1954-1975 Timeline APUSH Timeline

  • Dwight Eisenhower

    Dwight Eisenhower
    Dwight Eisenhower was president during the time of of 1953-1961. Before becoming president he wasa five star general in the United States Army during WWII and was also a Supreme Commander. Also in 1951 he became first supreme commander of NATO. He also had major accomplishments during and before his presidency that made him significant
  • Nuclear Diplomacy

    Nuclear Diplomacy
    Nuclear weapons played a significant role in Eisenhowers diplomatic initiatives. Eisenhower went to China to try to reach a settlement. He said that if a war erupted in East Asia, he would use nuclear weapons. He wanted to use a a powerful force to get what he wanted
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    In this case it was agreed on that segregation in schools is unconstitutional. This also overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson case. Thurgood Marshall was the nations first black justice.
  • Geneva Aggreements

    Geneva Aggreements
    Hanoi brings forth a proposal to normalize relations in order to prepare for the elections scheduled by the Geneva Accords. On July 20th diem announces his refusal to take part in the general elections scheduled for the following year by the Geneva Aggreements.
  • Montogomery Boycott

    Montogomery Boycott
    On December 5th, 1955 Rosa Parks a NAACP member was asked to give up her seat on a bus to a white man and she refused to. She was then later arrested which lead to the Montgomery Boycott that lasted a year. Martin Luther King Jr led the boycott and later on succeded in making a change in the segregation
  • MAAG takes over the training of South Vietnamese forces

    MAAG takes over the training of South Vietnamese forces
    American Military Assistance Group takes over the training of South Vietnamese forces in late April. This event represents the beginning of the "advisory" force coming by the end of the Eisenhower administration. Also diem began to arrest all those involved in the war against the french.
  • Failure with Geneva Aggreements

    Failure with Geneva Aggreements
    On January 3rd, 1957 the International Control Commission declares that both North and South Vietnam had failed to comple with the Geneva Aggreements.
  • Central High School

    Central High School
    Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas find out integration is hard to get. Orval Faubus blocks nine students entering school and later Presdent Eisenhower send troops to help block the students which were later know as "Little Rock Nine"
  • New Frontier

    New Frontier
    The New Frontier was supposed to improve the economy, provide international aid, etc. He accomplished the peace corps. The New Frontier accomplished the improvement of the economy and also helped with political, international and social reforms.
  • J.F.K. sends 400 troops to South Vietnam as advisors

    J.F.K. sends 400 troops to South Vietnam as advisors
    As J.F.K sent the troops military aid to both sides increased and also Hanoi made a policy to liberate the south. Also on September 18, a NLF main force batallion seized the capital of Phuoc Vinh
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    JFK was the 35th president of the United States and served from 1961 up until 1963 when he was assassinated. He was the second youngest president. He was assasinated on November 22nd, 1963 by Lee Oswald in Dallas, Texas.
  • Space Development

    Space Development
    Eisenhower wanted more money for the space program. His goal was to land the first man on the moon and he completed it. Everyone would make fun of him but he completed it and therefore advanced the Space program and NASA looked more into space projects.
  • A memorable farewell

    A memorable farewell
    Dwight Eisenhower made a memorable exit during his presidential era. He warned citizen what might happen in the near future. He was remembered for spending half or more of the federal budget on armed services.
  • S.D.S. holds first convention

    S.D.S. holds first convention
    The Students for a Democratic Society held its first convention in Port Huron, Michigan. Also in October of 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis occurs. there were 11,000 military officials in South Vietnam by the end of the year
  • Martin Luther King Jr Speech "I have a dream.."

    20,000 African Americans go to Lincoln Memorial And listen to MLK's speech that inluenced what happened later on in segregation laws. MLK also delivered many other speeches about racism.
  • Bombing in Birmingham

     Bombing in Birmingham
    On September 15th, 1963 a church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed and killed four little girls. The killers were not convicted until the year 2000. Spike Lee also made a movie on the bombing name "Four Little Girls".
  • Lyndon Johnson

    Lyndon Johnson
    Lyndon Johnson was sworn in to presidency immediately after JFK was assassinated and he didnt wait to get back to the White house, he got sworn in on Air Force One. He was president from 1963-1969. He was also one of four presidents who served in all four elected federal offices of the United States.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    This Civil Rights Act was passed on July 1st, 1964 and it prevent discrimination in racial, ethnic, minorities and also women.It all started when JFK stated that he wanted the Civil Rights Act to be put in place as he said in his speech. This act also gave the right to vote.
  • Civil Rights and Race Relations

    Civil Rights and Race Relations
    Johnson was from the south and was used to the " Jim Crow" laws. A bill was passed that made segregation by race illegal in public accomodations involved in interstate commerce. Voting rights Acts and Civil rights changed segregation laws and changed everything from now on
  • The Great Society

    The Great Society
    The Great Societ was groups of domestic programs by the United States stated by LBJ. The main goals of this was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice. Civil rights, war on poverty, and education were important programs involved in the Great Society.
  • Malcolm X Assassination

    Malcolm X Assassination
    Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little and as a young man he was very intelliogent. he wanted to become a lawyer but someone crushed his dreams. He didnt like his last name "Little" because he thought it was a slave name so he changed it to "X" to symbolize his lost tribal name. He was sort of like MLK and later on in his life he was assasinated on February 21st, 1965.
  • A Voting Rights Act is passed

    A Voting Rights Act is passed
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 let African Americans Vote. This Act was argued through many political parties for different reasons. This act also provide federal watch over the election adminstration. Political parties in 2006 also argue over this act.
  • Executive Order 11246

    Executive Order 11246
    This order is involved in employers. This means that employers cant discriminate agianst people who apply based on their race,color,orgin, sex, etc. It provided equal oppurtunity to everyone. it is still in affect today.
  • Civil Right Act of 1968

    Civil Right Act of 1968
    This act provides equal housing oppurtunitity no matter what race, creed, or national orgin. It was signed during MLK's assassination riots. Johnson wrote letter begging for fair housing act.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon was president from 1969-1974. He was the only president to resign in office. He was from California and served as a U.S representative from California. Nixon also committed a crime that forced him to resign.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1970

    Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1970
    it was enacted by congress in 1970. Its main goals was to provide a safe environment for employee to work in. It governs occupational health and safety in the private section and federal government of the US. This act is still effective today
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    Five men that worked for Republican Committee for the reelection of the president were caught breaking into the Watergate Hotel. The surveillance tapes showed Nixon had ordered a cover up. Nixon resgned because of this. he refused to provide evidence which was a crime and also took part in giving hush money to the robbers.
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  • Gerald Ford

    Gerald Ford
    Gerald Ford took office on August 9th, 1974. He was in office for four years. He was the first person to become appointed Vice President under the 25th Amendment. He also has this slogan "Im a Ford, not a Lincoln." meaning that he wasnt the biggest and best guy he was going to do what he could to help out the US.
  • Pardoning Richard Nixon

    Pardoning Richard Nixon
    Gerald Ford wanted to pardon Nixon for the Watergate Scandal. The scandal ended after Nixon resigned as President. People told Gerald Ford to not pardon Nixon right away but he didnt listen and went for it. Members of congress were furious about the pardoning of Nixon
  • Tax Reduction Act of 1975

    Tax Reduction Act of 1975
    It provided a ten percent rebate on 1974 tax liability. it also created a 30$ tax credit for each taxpayer and dependent. This is what Gerald Ford wanted to do all along and finally did it on March 29th, 1975