M.Hanson- 1946-1974

Presidents

Harry S. Truman (Dem)

1945 - 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower (Rep)

1953 - 1961

John. F. Kennedy (Dem)

1961 - 1963

Was assassinated in November of 1963.

Lyndon Johnson (Dem)

1963 - 1969

Richard Nixon (Rep)

1969 - 1974

Later resigns due to Watergate.

Legislation, Amendments, Supreme court

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty became law

1949 - 1950

September 22, 1949

Supreme Court decides Brown v. Board of Education,

1954 - 1955

Court holds in Cooper v. Aaron Faubus's actions violate Constitution

1958 - 1959

The first major civil rights bill since reconstruction is passed

1964 - 1965

24th Amendment

1964 - 1965

Poll taxes are outlawed

Voting Rights Act

1965 - 1966

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act into law.

Watergate

1972 - 1974

President Nixon resigns as a result of this.

Roe v. Wade

1973 - 1974

World Events

British & French Empires fracture into new 3rd world nations

1947 - 1977

British India becomes Pakistan & India

1947 - 1948

U.S. contains spread of communism

1947 - 1990

Israel Created

1948 - 1949

NATO Formed:Cold War Begins

1948 - 1949

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962 - 1963

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

1964 - 1965

Israeli 6-day War

1967 - 1968

May Days mini-revolution

1968 - 1969

U.S. invades Cambodia

1970 - 1971

Technology

Bikini Swimsuit

1946 - 1947

Invented by Louis Reard

Kitty Litter

1947 - 1948

Invented by Ed Lowe

SCRABBLE

1948 - 1949

Invented By Alfred Butts

LEGO

1949 - 1950

Invented By Ole Kirk Christiansen

Milk Carton

1954 - 1955

Invented By John Van Wormer

TV Remote Control

1956 - 1957

Invented By Robert Adler

Barbie Doll

1959 - 1960

Invented By Ruth Handler

Easy-Bake Oven

1963 - 1964

Invented By Kenner Products

Lava Lamp

1963 - 1964

Invented By Edward Craven Walker

Smiley Face

1964 - 1965

Invented By Harvey Ball

Hand-held Calculator

1966 - 1967

Invented By Jack Kilby, J. VanTassel & J. Merryman

Speakers, Bose

1968 - 1969

Invented By Amar G. Bose

Internet

1973 - 1974

Invented By Vinton Cerf

Society and Culture

Marshall Plan

1947 - 1948

Communism quashed in US

1948 - 1954

AFL and CIO merge

1955 - 1956

Supreme Court orders school desegregation

1955 - 1956

Blacks boycott buses in Montgomery

1955 - 1956

Civil Rights Movement

1960 - 1965

Peace Corps

1961 - 1962

Kennedy was Assasinated

1963 - 1964

Demonstrations against Vietnam War

1965 - 1970

Hippie Movement

1966 - 1969

Sixties energy wins specific battles: feminism, ecology...

1970 - 1979

War Powers Act

1973 - 1974

Nixon resigns over Watergate

1973 - 1974