Period 4

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  • G.I. Bill (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)

    G.I. Bill (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)
    The G.I. Bill, or Servicemen's Readustment Act, was signed by Frankin Delano Roosevelt on June 22nd, 1944. The bill was created to provide education and unemployment compensation to World War II veterans. It also provided loans for them to start businesses or buy homes. Tim Barber G.I. Bill
  • Baby Boom

    Baby Boom
    After World War II, there was a dramatic increase in the birth rate in the United States. Between the years of 1946 and 1964 approximately 79 million babies were born in the United States for reasons such as the reunion of families, confidence in the economy and advances in medicine. This resulted in the largest generation in US history.
    Baby Boom Sam Boyd
  • 1948 Presidential Election

    1948 Presidential Election 1948 Presidential election is referred to as the biggest and greatest election upset in US history. This event is signified by Harry S. Truman holding up a newspaper which stated "Dewey Defeats Truman". The three canidates in this election were Harry S. Truman who was running for a second term as a Democrat, Thomas E. Dewey a well-spoken governer from New York, and lastly Sturm Thormand, a dixiecrat from South Caroline, endorsed by all the deep southern states.
    Dylan B
  • Desegregation of the Armed Forces

    Desegregation of the Armed Forces
    Main ArticleTruman decided to desegregate the military toearn African-American political support. He knew that this legislation would not pass in congress so he made an executive order to get the job done. This was executive order 9981. this order forbade discriminating against military personnel because of race, color, religion, or national origin.
    the kid who shares his birthday with the AK47
  • Urban Renewal Act by Brian Davis

    Urban Renewal Act by Brian Davis Web/urban_renewal_in_the_u_s_.htmDuring Harry Truman's presidency and his Fair Deal, the Housing Act of 1949 (Urban Renewal Act) was passed. This provided federal financing for slum clearance programs for cities involved with American urban renewal. It also granted more authority to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage administration. Money was also given to build more than 800,000 public houses. Rural homeowners gained financing after the FHA was permitted to
  • Checkers Speech

    Checkers Speech
    Checkers SpeechCheckers Speech was a formal apology addressed by Republican vice president canidate, Richard Nixon, on television. Nixon was accuesed of spending tax payers money on his family and himself. Nixon wisely used television to formaly appoligize to the American public and asked them to vote if he should stay on the Rebuplican tocket or not. Nixon was willing to repay the stolen money, but he asked the people if he was allowed to keep a dog he bought, Checkers. Michael DiMuzio
  • Election of 1952

    Election of 1952
    The Election of 1952 was an election between Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson. Eisenhower, a Republican, promised the Korean War. He had support from both sides for being a World War II general. Eisenhower won in a landslide as only 9 southern states voted in Stevenson's favor. This was written by Darian Ehya
  • Highway Act

    Highway Act
    This link describes how Highways came to be. The Interstate Highway Act was a necesity to America mainly because of easyer access for poeple nation wide to get in and out of the cities. It also was helped the military by making it easyer to move tanks around the country and create an evcatuation plan incase of an nuclear attack. 41,000 miles of expressways were created because of this act.
  • Nixon Kennedy Debate

    Nixon Kennedy Debate
    LinkThis was the first televised general presidental event. 70 million viewers tuned in to watch Senator John Kennedy of Massachusetts and Vice President Richard Nixon. The second event, which was in October 7th, was debated on a disagreement over U.S. involvement in two small islands off the coast of China between the two candidates. This debate marked televisions grand enterance into presidential politics. David Han
  • The Creation of the Peace Corps

    The Creation of the Peace Corps
    Creation of Peace CorpsOn October 14, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy addressed students at the University of Michigan. He challenged the students to serve their country by living and working in developing countries to promote peace. Many where so inspired by his speech that a federal government agency was formed to devote its efforts towards world peace. This government agency is known as The Peace Corps.
    -Katie Paul
  • Election of 1960

    Election of 1960
    More information on the election of 1960The election of 1960 was a close race wit many firsts. Democrat John F. Kennedy, the first Catholic president, defeated Republican Richard Nixon, who was Eisenhower's vice-president for 8 years.

    -Asher Jablon
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin
    The Space RaceDuring the 1960s the Space Race intensified with the Soviets and the Americans trying to be the first to get a man in space. JFK had told the Americans that they would be the first in space. However, the Soviets won this race when they sent Yuri Gagarin into space and he safely circled the Earth.

