1955-1976 american timeline

By 2gabe
  • rock and roll music emerges

    rock and roll music emerges
    rock and roll is a genre based mostly for the young but now a days its for everyone.back when it first came out in 1955 it was popular with the youth and protesters.because there were alot of protest songs about the war etc.then it reached the youth because of the teenage love songs etc like the temptations
  • The Murder of Emmett Till

    The Murder of Emmett Till
    a fourteen-year-old black boy whistled at a white woman in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Emmett Till, a teen from Chicago, didn't understand that he had broken the unwritten laws of the Jim Crow South until three days later, when two white men dragged him from his bed in the dead of night, beat him brutally and then shot him in the head
  • All-White Jury Acquitted J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant for the Murder of Emmett Till

    Mrs. Bradley traveled to Mississippi to testify at the trial, staying in the home of Dr. T.R.M. Howard in the all-black town of Mound Bayou. Others staying in Howard's home were black reporters, such as Cloyte Murdock of Ebony magazine, key witnesses, and Congressman Charles Diggs of Michigan, later the first chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Howard was a major civil rights leader and fraternal organization official in Mississippi, the head of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership
  • Bill Gates is born

    Bill Gates is born
    one of the wealthiest men on the planet is born.he is verey wealthy and sucseful
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    this was a afican american protest to choose the right to sit anywhere on a bus.wich i think they should have had this protest along time ago because i think no matter what color you are you should have the same rights as everyone else.
  • elvis second album release

    Elvis is the second album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono, LPM 1382, in October 1956. Recording sessions took place on September 1, September 2, and September 3 at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, with one track leftover from the sessions for Presley's debut album at RCA recording studios on January 30 in New York. It spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart that year.
  • Dwight Eisenhower's second inauguration

    Dwight Eisenhower's second inauguration
    he repeated the oath of office on the East Portico of the Capitol. Chief Justice Earl Warren administered the oath of office on the President's personal Bible from West Point. Marian Anderson sang at the ceremony at the Capitol. A large parade and four inaugural balls followed the ceremony.
  • President Eisenhower Signs the Civil Rights Act of 1957

    The Civil Rights Act of 1957, primarily a voting rights bill, was the first civil rights legislation enacted by Congress in the United States since Reconstruction. After it was proposed to Congress by then-President Dwight Eisenhower, Senator James Strom Thurmond sustained the longest one-person filibuster in history in an attempt to keep it from becoming law. His one-man filibuster consisted of 24 hours and 18 minutes of readings from the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, Washing
  • Elvis releases Elvis' Christmas Album

    Elvis releases Elvis' Christmas Album
    Elvis' Christmas Album is the fourth album by Elvis Presley on RCA Victor Records, LPM 1951, released in October 1957, and recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. It has been reissued in numerous different formats since its first release, issued initially in a deluxe limited edition, catalogue LOC 1035. It spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, and was the first of two Christmas-themed albums Presley would record, the other being Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christ
  • the civil rights act of 1960

    the civil rights act was a law that helped people vote safely and securely.i think this law is effective because you get to vote for whoever you want fairly.so the right canidate is chosen.because mostly when a canidate has the most majority they are the best to be elected.
  • unemployement

    3,852,000 were unemeployed at the time.
  • the american National Debt

    the american National Debt was 286.3 Billion
  • american Average Salary

    the american Average Salary was $4,743
  • the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

    begins sending student volunteers on bus trips to test the implementation of new laws prohibiting segregation in interstate travel facilities. One of the first two groups of "freedom riders," encounters its first problem two weeks later, when a mob in Alabama sets the riders' bus on fire. The program continues and by the end of the summer 1,000 volunteers, black and white, have participated. The Freedom Riders force integration of Interstate and Travel facilities in the South.
  • american population

    the american population was 177,830,000
  • american minimum wage

    Minimum Wage was one dollar
  • The Bay of Pigs Invasion

    an unsuccessful attempt by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba with support from US government armed forces, to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro
  • Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., is first American to orbit EarthRead more: 1960 – 1969 World History — Infoplease.com

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  • Folk singer Bob Dylan releases his first album.

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Soviets establish missile bases in Cuba, Kennedy orders a naval blockade to divert any missiles from arriving in Cuba.
  • Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy are arrested

    they went to jail in Birmingham during the protests, King then writes his Letter from a Birmingham Jail.
  • The March for Jobs and Freedom

    The March for Jobs and Freedom
    more commonly known as the March on Washington attracts over 200,000 people to Washington, D.C. With the people concentrated around the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech.
  • Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    is ratified by Senate.
  • Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    takes effect
  • President Kennedy is assassinated

    President Kennedy is assassinated
    in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as President on Air Force One with First Lady Jackie Kennedy present.
  • President Johnson escalates American's military involvement in the Vietnam War.

