1954-1975 timeline APUSH by a99909

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  • Brown v. Board of Education

    This case was a major step towards the civil rights movement in America. The result of the trial was that the Supreme Court ruled segregation in schools was unconstitutional. It overruled the previous decision made in the Plessy v. Ferguson that "seperate but equal" was constitutional.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    info/piccommonly known as "Ike" ran for the presidency in 1952 for the republican party. His main goal was toward maintaining world peace in a world threatened by nuclear war. This man continued with the new deal programs to help the economy rise from the depression.
  • Peace to the World

    Dwight D Eisenhower wanted to promote peace in the world now that the US and Russia have enough nuclear warheads to destroy the planet. He did not want things to get out of hand so he came up with a peace negotiation with the soviets.
  • Emmett Till

    A young fourteen-year-old African American child was ruthlessely murdered by pro white southerners. The two who were arrested for the murder was acquitted by an all white jury. The image of his body as sent across the nation showing the brutality of seggregation.
  • Rosa Parks

    At this time, the common law in the south was that blacks must give up seats on the bus to a white man if the bus was full. In 1955,l a woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up ehr seat to a white man and was arrested for doing so. this sparked an inner flame in the African-American community which lead to the bus boycott .
  • Little Rock

    Throughtout the month of september, Nine black students were supposed to attend a once all white school in Little Rock. Furious, the white citizens in the area would not allow the kids enter the school and formed a riot outside the school. This event went out of hand and the president had to send federal troops to the area to ensure that the black kids would enter the school safely. Once in the school, the students were harassed significantly.
  • Sputnik

    The Russians were the first to launch a satelite into the Earth's atmosphere. The idea that Russia now had the power to launch Nuclear weapons from extremely long distnaces startled Americans. The space race began.
  • Sit-ins

    The SNCC began to go to Woolworth's lunch counter to prevent them from making money. The black students were allowed to sit in the restaurant but were denied service. This drained money from the restaurant and encouraged the advancement of the civilrights movement. It promoted a nonviolent protest.
  • John F. Kennedy

    info/picElected as president in 1960, JFK became a renowned president. His inaugural address made history. It brought America together as a whole and showed what he planned to do for the country. During his presidency, an event called the cuban missile crisis was taking place. He came up with a peace treaty with Russian to remove their missiles from Cuba if the US did the same in countries around Russia.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    U2 spy planes have spooted missile sites in Cuba that have readily armed missiles facing the US. This constant threat of Nuclear war scared every American.JFK issued a blockade of Cuba in response to the threat. JFK negotiated with the soviets to remove the missiles from Cuba. In exchange, the US had to do the same with their missiles.
  • Birmingham

    martin Luther King was jailed on April 16, 1963, for his protests in Birmingham. For him being in jail, it symbolized that MLK was willing to do anything for the civil rights movement. In may. The police in the area were authorised to use fire hoses and police dogs to disband the protesters. This horrific event was televised world wide and helped the civil rights movement gain support.
  • March on Washington

    The civil rights activists joined together, lead by MLK, to the Washington memorial. There, many speeches were made promotiing civil rights-- the most famous being the "I Have a Dream" speech by MLK. the extraordinary event showed to the world the horrible seggregation still present.
  • Lyndon B Johnson

    info/picOrigionally JFK's vice president, become president resulting from JFK's assasination on November 22, 1963. He was inagurated as president by a woman from the judicial branch. He promised that he would follow through with JFK's ideas and policies. He, however, did not run for reelection because of the stress he faced as president
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    President Johnson, a supporter of the civil rights movement, passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in order to prohibit the descrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion, or national origin. This act empowered the US goverment to enforce laws against segregation
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    North Vietnamese torpedoed US ships in the Gulf of Tonkin. This attack was a main factor for why the US joined the war in Vietnam. This incident was quickly followed by a resolution which allowed the president full control of the military which increased involvment in Vietnam.
  • Murder of Three Civil Rights Activists

    Three men--one black, two white-- traveled down to Mississippi to enlist an African- American to vote. This idea was quickly stopped by the KKK and the three were murdered. It sybolized the radical ideas of the KKK and what they would do to Blacks in order to prevent them from gainin equality.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    This resolution allowed the president to have full control of the US military and send troops to where he sees it as necesssary. It did not need congress's recognition. This would lead to further involvment in Vietnam and cause great protest in the US.
  • An End to Malcom X

    info/picThree men charged at Malcom X with the intention to kill, which they did. These members were from Islam and shot him while he was speaking at a rally of his organization in New York City.
  • March to Montgomery

    Many African- Americans took part in a march toward Montgomery to protest against segregation. They were stopped at Pettus Bridge by a police blockade. The officers used tear gas against the crowd and beat many protestors. Several Blacks were hospitalized because of this.
  • Tet offensive

    The Tet offensive was a series suprise attacks launched by the NVA. The NVA believed that they must end the war with a full scale attack. This attack was a military failure but psycologically, it was a success. It demoralized Americans who were fighting someone elses war. The NVA were fighting for their home and did everything they could to win.
  • Assasination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    A historic leader, MLK, was shot dead on a hotel balcony at the Lorrain Motel. His murder sparked anger in African Americans. Many riots broke out resulting from it. The Civil Rights movement continued, even without him.
  • Richard M. Nixon

    info/picNixon faced great controversy during his presidency. He was accused of being a criminal because of the watergate incident. He became paranoid of all those around him and did not know who to trust. During the Vietnam War, Nixon met with Russia and China in order to bring peace. All this did was create a tense feeling between the NVA, Soviets, and China. The public demanded the impeachment of Nixon. This stress continued to grow and finally, he resigned.
  • Vietnamization

    Nixon had the idea of vietnamization. What this meant was that he wanted the US to be able to withdraw from the war and let the south vietnamese govenrment take control of the war. He hoped that this would not lead to losing the war.
  • Moon Landing

    JFK's goal was finally met in 1969. Nasa launched Apollo 11 which was the first manned flight to land on the moon. This spectacular event was brocasted around the world. It gave confidence to Americans once more. The first man to land was Neil Armstrong and he said "one small step for man, one giant leap for man kind."
  • Involvment with China and Russia

    Nixon visited China in order to expand his ideas. The North Vietnamese were outraged to hear that their allies are siding with the Americans. He created a triangle of distress between China, North Vietnam, and Russia.
  • An End to the WAR.

    A treaty between the North Vietnamese and the US was signed in Paris known as the Paris Peace Accords. It declared a cease-fire in vietnam and the US was forced to withdraw from Vietnam. The US also had to dismantle bases located in Vietnam within 60 days. The NVA agreed to release all of the POW.
  • Gerald Ford

    info/picElected in 1974, Ford set out to make history. He established policy's that were oposed by the Democrats. His goal was to curb inflation and stimulate the economy. He maintained a great power in the US military. He also negotiated with the Russians and set new limmitations on nuclear weapons.
  • An End to the War

    The US left vietnam and brought several south vietnamese citizens onto carries bordering the coast. Room was made on the ships by pushing aircraft overboard. on April 30th. The NVA finally reached the capital, Saigon and the war comes to an end