Investigated the status of civil rights in country and propose measures to strengthen and protect them.
Harry Truman stated that the US would support Greece and Turkey in order to prevent their falling into the soviet sphere.
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.
Media stereotype that displayed aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement and violent film images.
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.)
Declared separate public schools for blacks and whites unconstitutional.
Montgomery Bus Boycott-blacks sat where ever they wanted on the bus to fight for equality.
Didn't publicly support the civil rights movement but most African Americans voted for him.
First artificial Earth satellite. Soviet Union sent it up. Started space race.
African American nonviolent movement where they would sit-in white restaurants.
Organization of students at Shaw University who raised money for support of America Civil Rights Movement.
US U-2 spy plane was shot down by the soviets.
Separated West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin- Prevented the spread of communism.
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.
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.
Ole Miss Riot- fought between southern segregationists and state forces over the enrollment of James Meredith. Provided "battleground" care to keep student safe.
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.
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.
Birmingham Campaign-protests for equality resulting in many arrests.
Book by Betty Friedan that sparked second-wave feminism in the US.
Where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. Called for civil and economic rights for African-Americans.
Criminal Suspects have the right to council during police interrogations under the 6th amendment.
Prohibits the right to vote on payment of tax.
Outlawed major acts of discrimination.
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".
Robbed Black Nationalists Movement of their most effective leader
Major race riots with many deaths.
After many attacks by the Vietnamese, US marines were dispatched to South Vietnam, marking the start of the Ground War.
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
National Organization for Woman was made for the advancement of women.
Appointed to US Supreme Court
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.
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.
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.
Former Vice President Nixon (Republican) beat out democratic Hubert Humphrey. Nixon promised to restore the state's law and order.
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.
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
South Vietnamese resistance collapsed and the country reunited.