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    1954-1975 Timeline APUSH by hmmn

  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    PictureText On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th ammendment in the constitution and that schools should be integrated.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    PictureText The Montgomery Bus Boycott began on December 5, 1955 and lasted for 13 months. Led by Martin Luther King Jr., blacks skipped taking the bus and walked to their destinations instead. The boycott ended with desegregation of buses and was a small victory for blacks.
  • Eisenhower wins reelection

    Eisenhower wins reelection
    PictureText In the election of 1956, Republican Eisenhower won reelection with his vice president Richard Nixon. He won with an electoral vote of 457 and popularity vote of 35,581,003.
  • Eisenhower signs Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956

    Eisenhower signs Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956
    Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act on June 29, 1956. The act was the largest public works project in the country's history and would build the nation's interstate highway system. It took over 20 years to build and used more than 41,000 miles of road.
  • Little Rock

    Little Rock
    PictureText On the first day of school in Little Rock, Arkansas a group of nine black students were not let into a public school. President Eisenhower sent in state troops forcing Little Rock to integrate their schools and allow African Americans to attend public school with white students.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    Text Signed by president Eisenhower on September 9, 1957, the Act was the first law signed since Reconstruction that caused significant legislative action to protect civil rights. It further protected the voting rights of blacks.
  • NDEA signed

    NDEA signed
    PictureText The National Defense Education Act was signed on September 2, 1958 by president Eisenhower. It provided funding to all educational levels in the United States.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Picture and textThe Bay of Pigs disaster began on April 15, 1961 when the United Sates tried to invade Cuba. It ended with prisoners held in captivity for 20 months and $53 million worth of baby food and medicine in exchange for them.
  • Vietnam War begins

    Vietnam War begins
    Picture and text On June 8, 1962 the first American death occured in Vietnam and the Vietnam war began. JFK sent troops to help South Vietnam keep from being conquered by communis North Vietnam
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Picture and text For thirteen days in October 1962, the United States and the USSR were at the brink of nuclear war. On OCtober 22, 1962 Kennedy made a televised speech to the nation telling the country to prepare themselves for the worst possible senario.
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail written

    Letter from Birmingham Jail written
    PictureText While under arrest and staying in Birmingham jail in Birmingham, Arkansas, MArtin Luther King Jr. wrote a letter about equality that inpired many African Americans as well as whites and accurately described the segregation occuring in that time period.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    Picture and textOn August 28, 1963 marchers arrived at Washington, D.C. to march for equal rights between blacks and whites. They were led by Martin Luther King Jr. and consisted of over 200,000 people and made a large impact towards eqality between races.
  • Burmingham Church bombing

    Burmingham Church bombing
    PictureText On September 15, 1963 at the 16th street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The explosion killed 4 little girls and injured many people. It sparked an already tense conflict between protestors and police and gained nationwide attention.
  • South Vietnamese president murdered

    South Vietnamese president murdered
    PictureText On November 2, 1963, Ngo Dinh Diem, the president of South Vietnam was executed during a coup. He was the first president in South Vietnam and led the effort to create the Republic of South Vietnam.
  • Kennedy is assasinated

    Kennedy is assasinated
    Picture and textJohn F. Kennedy is assasinated and killed at age 46. He was the youngest man to be elected as president at age 43. He took office on January 20, 1961 and served office for almost 3 years before his assasination.
  • Lynden B. Johnson takes office

    Lynden B. Johnson takes office
    Text and picture Johnson was a democrat who took office after the assasination of John F. Kennedy in November of 1963. He was reelected for presidency in 1964 but did not run for reelection in 1968 in spite of much controversy.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution passed

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution passed
    PictureText The resolution allowed United States military action to occur in Southeast Asia. It was passed in reaction to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident by president Johnson. It authorized any necessary steps towards repeling attacks against United States and its allies in Southeast Asia
  • Malcom X is assasinated

    Malcom X is assasinated
    PictureText On February 21, 1965 in Harlem, New York, Malcom X was assasinated. He was shot to death one week after his home was firebombed by Nation of Islam members while speaking at a rally of his organization in New York City.
  • Selma Freedom March

    Selma Freedom March
    PictureText The march from Selma to Montgomery began on March 21, 1965. 3,200 people participated and were led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National guardsmen and FBI were present to ensure the march went smoothly, because the march had been turned around twice by Alabama state police at Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Picture Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Ac of 1965 on August 6, 1965. It helped African Americans gain the right to vote. They no longer had to take literacy tests or recite complex clauses in the constitution.
  • Immigration Act of 1965

    Immigration Act of 1965
    Picture and text On October 4, 1965 president Johnson signed the Immigration Act of 1965. The act got rid of the national-origin quota system that had been used in the United States since the Immigration Act of 1924.
  • MLK assasinated

    MLK assasinated
    Picture and text At about 6 pm on April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assasinated in Memphis, Tennessee. King was one of the most known civil rights activists through nonviolence at the time. After his murder, riots broke out everywhere in the country especially in large cities.
  • Nixon takes office

    Nixon takes office
    Text and picture Nixon was a republican who took office on January 20, 1969 and was the first president to resign in office. He had the nickname "tricky dick" and was age 56 at the date of his inaguration.
  • Nixon declares Vietnam War is ending

    Nixon declares Vietnam War is ending
    PictureText After introducing the country to 'Vietnamization', Nixon told the nation that the war in Vietnam would begin to come to an end at a news conference on December 8, 1969.
  • Nixon announces attacks on Cambodia

    Nixon announces attacks on Cambodia
    Picture and textOn April 30, 1970 Nixon announced on television to the United States that the country would invade Cambodia, located near North Vietnam. He said that the U.S. had been conducting bomb raids for over a year in Cambodia. The announcment created riots, especially in college campuses and left the country upset.
  • Paris Peace Accords signed

    Paris Peace Accords signed
    Text Nixon signed the Paris Peace Accords on January 27, 1973. It was an agreement that ended the war between North and South Korea and temporarily restored peace.
  • Watergate tapes released

    Watergate tapes released
    Picture and text Richard Nixon gave a speech to the country on April 29, 1974 regarding the Watergate scandal he was a part of. On this day, he handed over recordings of conversations in the oval office that gave the Supreme Court the evidence it needed to impeach him.
  • Ford takes office

    Ford takes office
    Gerald Ford took office on August 9, 1974. He served in office for about 2 and 1/2 years. He was the first president ever to take office and not have been elected. He was a republican and left office on January 20, 1977.
  • Proclamation 4311

    Proclamation 4311
    PictureText President Ford made Proclamation 4311 that forgave al of former president Nixon's actions regarding the Watergate scandal. The proclamation brought Ford's popularity down and was one of the reasons he was not reelected.
  • Program for the Return of Vietnam Era Draft Evaders and Military Deserters

    Program for the Return of Vietnam Era Draft Evaders and Military Deserters
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    President Ford announced a program for the return of Vietnam era draft evaders and military deserters on September 16, 1974. He allowed "draft dodgers" back into the United States. The announcment brought Ford's popularity down drastically and also accounted for one of the reasons for his failure at reelection.