1955 through 1976

By audi#1
  • polio vaccine

    polio vaccine
    the polio vaccine was created and released formass use. and it was created my Dr. Jonas Salk. this vaccine cured thousands. economical becaus e it helped those of the economy who were sick
  • the opening of Mcdonalds

    Ray Kroc opens the first McDonald's in Des Plaines, IL after buying the assembly-line company from Maurice and Richard McDonald in California. In four years, Kroc established 100 restaurants nationally and by ten years, expanded to over 700 McDonald's.
    economical because it was a new place for the public to eat
  • Disney Land

    The opening of Disney Land.
    This was a social event heard all around the united states.
    however the heat was so intense that women's high heel shoes were sinking into the soft asphalt, people were burning up.
  • james dean's death

    james dean's death
    the famous actor james dean dies in a car accident.
    this is a social event considering he was a social icon.
  • rosa parks

    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus for a white passenger in Montgomery, AL in direct violation of the city's racial segregation laws. Her act resulted in a boycott led by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the law was unconstitutional. Parks became known as the "mother of the civil rights movement" and will be laid in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda upon her passing
    social because she stood up for herslef even though she was areested for doing so
  • in god we trust

    in god we trust became a motto to the U.S soly because of the civil war
    political event due to it being a governmental, war effect
  • american band stand

    Dick Clark is nationally televised on American Bandstand, a show featuring teenagers dancing to the latest music and showing off the most recent fashion and hairstyle trends.
    this is social because it was a national rock music movement
  • eisen hower

    president eisen hower sent in federal troops to little rock AR to enforce integration of the white and black students of little rock high school.
    political and social because it was dealing with the social parties of the white and black communities. political because it was a government decision
  • sputnick

    The Soviet Union launches the first man-made satellite called Sputnik that will orbit the Earth. The United States follows suit with Explorer I three months later. social because we were trying to do the same thing ..they beat us to it
  • NASA

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is founded as the U.S. competes in the space race with the Soviet Union. Eleven years later Neil Armstrong will walk on the surface of the moon. political because we were racing another country for intellegence.
  • hawai joins as a state.

    Hawaii becomes the 50th state in the U.S. on August 21, 1959. President Eisenhower wanted to ensure national security against the Soviet Union with a base of operations as close as possible to the communist country.
    political and economical. because hawaii gave us more economy based things and we just gained another state
  • sit in

    Four black students host a sit-in demonstration after having been refused service at the lunch counter of Woolworth's in Greensboro, NC. The non-violent protest ignites other sit-in movements in various businesses and locations across the country and the formulation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee two months later, which will organize freedom rides through the south and the historic March on Washington in 1963
    social cause they were the first four balck students to host a sitin
  • flintstones

    "Yabba-Dabba-Do!" Fred and Wilma Flintstone are the first animated characters on prime-time television.
    this was a social event due to it being a tv event.
  • first presidental debate on tv

    first presidental debate on tv
    The first televised presidential debate airs, with Democratic nominee John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee Richard M. Nixon deliberating. With his good looks and communicative abilities, Kennedy seems to win over the American public. Two months later JFK wins the Presidency, the youngest and first Catholic candidate ever to do so.
    this is political due to presidency
  • peace corps

    peace corps
    President Kennedy issues an executive order establishing the Peace Corps, a program where American citizens can volunteer in underdeveloped countries, as a mode of preventing the spread of communism.
    political the president acts ont the peace corps
  • bay of pigs

    bay of pigs
    The U.S. fails in its attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro in the Bay of Pigs. Castro had forced U.S.-backed Dictator Fulgencio Battista to flee Cuba, instituted a communist government, seized American property, and developed a strong relationship with the Soviet Union, resulting in the end of diplomatic and economic relations with the U.S. this is economical because, it was an american failure!
  • put a man on the moon jfk

    President Kennedy declares that the United States will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade in a Congressional address.
    political jfk clears the idea to put a mna on the moon
  • american helicoptors

    American helicopters arrive at docks in South Vietnam along with 400 U.S. personnel, who will fly and maintain the aircraft.
    jkf sends in our troops
  • clause of first amendment

