Post World War II

Civil Rights

Baseball

1947

Truman

1947

Beatniks

1950

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

1954

Montgomery, AL

1955

Eisenhower

1957

Greensboro, NC

1957

SNCC

1960

Eisenhower

1960

Mapp v. Ohio

1961

Mississippi

1962

Feminine Mystique

1963

Name of the book by Betty Friedan that discussed the frustration of many women in the 1950's and 1960's who felt they were restricted to their roles of mother and homemaker.

Alabama

1963

March on Washington

1963

Gideon v. Wainwright

1963

Civil Rights Act

1964

This act made racial, religious, and sex discrimination by employers illegal and gave the government the power to enforce all laws governing civil rights, including desegregation of schools and public places.

Cold War

Containment Policy

1947

Established by the Truman administration to contain Soviet influence to what it was at the end of World War II.

Truman Doctrine

1947

President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology

Marshall Plan

1948

A United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe