APUSHTIMELINEMANG

Social

HUAC

1938

The House Committee on Un-American Activities originally created to investigate alleggded acts of disloyalty in the House of Representatives was later used to investigate communists

GI BIll

1944

The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 provided returning war veterans with benefits such as low mortages

Iron Curtain

1945 - 1991

dividing of Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991

Brown V. Board of Education

1954

schools became integrated

Hungarian Revolution

1956

first major threat to Soviet control since the USSR's forces drove out the Nazis at the end of World War II and occupied Eastern Europe.

Highway Act

1956

the building of an interstate highway allowed people to travel long distances by car in an orderly fashion.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1,1956 - December 20,1956

boycotting of riding buses by African Americans brought change where African Americans can now sit wherever they want in the bus.

Yates V US

1957

Mere advocacy and teaching for the overthrow of the government is not enough to punish otherwise the otherwise protected liberty of free speech and free press. There must be something more than just belief, they must be urged to perform some action either now or in the future.

Sputnik

1957

in response to the Soviet launching of the Sputnik, America put billions of dollars into space research and created NASA

Peace Corps

May 1, 1961

Volunteer program created to help others better understand US culture

Stonewall Riot

June 28,1961

protesters against the violent raid against a gay bar by police bringing about homosexual awareness and acknowledgment that being homosexual was not a sickness

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 13, 1962 - October 28, 1962

major confrontation in the Cold War between Cuba and the Soviet Union and US that almost lead to a nuclear war.

Feminine Mystique

1963

women's magazine by Betty Friedman that encouraged women to get jobs and advocated rights

Medicare/Mediacaid

1965

health programs created by LBJ that insures people of the United States with health insurance

My Lai

1968

secret massacre by American soldiers in Vietnam due to a belief of Vietcong hiding in a village. However they were most if not all innocent women and children

Environmental Act

1970

people began to take notice of the destruction of the environment by man and started to act

Kent State Shooting

1970

shooting of student protesters against the Vietnam war by a national guard

Roe V. Wade

1973

laws against abortion were put into place

Indian Self Determination Act

1975

gave reservations and tribal lands greater control over internal programs, education and law enforcment

Genocide in Cambodia

1975 - 1979

Reign of the Khmer

Three Mile Incident

1979

explosion of a nuclear power plant that caused people to go against the idea of building more power plants.

Strategic Defense Initiative

1983

dubbed "Star Wars" this was a plan to use ground-based and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles. However this was way ahead of its technology during the time and was never put in action.

Oklahoma City Bombing

1995

largest domestic act of terrorism to ever take place.

Clinton Impeachment Trial

February 12,1999

Clinton was impeached for having sexual relation with Monica Lewinsky and he was tried on two counts, perjury and obstruction of justice

Bush V. Gore

2000

presidential election with Bush prevailing due to the Supreme Court's decision to stop a recount of electoral votes for Florida

Political

People Rep Of China

1940

communists country under Mao Zedong

Pentagon Papers

1945 - 1967

papers documenting everything the government did in Vietnam these things were later revealed to the public by the media

Iron Curtain

1945 - 1991

dividing of Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991

Marshall Plan

1948

plan to help rebuild Western Europe economically

Vietnamization

1954 - 1975

Nixon's policy during the Vietnam war to supply and train soldiers in South Vietnam for the war

Brown V. Board of Education

1954

schools became intergrated

Suez Canal Crisis

1956

war between Egypt, Britain, and France to seize control of the Suez Canal charging those that pass through it. The UN pressured Britain and France to back down and control was given back to Egypt and they were only allowed to maintain control of it as long as they permitted free access to all nations through the canal

Hungarian Revolution

1956

first major threat to Soviet control since the USSR’s forces drove out the Nazis at the end of World War II and occupied Eastern Europe.

Sputnik

1957

in response to the Soviet launching of the Sputnik, America put billions of dollars into space research and created NASA

U-2 Incident

May 1,1960

a US spy plane was shot down by Soviets that ended the peace talks in Paris before it started

Bay of Pigs

1961

failed attempt by the US to overthrow Cuba

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 13,1962 - October 28,1962

major confrontation in the Cold War between Cuba and the Soviet Union and US that almost lead to a nuclear war.

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

1963

treaty between the US, Soviet Union, and the UK where they agree to not test nuclear weapons

Gideon V. Wainright

1963

courts are required to give an attorney to everyone under charges

Kennedy Assassination

1963

Kennedy was shot while with his wife in a presidential motorcade

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

1964

a blank check was given by congress to LBJ telling him to use whatever forces necessary to protect our interests in Vietnam

Mediacare/Medicaid

1965

health programs created by LBJ that insures people of the United States with health insurance

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1,1965 - December 20, 1965

boycotting of riding buses by African Americans brought change where African Americans can now sit wherever they want in the bus.

Tet Offensive

January 1968

a surprise attack by the Vietcong on almost every provincial capital and American base in South Vietnam. Although victory was won by America this attack was broadcast on televisions and impacted the American public morally think that the war was not able to be won

My Lai

1968

secret massacre by American soldiers in Vietnam due to a belief of Vietcong hiding in a village. However they were most if not all innocent women and children

Indian Self Determination Act

1975

gave reservations and tribal lands greater control over internal programs, education and law enforcment

Genocide in Cambodia

1975 - 1979

Reign of the Khmer

Camp David Accords

1978

treaty between Israel, and Egypt aided by the US(carter)

Three Mile Incident

1979

explosion of a nuclear power plant that caused people to go against the idea of building more power plants.

Iran Hostage Crisis

November 4, 1979 - January 20,1981

taking over of the American Embassy by a group of Islamist students and militants. Jimmy Carter planned a rescue mission but the plane that they were going in broke before take off.

Strategic Defense Intiative

1983

dubbed “Star Wars” this was a plan to use ground-based and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles. However this was way ahead of its technology during the time and was never put in action.

Soviet Union Breakup

1991

the Soviet Union became liberated

Clinton Impeachment Trial

February 12,1999

Clinton was impeached for having sexual relation with Monica Lewinsky and he was tried on two counts, perjury and obstruction of justice

Bush V. Gore

20000

presidential election with Bush prevailing due to the Supreme Court’s decision to stop a recount of electoral votes for Florida

Economic

GI Bill

1944

The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 provided returning war veterans with benefits such as low mortages

Marshall Plan

1948

plan to help rebuild Western Europe economically

Suez Canal Crisis

1956

war between Egypt, Britain, and France to seize control of the Suez Canal charging those that pass through it. The UN pressured Britain and France to back down and control was given back to Egypt and they were only allowed to maintain control of it as long as they permitted free access to all nations through the canal

Highway Act

1956

the building of an interstate highway allowed people to travel long distances by car in an orderly fashion.

Sputnik

1957

in response to the Soviet launching of the Sputnik, America put billions of dollars into space research and created NASA

Peace Corps

May 1,1961

Volunteer program created to help others better understand US culture

24th Amendment

1964

prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax

Medicare/Mediacaid

1965

health programs created by LBJ that insures people of the United States with health insurance

EURO

1993

second most used currency in the World with a single of its dollars worth more then a single American dollar

Bush V. Gore

2000

presidential election with Bush prevailing due to the Supreme Court’s decision to stop a recount of electoral votes for Florida