Post World War II

Civil Rights

Integration of Military

January 1, 1947

Truman had blacks and whites fight together in the military.

Bown vs Board

May 17, 1954

Showed that black schools and white schools were not equal.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955 - 1956

Most blacks and whites refused to ride the bus to protest the segregation of blacks and whites.

Integration of Mississippi Universities

1956 - 1965

Clyde Kennard tried to be accepted into the Mississippi Southern College, but the head of the school denied him from the college. Clyde and other protesters tried to allow the acceptance of other black applicants. Blacks were then starting to be accepted in the year 1965.


January 1 1957

Southern Christian Leadership Conference was a civil rights group that was lead by Martin Luther King Jr. and was elected their first president.

Cooper v. Aaron


The Supreme Court decided that threats of mob violence would not suspend the desegregation of schools.

Greensboro Sit Ins


Nonviolent protests that lead to Woolworth's Department Stores reversing their racial segregation policy.

Mapp v. Ohio


Showed evidence that the 4th amendment was being misused.

Gideon v. Wainwright

August 5, 1963

Declared that everyone was entitled to a lawyer, but if they could not afford one then the court would provide them one.

March on Washington

August 28, 1963

Thousands of blacks marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington DC going south.

24th Amendment


Outlawed the poll tax on blacks.

Civil Right Act of 1964

July 2, 1964

Outlawed major discrimination against race, women, religion, nationality, and ethnicity.

Feminine Mystique

August 1964

A nonfiction novel written by Betty Friedan that sparked a new wave of women's rights.

Watts Rebellion

August 11, 1965

A drunk African American driver was arrested along with his family which turned into a riot that killed 34, mainly black, people.

Miranda v. Arizona


made what was now known as the Miranda Rights



Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr were killed

Cold War

UN-American Activities Committee


Created to investigate disloyalty and an subverse activities to suspect communist organizations, private citizens, and employees.

Eastern Europe

1945 - 1990

They weren't communist and tried to stay that way.

Containment Policy


strategies by the US to try and put a halt on communism in Europe

Defensive Policy


states whether a country will help an "ally" or not

Truman Doctrine

March 12, 1947

a speech that said the US would give Greece and Turkey economy and military aid

Berlin Airlift


the US flew supplies into East Berlin because they were not being given a sufficient amount of supplies

Marshall Plan

April 1948 - April 1952

the US gave aid to European countries to try and stop communism


1986 - 1989

The Soviet Union's time of reconstructing itself politically and economically. One of the causes to the end of the Soviet Union.



the policy that allowed more openness and transparency in the Soviet Union's government