1954-1975 Timeline APUSH by DMom

By DMomani
  • Dwight Eisenhower

    Dwight Eisenhower
    infoImageThe slogan "I like Ike" spread like fire duing Eisenhower's campaign and won a huge victory as a Republican candidate serving two terms from 1953-1961. During his presidency, Eisenhower maintained cold war tension with the Soviet Union, threat of nuclear warfare, and communism. During 53', Eisenhower ended the war in Korea. During his presidency he created the Interstate Highway System and strengthened Social Security.
  • Murder of Emmett Till

    Murder of Emmett Till
    InfoimageFourteen year old Emmett Till was visitng family in Mississippi. Till was talking about a white women to other boys and was murdered for flirting with her four days after he did. Emmet Till was assassinated by the women's husband and brother. They beat and shot Emmet to death and dumped his body into a river.
  • Beginning of the Vietnam War

    Beginning of the Vietnam War
    Image[info]( war began after the rise of Ho Chi Min in North Vietnam as a communist leader with the Viet Minh party. The US was trying to fight against the spread of communism throughout the nation of South Vietnam. During the war, more than 3 million people were killed. Oppisition in the US grew against the war. Many Americans protested the war and the soldiers fighting didn't recieve the support they needed during the time.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    image[info]( Parks had boarded the Montgomery bus when a white man came on and she refused to get out of her seat though it was the law. When Rosa Parks refused to get up from her seat she was fined and arrested. In response, blacks protested the public busses for about 13 months. In response, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the Montgomery buses to desegregate the bus system.
  • Eisenhower Signs the Interstate Highway Act

    Eisenhower Signs the Interstate Highway Act
    InfoImageThe Interstate Highway Act has been known to be one of the best Public Projects done. The bill created 41,000-mile “National System of Interstate and Defense Highways”. Eisenhower said the highways would eliminate unsafe roads, traffic jams, and other road problems. The highways were also built in case nuclear bombs had to be transfered it could be done in an easy and efficiant way.
  • Eisenhower Sends Troops to Little Rock High School

    Eisenhower Sends Troops to Little Rock High School
    info/picThe Supreme court ruled Brown vs. the Board of Education in 54' to desegregate schools, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called National Gaurd to stop intergration. Eisenhower then decided to send in troops with the students to stop them from being harrased at Little Rock High School.Eisenhower went on national television to explain what was happening. This resulted in 9 African Americans to attend school.
  • Sit-In Movement

    Sit-In Movement
    Info/picFour African American college students went up to a lunch counter but were refused service in Greensboro, North Carolina. Thoug they were not served, the men sat at the counter and waited even though other students were threatning them. After this event, civil rights sit-ins spread. Many students were arrested in these cases. In result, during April the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee formed.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    Civil Rights Act of 1968
    infoPicIn 1968 the Fair Housing Act banned discrimination of selling homes. With this Act, many people were protected while participating in certain rights such as attending school, not allowing people to commit anti-riots toward them. The Act also included the Indian Bill of Rights to offer constitutional protections to Native Americans.
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    imageInfoKennedy was history's youngest elected president. During his presidency, Kennedy delt with tension in Cuba, Vietnam, and other nations.Kennedy took part in public service, by helping civil rights services and federal support.Till today, Kennedy is one of the top ranked Presidents that were best-loved.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis Resolution

    Cuban Missle Crisis Resolution
    Info/ImageMany were waiting eagerly to see what would result of the Cuban Missle Crisis. Many hoped it would be peaceful since America was on the brink of nuclear war. Kennedy decided a naval blockade, which would prevent the Soviets from sending in supplies. On October 22, 1962, Kennedy went on live television and announced the embargo placed upon Cuba.
  • Children's Crusade

    Children's Crusade
    infoimageIn Birmingham, Alabama during 1963, a campaign took national publicity. The decision was made that during the time of protest African American children would participate in peacful protests becuase if arrested they wouldn't have the responsibilty of a family left behind. Though the protests were peacful officiers took violent actions and brought out police dogs and sprayed them with fire hoses.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    info/imageAbout 250,000 people went on a peaceful march on Washington on August 28th, 1963 to protest for economic equality for African Americans. The March on Washington attracted attention the march was broadcasted on television. During the March Martin Luther King delieverd his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The march was led by A. Philip Randolph, he focused on jobs for African Americans while many others focused on freedom. SNCC and CORE were conducting protests against Jim Crow segregation laws.
  • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

    16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
    infoimageOn September 15th, 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama, African Americans were attending Sunday school classes. Robert Chambliss, a member of the Ku Klux Klan waspassing by and placed a box under the steps, when the bomb exploded four young girls where killed and 23 others were hurt.
  • Lyndon Johnson

    Lyndon Johnson
    imageinfoLyndon Johnson was known for his soial reforms he proposed and followed through during his presidency which would create the "Great Society" as a label for what how he wanted to end poverty. Johnson created Medicare and focused on programs that helped grow health, education, urban renewal, conservation and civil rights. Though he achieved a lot he failed to get the United States out of the Vietnam war and refused to run for another term.
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    Info/imageThough there was political tension in Texas, Kennedy decided to campaign in Dallas, Texas though he knew there was little chance he would win the state's vote. Riding through the car a bullet struck Kennedy in the head and then another in the chest. Rushing to the hospital Kennedy was pronounced dead. The same day on Air Force One took the oath of office.
  • Lyndon Johnson signs the Wilderness Act

