Executive order 9808 designed to investigate the status of civil rights in the country.
began integration of sports
Help Greece and Turkey
Brown vs board of education of Topeka
Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
December 1, 1955 - December 20, 1956
The 1957 Civil Rights Act
1st equal rights after reconstruction
02/01/1960 - 07/26/1960
Ezell Blair, Jr.
Election of 1960 results in Eisenhower winning.
April 1960 - 1969
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Mapp v. Ohio
an organization that fought of civil rights in the south
The Supreme Courts ruling-unreasonable searches not be allowed in state courts.
the Feminine Mystique
Many protests occurred for equal f=rights there; bombings in Birmingham.
This was the poorest state of the time and prohibited blacks to vote.
March on Washington
August 28, 1963
People were covered if their crime involved debt
Escobedo v. Illonois
It upheld that criminal suspects held the right to council during police interrogation under the sixth amendment.
It prohibits both Congress and the states from conditoining the right to vote in federal elections on payments of a poll tax or other types of taxes.
Major riots for civil rights especially for African americans
Martin Luther King Jr
1968 - 1972
The largest political rally in history and MLK jr. did his “I Have A Dream Speech.”
Gave the ‘I Have a Dream’ and was assassinated on this date
1938 - 1969
House Un-American Activities Committee made to investigate private citizen communism
U.S. uses 1st atomic bomb
National security act
Merged department of war and navy
March 12 1947
Support Greece and Turkey economically and Militarily
April 1948 - 1952
Support European Nations after WWII to stop the spread of communism
June 24 1948 - july 28 1948
Supplies needed to be brought in to the blocked off Berlin. U.S. made airlift plan so as to not alarm soviets
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
1950 - 1953
U.S. w/ U.N. helps S. Korea vs. N. Korea a & China
Made claims against many people being communists and spies
Truman vs. MacArthur
April 11, 1951
MacArthur fired for wanting to use nuclear weapons on North korea
June 19, 1953
convicted of espionage during war time.Gave A bomb info to Sviet Union. put to death to
November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975
This war (police action) was a war that united Vietnam under communism, a big win for the USSR
4 October 1957
!st artificial satellite; made by Soviet Union
May 1, 1960
America was forced to admit surveillance of USSR, causing embarrassment to the US
Bay of Pigs Invasion
April 17, 1961 - April 19, 1961
A group of rebels fought Castro forces in the Bay of Pigs in an attempt to overthrow Castro
August 13, 1961 - October 3, 1990
Berlin Wall separated East and West Berlin, and remained until the German Reunification
Cuban Missile Crisis
October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962
Closest the US and USSR came to Nuclear War (US went to DEFCON 2 for the only time)
Tonkin Gulf Resolution
August 7, 1964
Congress allowed Johnson to send forces to Southeast Asia without declaring war
Policy of Nixon’s presidency to arm the South Vietnamese forces and to withdraw the US from the war
January 30, 1968 - September 23, 1968
Series of attacks by North Vietnam against the South and US, but was met with failure
1972 - 1979
Peace Talks between Soviets and the US centered around the reduction of the production of Strategic Nuclear weapons. Ended in reduction of delivery vehicles for nuclear payloads on both sides.
Fall of Saigon
April 30, 1975
Ended the war
1983 - 1994
A system of Defenses in space and on the ground that would provide homeland defense for the US. Proposed by Reagan, finished because of cost restraints and lack of scientific knowledge.
1985 - 1990
A system of openness that occured in the USSR towards the end of the 80’s
A Dynamic reformer was elected to be the chairman of teh communist party on the USSR.
Western libertarian broadcasts in China spurred student demonstrations in Beijing’s Tienanmen square. The protests were broken up by the peoples army when tanks rolled in and started killing hundreds of people.
1989 - October 1990
Gorbachev withdrew soviet support of communists nations in eastern Europe. The Communists parties fell from power one by one culminating in East and west Germany reuniting in October of 1990