post world war II

civil rights

Committee of Civil Rights

1946 - 1947

a committee to strengthen civil rights. made by truman


1947 - 1-2-1947

intergration of the military and made the committee of civil rights

the intergration of baseball


jackie robinson was the first black mlb player. he broke down the barrier that didnt allow blacks to play sports

Earl Warren Court 1953-1969

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 Rights

brown v. board of education of topeka


over turned the plessy v. ferguson decision

Montgomery, AL




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



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.


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’’

ohio vs. mapp


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

march on washington


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

Gideon v. Wainwright


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,



murdering of civil rights activists in miss.



the 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

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

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

Riots – 1965-1968

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.

Assassination – 1965


civil rights leader malcom x was assassinated

24th Amendment

1965 - 1966

-Ended Poll tax
-Must let all citizens vote
-federal elections only
-Breedlove vs suttles concluded that poll tax was alright Previously

NOW – 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

Woodstock – 1969


a free concert that brought people together

ERA - 1972

1972 - June 30, 1982

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for women.

Cold War

UN-American Activities Committee (HUAC)


was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. It was created in 1938 to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties

atomic weapons


mass destruction bombs that were created after wwll. we used them to scare off russia and boss them around. but used against japan

containment policy


National Security act


which realigned and reorganized the U.S. Armed Forces, foreign policy, and Intelligence Community apparatus in the aftermath of World War Il

truman doctrine


truman was a peace treaty with greece and turkey and said they would support them with military and economic aid to prevent them falling to communism to the soviet union

Berlin Airlift

1947 - 1948

when soviet union blokaded americas allie berlin and so america had to air lift aid in to the city and soviet union couldnt do anything about it without starting a war.

second red scare

1947 - 1954

people went after people who they thought were for communism

marshal plan


in which the United States gave economic support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II in order to prevent the spread of Soviet Communism.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization(nato)


The organization constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.

Goal: Contain Communism in North Korea


when america fought against north korea to stop them from becomming communist and so they won but then china stepped in and pushed them back to south korea. so south korea became democracy and north korea became communist.

joseph mccarthy


a anti communist crusader. he got elected govener and told everyone that alot of people were communist and got them scared. he said all democrats were. and some generals.

Rosenberg Case


the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Julius Rosenberg (1918–53), an electrical engineer who had worked (1940–45) for the U.S. army signal corps, and his wife Ethel (1916–53); they were indicted for conspiracy to transmit classified military information to the Soviet Union. they weere trialled and told guilty

Truman Vs. MacArthur


when macaurthur fired on china when truman ordered him not to and that started the enter of china into the war and made them loose all there territory



was the first artificial Earth satellite. it was made by russia and made the u.s rush to make the next best space material.


November 1969 - 1979

The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
U.S. and soviet union met to reduce weapons of mass destruction

Star Wars

March 23, 1983 - 1987

a project that ronald regan set up.
missle defense system
not possible with tech. back then


1988 - 1991

soviet union president
started reform movements



a policy in the soviet union that said the goverment needed to be more transparent



a reform of the communist party. meaning "reconstruction"

Tiananmen Square protests


riot in china against the goverment. china used the army to put down the riots.