Social Changes In The 1960s

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Emancipation Proclamation

January 1 1863

13th Amendment

1865

14th Amendment

1868

15th Ammendment

1870

Plessy V. Ferguson

1896

NAACP Established

1909

CORE Established

1942

Government Issued (GI) Bill of Rights

1944

Smith V. Alwright

1944

Yalta Conference

February 1945

Harry Truman Taking the Oath of Office

April 12 1945

"Fat Man" Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan

August 9 1945

Truman Loyalty Program

1947

Truman Doctorine

1947

Journey of Reconciliation

April 1947

Berlin Airlift

1948

Mao's Communist Forces Took Over China

1949

Marilyn Monroe Icon of Glamour

1950

Sweatt V. Painter

1950

McLaurin V. Oklahoma

1950

Henderson V. United States

1950

Senator Joseph McCarthy - McCarthyism

1950

North Korea Invades South Korea

June 25 1950

White Citizens' Council

1954

Brown V. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

Brown V. Board of Education II

May 31, 1955

Death of Emmitt Till

August 28 1955

Rosa parks Arrested

December 1 1955

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1955 - December 1966

SCLC Established

1957

Little Rock Crisis

September 1957

Sputnik I Launched

October 1957

Sputnik II Launched

November 1957

Radioactive Strontium 90 in Milk

1958

SDS Established

1959

JFK V. Nixon Election

1960

First Sit-In in Greensboro, NC

February 1 1960

SNCC Established

February 1 1960

Sharon Statement

September 1960

YAF Established

September 1960

Freedom Rides

1961

Bay Of Pigs

April 15 1961 - April 19 1961

Bob Dylan Song "The Death of Emmett Till"

1962

COFO Established

1962

Port Huron Statement

June 1962

James Meredith & Old Miss

September 1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 16 1962 - October 28 1962

Thich Quang Duc

June 11 1963

JFK's Civil Rights Address to Nation

June 11 1963

Project C

June 11 1963

Medgar Wiley Evers Murdered

June 12 1963

JFK in Berlin

June 26 1963

March on Washington

August 28 1963

George Wallace, University of Alabama, Vivian Malone and James Hood

September 1963

Civil Rights Act

1964

LBJ signs Civil Rights Act into Law

June 1964

Freedom Summer

June 1964 - August 1964

MLK receives Nobel Peace Prize

October 1964

Selma March

1965

Malcolm X Assassinated

February 21 1965

MLK Protests Vietnam & Poor Peoples Campaign

March 1965

Watts' Urban Riots

August 11 1965

March Against Fear

June 1966

James Meredith Shot

June 6 1966

Stokely Carmichael Speech In Miss

July 1966

Black Panther Party Established

October 1966

Tom Hayden Flew to Vietnam

1968

Tommie Smith & John Carlos In Olympics

1968

Rebellion On Campus Video

1968

COINTELPRO Targets Panthers

November 1968

AIM occupies Alcatraz Island

November 1969

SDS Disintegrates

December 1969

SDS Ended

1970

Fannie Lou Hamer Died

1977

"Grease"

