On November 1, 1952, the United States won the race bomb when it exploded the first H bomb.
Brown v Board Education
December 19, 1952 - May 17, 1954
was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality.
Approx. March 26, 1953
In 1953, Jonas Salk invented the polio vaccine which relived people of the deadly disease polio. This is important because there were more than 27000 cases of polio and over 6000 deaths in the United States.
soviets exploded Thermonuclear weapon
August 8, 1953
The American's advantage lasted less than a year. In August of 1953, the Soviets exploded their own thermonuclear bomb.
Montgomery bus boycott
December 5, 1955 - December 20, 1956
The Montgomery bus boycott was a 13-month protest that ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.
January 5, 1957
President Eisenhower issued a warning in January 1957 which stated that the US would defend the middle east against an attack by any communist country.
Crisis in Little Rock
September 4, 1957
On September 4, 1957, Governor Orval Faubus called the Arkansas National Guard to black all black students from entering into central high school.
Election of 1960
November 8, 1960
The election was held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. In a closely contested election, Democrat United States Senator John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard Nixon
Cuban Missile Crisis
October 24, 1962
Kennedy implements a naval quarantine of Cuba, blocking Soviet ships from reaching the island. A US patrol plane flies over a Soviet freighter.
Republican National Convention
August 16, 1976 - August 19, 1976
Ronald Reagan eventually lost the nomination to incumbent President Gerald Ford at the 1976 Republican National Convention.