  • The Beatles release I Want to Hold Your Hand

    which becomes a huge hit and a success in America.these dudes are carzy as hell thoe!
  • President Johnson declares a "War on Poverty"

    in the State of the Union address thus initiating plans for his Great Society.
  • First American soldier officially sets foot on Vietnam battlefields

    First U.S. combat troops begin fighting in South Vietnam.
  • President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    making segregation in public facilities and discrimination in employment illegal.
  • There is a Race riot in Harlem, NY

  • The Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), a network of civil rights groups including CORE and SNCC, launch a major effort to register black voters throughout the summer which becomes known as the Freedom Summer

    It results in sending a group of delegates to the Democratic National Convention to protest and attempt to unseat the official all white Mississippi contingent.
  • ◦Congress passes the Economic Opportunity Act initiating the war on poverty.

  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    this gave President Johnson authority to prosecute an unlimited war in Vietnam unchecked by Congress.
  • the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded tomartin luther King.

  • GI Bill grants veterans rights to education, housing, health and jobs

  • The Walk for Love and Peace and Freedom in New York City takes place with 10,000 participants.

  • American Soldiers Found Guilty

    American soldiers found guilty of murdering entire town of Vietnamese civilians
  • Kent State Shooting

    National Guardsmen opened fire on a group of students, wounding many, 4 fatally, on the campus of Kent State University. Today, memorials to the four students stand near the place of the shootings.
  • Apollo 13 mission suffers a huge setback

    A ruptured air tank on their way to the moon almost sealed the fate of the three astronauts on board the spacecraft.
  • OSHA act

    the OSHA act was to ensure saftey of the american workers.and to work in sanitary working conditions.but mostly for safe and healthy people.wich i think is one of the best acts america has.because today i think the death rate would have went up.
  • Voting Age Lowered To 18

    Ohio becomes the 38th state to ratify the 26th amendment to the U.S. Constitution - lowering the voting age to eighteen.
  • A new stock market index called the Nasdaq

    A new stock market index called the Nasdaq debuts
  • Opening of the Magic Kingdom in Florida

    Disney opened its second theme park. Walt didn't live to see the opening.
  • Federal Election Campaign Act

    Passed to limit campaign spending.
  • Vietnamization fails

    The process of allowing South Vietnam to defend itself without US intervention proved to be a mistake, the 120,000 North Vietnamese soldiers stormed into South Vietnam, surprising the 6000 US troops still in the country.
  • The Wars Act

    This was passed because Nixon authorized the invasion of Cambodia, Loas and later Hanoi and Haiphong. It requires that the president account for action within 30 days and taking troops into foreign wars.
  • Last man on the moon

    Eugene Cernan Last man to walk on the moon. He was on Appollo 17 on December 1972.
  • War Powers Act passed by Congress

    this act prevents the president from commitment of US forces abroad for more than 60 days without Congressional approval
  • Tower Number Two of The World Trade Center opens

    This officially completes the construction of the Center. An official ribbon cutting is held on April 4th 1973.unfortanetly later ended september 11 2001
  • Vietnam War Ends

    President Nixon takes last troops out of Vietnam.
  • OPEC doubles price of oil

    Thus beginning the gas crisis of the 70s, it was only the first step in rising prices. Oil went from $1.50 a barrel to $11.56 a barrel over the course of a few months. This was in retaliation for the support of Isreal. Most of the shortages in the US however were caused by the gas companies who used this as an excuse to raise prices.
  • first black cover model for magizine

    First black model on cover of a major fashion mag
    Beverly Johnson on Vogue
  • Evel Knievel attempts to jump snake river canyon

    Evel Knievel tries to jump the canyon but instead falls 600 feet to the ground and suffers only minor injuries
  • Kootenai Nation Declares War on the United States

    Kootenai Nation small tribe of 67 Indians living in Bonners Ferry, Idaho declared war on the US Government in 1974. The many grievances listed in the document is the Kootenai Tribe never signed an agreement with the US and lands were being taken away without representation of their tribal leadership.
  • Nixon resigns

    Once the articles of impeachment had been drawn up, Nixon was required to release more tapes, which clearly tied him to the Watergate coverup. On August 8th, he resigned.
  • Alaska Pipeline Construction Begins

    The Alaska pipeline was started on March 13, 1975 and finshed on may 3, 1977 and produces more than 15% on America's oil today.
  • First artifical gene

    Capable of working in a living cell, it was the first living cell created entirely in a test tube without any other gene as a template.
  • Legionnaire's disease

    strikes 182, kills 29
    The first appearance of the flu like disease struck at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia
  • west point military

    West Point military academy started accepting women.