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The assassination of Archduke Francis.

1914

His wife was also killed.
This leads to World War !.
The United States remained neutral.

German submarines sinks the Lusitania.

1915

Nearly 1,200 people, including 128 American citizens, die when a German submarine sinks the Lusitania.

President Wilson wins reelection.

1916

Avoiding war helps President Wilson win reelection.

The United States enter World War 1

1917

The Russian Revolution begins.

An armistice ends the war on November 11

1918

The Case of Emmit Till

1941 - 1955

Brow vs The Board of Education of Topeka Kansas.

1954

Rosa Parks Fights

1955

Rosa parks fought for integration on Bosses.

Little Rock Nine

1957

The "Little Rock Nine" are escorted inside Little Rock Central High School by troops of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army.The Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ensuing Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, and then attended after the intervention of President Eisenhower.

Greensboro Sit-Ins

1960

Four african americans wre segregated when they were in College.

The Freedom Riders

1961

Different Racial groups that were together to demand thier rights to the Supreme Court.

Birmingham Alabama Church Bombing

1963

The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963 as an act of racially motivated terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Bloody Sunday

1965

The Selma to Montgomery marches, also known as Bloody Sunday and the two marches that followed, were marches and protests held in 1965 that marked the political and emotional peak of the American civil rights movement. All three were attempts to march from Selma to Montgomery where the Alabama capitol is located. The marches grew out of the voting rights movement in Selma, launched by local African-Americans who formed the Dallas County Voters League (DCVL).

Martin Luther King JR's Assination

1968

King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., called the Poor People's Campaign. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities. Allegations that James Earl Ray, the man convicted of killing King, had been framed or acted in concert with government agents persisted for decades after the shooting, and the jury of a 1999 civil trial found Loyd Jowers to be complicit in a conspiracy against King.

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