1954-1975 Timeline APUSH by Beennny

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    US History events 1954-1975
  • Geneva Conferance (Vietnam Event)

    Geneva Conferance (Vietnam Event)
    picture The Geneva Conferance was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The purpose was to try to negotiate a unified Vietnam and peace in Indochina. It was attended by the People's Republic of China, Soviet Union, United States, and the United Kingdom. They ended up dividing Vietnam into a North zone and a South zone.
    Source: http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/history/geneva-conference.html
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    picture In Virginia, students were upset by seperate but unequal schools. African American schools were generally underfunded, overpopulated, and few and far between. Brown vs. Board of Education was decided by the Supreme Court decision that desegregated schools and made segregation in schools Unconstitutional.
    Source: http://www.watson.org/~lisa/blackhistory/early-civilrights/brown.html
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    picture The Montgomery Bus Boycott was ingnited when Rosa Parks, a black woman, refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. She was arrested, which ingnited protest in the city. Lead by Martin Luther King Jr. the boycott lasted 381 days. Empty buses sometimes ran around the city and the city was pressured to desegregate buses.
    Source: http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/encyclopedia/enc_montgomery_bus_boycott_1955_1956/
  • Dwight D Eisenhower Presidency

    Dwight D Eisenhower Presidency
    pictureDwight D Eisenhower is elected to his second term as United States president. He ran against Democrat Adlai Stevenson and won 457-73 in the electoral college. Eisenhower was previously a highly honored general of the United States during World War II. He was a main driving force in the invasion of Normandy and was the Supreme Commander of Allied forces.
    Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/dwightdeisenhower
  • Eisenhower Doctrine

    Eisenhower Doctrine
    pictureThe Eiserhower Doctrine was a speech given to Congress about issues in the Middle East. Under the doctrine, a foreign country could ask for assistance, financial or military, from the United States if they were assaulted or threatened by an agressive nation.
    Source: http://history.state.gov/milestones/1953-1960/EisenhowerDoctrine
  • Desegregating Little Rock

    Desegregating Little Rock
    pictureOn September 4, in Little Rock, Arkansas, Orval Faubaus, governer of Arkansas, called in the National Guard to prevent the nine African American kids enrolled from entering. They were constantly harassed and abused while traveling to school. Eisenhower called in the 101st Airbrone Division to escort the nine African Americans around school until the end of the year. The governer ended up closing the public schools.
  • Sit-Ins

    pictureThe NAACP sponsored sit ins at Dockum Drug Stores in Witchita, Kansas. The movement became enflamed when students participated in sit ins at a Woolworths store in Greensboro in North Carolina. Four students sat at the counter, well dressed and proper, protesting why they could not be served while sitting at the counter. Sit ins were very popular but participants recieved a lot of abuse.
    Source: http://www.watson.org/~lisa/blackhistory/civilrights-55-65/sit-ins.html
  • Eisenhower creates NASA

    Eisenhower creates NASA
    pictureAfter Sputnik was launched by the Russians in 1957, Eisenhower poured money into education. He also created NASA, a civilian space organization. The goal of NASA was to advance United States space travel and compete with the Soviet space program. NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    Source: http://www.nasa.gov/about/highlights/what_does_nasa_do.html
  • John F Kennedy Presidency

    John F Kennedy Presidency
    pictureSourceJohn F Kennedy elected to the United States presidency in 1961. He was a Democrat and his Vice President was Lyndon B Johnson. He was the 35th president of the United States. He was in power during some of the most crucial and terriying moments in the history of the United States. He was heavily involved in the Space Race with the Soviet Union, sucessfully steered away from a nuclear war with the Soviets in the Cuban Missle Crisis, and helped deal with the Berlin Wall. He is a popular president.
  • Kennedy's "New Frontier"

    Kennedy's "New Frontier"
    pictureKennedy's new domestic program called the "New Frontier". The plan called for government funding for education, additional medical care for the elderly, economic aid to rural regions, and government help to halt the recession. The plan was quite agressive.
    Source: http://www.ushistory.org/us/56b.asp
  • Kennedy Creates the Peace Corps

