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Committee of Civil Rights

1946

Investigated the status of civil rights in country and propose measures to strengthen and protect them.

Truman

1947

Harry Truman stated that the US would support Greece and Turkey in order to prevent their falling into the soviet sphere.

Baseball

1947

Jackie Robinson played his first major league game. He was the first african american to play baseball in the big leagues and faced much discrimination.

Beatniks

1950

Media stereotype that displayed aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement and violent film images.

Earl Warren Court

1953 - 1969

Affected, among other things, the legal status of racial segregation, civil rights, separation of church and state, and police arrest procedure in the United States. (Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Miranda v. Arizona, Loving v, Virginia.)

Brown v Board of Education of Topeka

1954

Declared separate public schools for blacks and whites unconstitutional.

Montgomery, AL

1955

Montgomery Bus Boycott-blacks sat where ever they wanted on the bus to fight for equality.

Eisenhower

1957

Didn't publicly support the civil rights movement but most African Americans voted for him.

Sputnik

1957

First artificial Earth satellite. Soviet Union sent it up. Started space race.

Greensboro, NC

1957

African American nonviolent movement where they would sit-in white restaurants.

SNCC

1960

Organization of students at Shaw University who raised money for support of America Civil Rights Movement.

u-2 incident

1960

US U-2 spy plane was shot down by the soviets.

Berlin Wall

1961

Separated West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin- Prevented the spread of communism.

Bay of Pigs Invasion

1961

Unsuccessful invasion of Cuba by American-trained Cubans who fled when Fidel Castro took over. Unsuccessful because they were badly outnumbered so they surrendered after a day of fighting.

Mapp v. Ohio

1961

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.

Mississippi

1962

Ole Miss Riot- fought between southern segregationists and state forces over the enrollment of James Meredith. Provided "battleground" care to keep student safe.

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

US and SU was on the brink of a nuclear war because the soviets were angry with america. They solved their problems and Soviets agreed to remove the missiles they planted from Cuba and US' agreement to never invade Cuba.

Gideon V. Wainwright

1963

Supreme Court ruled that state courts are required under the 14th amendment to provide councils for citizens who do not have enough money to pay for their own attorneys.

Alabama

1963

Birmingham Campaign-protests for equality resulting in many arrests.

Feminine Mystique

1963

Book by Betty Friedan that sparked second-wave feminism in the US.

March on Washington

1963

Where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. Called for civil and economic rights for African-Americans.

Escobedo Vs Illinois

1964

Criminal Suspects have the right to council during police interrogations under the 6th amendment.

24th Ammendment

1964

Prohibits the right to vote on payment of tax.

Civil Rights Act

1964

Outlawed major acts of discrimination.

Tonkin Gulf Resolution

1964

Responded to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. Authorized the President to do whatever necessary in order to assist "any member or protocol state of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty".

Assassination

1965

Robbed Black Nationalists Movement of their most effective leader

Riots

1965 - 1968

Major race riots with many deaths.

Escalation

1965

After many attacks by the Vietnamese, US marines were dispatched to South Vietnam, marking the start of the Ground War.

Miranda V. Arizona

1966

5th amendment privilege against self-incrimination requires law enforcement to advise a suspect interrogated in custody of his rights to remain silent and to obtain an attorney

NOW

1966

National Organization for Woman was made for the advancement of women.

Thurgood Marshall

1967

Appointed to US Supreme Court

Assassinations

1968

Martin Luther King Jr shot by a man in Memphis Tennessee on April 4. June 6, two months later Robert F Kennedy was shot by a Palestine the day he was nominated President.

Tet Offensive

1968

Surprise attacks that were launched against military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam, during a period when no attacks were supposed to take place.

Vietnamization

1968

U.S. program of turning over to the South Vietnamese government responsibility for waging the conflict, in order to implement withdrawal of U.S. military personnel.

Election

1968

Former Vice President Nixon (Republican) beat out democratic Hubert Humphrey. Nixon promised to restore the state's law and order.

Woodstock

1969

Young people gathered to celebrate their vision of freedom and harmony. For 3 days, they listened to rock music, shared drugs, and sex partners. Era of love and sharing.

Equal Rights Amendment

1972

Proposed intended to give equal rights under federal, state, and local laws no matter what sex. However, the amendment was not ratified bys its 1982 deadline

End of War

1975

South Vietnamese resistance collapsed and the country reunited.

Cold War