Post-WWII

Main

Civil RIghts

Committee of Civil RIghts

1946

Executive order 9808 designed to investigate the status of civil rights in the country.

Baseball

1947

Integration of races in baseball.

Truman

1947

Integration of the Armed forces.

Earl Warren Court

1953 - 1969

Reformist Supreme court judge who helped to end school segregation.

Beatnicks

1954

The generation that brought out Hipsters.

Brown v. The Board of education

1954

Segregation in public schools unconstitutional  because of 14th amendment, Supreme Court agreed & overturned Plessy case. Separate facilities unconstitutional and segregation in schools should end.

Montgomery bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 - December 20, 1956

Rosa Parks
Non-violent

1957 Civil Rights Act

1957

Eisenhower
voting rights
1st equal rights after reconstruction

SNCC

1960 - 1969

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, an organization that
fought of civil rights in the south

Greensboro sit-ins

April 1, 1960 - July 26, 1960

North Carolina
non-violent protest
Joseph McNeil
Franklin McCain
Ezell Blair, Jr.
David Richmond

Mapp v. Idaho

1961

The Supreme Courts ruling that unreasonable searches may not be allowed in state courts.

Mississippi

1962

This was the poorest state of the time and prohibited blacks to vote.

The Feminine Mystique

1963

A book that is widely credited with sparking the second wave of feminism in the Us.

Alabama

1963

Many protests occurred for equal f=rights there; bombings in Birmingham.

People v. Wainwright

1963

People were covered if their crime involved debt

March on Washington

August 28, 1963

The largest political rally in history and MLK jr. did his “I Have A Dream Speech.”

Riots

1964 - 1968

Major riots for civil rights especially for African americans

24th ammendment

1964

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.

Escobedo v. Illonois

1964

It upheld that criminal suspects held the right to council during police interrogation under the sixth amendment.

Voting Rights Act

1965

It outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the US.

Malcom X

1965

Assassinated for striving for Civil Rights.

Miranda v. Arizona

1966

After this case aresties were told there rights as they were being arested

NOW

1966

National organization for Woman began organized petitioning for woman;s rights.

Thurgood Masrshall

1967

Won Brown v. Board of Education

MLK Assasination

1968

Civil rights leader MLK died.

Martin Luther King Jr

1968

Gave the ‘I Have a Dream’ and was assassinated on this date

Woodstock

1969

A united group of Women, blacks, and whites come together in a giant festival.

ERA

1972

Equal Rights Amendment gives equal rights to women.

Cold War

HUAC

1938 - 1968

House Un-American Activities Committee made to investigate private citizen communism

Atomic bomb

august 1945

U.S. uses 1st atomic bomb

National Security Act

1947

Merged department of war and navy

Truman Doctrine

March 12, 1947

Truman Doctrine

March 12, 1947

Supported Greece and Turkey economically and Militarily.

Marshall Plan

April 1948 - 1952

Support European Nations after WWII to stop the spread of Communism.

Berlin Airlift

June 24 1948 - July 28 1948

Supplies needed to be brought in to the blockade off Berlin. US made airlift plan so as to not alarm soviets.

NATO

1949

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Joseph Maccarthhy

1950

Made claims against many people being communist and spies.

Truman vs MacArthur

April 11, 1951

MacArthur Fired for Wanting to use Nuclear weapons on North Korea.

Rosenburg Case

June 19 1953

Convicted of espionage during war time. Gave bomb info to the USSR. Put to Death.

Vietnam

November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975

This war (police action) was a war that united Vietnam under communism, a big win for the USSR

Sputnik

4 October 1957

1st artificial satellite launched by USSR

SALT II

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.

Star Wars

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.

Gorbachev Elected

1985

A Dynamic reformer was elected to be the chairman of teh communist party on the USSR.

Glasnost

1985 - 1990

A system of openness that occured in the USSR towards the end of the 80's

Eastern Europe

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

Tienanmen spuare

1989

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.