1946-1974 timeline

Presidents

Harry S. Truman becomes president

1945 - 1953

Dwight David Eisenhower becomes president

1953 - 1961

John Fitzgerald Kennedy becomes president

1961 - 1963

Lyndon Baines Johnson becomes president

1963 - 1969

Richard Milhous Nixon becomes president

1969 - 1974

Legislation, Amendments, Supreme Courts

Taft Hartley Act

1947

22nd Amendment

1947 - 1951

Everson V. Board of Education

1947

Brown V. Board of Education

1954

23rd Amendment

1960 - 1961

25th Amendment

1965 - 1967

24th Amendment

1965 - 1974

The Federal Election Campaign Act

1971

United States V. Nixon

1974

World Events

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955 - 1956

Berlin Wall

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

March on Washington

1963

Tet Offensive

1968

Paris Peace Accords

1973

Technology

Credit cards

1950

Color tv

1951

Polio vaccine

1951

Computer modem

1958

"Hot Line"

1963

Computer floppy disc

1970

VCRs

1971

Society & Culture

Baby boom

1946 - 1964

Marshall Plan

1947

Average income for non-white workers increased to 61% of a white man's income

1950

49% of Americans were church members

1950

Teens work part-time jobs

1950

President Eisenhower joined the Presbyterian Church

1953

Elvis' first big hit

1956

Americans owned more cars than all the rest of the world put together

1960

69% of Americans were church members

1960

Televisions were in every home and were always being used

1961