1960's timeline

  • Dien Bien Phu

    Convinced the French to make piece and withdraw from Indochina
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  • Rosa Parks

    Parks' protest sparks the cicl rights movement
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Martin Luther King takes charge of the movement
  • SCLC Formed

    After winning Pakrs' court case, this group formed to completely eliminate segragation from American society
  • The Sit-In Movement Begins

    4 African American students protest in an all-white sit-in restaurant, causing nationwide support
  • Kennedy Runs for President

    Kennedy promises to support Civil Rights Movement
  • Freedom Riders created

    The goal of this was to de-segregate interstate bus travel
  • Birmingham Protest

    Leads to violence and King is jailed, hurts movement
  • I Have a Dream

    King's speech gains momentum for movement
  • Kennedy Assasinated

    Caused many African Americans to worry they would no longer have presidential support
  • Civil Rights Bill Passes

    President Johnson carries on support of the movement and causes bill to pass
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Authorizes Johnson to use military force in Vietnam
  • First American Troops Enter Vietnam

    Starts American involvment in Vietnam
  • Tet Offensive Begins

    Causes many American casualties
  • Massacre at My Lai

    American troops massacre men, women, and children
  • Nixon Elected

    Promised to remove troops from Vietnam
  • Nixon Removes Troops

    25,000 soldiers were removed from Vietnam
  • Invasion of Cambodia

    Causes more protest of war because it was seen as an expansion of conflict
  • Kent St. Massacre

    4 students killed at Kent St. for protesting war, sways public opinon
  • Polls

    Show that two thirds of Americans wanted out of Vietnam
  • Pentagon Papers

    Shows that Johnson thought the war would be a stalemate from the begining
  • Fall of Saigon

    Ends Vietnam war