Timeline 1946-1974

Presidents

Harry S. Truman

April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower

January 20,1953 - January 20,1961

John F. Kennedy

January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963

Lyndon B. Johnson

November 22, 1963 - January 20, 1969

Richard Nixon

January 20, 1969 - August 9, 1974

Legislation, Amendments, Supreme Court landmark decisions

Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (McMahon Act)

December 14, 1945 - August 1, 1946

Employment Act of 1946

February 20, 1946 - April 27, 2013

Executive Order 9835

March 21,1947 - 1950

Taft–Hartley Act

June 23, 1947 - April 26, 2013

National Security Act of 1947

July 26, 1947 - April 27, 2013

Marshall Plan

April 1948 - December 1951

Selective Service Act of 1948

June 24, 1948 - 2013

Brown vs. Board of Education decision

1955 - 1964

Federal Highway Act

1956 - 2013

Civil Rights Act

1964 - 2013

Voting Rights Act

1965 - 2013

Roe v. Wade decision

1973 - 2013

World Events

Berlin Blockade

June 24,1948 - May 12, 1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Vietnam War

1959 - 1975

Technology

Credit card

1946 - 2013

Transistor

1947 - 2013

Teleprompter

1950 - 2013

Airbag

1952 - 2013

Hard disk drive

1955 - 2013

Communications Satellite

1962 - 2013

CD

1965 - 2013

Handheld Calculator

1967 - 2013

Personal Computer

1971 - 2013

GPS

1972 - 2013

MRI

1972 - 2013

Mobile Phone

1973 - 2013

Society & Culture

Jackie Robinson MLB debut

April 15,1947 - October 10, 1956

Civil Rights Movement

1955 - 1968

Woodstock

August 15, 1969 - August 18, 1969