Civil Rights Movement

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    American Civil War

  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Meant to abolish slavery in the United States.
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    Amendments added to reconstruction
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Granted citizenship to all persons born in the United States
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote wont be denied.
  • Jim Crow Laws Start in South

    Jim Crow Laws Start in South
    Law enforcing racial segregation.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Supreme Court case in favor of legal segregation.
  • Arab-Israeli War Begins

  • Rosa Parks Arrested

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Boycott of busses after Rosa Park was arrested.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    Voting Rights of Act is a federal law.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    9 African American kids were prevented from attending school.
  • Chicano Mural Movement Begins

    Chicano Mural Movement Begins
    Supported Mexican-American culture by painting walls of buildings.
  • Affirmative Action

  • Sam Walton Opens First Walmart

  • George Wallace Blocks University of Alabama Entrance

  • The Feminine Mystique

  • March on Washington

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    A law that ended segregation in 1964.
  • 24th Amendment

  • Israeli-Palestine Conflict Begins

  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Voting Rights of Act is a federal law.
  • Malcom X Assassinated

    Malcom X Assassinated
    Thomas Hagan assassinated Malcom X in 1965.
  • United Farm Worker’s California Delano Grape Strike

  • Thurgood Marshall Appointed to Supreme Court

  • Six Day War

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated
    the most visible leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Policy of Détente Begins

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    Jimmy Carter

  • Title IX

    Title IX
    Law that prohibits discrimination of gender.
  • Nixon Visits Communist China

    Nixon Visits Communist China
    China's entry to trade with United States.
  • Watergate Scandal

  • Roe v. Wade

    Roe v. Wade
    Texas laws that criminalized abortion.
  • Engaged Species Act

  • OPEC Oil Embargo

  • First Cell Phones

  • United States v. Nixon

  • Ford Pardons Nixon

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    Gerald Ford

  • Bill Gates Starts Microsoft

  • National Rifle Associate (NRA) Lobbying Begins

  • Steve Jobs Starts Apple

  • Community Reinvestment Act of 1977

  • Camp David Accords

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    Iran Hostage Crisis

  • Conservative Resurgence

  • “Trickle Down Economics”

  • AIDS Epidemic

  • • Sandra Day O’Connor Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court

  • Period: to

    Ronald Reagan

  • Marines in Lebanon

  • War on Drugs

  • