Chronicling History: 1950-2000 (Bevan Carr)

Timeline created by Hartley
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Segregation of students in public schools violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment
  • Sputnik

    The first artificial satellite to be put into Earth's orbit by the Soviet Union.
  • Equal Pay Act signed into law

    Outlaw paying men more than women for the same job
  • "I have a Dream" speech

    I Have a Dream Speech
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Address at March on Washington
    August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C.
  • JFK’s assassination

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas.
  • Teach-ins begin

    A teach-in is similar to a general educational forum on any complicated issue, usually an issue involving current political affairs.
  • War Powers Act

    The War Powers Resolution of 1973 is a federal law intended to check the President's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress.
  • Roe v. Wade decision made

    State governments could not regulate abortion curing the 1st three months ot the pregnacy
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969), a position he assumed after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States (1961–1963).
  • Ronald Reagan

    Was the 40th President of the United States, serving from 1981 to 1989. Prior to that, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975 and a radio, film and television actor.