Civil Rights and Veitnam

  • Civil Rights Act of 1875

    Civil Rights Act of 1875
    This act was declared unconstitutonal by the U.S. government.
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson
    Plessy was found guilty for sitting in an all-white railroad car even though we was 7/8 white, which was against the 1890 Louisiana statute that provided for segregated “separate but equal” railroad accommodations.

    In 1909 the NAACP started the fight to end segregation.
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    Jobs for African Americans

    The demand for soldiers in the war left jobs for African Americans
  • Brown V. BOE

    Brown V. BOE
    VideoChief Justice Earl Warren declared "seperate but equal" wrong for education and order the desegregation of schools. This was a big step in civil rights, however it didn't fix segregation issues outside of the school system.
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    Desgregation of Schools

    500 school districts had desegregated schools.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    On this date, Rosa Parks was arrasted for refusing to give up her bus seat for a white person.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Started by the arrest of Rosa Parks, African Americans refused to ride city buses for 381 days. This hurt the bus system significantly and ended with the Surpreme Court ordering the desegregation of buses.
  • SCLC

    After the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dr King invited some 60 black ministers and leaders to start the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which became an American civil rights organization.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was created by Eisnhower and was the first civil rights legestation enacted since Reconstruction. It was mainly a voting rights bill.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    VideoWhere they are now.Governor Orval Faubus had the National Guard block nine black students from entering Central High in Little Rock because he didn’t want to integrate Little Rock’s schools. President Eisenhower heard of this and sent Federal Troops to protect the nine black students.
    Where they are now.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    An invasion of Cuba to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro was executed by the United States under the orders of President Kennedy. The invasion was lead by CIA -trained forces with support from US government armed forces, and they failed.
  • Nuclear Testing

    Nuclear Testing
    The United States decides to start testing neclear bombs underground
  • Core

    U.S. aircraft carrier "Core" arrives in Saigon with 33 helicopters and 400 air and ground crewmen assigned to operate them for S. Vietnam
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Soviets are using Cuba's proximity to the United States as a way to point missiles at America. A naval blockade is ordered by President Kennedy.
  • Black Saturday

    Black Saturday
    Tentions between the United States, Soviet Union and Cuba were at thier height.
  • New Civil Rights Act

    New Civil Rights Act
    The 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed by Congress from Johnson. It declared voter registration discrimination illegal as well as racial segregation in school, the workplace, etc. The act over rulled the Jim Crow laws of the South.
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

     Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    Requested by President Lyndon B. Johnson, this authorized military action in Southeast Asia.
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    US bombs dropped on N. Vietnam total over 600,000 tons
  • U.S. bombing

    US begins bombing around Haiphong and Hanoi, N. Vietnam. This is considered a major escalation of the air war
  • Nixon Becomes President

    Nixon Becomes President
    Robert Nixon took office as the 36th President of the United States.
  • President Nixon resigns

    President Nixon resigns from office