History Timeline #1

  • End of WWII

    End of WWII
    German forces in Italy, North West Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Bavaria, Berlin, etc. surreder after Hitler's death. Europe is victorious.
  • Brown v. Board of Education decision

    Brown v. Board of Education decision
    Brown wanted school segeregation banned. Brown won.
  • Rosa Parks incident

    Rosa Parks incident
    Rosa Parks, an African American woman, refused to give up her seat in the black section for a white man who had no seat in the white section. She was then arrested.
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    A political & social protest in which African Americans refused to ride the bus. The protest began on the day of Rosa Parks' arrest.
  • Little Rock Nine incident

    Little Rock Nine incident
    A group of African Americans enrolled at Little Rock Central High School in which the students were prevented from entering the racially segregated school. The students were followed by mobs & mocked.
  • Sputnik launched

    Sputnik launched
    The Sputnik program was a robotic spacecraft launched by the Soviet Union. The launch demonstrated the usage of artificial satellites.
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    The U-2 spyplane was a plane that was supposed to fly into Pakistan. While in flight, the plane was detend by the Soviet Union. The plane planned to land.
  • Bay of Pig invasion

    Bay of Pig invasion
    This was an unsuccessful force of Cuban exiles to invae Cuba to overthrow the Cuban government led by Fidel Castro.
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Soviet Union started building missiles and threatening to bomb the US. Kennedy agreed with the Soviet Union to remove all the missiles.
  • Letter From Birmingham Jail

    Letter From Birmingham Jail
    Martin Luther King Jr wrote this letter while in jail for protesting segregation. The letter was about the social injustices that existed in the economy.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The march began at the Washington Monument & ended at the Lincoln Memorial. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream Speech" was presented at this march. The march was for jobs & freedom.