Jackie Robinson To play In MLB!Who: Jackie Robinson.
What: Broke the MLB color barrier.
Where: Ebbets Field.
When: Apr,15, 1947.
Why: Because he wanted to play baseball as an equal.
France Defeated!Who: France.
What: Is defeated by Vietnamiese socialists.
When: May,7, 1954.
Why: France was controling the natives.
Brown V. BoardWho: Brown and the Kansas Board of Ed.
What: Went to Supreme Court over school segregation.
Where: Supreme Court.
When: May, 17, 1954.
Why: Colored children wanted to go to schools near there house.
Bus Boycott!Who: Colored People
What: Boycotted Alabama Buses.
Where: Montgomery Alabama.
When: Dec, 1, 1955.
Why: To gain equal rights on the bus.
The Sit-ins Start
U2 Shot Down, Pilot Captured.Who: Francis Gary Powers.
What: Was "Shot Down" over Soviet airspace.
Where: Degtyarsk, USSR.
When: May 1st 1960.
Why: His mission was to tak recon photos of Russian missile bases, and plutonium production.
A president for a different generationWho: John F. Kennedy.
What: Was elected President of the United States.
When: November 8th 1960.
Why: The american people elected him president.
Bay of Pigs Fails MiserablyWho: Cuban exiles.
What: Attempted to over throw Fidel Castro.
Where: Bay of Pigs, Cuba.
When: April 17 1961.
Why: To over throw Castro and keep communism out of the western hemisphere.
Peace Corps FormedWho: The American People.
What: Help poorer countries with education, hunger, agriculture, and the environment.
Where: Where ever the world needs help.
When: September 22, 1961.
Why: To improve foreign relations.
24th Amendment Takes Effect!Who: African Americans.
What: Gain equal voting rights.
When: Aug, 30, 1962.
Why: African Americans were being discriminated against.
Ich bin ein Berliner!Who: JFK.
What: Gave a speech supporting west Germany.
Where: West Berlin.
When: Jun, 6, 1963.
Why: To show that america supports West Germany.
The President is Dead!Who: John F. Kennedy.
What: Was assassinated by Lee H. Oswald
Where: Dallas Texas.
When: Nov. 22, 1963.
Why: Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby before he could be questioned.
LBJ Sworn In!Who: Lyndon B. Johnson.
What: Sworn in as president.
Where: Air Force One.
When: Nov, 22, 1963.
Why: JFK was assassinated.
LBJ's War on Poverty!Who: President Johnson.
What: Started a war on poverty.
When: Jan, 1, 1964.
Why: America fell on hard time in the early 60's.
Tonkin Golf Resolution is Reached!
Trouble in Tonkin!
Student Protests Start!Who: Berkeley students.
What: Protest the goverment.
Where: Berkley college.
When: Oct, 1, 1964.
Why: To end the war.
Health Care Coming Soon!Who: The amereican people.
What: Get medical aid.
Why: If they are over 65 or low income they recive medical assiatance.
Malcolm X Shot Dead!Who: Malcolm X.
What: Was Shot Dead'
Where: Manhattan's Audobon Ballroom
When: Feb, 21, 1965
Why: He was leading a revoloution.
Bombing Over Vietnam Starts!
US Soldiers Deployed in Vietnam!Who: US soldiers.
What: Where deployed into Vietnam.
When: Mar, 8, 1965.
Why: To stop the spread of Communism.
Selma March Masacre!Who: 600 African Americans.
What: Were beaten and attacked by police.
Where: Selma, Alabama.
When: March, 7th, 1965.
Why: To Gain Equal rights.
Voting Age Lowered to 18!Who: The youth of America.
What: Gained the right to vote at 18.
When: Aug, 6, 1965.
Why: 18 year olds were drafted to die but they couldnt vote.
Summer of Love!Who: Hippies.
What: Lived a counter cultural life.
When: Jun, 2, 1967
Why: To stick it to the man
Khe Sanh Under Siege!Who: North Vietnamese.
What: Sieged Khe Sanh.
Where: Khe Sanh.
When: Jan, 1, 1968.
Why: To drive out us forces.
Tet Offensive in Full Swing!Who: North Vietnamese.
What: Attack the South.
Where: South Vietnam.
When: Jan, 30, 1968
Why, To win the war.
King Is Dead!Who: Martin Luther King Jr.
What: Was assassinated by James Earl Ray.
When: Apr, 4, 1968.
Why: He did not like MLK's ideas.
Gun Laws Now in Effect!Who: Lyndon B. Johnson.
What: Signed most extensive gun control law of the time.
Where: The Oval Office.
When: Oct, 22, 1968.
Why: In wake of the JFK, Bobby Kennedy and MLK assassinations.
Gov. Support Declines!
US Lands a Man on the Moon!Who: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin.
What: Land on the Moon.
Where: The Moon.
When: Jul, 21, 1969
Why: Kennedy wanted to beat the Soviets in the space race.
Gov Lies About Nam!
Vietnam is Over!Who: USA/ NVA.
What: put an end to the conflict.
When: Jan, 1, 1973
Why: To end hostilities in the world.
Draft Ends!Who: American men.
What: were no long drafted for Vietnam.
When: May, 1, 1973.
Why: The war was winding down.