1960's timeline

Timeline created by EliseEschmann
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  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The Montgomery Bus Boycott was sparked by the arrest of Rosa Parks on December 1, 1955. The forty two year old women, who was a seamstress boarded the city bus and decided to take a risk or better described in her eyes an opportunity. She sat in the first row of seats in the black section of the bus, but when two white men boarded the bus, bus driver James F. Blake ordered her to give up her seat. She refused to take his orders so Blake called the police, and it resulted in Rosa Parks getting ar
  • Civil Right Act

    Civil Right Act
    May 6, 1960
  • John F. Kennedy was elected president

    John F. Kennedy was elected president
    November 8, 1960
  • Civil Rights Bill

    Civil Rights Bill
    June 11,1963
  • I Have A Dream

    I Have A Dream
    August 28, 1963 was a life changing day for everybody of all races and still impacts us today. It was a day dedicated for marching on Washington for jobs and freedom. This day went down in history for being one of the largest political rallies for human rights (nearly 250,000 people participated). During the march in Washington is when Dr. Martin Luther King made his famous 'I have a dream' speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Shortly after his speech is when several federal acts were passed....
  • "Bombingham"

    "Bombingham"
    Known as the 16th street Baptist Church Bombing that occurred September 15, 1963 was a racially motivated terrorism act. The bombing took place in Birmingham, Alabama. It was an explosion at an African American church, and took the lives of four young girls (Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Denise McNair). The bombing was a major turning point in the U.S 1960s Civil Rights Movement and helped to contribute The Civil Rights Act of 1964. Since the four girls were black,...
  • John F.Kennedy's assassination

    John F.Kennedy's assassination
    In Dallas at about 12:30pm president John F. Kennedy reached Elm Street in his limousine along with his wife and the rest of his party. Shortly after reaching Elm Street while passing the Texas School Book Depository is when gunshots were heard. Kennedy was hit in the head and left shoulder. Since he had such serious injuries the limo had to quickly accelerate leaving the cheerful crowd is confusion trying to reach the nearest hospital. After reaching the hospital.... pronounced dead around 1
  • Warning

    Warning
    The first cigarette box was made with a warning on it notifying people that smoking is hazardous to your health.
  • U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act

    U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act
    U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. This prohibited discrimination in public places such as in schools, public facilities: hotels restaurants, theaters, and retail stores and made employment discrimination illegal. It is believed that President Lyndon B. Johnsons administrations and efforts did the most to improve the lives of African Americans.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    While Malcolm X was giving a speech in the Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom, three gunmen rushed to the stage. There were many ruthless attempts to kill Malcolm X, but on February 21,1965 the enemies were successful. Malcolm X was shot 15 times at close range. The 39 year old was pronounced dead on arrival at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. On February 27, 1965 at the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, is where his funeral was held. Fifteen hundred people attended.
  • Medicare and Medicaid programs were signed

    Medicare and Medicaid programs were signed
    On July 30, 1965 the Medicare and Medicaid programs were signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The signing ceremony took place in Independence, Missouri at the Truman Library. During the signing, former President Truman was seated next to Johnson. Truman was recognized because he was the first president to propose national health insurance. Medicaid provided hospital and medical insurance for Americans who were 65 years of age and older. However 19 million plus people, and 6....
  • election eligibility could not be determined by a test

    election eligibility could not be determined by a test
    In the 1960s race was still a big issue and discrimination was huge. One overwhelming obstacle they faced was the right to vote. In order to vote in the south African Americans had to take a literacy test, and also had to face harassment, the intimidation, and the chance of physical violence. Through all the abuse little had changed because they had little, if any political power to stand up for themselves and actually be listened to. After several marches and tragic events that occurred includi
  • Draft card burning

    Draft card burning
    In the United States burning draft cards quickly turned into a way for the men to protest. Eligible men were required to carry their draft cards at all times which stated their name, birthday, date and place of registration, local board and chronological position. By burning their cards the men were hoping to draw in the media, and eventually stop involvement in the Vietnam War. Reacting to this the congress passed a law making card burning and destruction illegal, which is where the phrase "k
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was known as the major turning point in the Vietnam War. It was a series of attacks beginning in the deep night until the early hours of January 30-31, 1968. Military action took place in almost every major city in Southern Vietnam. On one of the most important celebrations, the lunar New Year, The U.S planners and troops were unprepared when the North Vietnamese and Vietcong used festivities as a cover, surging into the major cities. U.S forces began to retake most areas,...
  • That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"

    That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"
    "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" was stated by the American astronaut, Neil Armstrong while he was taking his first step on the moon. On July 19, Apollo 11 entered the moons orbit and spent one whole day in lunar orbit. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin boarded the lunar module and detached from the command module, preparing for descent to the moons surface. As they were trying to land, multiple warning lights were activated and came to realization that they...
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