    Kennedy Creates the Peace Corps
    pictureThe Peace Corps, created by Kennedy, is a government funded volunteer organization that has three goals. One is to help people out of the United States understand American culture, help Americans understand the culture of others, and provide technical assistance. Kennedy had a lot of militant events, so the development of the Peace Corps was largely popular.
    Source: http://www.peacecorps.gov/
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    pictureThe Freedom Rides took place in the deep South such as Mississippi, and was mainly college students. The goal was to desegregate the public transportation system and fight discrimination and also to register blacks to vote in the South. The Freedom Riders were harassed heavily by White Supremesists and three Freedom Riders even went missing and were found later, all three of them shot in the head.
    Source: http://www.core-online.org/History/freedom rides.htm
  • Turmoil in St. Augistine Florida

    Turmoil in St. Augistine Florida
    pictureA local movement led by Robert B. Hayling, which had been picketing local segregated buisnesses, had attracted attention. Members of the movement were later heavily beaten by members of the Ku Klux Klan at one of their meetings. This ingnited controversy and massively popular civil rights events were held and it was the only time MLK Jr. was arrested in Florida.
    Source: http://www.crmvet.org/info/staug.htm
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    pictureThe March on Washington was an integrated march to help fight for minority rights. Previously planned but never carried out by Philip A Randolph, he finally got his wish. Many speakers made speeches, including Martin Luther King Jr. , who delievered his famed "I Have a Dream Speech".
    Source: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/marchonwashington.html
  • The Assassination of South Korean President Diem

    The Assassination of South Korean President Diem
    picturePresident Diem was showing some signs that he would either betray the U.S. and make a deal with Minh and he was difficult to reason with. President Kennedy approved the overthrow of Diem. Diem was overthrown and him and his brother, to Kennedy's horror, were executed. Kennedy had not approved the execution and it made him look bad in public opinion.
    Source: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/pentagon2/pent6.htm
  • Lyndon B Johnson Presidency

    Lyndon B Johnson Presidency
    pictureLyndon B Johnson, Democrat Vice President to John F Kennedy rose to the power of the presidency when JFK was assasinated in Dallas, Texas. He had a dominating personaility and passed a massive amount of legislation such as increases in welfare, Medicare, and Medicade. He also was president of the United States during the beginning and middle of the Vietnam War.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    pictureOriginally proposed by Kennedy but denied by Congress, Lyndon B Johnson finally got it pushed through Congress. The Civil Rights act guarenteed that no discrimination of employment or public accomodations be allowed based on sex, religion, race, or national origin. It was a huge victory for minorities across the United States.
    Source: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/civil-rights-act/
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    pictureAfter the second attack in the Gulf of Tonkin, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution allowed the president, Lyndon B Johnson, to control military operations in Southeast Asia without declaring war. Controversial because it allowed the president to launch a full scale war without the consent of Congress.
    Source: http://www.history.com/topics/gulf-of-tonkin-resolution
  • Selma and Voting Rights

    Selma and Voting Rights
    pictureThe SNCC implemented an agressive voter registration program but were being constantly shut down by the police chief. An ambitious march was planned to march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, the capital of Alabama. During the two seperate marches, Klansmen and other whites shot and killed protestors. Led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
    Source: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/al4.htm
  • Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society

    Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society
    pictureThe Great Society was Johnson's plan for Congress. Similar to Kennedy's New Frontier, the plan calls for many things, including, aid to education, Medicare, Medicaid, urban revival, conservation, development of depressed impoverishedvregions, a wide-scale fight against poverty, and removal of obstacles to vote.
    Source: http://www.ushistory.org/us/56e.asp
  • The Tet Offensive

