Also called McCarthyism, the red scare was a widespread fear of a communist takeover in the US. Caused people's lives to be ruined because someone thought they might be a communist.
US initiative for the purpose of elevating the economies of European nations after WWII. The US gave over 12 billion dollars (almost 100 billion in today’s currency) to aid Western Europe.
Scientist named Jonas Salk developed a vaccine against Poliomyelitis. Effectively eliminated the disease in the United States and most other nations.
US initiative to construct approximately 41,000 miles of highways in the US, costed $25 billion. Important because it made transportation way more efficient.
The USSR launched a satellite into space, making it the first spacecraft ever to leave the atmosphere. Marks a new era of scientific study.
The FDA approved the first commercially produced birth control pill, Envoid-10. Opened up a new field of medicinal study.
Escaped Nazi war criminal captured in Buenos Aires and brought to Israel to be executed for his war crimes. Basically marks the end of the Nazi era.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy shot in Dallas, Texas. Still one of the biggest mysteries in the US because the suspect was assassinated before the trial was over.
Constitutional amendment passed to ban discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, etc. Important milestone for human rights.
Company of US soldiers massacred most of the residents of a Vietnamese village. One of the primary reasons that the war was so strongly disapproved of.