Chapter 25 and 26 Timeline

  • French force at Dien Bien Phu falls to the Vietminh

    The defest convinced the French to make peace and withdraw from Indochina
  • Brown Vs. Board of Education

    Supreme Court decided to combine several cases and issue a general ruling on segregation in schools. One girl, Linda Brown, who was denied admission to a school in Topeka, Kansas due to her race.
  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat

    Rosa sat in the front of the bus (the front seats were resevered for white folk) and refused to give up their seat. The police were called.
  • Seperate-but-equal doctrine overturned

    Supreme Court decalres seprerate-but-equal doctrine is no longer constitutional.
  • Creation of the SCLC

    Martin Luther King Junior and a group of other Southern ministers create the Southern Christian Leadership Coference.
  • Formation of SNCC

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee is formed when students from Greesboro, North Carolina stage a sit-in at a local lunch counter (spreading causes formation of the committee
  • Freedom Riders organized

    James Farmer organizes the Freedom Riders in order to desegregate interstate bus travel
  • James Meredith tries to register at University of Mississippi

    James Meredith attempts to register at UM. Riots force Kennedy to send troops to contain them.
  • MLK Jr. leads protests in Birmingham, Alabama

    Martin Luther King Junior leads the protests, police assualt the portestors and King becomes jailed.
  • I Have A Dream Speech

    MLK recites speech in support of a new civil rights act.
  • Johnson signs civil rights act

    President Johnson signed the act after the senate passed the bill with ease.
  • Johnson announces North Vietnamese torbedo boats attacked destroyers

    American destroyers were attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    AUthorized the president to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States
  • National Teach-in

    Discussed issues concerning the war and reaffirmed their reasons for opposing it
  • Students for a Democratic Society

    SDS (left-wing student organization) organized a march in Washington with more than 20,000 participants. March scheduled due to anger over the draft.
  • Vietnamnese Tet Offensive attack

    Guerilla fighters attacked most American air bases in South Vietnam
  • Johnson adresses the public

    Johnson announces that he would not accept the nomination of his party for another term as President
  • Nixon announces withdrawal

    Nixon announces the withdrawal of 25,000 soldiers, but still wanted to keep a strong presence in vietnam.
  • Kent State shooting

    Ohio National Guad soldiers, armed with tear gas and rifles, fired on demonstrators without an order to do so. Four students were killed.
  • Waring sides sign an agreement

    Fighting was halted. "ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam."