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1955 - 1975

  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Warsaw Pact was formed with member states East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Albania, Bulgaria, and the Soviet Union.
  • John F. Kennedy (D)

    John F. Kennedy (D)
    John F. Kennedy is elected the 35th President of the United States.
  • Bay Of Pigs

    Bay Of Pigs
    The CIA and a group of Cuban exiles attempt to invade Cuba and over through the communist Fidel Castro. Unfortunately, the attempt failed.
  • Americans in Space

    Americans in Space
    Alan Shepard became the first American in space. Unfortunately, we were not the first to make it in space. We lost the race to the Soviets just a month prior. We could have made it there first, but the scientist and engineers elected to send a chimpanzee into space first in March of that year.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    A US spy plane reported sighting the construction of a Soviet nuclear missile base in Cuba. This would lead to the blockade of the island of Cuba until the Russians agreed to remove the weapons on Oct. 28th, 1962.
  • Assassination

    Assassination
    JFK is assassinated in Dallas, Texas while on a parade through the city in an open caravan. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the assassination who was killed two days later before his trial. There is a lot of controversy surrounding this assassination, even to this day there are theories of a second killed or CIA conspiracy.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (D)

    Lyndon B. Johnson (D)
    Following the assassination of President Kennedy. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States onboard Air Force One.
  • America Enters Vietnam

    America Enters Vietnam
    North Vietnamese torpedo boat attack on the U.S. destroyers Maddox and Turner Joy in the Gulf of Tonkin, U.S. Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson submits the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution to Congress. The resolution authorizes the president to “take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States.”
  • Richard Nixon (R)

    Richard Nixon (R)
    Richard Nixon is elected the 37th President of the United States.
  • Man Walks on Moon

    Man Walks on Moon
    The Apollo 11 crew would forever go in history books. Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. This achieved the goal of the late President John F. Kennedy.
  • Kent State Massacre

    Kent State Massacre
    Members of the Ohio National Guard open fire on unarmed college students at Kent State University, killing four and wounding nine. The incident catalyzes the growing antiwar movement. Roughly 335,000 U.S. troops are in Vietnam, and approximately 50,000 have been killed.
  • Vietnam War, America loosing

    Vietnam War, America loosing
    The last American unit with draws from Vietnam. After loosing efforts and continuous antiwar from the home front, the United States pulls out of Vietnam.
  • Cell Phone

    Cell Phone
    Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment,
  • Resignation

    Resignation
    Richard Nixon becomes the first president to ever resign from office. This was due to the Watergate scandal and his refusal to release his tapes of conversations and the high chance of impeachment. He delivered his televised resignation on August 8th 1974.
  • Gerald Ford (R)

    Gerald Ford (R)
    After the resignation of President Nixon, Gerald Ford assumes the office of President of the United States. Making him the 38th President of the United States.
  • "White Christmas"

    "White Christmas"
    Operation Frequent Wind, the emergency evacuation of Saigon. American personnel begin converging on more than a dozen assembly points throughout the city. Over the next 24 hours, some 7,000 Americans and South Vietnamese are flown to safety. The following morning, North Vietnamese troops enter downtown Saigon and the South Vietnamese government surrenders unconditionally.