A Period of Transition. 1945-1975

  • Ho Chi Minh Creates Provisional Government

    After japan surrendered to the allied forces. Minh createda provisional government and then japan gave all the power to Minh.
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  • yalta conference

    this was the unconditional surrender of germany and resulted in the division of germany after the war ended. poland was also restored as a result of this conference.
  • potsdam conference

    the trust was broken between the soviets and the US, and the terms for surrendering were proposed. the atom bomb was also discussed at this conference.
  • berlin airlift

    with the soviets blockading berlin, west berlin had no supplies and could not recieve supplies from ground troops. So the US flew over west berlin and dropped supplies to them. nato was created as a result of this airlift.
  • Elysee Agreement Signed

    this was signed between france and Bao Dai. The two powers agreed to help create a national anti-communist army. this also undermined the vietminh.
  • Brown v. Board of Ed

    this case determined the unconstitutionality of the segregation in schools. This overturned the previous case of Plessy v. Ferguson.
  • Geneva Convention Agreements

    the united states doesnt agree to these agreeements. however the stop of hostilities in vietnam and the drawing of the 17th parallel was included in these agreements.
  • Emmett Till

    While visiting family in Mississippi when he is kidnapped, brutally beaten, shot, and dumped in the Tallahatchie River. Two white men were aquited, by an all white jury. The two men boasted about murdering emmett Till.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks stood her ground and refused to give up her seat to white person, which went against southern "law" for that time period. she was arrested and in turn the black community boycotted the buses for more than a year.
  • Sit-In movement

    These were direct and nonviolent protests against the white community in which blacks would sit at counters in places that served food. even thought hey were denied service they were allowed to sit at these counters.
  • Freedom Rides

    Student would take bus rides into the south from the north to test the accuracy of the new laws that gave right to blacks who were interstate traveling.
  • 24th amendment

    this amendment outlawed poll taxes in federal elections. only 5 states had a poll tax
  • President Kennedy Assassinated

    with kennedy's death, the outcome of the vietnam war was placed right into the hands of the VP Lyndon Johnson, who wasnt as prepared as kennedy was for this war.
  • Childrens March

    The children of Birmingham left school and gathered together to walk to the mayors office, and discuss with him the details on segregation in school district.
  • The March on Washington

    over 200,000 people joined together at our nations capital to protest and listen to Martin Luther King deliver his,"I have a dream," speech. this was a peaceful prtest and a celebration.
  • Filibuster

    this filibuster was a long speech which blocked the legislative assembly from continueing its progress in passing a law against segregation.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Peice of legislation that ended unequal voting rights and led to desegregation in schools and workplaces.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    3 vietnamese ships launched torpedoes at a US vessel in international waters. 30 miles off the coast of North Vietnam
  • Malcolm X

    is shot to death by three members of a muslim group in which malcolm had left to follow his orthodox iews.
  • Selma to Montgomery

    54 mile march after blacks were blocked from registering to vote. this day is also refferred to as bloody sunday there were 600 marchers and this helped shape national opinion.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    this made it easier for Blacks to register to vote. This made tests such as the literacy test illegal.
  • My Lai Massacre

    Charlie Company entered the village of My Lai and killed everyone. this was a huge deal, especially with an already divided american opinion on the war. this incident didnt help things back home.
  • MLK Assination

    King was shot on his hotel balcony by escaped convict and known racist James Earl Ray.
  • Tet offensive

    this was a widespread offensive attack against the communists. it was televised in the united states and was timed with vietnam's new year celebration.
  • election of 1968

    these were open elections, where the president will have been chosen according to there views on the vietnam war and the civil rights movement. the election of Nixon.
  • Swann v Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

    the court upheld the use of buses as a form of integration throughout the school district.