1954-1975 Timeline APUSH by --CODENAME--

  • Eisenhower

    Eisenhower Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe and a five-star general in the during World War II which helped him gain voters in America. He ran against Raboert A. Taft and his non-interventionist policies in 1953. He yearned to crusade against communim, Korea and corruption.
  • McCarthy Trials

    McCarthy Trials
    zakgriffiths.edublogs.orgThe fear produced by the spreading of communism during the Eisenhower era was called the "Red Scare". McCarthy accused many Government officials of being communist proclaiming that they had intentionally been hired. He lost his credibility after accusing military officials of being communist.
  • Geneva Conference

    Geneva Conference
    vietnam.vassar.eduIn Geneva, Switzerland, a multi-national conference took place to discuss the unification of Vietnam and peace restoration in indochina. The agreement was to split Vietnam at the 17th parallel. North Vietnam would be communist and South Vietnam would be non-communist.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    PictureThe supreme court's unanimous agreement that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. This case overrode the 1896 Plessy V. Ferguson ruling that seprate but equal facilities were constitutional.
  • Support of South Vietnam

    Support of South Vietnam
    vietnamwar.lib.umb.eduEisenhower establishes that support will be given to southern Vietnam in the interest of containing communism. His administration then provided economic and military aid to south Vietnam under Diem. The Southeast Aisia Treaty Organization did not comply with Eisenhower's support be that there was a provision stating that south Vietnam only be helped should it be attacked.
  • Murder of Emett Till

    Murder of Emett Till
    infoplease.comWhile visiting family in Mississippi Emmet Till is kidnapped. At the young age of 14, he is beaten, shot, and thrown into the Tallahatchie River for whistling to a white woman. The two men tried were aquitted by a white jury and later boasted of the murder in a magazine article.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    thehenryford.orgRosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Mongomery, Alabama resulted in a widespread morale boost among freedom fighters.
    After attending Alabama state teacher's college, she joined the NAACP with her husband.
  • MLK Arrested

    MLK Arrested
    lib.lsu.eduOn January 26, 1956 Dr. King was arrested during a sit-in at a restaurant, waiting to be served when the restaurant did not serve African Americans.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    history.comAfter Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the canal in July, Israeli armed forces pushed into Egypt toward the Suez Canal. Joined by the French and British, the Israelis nearly brought the Soviet Union into the conflict, and damaged their relationships with the United States. In late 1956 to early 1957, all forced were withdrawn.
  • Little Rock intergration crisis

    Little Rock intergration crisis
    watson.orgThe 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling ordering integration of public schools restricted the entrance of the only 9 African American students attending Little Rock high. Governor Orval Faubus and President Eisenhower both fought over whether to let the kids in or not on the 23 of september.
  • Sputnik

    www.history.comIn 1957, the space race began, The space race consisted of the U.S. vs the Soviet Union in an attempt to launch an artificial satelite into space. After these countries had captured and examined many german missle sites containing missiles and rocket technology, it was only a matter of time after WWII that one of these nations would gain the final frontier. Sputnik struck fear in the hearts of many Americans in 1957. The space race was not considered complete until the apollo test project in1975
  • NASA

    history.nasaFacing a nation with rampant fear following the Soviet's first space flight in 1975, Eisenhower initiated a campaign funding space exploration and prominent education of science and technology. He rapidly funded the operations needed to gain an upper hand in the space race.
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    Kennedy ran against nixon in the 1960 Presidential election and won. Kennedy was president during the Civil Rights Movement Bay of Pigs Invasion, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Space Race,
  • Peace Corps

    Peace Corps
    jfklibraryThe establishment of the Peace Corps was initiated out of the interest of diplomatic strongholdings in foreign nations. In Kennedy's speech in Cow Palace, San Fransisco he Proposed a "peace Corps of talenteted men and women" would dedicate their time and effort to the peace and progress of new nations.
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    The first Freedom Riders were members of the Nashville Student Group. They were a local group of students who had successfully desegregated the lunch counters and movie theaters.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    jfklibraryThe Cuban Revolutionary Council was an exile committee trained by the U.S. to invade Cuba. 1,400 men were to invade Cuba with the assistance of U.S. Air strikes. The invasion was unsuccessful and resulted in the capturing and interrorgation of the exiles.
  • Wiretap Act

