Civil Rights

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Brown v Board of Education

1954

Supreme Court allowed blacks to go to white school

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955 - 1956

Social boycott against transport segregation

Southern Manifesto

1956

Document written in defiance to public segregation

Public Transport Segregation Made Illegal

1956

Declared by the Supreme Court

Little Rock School Desegregated

1957

Greensboro Sit-Ins

1960

Nonviolent protests attempting to desegregate the southern part of the USA

Letter from Birmingham Jail

1963

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

Cold War

U-2 Incident

1960

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

Berlin Wall

1961

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

Bay of Pigs Invasion

1961

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

1962

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

Vietnam

1964 - 1975

Tonkin Gulf Resolution

1964

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

1968

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

Vietnamization

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

1975

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