The war ended with the total victory of the Allies over Germany and Japan. It changed the political and social structure of the world.
Brown v. Board of Education
The decision of this case called for the desegregation of all schools throughout the nation.
Rosa Parks Incident
She got on the bus and sat down in the right section. A white man got on the bus and his section was full. She refused to give him her seat and she was arrested.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
When Rosa Parks was arrested this started the boycott. African Americans refused to ride the bus until they got sit whereever on the buses.
Little Rock Nine
The little rock nine were a group of African American students who were enrolled at Little Rock Central High School. They were blocked infront of the racially segregated school and were not allowed to enter by the governor.
The Soviet Union launched the world's first artificial satellite, named Sputnik. It caught the public's attention and American public off guard.
During the Cold War an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
Bay of Pigs Invasion
An unsuccessful attemp by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade Southern Cuba with the support from U.S. armed forces trying to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
Cuban Missile Crisis
It was the closest the world has ever come to a nuclear war. the U.S. was ready and field commnaders in Cuba were prepared to use nuclear weapons if invaded.
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Martain Luther king Jr. wrote this while in jail after being arrested for a non-violent protest. His letter is a response to a statement made by eight clergymen, titled "A Call for Unity"
March on Washington
About a quarter of a million people marched from the Washington monument to the Lincoln Memorial. It was a civil and peaceful protest and communal celebration.