1954-1975 Timeline by Melon6

By Melon6
  • Eisenhower

    Information and pictureDwight D. Eiemhower was the 34th president of the United States. He was in office from 1953-1961. He was a war hero and his vice president was Richard Nixon. Eisenhower improved social security and decresed government spending by lowering military spending.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    Information and PictureThe NAACP had been fighting for the desegregation of schools in the United States and had taken the issue to court. The desicion was that all schools had to be desegregated before the school year of 1956, 723 southern school disctrics had been desegregated. This was a victory for the NAACP.
  • Interstate Highway

    Interstate Highway
    picture<a http://millercenter.org/president/eisenhower/essays/biography/4President Eisenhower's plan for an interstate highway was his most important domestic affair plan. The project created a 41,000-mile road system. It was a huge success, as it improved the economy and made driving long distance safer and quicker.
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till
    Information and pictureHe was murderd at the age of 14. Till was driving down to Mississippi, when he stopped at a grocery store; While leaving the store he said "Bye, baby" to the women which cost him his life.Till was tortured, shot in the head, 75 pound cotton jin around his neck, and thrown into Tallahatchie River.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    information and picture Rosa Parks was sitting in the black section of a bus and refused to give up her seat to a white man. Because of her refusal Rosa Parks was arrested. On December 5th African Americans boycotted by refusing to ride the buses and holding a protest at Montgomery's Holy Street Baptist Church. 1956, the supreme court ruled in favor of the boycott.
  • Little Rock School Crisis

    Little Rock School Crisis
    information and picture Nine african american students registered to attend a all white Little Rock High School in Arkansas. The students were not allowed into the school because of the color of their skin. Once president eisenhower heard of this, he had them escorted into the school with members of the U.S. military.
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    information and pictureJFK served in office from 1961-1963. His vice president was Lydon B. Johnson. He was very popular, as his good looks and personality helped him out. He wanted to keep the United States unified and out of war, but ready in case of a war.He seemed to help a lot with African American Civil Rights, but he was assassinated and could not carry put his work.
  • Peace Corps

    Peace Corps
    information and pictures JFK, sought to help the understanding between Americans and people of other nations; by dedicating themselves to the progress and peace of developing countries. Kennedy took immediate action as president to make the campaign a reality.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    information and pictureA group of Cuban exiles organized by the United States landed on the south coast of Cuba with the plan to overthrow Fidel Castro. The invasion ended in disaster and President Kennedy took full responsibility.
  • Sit-ins and freedom rides

    Sit-ins and freedom rides
    information and picturesStudents began protests to try to gain equality. There were white students that helped by sitting with the african americans . These became known as "freedom rides". Freedom riders were from CORE and the SNCC and traveled from Washington DC to Atlanta.The Interstate Commerce Commission banned racial segregation on busses
  • Missle Crisis

    Missle Crisis
    information and pictureAmerican intelligence learned about the Soviets new equipment in Cuba and the militaries progress.The Crisis shook both the Americans and Soviets.The world never came closer to a full scale nuclear war.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    information and picture Americans of all colors, gathered in Washington, D.C., for a rally known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.Outrage sparked when dogs and fire hoses were let loose on teen protesters in Birmingham.Biggest march ever seen with about a quarter of the protesters being white.
  • Diem Overthrown

    Diem Overthrown
    information and pictureDiem's government was corrupt and no one respected him. Ngo Dinh Diem was overthrown by a military coup. Killed himself instead of leaving the country. He was replaced by the Cheif of staff of South Vietnam.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    information and pictureLyndon B. Johnson had been JFK's vice president.He became the president after JFK's assassinattion. His most memorable achievments while in office was his "Great Society" program. He helped African Americans gain equality,
  • President John F. Kennedy's Assassination

    President John F. Kennedy's Assassination
    [information and picture](www.theredmountainpost.com)Kennedy was shot while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife Nellie, in a presidential motorcade. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    information and pictureOutlawed discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and also women. Outlawing literacy tests and sent voter registraters into several southern states. Ended the racial segregation in schools, workplace and public places.
  • Gulf of Tonkin

    Gulf of Tonkin
    [information and picture](www.history.navy.mil)Three North Vietnamese torpedo boats were engaged by the USS Maddox performing intelligence patrol. This all occured on the Gulf of Tonkin. The battle led to increased U.S. military involvement in the area. This gave Johnson the authority to assist any southeast asian country that was attached to communism.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    information and picturesAeril bombing by the United States against North Vietnam during the VietnamWar. Persuaded North Vietnam to end it's campaign for communisim in South Vietnam.
  • The Selma March

    The Selma March
    information and picturesActivists had focused their attention towards voting rights. Martin Luther King and other leaders organized a march to gain media attention for the voting rights of African Americans.The march took place from Selma to the state capitol of Montogomery. The march was led by Hosea Williams, Alabama troops used force to stop the marchers. But the march gained enough attention to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
  • US Forces Increases

    US Forces Increases
    information and pictureinformation and pictureForces increased in Vietnam in hopes of ending the war. The monthly draft nearly doubled, more protest also began to end the Vietnam War.
  • Voting Rights Passed

    Voting Rights Passed
    information and picturesCongress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 making it easier for africanamericans to register to vote. Literacy tests, poll taxes, and other such requirements that were used to restrict black voting were made illegal.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assasination

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assasination
    imformation and picturesSpring of 1968 King went to Memphis, Tennessee to support strikers. He was killed by James Earl Ray, an escaped white convict who pleaded guilty in 1969, and then sentenced to 99 years in prison.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    information and pictureNixon had served as vice president under Eisenhower and had ran for president but lost to JFK in 1960. Nixon ran for president again in 1968 and was successful. His main goal was to modify the nation, because it was divided due to the over sea war . He ended the draft during his presidency.
  • Nixon's New Economic Policy

    Nixon's New Economic Policy
    information and pictures This New Ecnomic Policy went against most of Nixon's economic principles, but it was popular and he knew he had to do it. The wage and price freeze, tax cuts, and temporary hold of the "gold window" prevented other nations from demanding american money.
  • Apollo–Soyuz Test Project

    Apollo–Soyuz Test Project
    information and picturesNixon approved of a five-year program between NASA and the Soviet space program, resulting in the joint mission of an American Apollo and Soviet Soyuz spacecraft linking,marking the end of the Space Race between the two superpowers.
  • Vietnamization

    information and picturesThe US began turning over to the South Vietnamese government responsibility for waging the conflict, in order to engage withdrawal of U.S. military. Though some military advisors and Marines stayed to protect US.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    [information and pictures](naveenrnair.wordpress.com) Nixon sent "plumbers" to destroy Daniel Ellburg's office. Later, Nixon sent five men to break into, place wires in, and destory the Democratic party's headquarters at the Watergate Complex.
  • Gerald Ford

    Gerald Ford
    information and pictureGerald Ford became the 38th president on August 9th, 1974. The terrible economy was put on his plate, with inflation and unemployment boosting off the charts. He was popular among the public due to his integrity. He also tried to turn the attention put on Nixon.
  • President Nixon Resigns

    President Nixon Resigns
    information and picturePresident Nixon resigned because of the demands of people and his loss in his cabinet and political support. He became the first president to ever resign in American history.
  • Ford helps Nixon's Watergate Scandal

    Ford helps Nixon's Watergate Scandal
    [information and picture](www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov)President Ford gave a speech about Nixon and any crimes he may have committed as president. The scandal began when Nixon hired "Plumbers" to find information . Nixons reaction was to cover up his trail which made him look more guilty.