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Events of the 1950's

  • Korean War begins

    Korean War begins
    Started as a civil war between communist North Korea and the Republic of South Korea Images of the Korean War
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    Dealt with segregation in our country's school system. Desegregation became part of our school system rather than letting segregation prevail
  • Immigration and Nationality Act

    Immigration and Nationality Act
    removes racial and ethnic barriers to becoming a US citizen Immigration Images
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes President

    Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes President
    34th President of the United States
  • Korean War ends

    Korean War ends
    War was successful in the fact that the North was no longer able to expand down to South Korea. A cease-fire was agreed upon by both sides
  • Civil Rights Movement Begins

    Civil Rights Movement Begins
    beginning of the United States efforts to abolish racial discrimination
    Civil Rights Movement Images
  • Vaccine for Polio

    Vaccine for Polio
    Jonas Salk develops vaccine for Polio
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus
  • Explorer

    The Explorer was the first US satellite that was launched and was also the first satellite to orbit Earth Explorer VideoThe United States first satellite which orbited Earth
  • Alaska joins statehood

    Alaska joins statehood
    Alaska becomes the 49th state
  • Hawaii joins statehood

    Hawaii joins statehood
    Hawaii becomes the 50th state to join the United States