American History Timeline

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    American History


    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an American organization that was founded on 12 February 1909 to promote the rights of minorities. The group consists of different departments that are concerned with various aspects of minority rights, such as legal, education, and employment.
  • Red Scare

    As the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States intensified in the late 1940s and early 1950s, hysteria over the perceived threat posed by Communists in the U.S. became known as the Red Scare.
  • Great Depression

    After nearly a decade of optimism and prosperity, the United States was thrown into despair on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, the day the stock market crashed and the official beginning of the Great Depression. As stock prices plummeted with no hope of recovery, panic struck. Masses and masses of people tried to sell their stock, but no one was buying. The stock market, which had appeared to be the surest way to become rich, quickly became the path to bankruptcy.
  • Pearl Harbor

    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941.
  • Truman pres

    Gives orders to drop Atom Bomb August 6,1945- After Japanese leaders flatly rejected the Potsdam Declaration, President Truman authorized use of the atomic bomb anytime after August 3, 1945. On the clear morning of August 6, the first atomic bomb, nicknamed Little Boy, was dropped on the city of Hiroshima
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War started in 1950 and ended 1953. It was the war between the south which was supported by the united nations, and the north which was supported by the peoples republic of china.
  • segregation ruled illegal in U.S

    segregation ruled illegal in U.S
    Although the Brown v. Board of Education decision overturned all the segregation laws in the country, the enactment of integration was not immediate. In actuality, it took many years, much turmoil, and even bloodshed to integrate the country.
  • rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus

    rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus
    On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African-American seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white man while riding on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. For doing this, Rosa Parks was arrested and fined for breaking the laws of segregation. Rosa Parks' refusal to leave her seat sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and is considered the beginning of the modern Civil Rights Movement.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    1 December 1955 The Montgomery Bus Boycott, a seminal event in the U.S. civil rights movement, was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    Process where the U.S. resisted communism by extending financial aid t friendly European nations rebuliding after the destruction of WWII
  • NASA

    NASA was established in 1957 direct responce to the soviet launching of Sputnik.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik was an unmanned Soviet satellite that orbited the earth in 1957.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    For thirteen days in October 1962 the world waited—seemingly on the brink of nuclear war—and hoped for a peaceful resolution to the Cuban Missile Crisis. In October 1962, an American U-2 spy plane secretly photographed nuclear missile sites being built by the Soviet Union on the island of Cuba. President Kennedy did not want the Soviet Union and Cuba to know that he had discovered the missiles. He met in secret with his advisors for several days to discuss the problem.
  • JFK assassination

    JFK assassination
    On November 22, 1963, the youth and idealism of America in the 1960s faltered as its young President, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while riding in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Two days later, Oswald was shot and killed by Jack Ruby during a prisoner transfer.
  • Great Society

    Medicare, Head Start, Upward Bound
  • 6 Day War

    6 Day War
    June 5th through the 10th isreal launched a surprise bomb raid against Egyptian Air-fields after a period of high tension that included an Israeli raid into the Jordanian- controlled west bank.
  • Watergate Scandal

    was a political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 7th 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement
  • Vietnam

    Is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia
  • The “Moral Majority”

    was a conservative political organization that was founded by southern baptist pastor jerry fallwell and advocated social policies that reflected the point of view of evanglical christians.
  • fall of the berlin wall

    fall of the berlin wall
    In the evening of November 9, 1989, East German government official Günter Schabowski stated during a press conference that travel through the border to the West was open.

    North American Free Trade Agreementan agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
  • oklahoma city bombing

    oklahoma city bombing
    On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh drove a truck containing a home-made bomb up to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. When the bomb exploded at 9:02 a.m., the building was decimated and 168 people were left dead.
  • fall of the twin towers

    fall of the twin towers
    *Terrorist flew two planes into both of the world trade centers on September 11, 2001

    was opposed by some lawmakers because they felt it would lead to violations of the constitutional rights of citizens.