Post WWII

Civil Rights

Committee of Civil Rights

1946

-Established by President Truman focused on voting rights, education and housing

Baseball

1947

-Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player

Truman Doctrine

1947

-created by Truman
-asked for $400 million dollars to help the people of Turkey

Beatniks

1950 - 1959

-groups of rebellious writers and intellectuals
-advocated spontaneity, use of drugs, and rebellion against social standards

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

May 17, 1954

-supreme court agreed with Marshell and overturned Plessy case
-"separate facilities are inherently unequal"
-segregation in the court should end with "all deliberate speed"

Montgomery, AL

1955

-Rosa Parks
-Boycotted the bus system

Eisenhower Doctrine

1957

-pledged economic and military aid to all counties in the middle east threatened by communism

Greensboro, NC

1957

-students at college did a sit-in movement after being refused service at a segregated Woolworth's lunch

Eisenhower

October 1957

-Arab nations formed OPEC
-growing western dependence on Middle East Oil

SNCC

1960 - 1969

-Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
-advocated "black power" and racial seperatism

Mapp vs. Ohio

1961

-illegally seized evidence that can't be used in a case against the accused

Mississippi

1962

its a state in the south

Alabama

1963

-MLK got arrested along with followers
-people felt this was unjust

Gideon vs. Wainwright

March 18, 1963

-requires that states provide counsel for poor defendents

Feminine Mystique

July 1963

-Betty's book
-encouraging women to seek professional careers

March on Washington

August 1963

-200,000 blacks and whites took part in the peacful March on
Washington in support of civil rights
-led by MLK
-one of the longest and most successful demonstrations ever

Civil Rights Act

1964

gave blacks many rights

Escobedo vs. Illinois

July 1964

-criminal suspects have a right to counsel

24th Ammendment

August 1964

-prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax

Riots

1965 - 1968

-Watts riot
-LA Race riot
-Detroit riot

Civil Rights Acts

1965

-(voting rights acts) provided federal registries where blacks could vote

Assassination

February 1965

-Malcolm X
-tried to advocate black supremacy

NOW

1966

-National Organization for Women

Cold War

Sputnik

1947 - 1948

Russians put the first satellite in space
Started the Space Race

Containment Policy

1947

to provent the spread of Communism (Kennen)

Truman Doctrine

1947

give Greece and Turkey aid to not fall into communism

National Security Act

1947

to coordinate the making of foreign policy

Berlin Airlift

1948

Stalin shut off all roads going to Berlin and US tries to airlift supplies and they fight for long until Russia gives up

Atomic Weapons

1949

US created atomic bomb and the H-bomb while Britain tried to catch up

NATO

1949

North Atlantic Treaty Organization made of US Canada and others
military alliance for defending member from outside attacks

Korean War

1950 - 1953

the N.Koreans overthrow south then the US helps and gets them back
US helped the South Koreans during this time.
China helped North Koreans

Truman vs MacArthur

1951

Truman fired MacArthur from being general

UN-American Activities Committee (HUAC)

1956

U-2 Incident

1960

Russians shot down a US plane

Berlin Wall

1961

to keep the east Germans from escaping to west Berlin

Bay of Pigs Invasion

1961

used Cuban exiles to overthrow Castro in Cuba