• McCarthyism

    Understanding McCarthyism VideoJoseph R. McCarthy was a little known senator in Wisconsin but acheived fame through msking allegations against other politics. In the early 1950's, the Red Scare was in full effect. Senator McCarthy took full advantage of the countries fear and made proposals that some politicians were communists. Senator McCarthy had no evidence to back himself up and later on lost all his power. McCarthy's allegations for anticommunism became known as McCarthyism.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    Korean War DocumentaryThe Korean war took place early in the 1950's. The war was between North Korea (Communist) and South Korea (Nationalist). America stepped into this war to prevent the spread of communism. After three hard years of fighting, the war ended and no substantial territory was gained for either side.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    Brown vs. Board of Education DocumentaryThe Brown vs. Board of education case changed America forever. This case took place because of the segregation of African American students in Topeka, Kansas. The case was taken to the Supreme Court. The juries final decision was that there should be no segregation and there is no such thing as seperate but equal.
  • Murder of Emmett Till

    Murder of Emmett Till
    Murder of Emmett Till Documentary The murder of Emmett Till took place on August 28, 1955 in Mississippi. Emmett Till was born in Chicago but was visiting family in Mississippi when he was murdered. Emmett was murdered because he talked to a 21 year old white female. Once Emmett's body was found, he was sent back to Chicago and had an open casket funeral to show the world how cruel the white people murdered him.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Montgomery Bus Boycott VideoThe Montgomery Bus Boycott started with Rosa Parks. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus out of her front row seat for a white person. Rosa Parks was arrested for her actions but started a movement in Montgomery. After her arrest, African Americans refused to use public transportation for over a year.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Cuba and Bay of Pigs InvasionOn April 17, 1961, the CIA planned an attack on Cuba. The main objective of this mission was to overthrow Cuba's communist leader Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro was an important target because he was teaming up with Nikita Khrushchev and the Soviet Union. But, the Bay of Pigs Invasion failed horribly and got 1,100 troops captured or killed. This gave Fidel Castro more power.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    President Kennedy addresses the nation on Cuban Missile CrisisThe Cuban Missile Crisis took place in October of 1962. The cause of this crisis was the Soviet Union moving nuclear missiles to Cuba by boat in September of 1962. The Soviets preceeded to set up the missiles and threaten the United States in October of 1962. This caused great fear throughout the United States. But after six long days the Soviet Union leader, Nikita Khrushchev, decided to withdraw the missiles.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    March on Washington Remembered VideoThe March on Washington took place on August 28, 1963. Over 200,000 African Americans took this walk to our nations capital and stopped at the Lincoln Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial was the podium for many guess speakers for the occssion. But, the most famous speech said that day was Martin Luther King Juniors "I Have A Dream" speech, which changed America forever.
  • JFK Assasination

    JFK Assasination
    JFK Assasination Video On November 22, 1963, American history was changed forever. JFK was in Dallas, Texas on this date. He just got off his plane and was riding around the city at around 10 o'clock. He was then shot in the head by Lee Harvey Oswald. America was shocked especially because the event was being televised.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    LBJ signs Civil Rights act of 1964 videoThe Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed by President Johnson. This civil rights act banned segregation in public places and gave the federal government the ability to compel state and local school boards to desegregate their schools. This act also allowed the Justice department to prosecute individuals who violated peoples civil rights and outlawed discrimination in employment on account of race, color, sex, or national origin.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    Tet Offensive Documentary The Tet Offensive took place on January 30, 1968 in Vietnam. The Tet Offensive was a series of suprise attacks by the Viet Cong and North Vietnam. They were attacking South Vietnam and the United States and were very successful. This caused the war to drag on and never be settled.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    My Lai Massacre Documentary The My Lai Massacre took place in Vietnam during the Vietnam war on March 16, 1968. It is said to be that approximately 500 unarmed Vietnam citizens were killed by American forces. During the massacre, women, children, and infants were gunned down. With all these cruel deaths, only one American soldier did jail time.