    Wiretap Act
    it.ojp.govThe Wiretap Act, also known as the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, This act restricts the unauthorized, nonconsensual interception of wire, oral, or electronic communication by government agencies and private partie and creates available procedures for government officials to obtain warrents to wiretap.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Johnson was a Democrat from Texas who served as a Senator, state representative and majority leader in his earlier career. Kennedy asked him to be his running mate in the 1960 election and took over the presidency after his assaination.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    the reid reportInfopleasePerhaps the most prominent event in civil rights history occurs at the lincon memorial on august 29, 1963. Over 200,000 people congregate in Washington to spread a civil rights revolution and hear Martain Luther King's famouus "I hHve a Dream" speech.
  • Sixteenth St. Baptist church

    Sixteenth St. Baptist church
    nps.govWhile in the basement preparing for church service, Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley were all killed in an expllosion. The bomb was planted by an avid member of the Klu Klux Klan. Martaain Luther king spoke out about injustice at the funeral service along with thousands of other mourners.
  • Passing of the Civil Rights Act

    Passing of the Civil Rights Act
    wikimediaPresident Johnson passes a sweeping peice of legislature called the Civil Rights Act. It prohibits discrimination of any sort. This Law gave the federal Government the power to initiate and enforce desegregation.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    The U.S.S. Maddox engaged three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats in the gulf of Tonkin. a Sea battle ensued, killing 4 Vietnamese sailors and damaging torpedo boats.
  • Civil Rights Workers Murdered

    Civil Rights Workers Murdered
    infopleaseJames E. Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were found dead after a 6 week investigation. They had been working to register Black voters and investigate the burning of a black church. They were arrested for speeding and locked up for a few hours. The police then released them at night to the KKK who brutally murdered them.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    britannicaThe Tonkin Resolution was passed in response to the Tonkin Incident. It granted president Johnson the ability to deploy soldiers into Vietnam without the apporval of congress. The NVA and VC saw this as a declaration of war.
  • Economic Opportunity Act

    Economic Opportunity Act
    prenhallDuring Johnson's campaign, he pushed for a "Great Society" and an end to the war on poverty. The Act included several social programs to promote health, provide education, and ensure the welfare of the poor.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    u-s-historyThe Tet Offensive was a military campaign launched by the NVA and the VC. It was a military offensive initiative to commense attacks on American and South Vietnamese military units as well as civilians. Millitarily, the campaign was considered a failure, but phycologically, the attacks help communist Vietnamese gain upper ground, striking fear in their enemys' hearts.
  • Richard M. Nixon

    Richard M. Nixon
    whitehouse.govNixon, born in Yorba Linda California, was the first president to resign from office. Her served in the Navy in WWII and was elected into the House of Representatives in 1946 and the Senate in 1950. His strong anti-communist attitiude helped him win the presidency. He escalated and ended the vietnam war and ruled during the Arab oil Embargo. The Watergate scandal lead to his early resignation from office.
  • Moon Landing

    Moon Landing
    kidportThe Apollo 11 Space Program was the first program to land humans on the Moon. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were chosen to acheive this feat. The moon landing was watched by millions all over the world and restored some morale to the United States population after Sputnik in 1957.
  • Gerald Ford

    Gerald Ford
    whitehouse.govFord became president after Nixon's resignation. Prior to his presidency, Ford served as a Respresentative and a Vice preisdent. Ford experience the overtaking of south Vietnam by north vietnam, as well as making efforts to halt the Cold War during his presidency. He also created controversey by granting a presidential pardon to Nixon and the Watergate Scandal.
  • Saigon Airlift

    Saigon Airlift
    pbsMarines and Airforce troops begin a mass airlift of civilians and refugees out of Saigon. In just 18 hours, over 1,000 American civilian and nearly 7,000 Vietnamese refugees are lifted out of the warzone with U.S. Helicopter from nearby carriers.