1950-2000 timeline

  • Draft

    People from 18 to 45 had to join or they would get drafted in without a choice (FDR) was the one who signed the selected service act witch made this happen. If he didnt sign this act people might not have joined and we could have lost.
  • Korean War

    ( Cold War bloody and expensive) North Korea's attacked South Korea people didnt know that the task would be easy nobody expected that this violent conflict would continue for more than three years. This became one of the most bloody war in America.
  • Brown v Board of Education

    Segregation of white and Negro children in the public schools of a State solely on the basis of race, pursuant to state laws permitting or requiring such segregation, denies to Negro children the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment
  • John F Kennedy

    The youngest man to become president. He had to fight to win they say he was the first to debate over tv. Nixon took every opportunity to characterize Kennedy as too young and inexperienced to handle the awesome responsibilities of America's Cold war diplomacy. We were all shocked to see him be shot while riding this motorcycle threw texas. He was know for the youngest to be president and the youngest to die as president.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war. Soviet Union was behind the United States in the arms race. The United States were at their highest state of readiness ever and Soviet field commanders in Cuba were prepared to use battlefield nuclear weapons to defend the island if it was invaded. It could have effected america big time if they would have stated this huge war thing.
  • Martin Luther King Assassinated

    He was one of the most awesome black man in the history of black people. He influents most people in the united states to stop slavey. Then one day April 4 1960 he was shot while standing on his balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis By a guy who didnt want slavey to stop. It was shocking to all america.
  • Neil Armstrong

    He was the first person that put his foot on the moon. He started from serving our country to becoming a test pilot to being the commander of the Apollo 11. This is one of the most remembered moments of that time frame because we made it to the moon before anybody else.
  • Watergate

    was a break in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. Nixon claimed he knew nothing about it, but he resignation under the pressure of impending impeachment.Vietnam conflict 1955 France and Vietnam, Over a 100 years of colonial a win from vietnam drove france out. After france lost more and more the war started to get worse. Americans went there to wipe them out because they wanted to stop them from taking over more and we lost alot of am
  • Roe V Wade

    is a historical Supreme Court person He made a decision overturning a Texas interpretation of abortion law The decision held that a woman with her doctor could choose abortion in earlier months of pregnancy without restriction and with restrictions in later months based on the right to privacy.
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    an angry mob of young Islamic revolutionaries overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran taking more than 60 Americans hostage.
  • Berlin Wall comes down

    The reason the wall was torn down was because Communism didnt work people didnt like it. They just fell apart and lost it. The americans were effected because we were trying to help and they started fighting over it.
  • Operation Desert Storm

    to drive iraqi military out of Kuwait it was a war fought between Iraq and the U.S. Iraq invaded Kuwait. We gave Iraq a deadline to remove all their troops. They didnt obey the deadline so America went all out first sending Desert Shield an operation to protect Kuwait then the actual combat Operation Desert Storm. People were effected like any other war people dies loved ones lost.
  • Soviet Union breaks up

    three of the Soviet Union's 15 republics led by Russia's Boris Yeltsin met there to sign documents abolishing that 74-year-old state. The Soviet breakup was an positive turning point in Russian and world history.
  • World Wide Web Founded

    Before the world wide web,the internet was pain and boring, didnt have much color, only one font and was all the same lettering. The world wide web being made was one of the most big thing today because people used to have to drive or walk to the store to get the newspaper now you can lay in bed in the morning and go on cnn or fox news etc. But people in the newspaper business was effected because nobody bought it.
  • Gorge Bush Election

    Gorge Bush won the election because his first cousin rigged the votes so that he would win even though the other Gore won the florida people on his side This is important to all americansbecause being president is the biggest most important job in america and people dont want him messing up. The country could have been a whole different place if the other Gore would have won.