1954-1975 Timeline APUSH by --FlamingFlamingos.

Timeline created by Melissa Rackley
In History
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower-Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Dwight D. Eisenhower-Civil Rights Act of 1957
    Civil Rights Act of 1957 Dwight D. Eisenhower was sworn in as president in 1953. Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and used federal troops to enforce desegregation in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Krushev invited to America

    Krushev invited to America
    Eisenhower meets with Krushev to discuss a test ban and arms reductions. In hope to ease tensions between the U.S.S.R and the United States.
  • SNCC is created

    SNCC is created
    SNCC created SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) is created and holds its first meeting.
  • John F. Kennedy elected

    John F. Kennedy elected
    John F. Kennedy is elected president Nov. 8th 1960, thus making him the youngest president ever eleceted at the age of 43.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Kennedy Elected Bay of Pigs Invasion was a covert mission to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro with a group of some1,500 CIA trained refugees. When the plan failed Kennedy (JFK) took full responsibilty.
  • Freedom Riders attacked

    Freedom Riders attacked
    Freedom Riders Freedom Riders were attacked outside Anniston, Alabama; a mob threw a firebomb onto their bus.
  • James Merdith admitted to Ole Mis'

    James Merdith admitted to Ole Mis'
    James Merdith Supreme Court rules that Ole Mis' must admit African American students including James Merdith.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis is the closest the U.S has ever been to nuclear war! The Soviet Union sent ballisitc nuclear missiles to Cuba. Kennedy thus sent a blackade to the island and was ready to defned the United States at what costs. Cuban Missile Crisis
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    March on Washington MLK Jr. leads the March on Washington for Jobss and Freedom and delivered his famous "I have a Dream" speech
  • Birmingham, AL protests

    Birmingham, AL protests
    Birmingham, AL MLK Jr. SNCC and SCLC orgamized a series of demonstrations and protests to challenge segregation in Birmingham, AL
  • Birmingham Bombing

    Birmingham Bombing
    Birmingham Bombing The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL was bombed. Killing four little girls.
  • Diem is asassinated

    Diem is asassinated
    Vietnam, Diem dead Diem and his brother are asassinated, then the Diem regime is overthrown.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson elected.

    Lyndon B. Johnson elected.
    Johnson elected On November 22, 1963, when Kennedy was assassinated, Johnson was sworn in as President.
  • Malcom X founds the Organization of Afro-American Unity

    Malcom X founds the Organization of Afro-American Unity
    OAAU founded Malcom X founds the Organization of Afro-American Unity to unite all Americans of African descent against discrimination.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Civil Rights Act 1964 Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ban all discrimination in employment and in public places.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    Gulf of Tonkin Incident3 North Vietnam PT boats allegedly fired torpedoes at the U.S.S Maddox
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    Congress authorized Johnson to "take all necessary measures to repel any aremd attack against forces of the U.S and to prevent further aggression. (Blank Check) Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  • Malcolm X asassinated

    Malcolm X asassinated
    Malcom X dead Malcolm X asassinated before his address to the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
  • Medicare Bill

    Medicare Bill
    Medicare LBJ signed the Medicare Bill that established a medical care program for the elderly under the Social Security System.
  • LBJ appoints Thurgood Marshall

    LBJ appoints Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall
    LBJ was the first president to appoint and African American to the Supreme Court. He appointed Thurgood Marshall
  • The TET Offensive

    The TET Offensive
    TET Offensive On January 31, 1968, some 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launched the Tet Offensive, a series of fierce attacks on more than 100 cities and towns in South Vietnam.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Asassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. Asassinated
    MLK DEAD Martin Luther King Jr. asassinated in Memphis, tennessee at the Lorraine Motel.
  • Nixon elected

    Nixon elected
    Nixon Elected Richard Nixon is elected president of the United States.
  • Watergate Break-In.

    Watergate Break-In.
    Watergate The Watergate Break-in was when the Democratic National Committee was broken into during the 1972 campaign. There is debate whether Nixon knew about it before but he definetly knew about it afterwards. He tried to cover it up and act as if he knew nothing. Nixon was charged with complicity on blocking an FBI investigation.
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    Paris Peace Accords As Nixon started to withdraw troops from Vietnam the Paris Peace Accords was signed in 1973 which ended direct U.S military involvment with Vietnam.
  • Paris Peace Accords signed.

    Paris Peace Accords signed.
    Paris Peace Accords As Nixon started to withdraw troops from Vietnam the Paris Peace Accords was signed in 1973 which ended direct U.S military involvment with Vietnam.
  • Nixon Resigns

    Nixon Resigns
    Nixon resigns Nixon resigns claiming "that process of healing which is so desperately needed in America." He really resigned because he was taking the easy way out. He got caught trying to cover up the Watergate Scandal.
  • Ford Elected

    Ford Elected
    Ford elected Ford is elected president in 1974.
  • Proclamation 4311

    Proclamation 4311
    Proclamation 4311 Ford issued Proclamation 4311 which gave Nixon a full and unconditional pradon. It caused controversy.
  • Vietnam Era Draft Evaders and Military Deserters.

    Vietnam Era Draft Evaders and Military Deserters.
    Vietnam Era Drafters... Ford announced a program for the Return of Vietnam Era Draft Evaders and Military Deserters-it provided a means for those who were gainst the vietnam war to erase any remaining charges and for those who were given discharges werre converted to Clemency Discharges.