Civil Rights


Brown v Board of Education


Supreme Court allowed blacks to go to white school

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955 - 1956

Social boycott against transport segregation

Southern Manifesto


Document written in defiance to public segregation

Public Transport Segregation Made Illegal


Declared by the Supreme Court

Little Rock School Desegregated


Greensboro Sit-Ins


Nonviolent protests attempting to desegregate the southern part of the USA

Letter from Birmingham Jail


Letter written by MLK jr from when he was arrested due to his peaceful protest in Birmingham

Cold War

U-2 Incident


the downing of a U.S. spy plane and capture of its pilot by the Soviet Union

Berlin Wall


a wall separating East and West Berlin built by East Germany to keep citizens from escaping to the West

Bay of Pigs Invasion


failed invasion of Cuba when a force of 1,200 Cuban exiles, backed by the United States, landed at the Bay of Pigs.

Cuban Missile Crisis


Brink-of-war confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the latter's placement of nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba.


1964 - 1975

Tonkin Gulf Resolution


This gave the president authority to take "all neccessary measures to repel any armed attack against forces of the United States."

Vietnam Escalation

1965 - 1968

500k american soldiers by '67. sends troops to south, bomb the north @ military compounds, resources, etc. to exhaust northern government. Not like Korea where it's fought on the border, but fought in towns, cities, villages

Tet Offensive


a massive surprise attack by the Vietcong on South Vietnamese towns and cities


1969 - 1975

President Richard Nixon's strategy for ending U.S involvement in the Vietnam war, involving a gradual withdrawal of American troops and replacement of them with South Vietnamese forces

End of Vietnam War


N attacks S, Nixon bombs the N, USA troops pull out, N attacks S. Tanks are on the outskirts of Saigon, no one likes the pull out negotiations, SV surrendered, Vietnam is communist. 2.7 million served with no thanks