American History from 1946 to 1989

Timeline created by Ghost rider22
  • 1946 Kennan's Long Telegram lays out Containment policy

    1946 Kennan's Long Telegram lays out Containment policy
  • 1948 Truman desegregates military

    1948 Truman desegregates military
  • 1949 USSR gets atomic bomb, Chinese Communists Win; NATO formed

    1949 USSR gets atomic bomb, Chinese Communists Win; NATO formed
  • The Korean War Begins 1950

     The Korean War Begins 1950
  • 1951 I Love Lucy Airs; First Color TV

    1951 I Love Lucy Airs; First Color TV
  • 1952 US Tests H-Bomb

    1952 US Tests H-Bomb
  • 1953 Korean War Armistice

    1953 Korean War Armistice
  • 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ends school segregation

    1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ends school segregation
  • Emmett Till murdered 1955

     Emmett Till murdered 1955
  • 1955 Rosa Parks arrested

    1955 Rosa Parks arrested
  • 1956 Bus Boycott successful; Interstate Highways Built; Elvis becomes popular

  • 1957 Soviets first in Space with Sputnik I

    1957 Soviets first in Space with Sputnik I
  • 1958 NASA Formed

    1958 NASA Formed
  • 1960 JFK Elected; Greensboro sit-ins; SNCC founded

  • 1961 Failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba

    1961 Failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba
  • 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

    1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
  • "I Have a Dream Speech"

    "I Have a Dream Speech"
  • JFK assassinated

    JFK assassinated
  • The Civil Rights Bill Passed

     The Civil Rights Bill Passed
  • LBJ Elected

     LBJ Elected
  • 1965 Malcom X Assassinated; Selma Marches; The Voting Rights Bill Passed

  • National Organization for Women founded

    National Organization for Women founded
  • Black Panther Party formed

    Black Panther Party formed
  • 1967 Summer of Love, San Francisco

    1967 Summer of Love, San Francisco
  • 1968 Nixon Elected; Tet Offensive in Vietnam; MLK Jr. Assassinated

  • 1969 Woodstock Concert; Stonewall Riots; Man on the Moon

  • 1970 Kent State Shootings

    1970 Kent State Shootings
  • 1972 Nixon Re-elected; Nixon visits China; Watergate scandal begins; Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in schools

  • 1973 Roe vs. Wade legalizes abortion; US withdraws from Vietnam; Arab Oil Embargo cause gas prices to soar in US

  • 1974 Nixon faced with Impeachment, Resigns, Ford becomes president and pardons Nixon

  • Vietnam War Ends

    Vietnam War Ends
  • Jimmy Carter elected president

    Jimmy Carter elected president
  • Harvey Milk Assassinated

    Harvey Milk Assassinated
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
  • Beginning of HIV epidemic in US

  • Ronald Reagan elected president

    Ronald Reagan elected president
  • Ronald Reagan Re-Elected

    Ronald Reagan Re-Elected
  • Scandal of Iran Contra Affair breaks

     Scandal of Iran Contra Affair breaks
  • George Bush Sr elected president

    George Bush Sr elected president
  • End of the Cold War

    End of the Cold War
  • The Fall of Soviet Union

    The Fall of Soviet Union