Events after World War 2

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  • End of World War 2

    End of World War 2
    The end of the war happened after Japan surrendered. Germany surrendered first, making the Allied Powers fall apart. It wasn't until the United States sent atomic bombs to the cities Nagasaki and Hiroshima in Japan that the war finally came to an end.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    This was a sepreme court case in which a team of NAACP attorneys challenged the courts in the legality of segregation in public education. In Brown case, the NAACP challenged the "separate but equal" principle.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Her bravery was what started the Mongomery Bus Boycott. She boarded a public bus and sat in the "black section" in the first row. Than a white man came on and she was asked to move because the "white section" was full. She refused to move and was arrested because of her refusal. This sparked chaos in both blacks and whites when it came to giving blacks equal civil rights.
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    President Eisenhower wasn't happy with the progress that the Soviet Union was making, technology wise. So, as a precaution, he sent U-2 spy planes to search the area. The Soviet Union spotted the planes but couldn't tell they were the property of the U.S. and were unable to shoot them down.
  • Little Rock Nine Incident

    Little Rock Nine Incident
    Situation in Little Rock, Arkansas, where nine black students volunteered to go to Central High so schools would become desegregated. However, the Arkansas governor, Orval Faubus, insisted to opposition and called the National Guard, who wouldn't let any of them in. President Eisenhower later stepped in and sent federal troops to Little Rock to protect the students and to enforce the Court's decision.
  • Sputnik launched

    Sputnik launched
    The Soviet Union launched a 184-pound steel ball containing a small satellite which took roughly 98 minutes to orbit Earth. The launchings shocked many Americans, since we suffered when it came to technology in outer space.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    This was an attempt, made by th United States, to overthrow the Cuban government manned by dictatorFidel Castro. The attempt was unsuccessful for the invasion was stopped by Castro's army.
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Letter from Birmingham Jail
    Hand written and longer than three pages, King wrote this letter to a fellow cell mate, who was white. He writes in this letter that black boycotts are peaceful and that blacks were ready for civil rights.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    1963 demonstration in which more than 200,000 people rallied for economic equality and civil rights.
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Many blacks refused to ride any kind public bus. They wanted to show their disappointment in Rosa Parks's arrest. Not only did this hurt the economy, but it showed how far blacks would go to rid of segregation.
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    1962 conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet Union resulting from the Soviet installation of nuclear missiles in Cuba.