Civil RIghts Movement

  • End of World War II

    End of World War II
    The Uited States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan causing them to surrender. The Japanese signed the surrender documents causing the war to end.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    The issue was that segregation was violating the Equal Protection Clause.
  • Rosa Parks Incident

    Rosa Parks Incident
    Rosa Parks boarded the bus and found an empty seat in the black section. A few stops later the driver asks her to give up her seat for a white man to sit down. When she refused, the police were called and she was arrested.
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    When Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white man, African Americans decided to boycott riding the bus until they could sit wherever they wanted.
  • Little Rock Nine Incident

    Little Rock Nine Incident
    The Little Rock school board decided to desegregate its school so nine African Americans volunteered. When they arrived, soldiers blocked their way. This did not go well with the president. He made sure that the students had federal troops escorting them around making sure they were safe.
  • Sputnik Launched

    Sputnik Launched
    The Soviet Union launched a 184 pound steel ball containing a small transmitter into an orbit around Earth. It was named Soutnik 1,
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    The U-2 incident was when a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down in Soviet Union airspace. The United States denied it at first, but then admitted. It was a great embarrassment for the United States,
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    It was an unsuccessful attempt by United States-backed Cuban exiles to overthrow the Cuban government.
  • Letter From Birmingham Hall

    Letter From Birmingham Hall
    This letter was written by Martin Luther King, Jr. while in his jail cell. He wrote about his feelings on civil rights and how nonviolence was the best way to win.
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    It was a conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union which resulted from the Soviet installing many nuclear missiles in Cuba.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    It was a rally where over 200,000 people showed up in Washington D.C. to fight for Civil RIghts.