Civil Rights and Vietnam

By joester
  • Diem Biem Phu

    French were defeated by the NVA.
  • Brown v. The board of Education of Topeka Kansas

    Declared segregation of public schools unconstitutional.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white passenger, and the city police arrested her. This sparked the civil rights movement.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Nine black students were allowed to enter an all white high school, along with national guards for protection.
  • Kennedy Aids South Vietnam

    Kennedy ordered more aid for the South Vietnamese for the was with new equipment and personnel.
  • Arrival

    American troops first enter South Vietnam.
  • "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

    Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested in Birmingham Alabama, and writes a letter to the local priests.
  • Equal Pay Act

    Gave women equal pay among men counterparts.
  • "I Have a Dream"

    Martin Luther King Jr. gives his most famous speech at the LIncoln Memorial.
  • Gulf on Tonkin Resolution

    The resolution gave President Johnson the power to do anything in Southeast Asia.
  • Rolling Thunder

    President Johnson allows Operation Rolling Thunder, a bombing offensive, to stop North Vietnam.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Southern blacks are able to vote in a more convient matter.
  • Loving v. Virginia

    The Supreme Court ruled that interracial marriage is constitutional.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Signed by Johnson to keep discimination out of real esatate.
  • Withdrawing

    President Nixon meets with South Vietnam's president, nguyen Van Thieu. He announces that 25,000 soldiers will be withdrawn.
  • Cambodia

    South Vietnam attacks into Cambodia to chase after Vietcong militia.
  • Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

    Supreme Court ruled busing was not to be segregated.
  • City of Hue

    North Vietcong militia advanced towards the City of Hue to gain a strategic placing in their offensive, but the city was well defended and the NVA were pushed back.
  • Cease Fire

    All warring nations that were involved in Vietnam and Southeast Asia signed a cease fire.
  • US Embassy Overunned

    Vietcong members blew holes in outer perimeter and ransacked the embassy.