The committee was instructed to investigate the status of civil rights in the country and propose measures to strengthen and protect them. After the committee submitted a report of its findings to President Truman, it disbanded in December 1947.
Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player, set an example of integration.
The Truman Doctrine was a policy set forth by the U.S. President Harry Truman in a speech on March 12, 1947 stating that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent their falling into the Soviet sphere
A United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz
Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896 which allowed state-sponsored segregation.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott officially started on December 1, 1955. That was the day when the blacks of Montgomery, Alabama, decided that they would boycott the city buses until they could sit anywhere they wanted, instead of being relegated to the back when a white boarded.
The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests in 1960 which led to the Woolworth's department store chain reversing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States
Eisenhower had not been known for his support of the civil rights movement. Rather than lead the country on the issue, he had to respond to problems such as in Little Rock. He never publicly gave support to the civil rights movement believing that you could not force people to change their beliefs; such changes had to come from the heart of the people involved, not as the result of legislation from Washington.
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. SNCC grew into a large organization with many supporters in the North who helped raise funds to support SNCC's work in the South, allowing full-time SNCC workers to have a $10 per week salary
Several attempts at convening a summit conference were made. The final attempt failed in 1960 when Nikita Khrushchev withdrew following the shooting down of an American U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union. Eisenhower at first said that his administration had not been spying on the Soviet Union; when the Soviets produced the pilot, who had lived after his plane went down, the Americans were caught misleading the public, and the incident resulted in international embarrassment. During the Paris Summit in 1960, President Eisenhower accused Khrushchev "of sabotaging this meeting, on which so much of the hopes of the world have rested."
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, as well, as had previously been the law, as in federal criminal law prosecutions in federal courts.
The Ole Miss riot of 1962 was fought between Southern segregationist civilians and federal and state forces as a result of the forced enrollment of black student James Meredith at the University of Mississippi (known affectionately as Ole Miss) at Oxford, Mississippi.
One of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans. It took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963.
Nonfiction book by Betty Friedan first published in 1963. It is widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism in the United States.
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, extending the identical requirement made on the federal government under the Sixth Amendment.
16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
Prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax. The amendment was proposed by Congress to the states on August 27, 1962, and was ratified by the states on January 23, 1964.
A landmark piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women
United States Supreme Court case holding that criminal suspects have a right to counsel during police interrogations under the Sixth Amendment.
A landmark piece of national legislation in the United States that outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.
reactivated to find Communists. Investigated government officials and looked for communist influence in organizations
US was the only nation to have an atomic bomb.
United States policy using numerous strategies to prevent the spread of communism
Not official date. International security and military and comprises the measures and initiatives that governments do or do not take in relation to decision-making and strategic goals
realigned and reorganized the U.S. Armed Forces, foreign policy, and Intelligence Community apparatus in the aftermath of World War II
Truman's policy of international relations. The US would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid against the Soviet Union.
Truman rejected using force to open roads to Berlin from Soviet Union. He ordered US planes to fly in supplies to the people until Soviets opened up highways to Berlin
alliance between US and Europe countries to promote democracy and fulfill peace in desputes
used concern of Communism in reelection campaign. Was favored by many but in 1954, televised hearing ruined his career
Americans favored MacArthur's statement better than the president's containment policy. Truman and Democrats were viewed by many as appeasers for not trying to destroy communism in Asia
Rosenbergs found guilty of treason and executed for crime
Truman administration's tendency to see a Communist conspiracy behind civil wars in Europe and Asia contributed to the belief that there were also Communist conspirators and spies in the US State Department, the military, and all institutions
MacArthur made public statements that suggested criticism of official US policy. Truman recalled MacArthur for insubordination
-First artificial satellite
-Began Space Age and triggered the Space Race
-Soviet Union launched it into orbit
-US U-2 spy plane was shot down
-Plane was shot down over airspace of Soviet Union
-Unsuccessful invasion of Cuba by the US
-Trying to stop Communist roots from being placed in Cuba
-Cut off West Berlin from East Berlin
-Separated East and West Germany
-Berlin Airlift Crisis
-Confrontation with Soviet Union over supposed missiles in Cuba
-Missiles placed to stop US invasion
-Agreement that Soviet Union would remove missiles; US wouldn’t invade
Authorized President to do whatever necessary in order to assist “any member or protocol state of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty”
Slowly added more troops to the War
“expand, equip, and train South Vietnam’s forces and assign to them an ever-increasing combat role, at the same time steadily reducing the number of U.S. combat troops.”
Campaign of surprise attacks that were launched against military and civilian command; changed opinion of the Vietnamese
Richard Nixon won over Hubert Humphrey
A series of talks between United States and Soviet negotiators which sought to curtail the manufacture of strategic nuclear weapons
an ambitious plan for building high-tech system of lasers and particle beams to destroy enemy missiles before they could reach the US
Called for increased openness and transparency in government institutions and activities in the Soviet Union
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union; ended Cold War
Communists were forced out of power; two Germanys finally reunited with NATO and the Soviet Union
Troops with assault rifles and tanks inflicted thousands of casualties on unarmed civilians trying to block the military’s advance on Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing