1954-1975 Timeline APUSH by Nic Cage

  • President Eisenhower Elected

    President Eisenhower Elected
  • Eisenhower in Korea

    Eisenhower in Korea
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    Eisenhower goes to Korea to create peace neogotiations and threatens the nuclear capability of the United States.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    brown vs board
    The Supreme Court decides Brown vs. Board of Education on May 17, arguing that "separate but equal" schools are inherently unequal. The decision declares legal school segregation unconstitutional.
  • Emmitt Till

    Emmitt Till
    Emmitt
    Emmitt Till, a 14 year old african boy from Chicago, was killed in Mississippi while visiting his Uncle. The reason for his death was that two men brutally murdered him after he allegedly whistled at a white woman.
  • Rosa Parks and the Montgommery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks and the Montgommery Bus Boycott
    Rosa
    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white passanger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She is arrested, her arrest sparks the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Boycott ladts 381 days.
  • Interstate Highwy Act

    Interstate Highwy Act
    Interstate
    Eisenhower signed in the Interstate Highway Act as essential to American security during the Cold War.
  • Formation of Southern Christain Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    Formation of Southern Christain Leadership Conference (SCLC)
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    Martin Luther King helps found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Febuary. The organization's purpose is to fight for civil rights, and King is elected its first president.
  • Little Rock Central High School Desegregated

    Little Rock Central High School Desegregated
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    After Little Rock's School Board votes to integrate schools, National Guard troops are ordered to prevent African-American children from attending school. 1000 federal paratroopers are ordered by the Eisenhower administration to escort African-American students and preserve th peace. Arkansas Gov. Faubus responds by closing schools for the 1958-59 school year.
  • President John F. Kennedy Elected

    President John F. Kennedy Elected
    JFK
  • Cuba and the Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Cuba and the Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Cuber
    Kennedy ordered the Bay of Pigs Invasion, where Cuban rebels trained by the US invaded Cuba planning to overthrow Fidel Castro. The invasion failed and Kennedy took full responsibility.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
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    The Soviet Union had been building nuclear missile sites in Cuba. Kennedy decided to put up a blockade around Cuba. Several Soviet ships tried running the blockade bringing the World the closest it had been to Nuclear War.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    March on washington
    More than 200,000 African-Americans and whites gathered before the Lincoln Memorial to hear speeches, including Dr. King's speech, "I Have a Dream", and to protest racial injustice.
  • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

    16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
    Baptist Church
    A group of men from the KKK planted a bomb under the stairs of the 16th Street Baptist Church, later the bomb went off injuring 22 people and killed 4 African-American girls. The bomb blew out the back of the church and all the stained glass windows save for one, which depicted Christ leading 4 small girls.
  • Assassinaton of Ngo Dinh Diem

    Assassinaton of Ngo Dinh Diem
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    Ngo Dinh Diem was assassinated in a CIA backed Coup of the Diem administration.
  • Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President

    Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President
  • Civil RIghts Act Passed

    Civil RIghts Act Passed
    civil rights act
    After overcoming a Senate filibuster, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act which forbade racial segregation in many areas of life including, resturants, voting, school and employment.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    Tonkin
    While performing a signals intelligence patrol, the destroyer USS Maddox engaged three North Vietnamese Torpedo Boats. Another Tonkin incident may have happened, but the result of both gave Lyndon B. Johnson the athority to assist any Southeast Asian country whose government was threatened by Communist Aggression.
  • Malcom X Assassinated

    Malcom X Assassinated
    malcom x
    After rejecting Integration and Non-Violence, Malcom X left Elijah Muhammed's African-American Muslims, and is killed by African-American opponents.
  • The Voting Rights Act

    The Voting Rights Act
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    The Voting Rights Act was an act to reinforce the fiftienth admendment and that outlawed discriminatory voting practices. The Act was signed in by Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated
    MLK
    While Martin Luther King Jr. was supporting the Sanitation Workers' Strike, which had been marred by violence in Memphis, he was shot by James Earl Ray. Riots break out in 125 cities across America.
  • Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

    Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
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    An act to amend the Immigration and Naturalization Act. Signed in by Lynon B. Johnson.
  • President Richard Nixon Elected

    President Richard Nixon Elected
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization
    vietnam
    Vietnamization was the policy to hand over the war from the US to the South Vietnamese, created by Nixon. Nixon sent 18 B-52's loaded with nuclear weapons to the border of Soviet Airspace on Ootober 10th, 1969 to show the Soviet Union he was ready to end the Vietnam War.
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    paris
    The Paris Peace Accords officialy ended direct US involvement in the Vietnam war.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    watergate
    Supporters of Nixon broke into the Democratic party Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. This scandal later harmed Nixon greatly and he had to resign from the presidency.
  • Vice President Gerald Ford becomes President

    Vice President Gerald Ford becomes President
  • Pardon of Nixon

    Pardon of Nixon
    pardon
    Gerald Ford gave Proclamtion 4311. Which gave a full and unconditional pardon to Nixon for any crime he committed during his presidency.
  • Creation of Economic Policy Board

    Creation of Economic Policy Board
    economics
    Gerald Ford created the Economic Polic Board in response to rising inflation.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
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    The evactuation of Saigon was issued for all remaining US diplomatic, military, and civilian personell. One dy after the Vietnamese People's Army entered the city and overcame any resistance easily and captured key buildings.