The Cold War and Civil Rights

Truman's Admin.

(1945-1953)

1943 - 1953

GI Bill (1944)

1944

UN Established (1945)

1945

Yalta (1945)

1945

Jackie Robinson Cracks the Color Barrier (1947)

1947

NSC Creates DoD, NSC, and CIA (1947)

1947

Truman Doctrine Announced (1947)

1947

McCarthy's Red Hunt (1947-1957)

1947 - 1957

Marshall Plan Announced (1947)

1947

Segregation Endeed in Armed Services (1948)

1948

Berlin Airlift (1948-1949)

1948 - 1949

U.S. Recognition of Israel (1948)

1948

NATO Established (1949)

1949

Soviets First test of Atomic Bomb (1949)

1949

East & West Germany Established (1949)

1949

Alger Hiss Case (1949)

1949

Rosenbergs Convicted of Espionage (1950)

1950

OPEC Formed (1950)

1950

Korean War (1950-1953)

1950 - 1953

McCarren Act (1950)

1950

Eisenhower's Admin.

(1953-1961)

1952 - 1961

Cuban Revolution (1953-1959)

1953 - 1959

Dienbienphu (1953-1954)

1953 - 1954

Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955)

1955

Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat (1955)

1955

Warsaw Pact (1955)

1955

Suez Crisis (1956)

1956

Interstate Highway Act (1956)

1956

Soviets Squash Hungarian Revolt (1956)

1956

SCLC Formed (1957)

1957

Little Rock Nine Escorted (1957-1958)

1957 - 1958

Sputnik Launched (1957)

1957

Eisenhower Doctrine (1957)

1957

NDEA (1958)

1958

Sit In Movement; Greensboro, NC (1960)

1960

Kennedy's Admin.

(1961-1963)

1959 - 1963

U2 Incident (1960)

1960

Freedom Rides (1961)

1961

March on Washing ton (1963)

1963

Civil Rights as a "Moral Crisis" (1963)

1963

Johnson's Admin.

(1963-1969)

1962 - 1969

Freedom Summers (1964)

1964

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964)

1964

Civil Rights Workers Disappear (1964)

1964

Civil Rights Act (1964)

1964

24th Ammendment (1964)

1964

Malcolm X Assassinated (1965)

1965

1st American Landing at Danang (1965)

1965

Op. Rolling thunder (1965-1968)

1965 - 1968

Voting Rights Act (1965)

1965

S. Carmichael - "Black Power" (1967)

1967

Tet Offensive (1968)

1968

MLK Assassinated (1968)

1968

U.S. Moon Landing (1969)

1969