Civil Rights Era/Vietnam Era Timeline

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  • Invasion of Vietnam

    Japanese invade Northern Vietnam to prevent China from importing weapons and fuel through Northern Vietnam.
  • Surrender of Northern Vietnam

    Japan surrendered Vietnam to the Allies. This caused a spiral of power to happen in which Vietnam declared themselves an independent nation.
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    Integration of baseball

    Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 as the first African American in the MLB.
  • Dien Bien Phu

    Vietnam won their independance from France.
  • Rosa Parks Situation

    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. Sparked a new era in the civil rights movement.
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    Montgomery bus boycott begins in Alabama

    After Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, the bus boycotts sparked from the new era of the civil rights movement.
  • Greensboro sit-in begins

    In Greensboro, Black people sat in segregated coffee shops until they got served.
  • Civil Rights Marches

    Black Activists marched on Washington, D.C., to support the civil rights bill.
  • Execution of Ngo Dinh Diem

    Vietnamese generals siezed power of Vietnam when American ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge gained American sympathy for the generals plott to overthrow Diem.
  • Civil Rights Act

    outlawed major forms of segregation. For example racial segregation against blacks, women, and segregation in schools
  • Attack in the Gulf of Tonkin

    Northern Vietnamese torpedo boats fired upon two American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    This resolution granted the president to "take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression."
  • Malcolm X assassinated

    Due to the violence set forth by Malcolm X that started uprisings in the African American community, he was assassinated.
  • Voting Rights Act

    This Act gave African Americans the unrestricted right to vote.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination

    The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. happened due to his political uprisings in the black community.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    With the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, black citizens were given more complete, better protected rights.
  • Assassination of Kennedy

    Robert Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan, an Arab nationalist who was angry over pro-Israel remarks made by the Democratic nomination.
  • The Beginning of Vietnamization

    Nixon announced the withdrawal of 25,000 soldiers. He was determined, however, to keep a strong American presence in Vietnam in order to ensure bargaining power in peace negotiations.
  • The agreement to end the Vietnam War

    During the bombing campaign the United States and Vietnam signed an agreement ending the war and restoring the peace in Vietnam.
  • Saigon Embassy Falls

    Saigon Am Embassy Fell