Civil Rights and Vietnam

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    Civil Rights Movement

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    Vietnam War

  • Dien Bien Phu

    French are defeated, and withdrew roops from Vietnam.
  • Brown VS. Board of Education 1954

    The decision declared that the system of segregated public schools in the United States was unconstitutional.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks refuses to move to the back of the bus and is arrested, her arrest triggered a systematic response among the civil rights community in Montgomery --- a boycott of public transportation.
  • Central High School Little Rock, Arkansas

    When nine black high school students arrived to attend Central High, they were met by an angry crowd. President Dwight Eisenhower responded by sending troops from the 101st Airborne to Little Rock with orders to protect the nine students.
  • JFK and Ngo Dinh Diem meet

    Following a meeting between South Vietnam's President Diem and Kennedy, the United States agrees to increase the number of American advisors in Vietnam from 340 to 805.
  • "Freedom Riders"

    The group consisted of black and white, male and female. They boarded two busses in Washington, D.C. and were bound to New Orleans where they would celebrate the 7th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
  • Diem Overthrown

    If the war against the Communists were to be won, Ngo Dinh Diem would have to go. US officials in Saigon therefore began encouraging ARVN officers to overthrow Diem. Within a few months the officers were ready, and Diem was overthrown and shot. The Americans were distressed
  • March on Washinton

    250,000 people march for peaceful demonstration to promote Civil Rights and Economic Equality for African Americans.
  • George Wallace "School House Door" Desegregating the University of Alabama

    In June of 1963, a federal court barred any state government interference with the enrollment of two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, at the University of Alabama.
  • John F. Kennedy Submits Civil Rights Legislation

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    The Tonkin Gulf Resolution was a joint resolution which the United States Congress passed on August 7, 1964 in response to a sea battle between the North Vietnamese Navy's Torpedo Squadron 135 and the destroyer USS Maddox on August 2
  • Malcom X

    African American Rights Activist, harsh to whites about the ways of black racism. He was very violent and racist. He died February 24th, 1965
  • Anti-War Demonstrations Held In U.S.A.

    On 17 April 1965, between 15,000 and 25,000 people gathered at the capital, a turnout that surprised even the organizers
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder was the title of a gradual and sustained U.S. 2nd Air Division, U.S. Navy, and Republic of Vietnam Air Force, aerial bombardment campaign conducted against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  • Voting Rights Act

    This Act outlawed discrimination voting practices. It was established in August 3, 1963.
  • MyLai Massacre

    mass murder of 347–504 unarmed citizens in South Vietnam, conducted by a unit of the United States Army. All of the victims were civilians and most were women, children (including babies), and elderly people.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968 is passed

  • Martin Luther King Jr., is assassinated

  • Nixon Stuns America

    He authorizes Operation Menu, the secret bombing of Cambodia by B-52s, targeting North Vietnamese supply sanctuaries located along the border of Vietnam.
  • Troops Come Home

    U.S. is steadly pulling out of the war, yet still assisting South Vietnam with aid
  • U.S. Ceases- Fire

    The U.S. signs a cease- fire with North Vietnam and Vietcong, ending American involvement in the Vietnam War
  • Nixon Resigns

    Gerald R. Ford becomes the next president
  • US and Final Evacuation