Social Studies II: Timeline 1946-1972

Presidents

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Lyndon B. Johnson

1963 - 1969

Richard M. Nixon

1969 - 1974

Gerald Ford

1974 - 1977

Legislation, Amendments, Supreme Court (Landmark Decision)

22nd Amendment

1951

Two term limitation on presidents.

Brown Vs. The Board

1954

Supreme Court Orders School Desegregation

1955

23rd Amendment

1961

District of Colombia Presidential Vote

24th Amendment

1964

Abolition of poll tax requirement in federal election.

Civil Rights Act

1964

25th Amendment

1967

Presidential Vacancy, Disability and Inability

26th Amendment

1971

Right to vote at the age of 18

World Events

United Nations Formed

1945

NATO Formed; Civil War Begins

1948

Vietam War

1954 - 1975

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

John Glenn became the first man to orbit the earth

1962

U.S. Invades Cambodia

1970

Technology

Transitor

1947

Maiman makes first laser

1960

Kennedy launches Apollo project; man lands on the moon

1961 - 1969

Telestar I Launching

1962

ATM Invented

1969

Barcode Scanner is invented

1969

Society & Culture

Marshall Plan

1947

Black Boycott Buses in Montgomery, AL

1955

AFL and CIO Merge

1955

Civil Rights Movement

1960 - 1965

Peace Corps

1961

Kennedy was Assassinated

1963

Hippie Movement

1966 - 1969