  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    Bay of Pigs OverviewThe Bay of Pigs was an unsuccessful invasion which was directed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The anti-Castro forces backed by the United States attempted to overthrow the Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro, because he was a threat to the US interests and region. The invasion began with the bombing of Cuban military bases, but was quickly defeated and resulted in a huge embarrassament for President John F. Kennedy and a huge victory for Castro. Emily Jung
  • Berlin Wall is Built

    Berlin Wall is Built
    After WWII, Germany's capital, Berlin, was split into four sectors. The people in the east zone of Berlin, controlled by the USSR, were fleeing to the west because they had no voice in the communist area. The USSR wasn't happy with so many people fleeing from their sector and they were also in the midst of the Cold War with the U.S. Therefore, the USSR built a wall around Berlin. Liz M.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Cuban Missile Crisis: SummaryCuban dictator Fidel Castro was looking for a way to after the invasion attempt. As a result, he approved the Soviet Union's plan to install nuclear arms in Cuba. The US discovered their plan through aerial photos. President Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev met and ended the conflict. The U.S. agreed to remove the missiles in Turkey if the Soviet Union removed its missiles from Cuba. Kevin Kim
  • Limited Test Ban Treaty

    Limited Test Ban Treaty
    An agreement between the US, USSR, and UK that prohibited the testing of nuclear devices in the atmosphere, underwater, and in outer space. It made testing them allowed under ground, but under certain restrictions. The treaty has since been signed by a total of 116 countries. By: Hisham Naseer
  • Kennedy Assasination

    Kennedy Assasination
    On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the thirty- fifth president of the United States of America was fatally shot while riding in a Presidential motorcade. He was shot in Dallas, Texas and pronounced dead at 1:00 pm. Lee Harvey Oswald was found to be the one who assasinated Kennedy although many believe that he was assasinated by result of a conspiracy.(Helpful Webpage) -Mikey Ramz
  • Jack Ruby Kills Lee Harvey Oswald

    Jack Ruby Kills Lee Harvey Oswald
    Jack Ruby was a Dallas nightclub owner. He was connected to the organized crime in the area. Ruby became infamous for shooting and killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the convicted killer of John F. Kennedy. By Jake Rosenfeld Jack Ruby
  • Election of 1964

    Election of 1964
    1964 ElectionThe Election of 1964 was between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater, a radical conservative and senator of Arizona. The American people were in a state of shock due to President Kennedy's assassination. This helped Johnson's campaign becuase the nation was not ready for three presidents. Therfore Johnson easily won. This election was a landslide victory for Johnson, winning the electoral vote 486 to 52.
    Jenna Steinbrink
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Department of Housing and Urban Development
    History of Fair Housing The Department of Housing and Urban Development was established on September 9, 1965 in order to manage the programs that provide aid for housing and the devolpment of the nation's communities and to bring an end to discrimination in certian residential areas that would not allow African-Americans or hispanics to purchase or rent homes. Robert Weaver was the first appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the first African-American in the U.S. cabinet.
  • The Immigration Act of 1965

    The Immigration Act of 1965
    The Immigration Act of 1965 was signed on October 3rd, 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson. Rather than restricting or limiting the entry of specific cultures, the new law controlled immigration by hemisphere (each hemisphere was allowed a certain number of immigrants that could enter) and had an equal, annual cap of 20, 000 people per country. This way, we could still control population while giving equal opportunitites to people of all nations. -Haley White
  • Ernesto Miranda vs Arizona

    Ernesto Miranda vs Arizona
    Case LinkIn 1966 a man named Ernesto Miranda was not informed of his rights prior to a police interrogation. He confessed to committing the crimes unknowing about the Fifth Amendment which gives the criminal suspect the right to refuse "to be a witness against himself," and the Sixth Amendment, which guarantees criminal defendants the right to an attorney. He appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court about this although they disagreed. This was then taken to the Supreme Court which reviewed this and agreed.
  • Man on the Moon

    Man on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong articleEl duche Pfeff dog : On July 20, 1969 the Apollo 11 touched down on the moon. Originaly Buzz Aldrin was supposed to be the first man on the moon, but due to the arangement of the astronauts Neil Armstrong was required to go first. Later Aldrin joined him. They examined the surface and and placed a USA flag on the moon as well as leaving a memorial behind for the deceased Soviet astronauts and the Apollo 1 astronauts.