1954-1975 Timeline APUSH by brianisjustaboutthesameamountofkwonasyouare

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  • Dwight Eisenhower and his administration of "dynamic conservatism."

    Dwight Eisenhower and his administration of "dynamic conservatism."
    Rutherford Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated in 1953. He aims for balancing the federal budget and also protecting against "creeping socialism."
  • The Vietnam War Erupts

    The Vietnam War Erupts
    Needham With North Vietnam under the control of Ho Chi Minh, the tension between a Communist North and a Democratic South grows as the North hungers to overtake the South.
  • Dien Bien Phu

    Dien Bien Phu
    Booking Vietnam Tours A battle that caused France to lose interest in fighting any further, Dien Bien Phu lasted 55 days, killing around 3,000 french soldiers, and 8,000 vietnamese soldiers.
  • The Brown v. Board Case

    The Brown v. Board Case
    Weebly Overpowering the 1896 Plessy vs. Ferguson case, the Brown v Board case of 1954 consisted of the Supreme Court deeming the "seperate but equal" facilities as invalid, picking up the speed of desegragation in the United States.
  • McCarthy Sparks the Second Red Scare

    McCarthy Sparks the Second Red Scare
    Quest Machine Joseph McCarthy first accused members of the State department of being communist, creating a second red scare of the American people. He met his downfall when he accused the US Army consisting of communists. There were hearing aired on TV where McCarthy was portrayed to the American people as a bully and irratical.
  • Emmett Till's Death

    Emmett Till's Death
    Hiphopinquirer In Mississippi, Emmett Till whistles at a white girl, causing two white men to hunt him down and mutilate him. The two men are tried in court and despite the efforts and evidence against them, they are deemed not guilty. Emmett Till's death creates more momentum for the race towards desegregation.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Xtimeline Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat in Montgomery, Alabama. She was arrested, and her arrest caused an outrage amongst the African American citizens in Montgomery, resulting in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • The Interstate Highway

    The Interstate Highway
    Desposit Photos Dwight Eisenhower signs the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 which set aside $27 billion into building over 40,000 miles of roads. This act not only created much needed roads, but also gave jobs to many in need.
  • Kennedy Delivers his Inaugural Address

    Kennedy Delivers his Inaugural Address
    The Week John F. Kennedy, a young and handsome man, delivers his inaugural address, promising a "New Frontier", which many looked forward to. He brought charisma and confidence into the presidency.
  • Kennedy's Peace Corps.

    Kennedy's Peace Corps.
    International In order to help relationships between the US and other third world countries, Kennedy created the Peace Corps which consisted of young, American volunteers to educate and help out in the countries. His famous "ask not what your country can do for you: ask what you can do for your country" quote is brought out at this time.
  • The failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Ashland The CIA trained Cuban exiles to invade Cuba and overthrow Castro with the aid of air strikes from the US. On the day of the invasion, The cuban exiles were met with no airstikes, and Castro's forces crushed the rebellion. Kennedy took full responsibility for this invasion, though.
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    Mpbonline James Meredith becomes the first African American to be enrolled in the University of Mississippy, causing much conflict between him and the white public of Mississippi. Kennedy sent troops to keep the violence under control.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis Emerges

    The Cuban Missile Crisis Emerges
    Salon American spy planes caught the USSR planting nuclear missile bases in Cuba. The soviets lied and stated that they were just to protect Castro, but they were caught and the US blockaded Cuba. Any attack would start a war with Russia and created an immense tension between the two countries.
  • The Tension of the Cuban Missile Crisis Relieved

    The Tension of the Cuban Missile Crisis Relieved
    Post Card Gallery The US and the USSR come to terms and agree to remove their missiles from Cuba (USSR) and Turkey (US). President Kennedy tried to change the perception of Soviets from bad to not so bad after the Crisis ended.
  • MLK Steps Into Birmingham

