1946-1974 History Timeline-Lauren Whittaker

Presidents

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Lyndon B. Johnson

1963 - 1969

Richard M. Nixon

1969 - 1974

Legislation, Amendments, Supreme Court (landmark decisions)

Everson v. Board of Education

1947 - 1948

Dennis v. United States

1951 - 1952

Amendment 22-Term limits for the presidency

February 27, 1951 - 1952

Brown v. Board of Education

1954 - 1955

Watkins v. United States

1957 - 1958

Yates v. United States

1957 - 1958

Cooper v. Aaron

1958 - 1959

Mapp v. Ohio

1961 - 1962

Amendment 23-Washington,D.C., suffrage

March 29, 1961 - 1962

Engel v. Vitale

1962 - 1963

Baker v. Carr

1962 - 1963

Gideon v. Wainwright

1963 - 1964

Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States

1964 - 1965

Reynolds v. Sims

1964 - 1965

Amendment 24-Abolition of Poll taxes

January 23,1964 - 1965

Miranda v. Arizona

1966 - 1967

Amendment25-Presidental Succession

February 10,1967 - 1968

Tinker v. Des Moires

1969 - 1970

New York Times v. United States

1971 - 1972

Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

1971 - 1972

Amendment26-18 year old suffrage

June 30, 1971 - 1972

Roe v. Wade

1973 - 1974

United States v. Nixon

1974 - 1975

World Events (relevant to the U.S.)

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Dien Bien Phu falls; Geneva Accords

1954 - 1955

Crisis over Suez Canal

1956 - 1957

Castro comes to power in Cuba

1959 - 1960

East Germany builds Berlin Wall

1961 - 1962

Operation Rolling Thunder

1965 - 1966

Tet Offensive

1968 - 1969

United States invades Cambodia

1970 - 1971

American involvement in Vietnam War ends

1973 - 1974

Paris Peace Accords

1973 - 1974

Technology

Microwave oven

1946 - 1947

Polaroid Cameras

1947 - 1948

Polio Vaccine

1955 - 1956

Practical Videotape Recorder

1956 - 1957

NASA's Mercury and Apollo space programs

1960 - 1961

CAT scan

1972 - 1973

E-mail

1972 - 1973

Society and Culture

Counterculture

1950 - 1970

Civil Rights Movement

1955 - 1968

Women's Rights Movement

1960 - 1980

Great Society

1963 - 1969

Kennedy assassination

November 22 1963 - November 23 1963

Martin Luther King, Jr Assassination

April 4, 1968 - April 5, 1968

Kent State Shootings

May 4 1970 - May 5 1970