1954-1975 Timeline APUSH by trey21

By trey21
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    EisenhowerEisenhower won the election of 1952 by beating the reluctant Democratic representative, Adlai E. Stevenson. Vice President Richard Nixon took care of most of the campaigning
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    1954-1975 Timeline APUSH by trey21

  • Geneva Conference

    Geneva Conference
    Geneva Conference BgeinsThe Geneva Conference on Indochina begins, attended by the U.S., Britain, China, the Soviet Union, France, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos to negotiate a solution for Southeast Asia.The Geneva Conference divided Vietnam in half at the 17th parallel, with Ho Chi Minh given the north, and Bao Dai is granted the South. Also, provides for elections to be held in Vietnam within two years to reunify the country.
  • Brown vs Board of Education of Topeka

    Brown vs Board of Education of Topeka
    [Brown vs Board of Eduaction](<a href='http://www.core-online.org/History/brown_vs_board.htm) ' >Brown vs Board of Education</a>The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the decision of Plessy vs Ferguson which declared "separate but equal" facilities were constitutional. This provided the foundation of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Montgomery Bus Boycott13 month long bus boycott led by Martin Luther King Jr. Started when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus to a Caucasian man. Ended when the U.S. Supreme Court decided that segregation on public buses was unconstitutional. Picture;
  • Eisenhower Doctrine

    Eisenhower Doctrine
    [Eisenhower Doctrine](http://<a href='http://Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006) The president and Congress pledged to give economic and military aid to Middle Eastern nations trying to resist ommunism,
  • Space Development

    Space Development
    SpaceThe Soviet Union's Sputnik was launched into space. Eisenhower then formed NASA and poured money into the department. Sputnik also raised questions about America's educational system.
  • Greensboro, N.C Sit-in

    Greensboro, N.C Sit-in
    Sit-inFour students at the North Carolina Agricutural and Technical College entered the F.W. Woolworth Co. store in Greensboro, North Carolina. They sat down at the "whites only" section and attempted to order coffee. They were denied and asked to leave, which they refused, and stayed there until closing time. Each day more people would show up to participate. Inspired by the event, by the end of February over 30 cities and town across seven states had organized their own sit-ins.
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    JFKJFK beat Richard Nixon in the election of 1960. While Nixon had served as Vice President and was more experienced, JFK's charisma and television debates tipped the scale in his favor. He was assassinated on November 22, 1963.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Bay of PigsThe CIA launched an invasion of Cuba by 1,400 American-trained Cubans who had fled their homes when Castro took over.The invasion went badly. The invaders were badly outnumbered by Castro’s troops, and surrendered after less than 24 hours of fighting.
  • Bailey vs Patterson

    Bailey vs Patterson
    Bailey vs PattersonThe Supreme Court declares that segregation in public transportation is unconstitutional.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Cuban Missile CrisisReconaissance photographs revealed Soviet missiles in Cuba. Tensions rose as the days went on and Kennedy announced that any nuclear missile fired from Cuba would be an act of war. On the thirteenth day Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agreed to dismantle the weapons if the U.S. agreed not to invade Cuba.
  • MLK's "I Have a Dream" Speech

    MLK's "I Have a Dream" Speech
    I Have a DreamMartin Luther King Jr. delivered a 17-minute speech, calling for an end to equality and discrimination. The speech was delivered to a crowd of 20,000 civil rights supporters.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    LBJJohnson took over the presidency after Kennedy was assassinated. In the election of 1964 he beat Republican Barry Goldwater. At the end of his presidency was widely unpopular because of how he dealt with Vietnam.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Civil Rights Act of 1964Outlawed discrimination against African-Americans and women. Ended unequal voting registration, as well as racial discrimination in schoolm the workplace, and facilities that offered service to the general public.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    Gulf of Tonkin IncidentReported attacks on U.S. ships in the waters outside of North Vietnam which helped President Johnson obtain a Joint Resolution of Congress approving "take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression."
  • Malcolm X assassination

    Malcolm X assassination
    Malcolm X AssassinationAfter leaving the Nation of Islam following disputes with the their leader, Elijah Muhammed, and changing his philosophy about existing peacefully with whites, was shot dead by members of the Nation of Islam as he prepared to speak to a rally in Harlem, New York.
  • U.S. sends troops to Vietnam

    U.S. sends troops to Vietnam
    TroopsIn response to the threat of the spread of Communism, President Johnson sent 3,500 troops to South Vietnam.
  • Anit-war demonstrations

    Anit-war demonstrations
    AntiwarIgnore the date. IN 1965 only 15 percent of Americans favored withdrawal from Vietnam. By 1969, 69 percent of people interviewed thought it was a mistake.
  • Voting Rights of 1965

    Voting Rights of 1965
    Voting RightsThe Voting Rights of 1965 prohibits the denial or restriction of the right to vote and forbids discrimination nationwide.
  • Medicare Bill

    Medicare Bill
    MedicarePresident Lyndon Johnson signed into law Medicare, which provides low cost hospitalization and medical insurance for the elderly. The legislation remains an important legacy of LBJ.
  • Loving vs Virginia

    Loving vs Virginia
    Loving vs VirginiaU.S Supreme Court decides that laws prohibiting inter-racial marriage are unconstitutional
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    Tet OffensiveThe attacks by Communist forces inside South Vietnam's major cities and towns. A turning point for the war
  • My Lai Village Massacre

    My Lai Village Massacre
    My Lai Angry and frustrated men of the 11th Brigade, Americal Division entered the Vietnamese village of My Lai. As the search and destroy mission progressed, it soon turned into the massacre of over 300 apparently unarmed civilians including women, children, and the elderly.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination
    MLK AssassinationAt 6:01 p.m. MLK was killed by a single shot as he stood on his balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    NixonNixon took over the presidency after beating Democratic nominee Hubert H. Humphry. He was re-elected again in the election of 1972, but resigned after the Watergate scandal on August 9, 1974
  • Kent State Massacre

    Kent State Massacre
    Kent StateAfter attempting to disperse a crowd at Kent State using tear gas, members of the National Guard took out their rifles and scattered the students. Then for no apparent reaon, they started shooting. 4 were killed and 9 were wounded.
  • Watergate

    WatergateFive men were arrested in the Democratic Party's Headquarters in the Watergate complex. They were planting bugs and were working for the Re-election of the PResident. At first ignored nationally, as it was delved further into it seemed to reveal more. How much Nixon knew about the scandal is unkown. His undoing however was his attempt to cover it up. He resigned on August 9th, 1974.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    Title IXTitle IX prohibited the discrimination in any federally assisted eduactional program or activity. The biggest impact was establishing opportunities for women in college and professionalizing women's sports.
  • Gerald Ford

    Gerald Ford
    FordFord took over after Nixon resigned in 1974. He finished the rest of the term and ran again in 1976 but lost to Democratic Jimmy Carter.
  • Defeat in Vietnam

    Defeat in Vietnam
    DefeatThe dam broke and the North Vietnamese crashed in so rapidly that the remaining Americans and 140,000 South Vietnamese had to be helicoptered out. Ford eventually let aabout 500,000 South Vietnamese come to America.