1978

Ella Baker Died

1986

Rage Against The Machine Cover

1992

Vietnam

Eleanor Roosevelt Born

October 11 1884

Chisholm Born

November 30 1924

Mattachine Society and Daughters of Bilitis Established

1950

Richard Nixon Served As President

1953 - 1961

President Dwight EisenHower Issues Executive Order 10450

April 27 1953

Geneva Agreement

1954

Partitioned the 17th Parallel

April 1954

Daughters of Bilitis Founded

1955

Frank Kameny Fired from Army Map Service

1957

Start of US "personnel" present

1959

Hanoi backs Insurgents in South

1959

Communists create the NLF party in south vietnam

1960

Kameny & Jack Nichols Founded Mattachine Society

1961

Eleanor Roosevelt Dies

1962

Mr. Postman Motown first #1 Hit

1962

South Vietnamese Army suffers major loss to VC

January 1963

Timothy Leary Fired from Harvard University

1963

Betty Friedan

1963

JFK appointed Eleanor Roosevelt Chairman of Status of Women Group

October 11 1963

JFK Assassinated

November 22 1963

NY Worlds Fair - First use of word Hippie

1964

Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show

February 9 1964

USS Maddox in Gulf of Tonkin - Fired Upon

August 2 1964

Maddox and Turner Joy in Gulf of Tonkin

August 4 1964

U.S. Jets Bomb N. Vietnam

August 5 1964

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution Passed Congress

August 7 1964

Viet Cong attack American Planes in South Vietnam

November 1964

White Women in SNCC

November 1964

Major Hotel housing Americans Attacked

December 24 1964

Gay Rights Activist Picketed White House in Protest

1965

Viet Cong attack U.S. Special Forces Camp

February 1965

Operation Rolling Thunder Commences

March 2 1965

Beatles "Yellow Submarine, Nowhere Man, Eleanor Rigby"

1966

NOW Established

1966

U.S. military announces use of chemicals (Agent Orange)

September 23 1966

Operation Cedar Falls

January 1967

Diggers called for "Gathering of the Tribes"

January 1967

YIPPIES Established

1967

Fall of Motown Musical Dominance

1967

General Westmoreland Called Demonstrations Unpatriotic

April 1967

Monterey Pop

June 1967

Vietnam Protest Summer

July 1967 - August 1967

Summer of Love

July 1967 - August 1967

Stop the Draft Week

October 1967

March on the Pentagon

October 21 1967

Majority of Americans Say "War Was A Mistake"

November 1967

NY 585 protestors arrested

December 8 1967

Festival of Life

1968

Troy Perry Founds Metropolitan Community Church

1968

George Wallace Ran for president as 3rd party

1968

Nixon attempts to stop Alexander V. Holmes County

1968

Battle of Khe Sanh

January 21 1968

Tet Offensive

January 31 1968

Contraversial Photo of Viet Cong Officer Executed

February 1 1968

Old Capital City Hue recaptured

February 25 1968

Robert McNamara resigns

February 29 1968

Senator Eugene McCarthy NH primary

March 12 1968

Robert F. Kennedy announces candidacy

March 16 1968

My Lai Massacre

March 16 1968

LBJ will not seek re-election

March 31 1968

MLK Assassinated

April 4 1968

Paris peace talks between U.S. and Hanoi

May 10, 1968

Democratic National Convention

August 1968

Miss America Pageant Protest

September 7 1968

LBJ halts bombing in N. Vietnam

October 31 1968

Richard Nixon Elected President

November 1968

Woodstock

1969

Frances M. Beale "Double Jeopardy"

1969

Nixon Orders Bombing of Cambodia

March 16, 1969

Marches at Berkeley

May 1969

Apollo 11 Lands on Moon

July 20 1969

Ho Chi Minh Dies

September 3 1969

Charles Manson Killing Spree

October 1969

The Moratorium

October 15 1969

My Lai Massacre made public

November 1969

Nixon Makes Silent Majority Speech

November 3 1969

Second Moratorium Takes Place

November 15 1969

Altamont Speedway Near Livermore

December 1969

Altamont Concert

December 1969

Toni Cade Bambara "The Black Woman"

1970

Most "Hippies" Appropriated Into Mainstream Culture

1970

Kent State University Officers Fire upon Demonstrators

May 4 1970

2 Students Killed at Jackson State College

May 14 1970

Nixon attempts to stop Swann V. Charlotte-Mecklenburg

1971

Ed Sullivan Show Ended

June 6 1971

Shirley Chisholm Ran for Democratic Nomination

1972

War Powers Act

1973

Roe vs Wade

1973

Homosexuality deemed a mental disorder

December 15 1973

Last Americans Evacuated from Saigon

April 19 1975

End of U.S. military "personnel" present

1976

Conservative Christians Create movment elects Reagan

1980

Timothy Leary Dies

1996

Government apologizes for firing Kameny

2009

Kameny Dies - Becomes National Coming Out Day

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