    Authorized prayer in school is deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in Engel v. Vitale on the grounds that it violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment
    political becasue tit was an offense against human rights
  • american U-2

    American U-2 spy planes discover Soviet missiles in Cuba, instigating a 13-day political and military standoff and almost launching nuclear war. Khrushchev will agree to remove the Cuban missiles while Kennedy will promise to not invade Cuba as well as remove U.S. missiles from Turkey
    political becaus eone of our military planes was destroyed
  • andy warhol

    Andy Warhol's Campbell's soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, and Brillo soap pad boxes are exhibited at MoMa, an exhibition that comments on society's voracious appetite for mass consuming. Warhol's art marks the emergence of the Pop Art movement
    social because he made a public statement through his art
  • to kill a mocking bird

    to kill a mocking bird
    To Kill a Mockingbird , based on Harper Lee's book about a lawyer who defends equal rights, debuts in theaters across the country. The book had won a Pulitzer Prize and the film's protagonist will be named the greatest movie hero of the 20th century.
    this is intellectual because, it has to with reading . and it is also political because, it is about the black community and how they were treated
  • betty friedan

    After interviewing her fellow Smith College classmates and conducting extensive research, Betty Friedan publishes her radical book The Feminine Mystique. She discusses "the problem that has no name," that a woman depends on her husband and children for happiness and personal fulfillment rather than having her own identity separate from the role of caretaker.
    this is poloitical and social due to her being a women representative and a national icon
  • you have the right to remain siolent

    You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you can't afford one, one will be provided for you." The Supreme Court establishes Miranda Rights in Gideon v. Wainwright after the state of Florida denied a suspect access to free legal representation.
    political because it was the newest way of being arrested
  • Martin Luthar King Jr

    Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks to a crowd of 250,000 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the historic March on Washington, delivering his most famous speech. "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal'."
    this was a social and political becasue he was a national icon to the black sociotey and he was speaking about the rights of the balck community
  • new automobiles

    Demolition begins on New York City's 1910 Pennsylvania Station for construction of Madison Square Garden. The decision to level the Beaux-art building came from the decreased use of passenger railroads and the rise of the automobile as well as the desire to bring more business to the midtown area.
    econmical because a social place was torn down
  • JFK assassinated

    President John F. Kennedy is assassinated while his motorcade drives through the streets of Dallas, TX. Lee Harvey Oswald fired on the President from the schoolbook depository; Jack Ruby killed him two days later on the steps of Dallas police headquarters.
    political because he was our president. social because it effeted the public
  • beatles

    The Beatles make their first U.S. debut on live television as guests on The Ed Sullivan Show. Sullivan will book the group for two more performances that month after 73 million Americans, 40% of the population, tune in to watch his show.
    social because it was a music related event
  • president L.B Johnson

    President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law, prohibiting discrimination in public places and the workplace and guaranteeing equal voting rights.
    this was political because it had to do with congress
  • LBJ

    The Economic Opportunity Act is created under LBJ's Great Society program to combat unemployment and poverty. economical because it had to do with unemployment
  • protesting students

    Hundreds of students at the University of California, Berkeley protest for student political advocacy and the right to free speech on college campuses, bringing about the Free Speech Movement
    social because it was a group of peope protesting
  • congress

    Congress signs legislation for the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, which provide health insurance for the elderly and poor.
    political and economical because it was for the economy but it was a governmetal desicion
  • scholarships

    The Higher Education Act is enacted, providing government scholarships for college.
    entellectual becaus eit had to deal with education
  • Protesters of veitnam war

    Nearly 100,000 protesters march on Washington in opposition to the Vietnam War, marking one of the most significant events of the anti-war movement. 1967 also marked the first time a majority of Americans opposed the war.
    this is social political and economical due to the public protesting against the government, and because the govern ment didnt care to hear it
  • veit cong and north vietnam attcak the south

    Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces launch the largest attack on South Vietnam in the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War.
    this was political because it was our government that stepped in after the french
  • Martin luthar king jr assassinated

    James Earl Ray assassinates Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, TN. King was in the city supporting a protest for the rights of sanitation workers.
    social because he was an icon and he was a social leader
  • nixon vs humphrey

    Richard Nixon defeats Hubert H. Humphrey in the presidential election.
    political and economical becaus ethe president elcetion was done and the economy got a new president
  • we are on the moon!

    Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are the first men to land on the moon. With 720 million people worldwide watching, Armstrong utters what will become one of the most famous quotes of the century- "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
    economical and social
    because it was aeye opener for the public.
  • woodstock

    Woodstock opens at a dairy farm in upstate New York, featuring musicians and musical groups such as Janis Joplin, Lenny Kravitz, CCR, The Grateful Dead, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. The anti-war festival drew half a million people from around the country and became one of the most celebrated events in musical history
    it was social due to all of the public went to it
  • earth day

    Senator Gaylord Nelson (R-WI) spearheads the grass-roots movement for environmental consciousness with Earth Day. Twenty years later, 200 million people worldwide will celebrate the annual environmental demonstration.
    social and political because the sentetor made a decison
  • kent state killing

    National Guardsmen open fire at a crowd protesting the war at Kent State University, killing four students and injuring eleven. Universities strike and hundreds of protests take place at the news of the incident as well as a 100,000-person march on D.C.
    socical event because student s were killed
  • betty friedan's strike!

    betty friedan's strike!
    On the 50th anniversary of women's suffrage, Betty Friedan leads the Women's Strike for Equality in New York. This first big demonstration of the Women's Liberation Movement will spark protests across the country, result in a national holiday, and lead to more government reforms on women's behalf.
    intellectual because she was a smart wome fighting for what she thought to be right
  • china's invitaion

    China invites the American ping-pong team to the country for an amiable tournament. This is a huge step in the improvement of the countries relationship because the players are the first Americans allowed into Chinese borders since 1949. This "Ping Pong Diplomacy" will end a 20-year trade embargo the U.S. had on China and result in China lifting its isolationist policy.
    ecomnomic because our country'd ping pong tem went to their country
  • evil knievel

    Red, white, and blue leather suit-wearing Bobby "Evel" Knievel sets a world record for jumping over 19 cars with his motorcycle.
    social because he is an american i con for his crazy syunts

    AMTRAK becomes a government-owned nation-wide passenger rail system after Congress passes the Rail Passenger Service Act the year earlier to revitalize this mode of transportation after its decline since 1920.
    social because they reopened the rail road transportaion system
  • defence department

    Defense Department employee Daniel Ellsberg leaks the "Pentagon Papers," highly classified documents on U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, to the New York Times. This will scandalize the White House as the documents reveal that the government deceived the American people in regards to successes in the war effort, how the South Vietnamese President was actually overthrown, and the viability of the "domino theory."
    political becaus e it had to due with the veitman war
  • 18 to vote now

    Congress passes legislation to ratify the 26th Amendment, changing the minimum voting age from 21 to 18. Previously American citizens could be drafted at the age of 18 yet had no say in government, an issue that was the leading force behind the change in law.
    political because a new law has been passed for 18 to vote
  • foung shoichi yokoi

    Local farmers on Guam find Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi, who hid in the jungle for 28 years because he did not know World War II had ended. The U.S. had recaptured Guam from Japan in 1944 and Yokoi avoided surrendering by hiding out, but did so for three decades.
    social and political beacuase a man had no idea he wasnt fighing in world war ll anymore.
  • wateragte scandal

    Watergate Scandal: Five men working for Nixon's reelection campaign are caught breaking into Democratic National Committee headquarters. With the threat of impeachment, Richard Nixon is the first President to resign from office.
    social they had lied to the public
  • pro abortion

    The Supreme Court rules that women have the right to abort a pregnancy within the first two trimesters due to privacy rights in Roe v. Wade.
    social because it gave women the right to do as they please with their pregnacy
  • watergate confession

    Richard M. Nixon is the first U.S. President to resign after public discontent from the Watergate Scandal and the threat of impeachment from Congress.
    political and social because nixon removed himself from presidency
  • first women at west point

    The first women enter West Point and will be in the graduating class of 1980. Congress had passed legislation the previous year allowing the admission of women into U.S. military academies. Just over a decade later women will fill every leadership position social because it was a new right for women