    Lyndon Johnson signs the Wilderness Act
    infoimageFormer Wilderness Society Executive Director Howard Zahniser proposed a bill that would protect the wildlife in 1956. The bill took 8 years to finally be signed by Johnson and became a law during 64'. The law protected land for wild animals and 9.1 million acres was preserved for a habitat for wild animals.
  • Malcom X Assassination

    Malcom X Assassination
    imageinfoAfter converting to Islam and going to Mecca, Malcom X went from being a Black Nationalist to human rights advocate. Death threats began to emerge but Malcom X kept advocating. When Malcom X was in Manhattan, he was planning to deliver a speech to the Organization of Afro-American Unity. During the speech, there was shuffling a man then procceded to shoot Malcom X in the chest, killing him.
  • Selma to Montgomery march

    Selma to Montgomery march
    imageInfoDr King led a nonviolent protest to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama from Selma, Alabama. The demonstration was set up to bring awarness to the voting rights' of African Americans. The march lasted for three days got the attention of many and a year later the Voting Rights Act was passed.
  • Medicare and Medicaid

    Medicare and Medicaid
    imageinfoMedicare is the insurance that overs all seniors in America while Meicaid is insurance for the poor in America. Both came about in a compramise between Democrats and Republicans. Democrats wanted a mandatory hospital insurance for the elderly and insurance for the poor. On the other hand, Republicans wanted to make it subsidized but voluntary insurance for regular medical bills. In Congress, Democrats had a bigger influence because the amout on Dems in Congress.
  • Voting Rights Passed

    Voting Rights Passed
    info/imageThe Voting Rights act began in 61',the Voting Right grew out of both public protest and private political negotiation when th CORE joined SCLC in staging nonviolent demonstrations. These Acts attracted national attention. Many demanded an equal right to vote. Johnson made Civil Rights one of his main focuses in office. Johnson signed the Voting Rights act in 65' allowing tests to determine voter eligibility and banned discrimination.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    ImageInfoViet Cong forces along with 70,000 North Vietnamese launced the Tet Offensive. The Tet Offensive was a series of attacks on 100+ citties/towns in South Vietnam. Leader of the attack was General Vo Nguyen Giap who wished the attack would get the Soth population to protest the government and have the US scale back their support. The US and South were able to hold back the communist attacks. The attack was a turning point in the war and the US slowly began to back down.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    Image/InfoAngry men of the Charlie Company part of the Americal Divison entered into the village of My Lai. The men were ordered to search and destroy everything. During that time, the killing of innocent people began. When this news reached Americans many were furious, creating a split between the general public. During the killings, over 300 unarmed citizens were murdered.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination
    imageinfoApril 4th, 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Martin Luther King was shot by a bullet that struck him in the face/neck region by assassin James Earl Ray. During the time Martin Luther King was standing in the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Martin Luther King was in Tennessee during the time, leading a peaceful protest in support of striking sanitation workers. An hour after being shot, King was pronounced dead after being taken to the St. Joseph hospital.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    infoimageRichard Nixon was the first President to resign and be impeached halfway through his second term due to the Watergate scandal. Nixon was in trouble for forging diplomatic ties with China and the Soviet Union, and withdrawing U.S. troops from the war in Vietnam. Nixon had used FBI services when he wasnt supposed to which led to part of his impeachment.
  • Cambodian Campaign

    Cambodian Campaign
    imageinfoDuring April of 1970 US and South Vietnamese troops had invaded Cambodia under the Nixon Administration. Nixon went through with the process thinking the “Vietnamization” process would speed up. When the American pubic found out about the invasion many responded with protests. In response Nixon withdrew 150,000 American soldiers.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    imageinfoDuring World War Two there was a lot of debate weather to lower the voting age form 21 to 18 and during the Vietnam War the debate became even more heated over the fact that young men were able to fight in combat, but weren't allowed to vote. 1970 the Oregon v. Mitchell case caused a split between the US Supreme Court that Congress had the right to set an age limit for federal voting not statewide. Congress passed the 26th amendment lowering the age to 18 and was signed by Nixon.
  • Nixon Visits China

    Nixon Visits China
    imageinfoIn 72' Nixon visited the People's Republic of China. During his visit, Nixon had a meeting with Prime Minister Zhou Enlai, bringing up the topic of peace with Vietnam, but didn't take North Vietnamese demands, which upset them, in fear that China and the US would have a secret deal made up. Nixon's promised to reduce the U.S. military presence on Taiwan confirmed North Vietnam's fears of a Chinese-American relation, but North Korea kept sending aid to North Vietnam.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    infoimageFive burglars entered into a room in the Democratic National Committee. These men went through files and planted recording devices into the room for President Nixon. Nixon tried to hush the men by giving them money when the scandal broke out to not blow his cover. Nixon tried to stop the FBI from investigating the case by destroying evidence and firing staff members. 1974 tapes were released and his cover was blown in the Watergate conspiracy, Nixon faced impeachement and resigned.
  • Gerald Ford

    Gerald Ford
    imageinfoGerald Ford took over as President after former President Nixon resigned over the Watergate scandal. Ford had became the first unelected President who wasn't a Vice President. Ford was a Republic Congressmen from Michigan. Ford helped restore public confidence in government after the Watergate era.
  • Ending of the Vietnam War

    Ending of the Vietnam War
    infoimageDuring a News Conference Nixon announced the Vietnam War was coming to an end. The process would happen through "Vietnamization" where South Vietnam would become more capable of fighting and not depend on the US troops. The plan didn't work instead the US invaded Cambodia and became more involved in the war. 1972 North Vietnam invaded the South. In result, the Paris Peace Accords were signed in January 1973 saying the US would withdrawl the troops. This did not happen till April 1975.