Savannah Sullivan! Timeline 1946-1974

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Presidents

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1961

Democrat

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

Republican

John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Democrat

Lyndon B. Johnson

1963 - 1969

Democrat

Richard M. Nixon

1969 - 1974

Republican

Legislation, Amendments, Supreme Court (landmark decisions)

22nd Amendment

February 27, 1951

Presidential Term Limits

Brown v. Board of Education

1954

Transportation Act of 1958

1958

Civil Rights Act of 1960

May 6, 1960

inspection of local voter registration polls

23rd Amendment

March 29, 1961

Presidential Vote for District of Columbia

24th Amendment

January 23, 1964

Poll tax barred

Voting Rights Act of 1965

1965

outlawed discriminatory voting practices against African Americans

Miranda v. Arizona

1966

25th Amendment

February 10, 1967

Presidential disability adn succession

Tinker v. Des Moines

1969

26th Amendment

July 1, 1971

Voting age set to 18 years

World Events

World War II

1939 - 1945

First Meeting of UN General Assembly

January 1, 1946

Communists take over Czechoslavakia

February 25, 1948

NATO Founded

April 4, 1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Vietnam War

1954 - 1975

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

Tet Offensive

1968

My Lai Massacre

1968

Technology

Microwave Ovens

1946

Frisbee

1948

Wide Screen Cinema

1952

Transistor radio

1953

Video Tape Recorder

1956

Lava lamp

1963

The Internet

1969

LED and LCD's

1970

Society and Culture

Harvard Law School admits women

1950

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955 - 1956

Bell bottoms, long hair, free love and psychedelic rock

1960 - 1970

Woodstock

1969

Kent State Shootings

May 4, 1970