Timeline 1946-1974

Bailey Seymour

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Presidents

Harry S. Truman (Democrat)

1945 - 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican)

1953 - 1961

John F. Kennedy (Democrat)

1961 - 1963

Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat)

1963 - 1969

Richard M. Nixon (Republican)

1969 - 1974

Legislation, Amendments, Supreme Court (Landmark Decisons)

Everson v. Board of Education

1947

22 Amendment

March 21, 1947 - February 27, 1951

Dennis v. United States

1951

Brown v. Board of Education

1954

Yates v. United States

1957

Watkins v. United States

1957

Cooper v. Aaron

1958

23 Amendment

June 16, 1960 - March 29, 1961

Mapp v. Ohio

1961

Engle v. Vitale

1962

Baker v. Carr

1962

24 Amendment

August 27, 1962 - January 23, 1964

Gideon v. Wainwright

1963

Reynolds v. Sims

1964

Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States

1964

25 Amendment

July 6, 1965 - February 10, 1967

Miranda v. Arizona

1966

Tinker v. Des Moines

1969

New York Times v. United States

1971

Swan v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

1971

26 Amendment

March 23, 1971 - July 1, 1971

Roe v. Wade

1973

United States v. Nixon

1974

World Events (Relevant to the U.S.)

Vietnam War

1946 - 1975

Cold War

1946 - 1991

Korean War

1950 - 1953

North Korea invades South Korea

1950

Berlin Wall Construction

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

My Lai massacare

1968

Tet Offensive

1968

Technology

First Computer

1946

Velcro

1948

First Credit Card

1950

Hydrogen Bomb

1952

First Handheld Calculator

1967

Floppy Disk

1971

First Cell Phone

1973

Post It Notes are invented

1974

Society and Culture

Harvard Law School admits women

1950

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955 - 1956

Little Rock Nine

1957

Civil Rights Act of 1964

1964

Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

April 4, 1968

Woodstock

August 15 1969 - August 18 1969

Kent State University Shooting

May 4, 1970