    The Tet Offensive
    pictureOn the Vietnamese holiday of Tet (Lunar New Year), the North Vietnamese forces broke the cease fire for the day. They had been funneling men and weapons through the Ho Chi Minh trail under American lines. Almost every American base was attacked that night, but the North did not have one victory. The Tet offensive, however, was a success in it demoralized the Americans on the home front.
    Source: http://www.history.com/topics/tet-offensive
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination
    pictureMartin Luther King Jr. was staying in Memphis, Tennessee to support a sanatation workers' strike. He was standing on a balcony outside of his Lorraine Motel room where he was fatally shot. Violent riots and controversy ensued as cities rioted, blacks lost control, and one race blamed the other for his death. After his death the Civil Rights Movement moved drastically toward militancy.
    Source: http://history1900s.about.com/cs/martinlutherking/a/mlkassass.htm
  • Richard Nixon Presidency

    Richard Nixon Presidency
    pictureRichard Nixon succeeded Lyndon B Johnson and was president through the end of the Vietnam War. He was a Republican and his Vice President was Spiro Agnew until Agnew was found guilty of accepting political bribes. Nixon is the only US President to resign, which was after the Watergate Scandal in which he was accused of corruption, punishing political enemies and lying to the American public.
    Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/richardnixon
  • Apollo 11 (Lyndon B Johnson Event)

    Apollo 11 (Lyndon B Johnson Event)
    pictureThe Apollo 11 Space Program made the United States the first country to land humans on the Moon. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon, and this was during Lyndon B Johnson's administration. Landing on the moon was watched by millions all over the world and restored some sense of pride into the United States that they had lost after Sputnik in 1957.
    Source: http://www.space.com/16758-apollo-11-first-moon-landing.html
  • 1970s Stagnant Economy (Nixon Event)

    1970s Stagnant Economy (Nixon Event)
    pictureThe Great Society and Vietnam spending eventually caught up to the United States. Inflation was quite high and the economy was worse than its ever been since the Great Depression. Nixon attempted to utilize wage and price controls, to no avail. He also ended the convertability of the dollar to gold.
    Source: http://elcoushistory.tripod.com/economics1970.html
  • Watergate Scandal (Nixon Event)

    Watergate Scandal (Nixon Event)
    pictureSourceThe Democratic party headquarters at Watergate was broken into by five thieves. At the start the event was not very publicized. A few journalists dug deeper and found the thieves were enlisted by the Nixon administration. Nixon denied this and it was found that he had secret White House audio tapes, which he denied to release to the public, which ruined his reputation even further. Because of his lack of public apporval and the scandal, he resigned as president.
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    pictureThe Paris Peace Accords were official treaties signed by the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the Viet Cong. South Vietnam recieved a document without labeling the Viet Cong government because they did not recognize it. Both sides agreed to withdraw from Laos and Cambodia, and establish the 17th parallel as a peaceful border.
    Source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paris-peace-accords-signed
  • Gerald R Ford Presidency

    Gerald R Ford Presidency
    pictureAppointed to the Vice Presidency after Spiro Agnew resigned, Ford rose to the presidency after the resignation of President Nixon. He signed the Helsinki Accords, he presided over a stagnant 1970's economy and also pardoned Nixon, which was highly controversial.
    Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/geraldford
  • Pardon of Nixon (Ford Event)

    Pardon of Nixon (Ford Event)
    pictureGerald Ford gave former president Nixon an unconditional pardon for his role in the Watergate scandal. This ingnited a lot of controversy because Nixon basically got away with it. People believed that it was a sort of a corrupt bargain between the two, Nixon appoints Ford to the Vice Presidency for Spiro Agnew, and then resigns so Ford becomes president, inexchange for a pardon.
    Source: http://watergate.info/1974/09/08/ford-pardons-nixon.html
  • Whip Inflation Now Policy (Ford Event)

    Whip Inflation Now Policy (Ford Event)
    pictureFord went before the American people and encouraged them to Whip Inflation Now and wear 'WIN" buttons. This was merely a public relations gimmick, but the main point of the speech was to introduce to Congress a one year, five percent tax raise for wealthy people and corporations. He also removed $4.4 billion dollars from the federal budget.
    Source: http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/detail/3283