Period 5

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  • G.I Bill of Rights

    G.I Bill of Rights
    G.I. Bill of Rights The G.I. Bill of Rights was put into law on June 22, 1944. The new law served to change the landscape of the U.S. socially and economically. The law made financial support available to World War II veterans in the form of unemployment insurance. Bret A.
  • Baby Boom

    Baby Boom
    After World War II, the reuniting of soldiers with loved ones created the biggest generation in US History. Nearly 76 million people were born between 1946 and 1965. Other causes of the boom were medicinal improvements and a prospering economy. -Lane More information on the Baby Boom
  • Integration of Armed Forces

    Integration of Armed Forces
    Truman made an executive order integrating the armed forces. This meant black and white soldiers would now be working side by side in the army. However segregation in the army was not completely gone until the Korean War when there was a need for more soldiers due to the large number of casualties. Layla Budin
  • President Truman Elected to Second Term

    President Truman Elected to Second Term
  • Urban Renewal act of 1949

    Urban Renewal act of 1949
    Urban Renewal act of 1949 It was an act where money was given to urban cities to rebuild them. This was a successful piece in the Fair Deal. This deal was created by President Truman which ultimately led to Urban Sprawl. Daniel Schwartz
  • Jack Ruby

    Jack Ruby
    Jack RubyBetween 1949 and 1963 Jack Ruby was arrested eight times. He was frequently suspended by the Texas Liquor Control Board. After Lee Harvey Oswald killed John F. Kennedy, Jack Ruby shot and killed him.
  • Checkers Speech

    Checkers Speech
    Checkers SpeechThe Checkers speech was when Richard Nizon decided to use the television to tell the American people about his campaign. This was a smart choice because it gave Nixon a chance to apologize to the outraged people for his financial issues. The televised event led to an easy victory for Eisenhower in 1952.
    By:Frenchie D'Agostino
  • The Election of 1952

    The Election of 1952
    The Election of 1952The election of 1952 was an election between Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower and Democrat Adlai Stevenson (Governor of Illinois). President Truman decided not to run again because of the continuing stalemate in Korea and the rising tide of McCarthyism. Dwight Eisenhower easily won the election of 1952, with Stevenson only winning 9 states. Now, the Republicans had control of the congress. Samuel Etskovitz
  • Interstate Highway Act of 1956

    Interstate Highway Act of 1956
    More Information About This Act In 1956, President Eisenhower authorized the building of a highway network throughout the nation. This network of 41,000 miles of highways was the largest public works project in the history of the country. This led to a decrease in railroad use and the growth of the suburbs.
    Jonathan Ginsburg
  • Nixon and Kennedy Debates

    Nixon and Kennedy Debates
    Click here for more information Starting on September 26, 2010 over 70 million American viewers tuned in to watch the first ever televised Presidential debate. These debates mainly focused on domestic issues, American relations with Cuba, and the US involvement in two small islands off the coast of China.
    Tyler Glass
  • Election of 1960

    Election of 1960
    Election of 1960 In the election of 1960 the two candidates that ran where Richard Nixon as a Republican, and John F. Kennedy as a Democrat. although most of their issues where the same, Kennedy won beacause of his stands on Civil Rights. This election was also the fist to have a televised debate.
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin
    Click Here As a Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter outer space and orbit the Earth. This helped boost the Soviet Union space program and intensify the space race with the United States.
    Caroline Stohler
  • Bay Of Pigs Invasion

    Bay Of Pigs Invasion
    Bay Of Pigs Summary
    The bay of pigs was an attempt by 1300 Cuban exiles to over throw the communist government of Cuba. They were funded and armed by the United States FBI. The invasion was a failure and all the exiles were killed or captured.
    -Zachary Hordeski
  • Berlin Wall Built

    Berlin Wall Built
    Berlin Wall There was a summit in Vienna, Austria in August of 1961. The summit that did not go well and Kennedy went home. He then addressed the American people about a possible crisis over Berlin. The building of the Berlin Wall was the solution to this possible crisis. Matt Swiren
  • Peace Corps

    Peace Corps
    The Peace Corps was a government program established John F. Kennedy to promote world peace. The program had three simple goals, provide assistance to a country in need, help Americans have a better understanding of the people being helped, and help other people understand Americans
    Tom Plas
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to a nuclear war. The USSR was behind the US in the nuclear arms race, and their missiles could not reach the US. The USSR therefore decided to place their missiles on Cuba. The US took this as a war threat and President Kennedy stopped the crisis in its tracks. Tia Wisdo
  • Limited Test Ban Treaty

    Limited Test Ban Treaty
    Limited Test Ban Treaty
    The Limited Test Ban Treaty banned nuclear testing in the atmosphere, in outer space, and under water, but did allow testing underground. It was created to adress the rising concern of radioactive fallout. It was signed on August 5, 1963 and came into effect on October 10, 1963.
    Alex Rose
  • Kennedy Assassination

    Kennedy Assassination
    JFK AssassinationPresident John F. Kennedy was visiting Texas to meet the state's Democratic Party. Kennedy was shot while riding his motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas at 2:00PM. He was taken to Parkland Hospital, but he could not be saved. People believe that Lee Harvey Oswalt, a former Marine for the Soviet Union, was responsible for the murder.
  • Election of 1964

    Election of 1964
    Election of 1964
    The Democrats re-nominated Lyndon Johnson to his second term as President. The Republicans ran Barry Goldwater, a senator out of Arizona. Goldwater only won his home state and some southern states. Lyndon Johnson won by a landslide and began his second term as President.
    KJ Josloff
  • Economic Opportunity Act

    Economic Opportunity Act
    The Economic Opportunity Act The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 was part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society program and was signed by Lyndon B. Johnson and Michael Herbert. This act's purpose was to mobilize the human and financial resources of the United States to combat poverty in the Nation. It included several different programs in order to promote the health, education, and general warfare of the poor in the country.
  • HUD

    HUD
    HUDPart of the Great Society of President Lyndon B johnson to develop and execute policies on housing and metropolises. It started out as only an act, but then was created into a cabinet level agency. Unlike conventional loans that adhere to strict underwriting guidelines, FHA-insured loans require very little cash investment to close a loan. It operates entirely from its self generated governement.
    Jason Hu
  • Immigration Act of 1965

    Immigration Act of 1965
    On October 3, 1965, President Johnson signed the Immigration Act at the bottom of the Statue of Liberty. This act opened for many non-European immigrants to settle in the United States by ending quotas based on nationality.
    Immigration Act of 1965
    -Alexandra N
  • Miranda v. Arizona

    Miranda v. Arizona
    Miranda v. ArizonaThe case began with the arrest of Phoenix resident Ernesto Miranda, who was charged with rape, kidnapping, and robbery. Miranda was not informed of his rights prior to the police interrogation. The supreme court ruled that the prosecution failed to first inform Miranda of his right to an attorney and against self-incrimination. This case led to the sayings "you have the right to remain silent" and "anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law." Matt Paston
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong, the famous American astronaut, was the first human to step on the Moon in history. He and his partner, Edwin E. Aldrin, rode aboard the Apollo 11 and landed on the Moon on July 20 in the year 1969. Once landed, Neil's first words were, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." -R