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Civil Rights

• Committee of Civil Rights

1946

Integration of Miltary

1-1-47 - 1-2-47

Truman

Truman Doctrine

1947

Helped Greece and Turkey

Baseball

April 15, 1947 - April 16, 1947

Jackie Robinson

Beatniks

1950 - 1959

The Beat Generation which brought out hipsters.

Brown v. Board of Education

1954

Segregation in public schools unconstitutional  because of 14th amendment, Supreme Court agreed & overturned Plessy case. Separate facilities unconstitutional and segregation in schools should end.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 - December 20, 1956

Non-violent Rosa Parks incident

The 1957 Civil Rights Act

09/09/1957

Eisenhower
voting rights
1st equal rights after reconstruction

Eisenhower

1960

Election of 1960 results in Eisenhower winning.

Grenesboro sit-ins

02/01/1960 - 07/26/1960

North Carolina
non-violent protest
Joseph McNeil
Franklin McCain
Ezell Blair, Jr.
David Richmond

SNCC

April 1960 - 1969

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, an organization that
fought of civil rights in the south

Mapp v. Ohio

1961

The Supreme Courts ruling that unreasonable searches may not be allowed in state courts.

Mississippi

1962

This was the poorest state of the time and prohibited blacks to vote.

Gideon v. Wainwright

1963

People were covered if their crime involved debt

Alabama

1963

Many protests occurred for equal f=rights there; bombings in Birmingham.

March on Washington

August 28, 1963

The largest political rally in history and MLK jr. did his "I Have A Dream Speech."

24th ammendment

1964

It prohibits both Congress and the states from conditoining the right to vote in federal elections on payments of a poll tax or other types of taxes.

The Feminine Mystique

1964

A book that is widely credited with sparking the second wave of feminism in the Us.

Escobedo v. Illonois

1964 - 1968

It upheld that criminal suspects held the right to council during police interrogation under the sixth amendment.

Riots

1965

Major riots for civil rights especially for African americans

Malcom X

1965

Assassinated for civil rights.

Voting Rights Act

1966

It outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the US.

NOW

1966

National organization for Woman began organized petitioning for woman;s rights.

Miranda v. Arizona

1967

After this case aresties were told there rights as they were being arested

Martin Luther King Jr

1968

Gave the 'I Have a Dream' and was assassinated on this date

Won Brown v. Board of Education

1968

MLK Assasination

Equal Rights Amendment

1972

Look up

Woodstock

1972

A united group of Women, blacks, and whites come together in a giant festival.

ERA

1973

Equal Rights Amendment gives equal rights to women

Cold War

UN-American Activities Committee (HUAC)

1938

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

Eastern Europe

1945 - 1990

Eastern Europe was for a majorly communist and Western Europe was democratic (tries to stay that way).

Containment Policy

1947

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

Defensive Policy

1947

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

1948

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

Beat Generation

1950 - 1960

The literary and cultural movement that rejected the 1950's decade of social conformity.

Rosenberg Case

March 1951 - June 19, 1953

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were accused of sending information to the Soviet Union and were found guilty. They were executed on June 19, 1953.

U-2 Incident

1960

the downing of a U.S. spy plane and capture of its pilot by the Soviet Union

Bay of Pigs Invasion

1961

failed invasion of Cuba when a force of 1,200 Cuban exiles, backed by the United States, landed at the Bay of Pigs

Berlin Wall

1961

a wall separating East and West Berlin built by East Germany to keep citizens from escaping to the West

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Brink-of-war confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the latter’s placement of nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba.

Tonkin Gulf Resolution

1962

This gave the president authority to take “all neccessary measures to repel any armed attack against forces of the United States.”

Vietnam War

1964 - 1975

Vietnam Escalation

1965 - 1968

500k american soldiers by ‘67. sends troops to south, bomb the north @ military compounds, resources, etc. to exhaust northern government. Not like Korea where it’s fought on the border, but fought in towns, cities, villages

Tet Offensive

1968

a massive surprise attack by the Vietcong on South Vietnamese towns and cities

Vietnamization

1969 - 1975

President Richard Nixon’s strategy for ending U.S involvement in the Vietnam war, involving a gradual withdrawal of American troops and replacement of them with South

SALT II Treaty

November 1972

These were limits on strategic offessive weapons which replaced the Internment Agreement.

End of Vietnam War

1975

N attacks S, Nixon bombs the N, USA troops pull out, N attacks S. Tanks are on the outskirts of Saigon, no one likes the pull out negotiations, SV surrendered, Vietnam is communist. 2.7 million served with no thanks

Mikhail Gorbachev

1985 - 1991

He was a former Soviet statesman and above is his term. Was also the first and last president of the Soviet Union.

Glasnost

1986

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

Perestroika

1986 - 1989

The Soviet Union's time of reconstructing itself politically and economically. It's one of the causes for the end of the Soviet Union.

Tiananmen Square

June 3, 1989 - June 4, 1989

A masecure that was caused by the death of the Communist Chinese General Secretary Hu Yaobang. Riots were made and the Chinese government had to start martial law in May. With no other options the leader Deng Xiaoping had to kill the rioters.