• We support the French

    We were paying for more than 75% of the cost of France's war. Despite the massive U.S. aid, the French were losing, suffering defeat after defeat.
  • Brown Vs. Board of education of Topeka

    Brown Vs. Board of education of Topeka
    This was a major issue whether school should or should not be segregated. In this specific case Chief Justice Earl Warren issud the decision to have segregated schools.
  • SCLC

    Representatives of Montgomery improvement association met is Atlants, Georgia and organized SCLC which had the goal of organizing protest activities taking place all across the region.
  • Black students get harassed

    A crowd of angry whited harassed black students as they arrived for the first day of school at Little Rock, Arkansas. This was an act of discrimination and shows how whites felt about blacks entering their school system.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Kennedy publicly denied this issue. It was a recon misson of 1400 American soldiers. When they arrived at Cuba, Castro's army was waiting for them. The 1400 soldiers fought for three days but were eventually captured. Kennedy obtained the 1200 remaining soldier's relase after he gave Castro $52 million dollars in aid.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    In 1960 Ho Chi Minh expanded the effort to reunify North and South Vietnam. More supply routes leading to South Vietnam were established. The NVA forces also began coming into the country to fight alongside the Vietcong.
  • Kennedy calls MLK's wife

    Kennedy calls MLK's wife after he is arrested in Georgia for a protest. He felt the need to express his concern, This changed King's father's voting decision from NIxon to Kennedy.
  • Soviet space launch

    Soviet space launch
    The Soviets launch first human into space. This is done before we do. Causes the US the send man to the moon.
  • Freedom Rider Bombing

    Freedom Rider Bombing
    A group of freedom riders were bombed by a mob outside of Anniston, Alabama. The mob threw fire bombs at their busses as they drove by. There were a few casualties.
  • Kennedy makes a proposal

    Kennedy makes a proposal to congress to restore America's world prestige and to fund an unmanned exploration of space.
  • Kennedy meets with Khrushchev

    Kennedy wanted to end tensions with the soviet union. Instead, Krusshchev demanded that the US and its allies recognize communist East Germany as an independent nation.
  • Voters Educational Project

    Voters Educational Project
    The SNCC, Core, and other groups founded the Voter Educational project to register souther Africans Americans to vote. It increased the number of black voters.
  • 24th Admendment

    Congress passed the 24th admendment which banned states from taxing citizens to vote. This admendment increased the number of African American and impoverished voters.
  • Advisors

    By 1963 the number of advisors in South Vietnam reached 16000. They were not suppose to take part in combat but many did. Kennedy was more or less easing the nation into war.
  • March on Washington

    This was the biggest civil rights movement ever in the United States. There were more than 200,000 people of all races covering the national mall. Later that same day MLK delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • Kennedy's Assassination

    Kennedy's Assassination
    Kennedy was driving in an open car through Dallas, Texas. He was vulnerable. A sniper shot him in the head and he was franticly rushed to the hospital but he passed away.
  • Free Speech movement

    This was a goup students who questioned authority. Mainstream America was shocked that young people were questioning authority.
  • The Civil rights act of 1964

    The Civil rights act of 1964
    The act was instituted and passed by LBJ. It banned discrimination in employment and public accomodations.
  • Economic Opportunity Act

    Congress granted LBJ the right to pass the economic opportunity act to launch the war on poverty. This was a demonstration of LBJ following the legacy of Kennedy because this is something he wanted to achieve.
  • Jack Weinberg

    Jack Weinberg
    He set up a table in a banned area to collect donations for CORE, a civil rights group. Police arrived to arrest him for trespassing. Hundreds of students surrounded the police car so that it could not move.
  • LBJ sends troops

    Johnson send 22,000 troops to end a recall in Dominican Republic. This was a success.
  • Immigration Act

    Immigration Act
    This allowed foreigners with relatives in the US to enter. This caused lotf of Mexicans to come to our country.
  • Medicaid/Medicare

    Medicaid and Medicare are passed by congress. This allows healthcare to be provided to the elderly and the disabled.
  • Voting Rights Act

    The Voting Rights Act gave the federal government powerful tools with which to break down longstanding barriers to African American viting rights.
  • National Organization for Women

    National Organization for Women
    This organization fought gender discrimination in the workplace, schools, and the justice system. It also worked to end violence against women and to achieve abortion rights.
  • Stokley Carmichael

    Stokley Carmichael
    Stokely Carmichael replaced John Lewis as the head of SNCC, Stokley supported violent acts of protest. This lead to a more aggressive approach on protesting segregation.
  • Crusade for Justice

    This was a group that promoted Meican American nationalism. They operated out of an old church. It also ran a school that offered children free bilingual classes and lessons.
  • H. Rap Brown

    H. Rap Brown replaced Stokely Carmichael as head od SNCC. Brown became more and more radical. As a result, SNCC's membership declined rapidly andthe group disbanded in the early 1970s.
  • My Lai massacre

    My Lai massacre
    US troops under the command of Lieutenant William Calley entered the village of My Lai on a seek and destroy mission to find Vietcong fighters. None were found but our soldiers killed 450 innocent women, children, and elders.
  • Bombing progress report

    By 1968 more than one million tons of bombs had been dropped on North Vietnam. Frustrated by the lack of progress in, Johnson decided to broadent the air war.
  • American Indian Movements

    This movement focused on urban Native Americans. AIM called for renewal of traditional cultures, economic independence, and better education for Indian children. Russel Means, one of AIM's leaders, summerized AIM's goals in his 2002 PBS television documentary.
  • Poor People's Campaign

    The Poor People's Campaign turned out to be a disaster. The SCLC experienced terrible media relations. Some protestors turned out to be inner-gang members.
  • Trash pick up revolt

    The young lords barricaded streets untill the city promised more frequent trash pick ups in Puerto Rican neighborhoods. Also called for better health care and control of their local community.
  • Woodstock

    The largest hippie music festival ever. Despite the enormous crowds there was no violence. Everyone was peaceful and indulged in lots of drugs. Jimmi Hendrix and Janis Joplin were amoung some of the preformers.
  • 26th Admendment

    This admendment changed the voting age from 21 to 18, The justification in this desicion was the fact that the US can draft a citizen at the age of 18.
  • The draft ends

    In 1973, the government ended the unpopular draft and returned to filling its ranks with volunteers.
  • Roe V. Wade

    Roe V. Wade
    This case struck down state laws that banned abortion. The court ruled that such laws are a invasion of privacy. This sparked the debate to whether women were not equivelent if they could not have a say in their birthing of a child after conception.
  • Wars Power act

    This law reaffirms the Congress's constitutional right to declare war. It sets a 60 day limit on the presidential commitment of US tropps to foreign conflicts without a specific authorization by Congress or a declaration of war.
  • Black mayors

    By 1974, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angelos, Washington, Atlanta, and several smaller citied had elected black mayors.