Post World War II


civil rights


1945 - 1953

End of WWII
Start of Cold War
Issued Truman Doctrine
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comitee of Civil Rights

1946 - 1947

Strengthened Civil Rights Movement

comitee of civil rights

december 5, 1946 - december 1947

Made to investigate and strengthen civil rights movement.


1947 - 1948

desegregated baseball (Jackie Robinson)

Brown Vs. Board of Ed

june 25,1951 - june 26,1951

Ended Segregation in Public Schools but allowed segregation in other places

Earl Warren Court

1953 - 1969

The Warren Court expanded civil rights, civil liberties, judicial power, and the federal power in dramatic ways. the court was both applauded and criticized for bringing an end to racial segregation in the United States, incorporating the Bill of Rights1954 brown v. board of education of Topeka


1954 - 1955

-Beatnik was a media stereotype of the 1950s to mid 1960s that displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s and violent film images, along with a cartoonish depiction of the real-life people and the spiritual quest in Jack Kerouac’s autobiographical fiction. it was about life and love

Montgomery, AL

December 1, 1955 - January 1957

-Rosa Parks Arrested
-started protest


1957 - 1958

The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was introduced in Eisenhower’s presidency and was the act that kick-started the civil rights legislative programme. he just wanted blacks to vote


1960 - 1967

Six African American students begin attending formerly all-white schools in Greensboro, one at Greensboro Senior High and the remainder at Gillespie Park Elementary, ushering in the era of “token integration’’


march 1960 - April 1960

-Student non-violence coridinating commitee.was one of the organizations of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. It emerged from a series of student meetings led by Ella Baker held at Shaw University in April 1960.

March on Washington

1962 - 1963

-martin luther king spoke the ’ ihave a dream’ speach. and 250,000 people showed up. 100 year anniversary of free of slavery

Ohio Vs Mapp

1962 - 1963

was a landmark case in criminal procedure, in which the United States Supreme Court decided that evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment, which protects against “unreasonable searches and seizures,” may not be used in state law criminal prosecutions in state courts

Feminine Mystique

1963 - 1964

-Started Second Wave Feminists
-non-fiction by Betty Friiedan
-based on real housewives unhappiness despite their happy marriages and material wealth


1963 - 1964

-murdering of civil rights activists in miss


1963 - 1964

tthe climax of the modern civil rights movement occurred in Birmingham. The city’s violent response to the spring 1963 demonstrations against white supremacy forced the federal government to intervene on behalf of race reform. they enforced dogs

Gideon vs Mainwright

1963 - 1964

-is a landmark case in United States Supreme Court history. In the case, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state courts are required under the Fourteenth Amendment to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who are unable to afford to pay their own attorneys,

Escobedo V. Illinois

1964 - 1965

-Criminals Have Right to Counsel For Interrogation and trial
-Escobedo Denied access to his lawyer for legal counsel for no reason

Civil Rights Act 1964

July 2,1964 - july 3, 1964

-outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women
-signed by Lyndon B Johnson
-public places only
-called for by John F. Kennedy in his civil rights speech on June 11,1963

24th Amendment

1965 - 1966

-Ended Poll tax
-Must let all citizens vote
-federal elections only not state
-Breedlove vs. Suttles concluded that poll tax was okay before.


1965 - 1968

took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles from August 11 to 17, 1965. The six-day riot resulted in 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, 3,438 arrests, and over $40 million in property damage. It was the most severe riot in the city’s history until the Los Angeles riots of 1992.


january 1966 - february 1966

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is an organization founded in 1966 and which has a membership of 500,000 contributing members set up for the advancement of women. The organization consists of 550 chapters in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia


1969 - 1970

brought everyone together

Cold War

Truman Doctrine


provided aid for turkey and greece

Korean War

1950 - 1953

showed that U.S. allies would attempt to eliminate the threat of communism spreading