1968

November 5, 1968

Nixon

January 21, 1969 - August 9, 1974

Multi-dollar diplomacy

Gerald Ford

August 10, 1974 - January 20, 1977

Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement

1954 - 1968

Brown v. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

overturned Plessy v. Ferguson
inherently unequal

Emmett Till Case

1955

Brown II

May 31, 1955

deliberate speed

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 - December 20, 1956

Central High School in Little Rock

Sept. 23, 1957

Greensboro Sit-Ins

1960

SNCC

April 1960

Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee

Freedom Rides

May 4, 1961

The Feminine Mystique

2-19-1963

Betty Friedan

Birmingham Campaign

April 3, 1963

March on Washington

August 28, 1963

Birmingham Church Bombing

September 15, 1963

Civil Rights Act of 1964 & Title VII

July 2, 1964

Malcolm X Assassinated

February 21, 1965

Selma March

March 7, 1965

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965

Watts Riots

August 11, 1965

Immigration Act of 1965

September 1965

National Organization for Women

June 30, 1966

MLK Chicago march

July 1966

MLK assassinated

April 4 1968

RFK assassinated

June 6 1968

Stonewall Riot

June 28, 1969

Gay

Roe v. Wade

1/22/1973

Vietnam War

Geneva Conference

1954

NV & SV

Vietnam War

November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975

SDS

1960

Students for a Democratic Society

Diem Assassinated

November 2, 1963

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

August 7, 1964

1st US combat in Vietnam

Mar 1965

Tet Offensive

January 30, 1968

Police Riot

August 1968

Secret Bombing of Cambodia

1969 - 1970

Cambodian Invasion

April 29, 1970

Christmas Bombing

December 18, 1972

Paris Peace Accords

January 27, 1973

Fall of Saigon

April 30, 1975