1950's Time Line

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Senator Joseph McCarthy Begins Communist Witch Hunt

1950

Koren War

25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Executed for Espionage

1953

McCarthy attacked the army saying they held communist

1954

Segregation Ruled Illegal in U.S.

1954

Geneva Convention Eisenhower and the Soviets

1955

Disneyland Opens

1955

Warsaw Pact Signed

May 14 1955

Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Bus

December 1 1955

Election of 1956

1956

Suez Crisis

1956

US flew over Soviet Union to spy on Military Instalations

1956

War in Middle East

October 29 1956 - March 1957

Dr. Seuss Publishes The Cat in the Hat

1957

Civil Rights Act of 1950

1957

Chinese Leader Mao Zedong Launches the "Great Leap Forward"

1958

NASA Founded

1958

The Sound of Music Opens on Broadway

1959