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Events

US intervenes in WW1 April 1917

April 1917

Prohibition begins and leads to organised crime 1920

Approx. 1920

US rejects membership of league of Nations March 1920

March 1920

Women given the right to vote (19th Amendment) August 1920

August 1920

Wall street crash ends the big boom of the 1920's october 1929

1929

The Great Depression October 1929

October 1929

President roosevelt lauched "new deal" recovery programme 1933

1933

Japanese warplanes attack US Pearl Habour december 1941

december 1941

US drop A-Bomb on Hironshima and Nagasaki August 1945

1945

McCarthyism and the Red Scare 1947

1947

Truman Doctorine & Marshall Aid; start of Cold War March 1947

March 1947

US forces play leading in Korean War June 1950

June 1950

Racial segregation in schools becomes unconstitutional May 1954

May 1954

US steps up its military intervention in Vietnam November 1955

November 1955

Montgomery Bus Boycott december 1955

December 1, 1955

Democratic party candidate JFK elected as President March 1961

March 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis October 1962

october 1962

President JFK assassinated, Lyndon Johnson new President November 1963

November 1963

Black Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King assassinated April 1968

April 1968

Republican Party candidate Richard Nixon elected November 1968

october 1968

Nixon re-elected and makes historic visit to China November 1968

november 1968

Berlin Wall Crisis November 1989

November 1989