1946-1974

Presidents

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Democratic

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

Republican

John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Democratic

Lyndon B. Johnson

1963 - 1969

Democratic

Richard Nixon

1969 - 1974

Republican

Legislation, Amendments, Supreme Court

22nd Amendment

1951

Limits the number of time a person can be elected president.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

1954

Segregated schools are unconstitutional.

Mapp v. Ohio

1961

23rd Amendment

1961

Provides for representation of Washington, D.C., in the Electoral College

Civil Rights Act of 1964

1964

24th Amendment

1964

Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes

Miranda v. Arizona

1966

Loving v. Virginia

1967

Laws that prohibit marriage between races are unconstitutional.

25th Amendment

1967

Codifies the Tyler Precedent; defines the process of presidential succession

United States v. New York Times

1971

26th Amendment

1971

Establishes the right to vote for those age 18 years or older.

Peace Paris Accords

1973

United States v. Nixon

1974

World Events

Cold War

1946 - 1991

Second Red Scare

1947 - 1957

Berlin Blockade

1948 - 1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Vietnam War

1959 - 1975

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

My Lai Massacre

1968

Tet Offensive

1968

Technology

Computer

1946

Credit Card

1950

Television

1951

Cassette Tapes

1962

Floppy Disk

1971

Cell Phone

1973

Society and Culture

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955 - 1956

JFK Assassination

November 22, 1963

Hippie Counterculture

1964 - 1974

Malcolm X Assassination

February 21, 1965

MLK Assassination

April 4, 1968

Woostock

August 15, 1969 - August 18, 1969

Kent State Riot

May 4, 1970