    MLK Steps Into Birmingham
    Terry Marshall Martin Luther King Jr. enters Birmingham to peacefully protest against the inequality occuring there. He was arrested in Birmingham, which caused more rage in the citizens against segregation in Birmingham. He write his famous letter during his jail time.
  • MLK and His Dream

    MLK and His Dream
    Life and PR Hundreds of thousands of people came to Washington D.C. to support the Civil Rights Legislation that Kennedy has proposed. On this day, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006
  • 4 Little Girls

    4 Little Girls
    Wikimedia Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Addie Mae Collins were killed by a bomb planted at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. The four African American girl's deaths helped cause riots in Birmingham, adding onto the race for desegregation.
  • America Mourns for Kennedy

    America Mourns for Kennedy
    In Fact Collaborative President Kennedy was assassinated by a marksman in Dallas, Texas. His death caused America to fall into a deep mourn because it was as if they had lost a son, friend, and leader.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Fights Segregation

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Fights Segregation
    SDLGN The act forbade any employer from segregating based on anything other than work ability, the public from segregating against from virtually anyone, and schools to the same. This act symbolized the publicity of the government taking initiative to support the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    Wikimedia At the Gulf of Tonkin, American naval ships and North Vietnamese ships traded torpedoes in assault. One american ship got hit, but the US had no casualties. The North Vietnamese and Americans were now at war.
  • Linden Johnson Elected as President

    Linden Johnson Elected as President
    KC Confidential Linden Johnson beats Barry Goldwater, 44 states to 6. LBJ won easily by promising to stay by Kennedy's legecy, whom most of the public preferred. He took 61% of the popular vote.
  • Malcom X's death

    Malcom X's death
    Documenting Reality Malcom X was a black Muslim Minister who fought against the immoral segregation of the US with his powerful speech ability. Unlike MLK, he did not support non-violence and wanted an Arican American society within America, seperate from the whites.
  • The North and the Tet Offensive

    The North and the Tet Offensive
    Life of Doshie Veit Cong troops attack Saigon and almost take over the US embassy located in Saigon. The US defend against this attack successfully, resulting in around 10,000 Vietnamese deaths.
  • MLK's Undying Legacy

    MLK's Undying Legacy
    ABC News Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated, shot to death, on a balconey at Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray was convicted of killing MLK Jr., and his death brought rage to the Civil Rights Movement. The Movement changed from non-violent to militant without MLK.
  • Nixon Enters the Presidency

    Nixon Enters the Presidency
    MRLocke Nixon rides into the precidency by promising to continue the war until the enemy resolves to a peace with the United States, sparking the honorbound feeling of Americans.
  • Houston? We have a problem.

    Houston? We have a problem.
    Space Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong are the first men to set foot on the moon. The landing brought great pride to Americans, and the project, a multi billion dollar campaign, was funded by President Kennedy.
  • 5 Men Destroy Nixon

    5 Men Destroy Nixon
    NaveenRNair 5 men were caught in Watergate stealing, or rather taking pictures of information about the democratic strategies to win the presidential election. Nixon does not take responsibility for it and digs himself into a deep hole...
  • Gerald Ford Takes Over

    Gerald Ford Takes Over
    Britannica Unpopular with the American public, Gerald Ford takes over the presidency, after both Agnew and Nixon resigned, as the first man to ever become president unelected.
  • The Outrage of Nixon's Pardon

    The Outrage of Nixon's Pardon
    Michael Corey After Nixon resigned, Ford took over and pardoned Nixon for the Watergate incident. The public was outraged by this and thought of Ford negatively. Although the public distrusted his actions, he meant to divert the attention from Nixon to more important issues.
  • Complete Vietnamization

    Complete Vietnamization
    UTexas With America extremely tired from the war, American troops were evacuated alongside 200,000 South Vietnamese. The war brought only downsides to the US and bruised the economy while bringing in around half a million immigrants from South Vietnam.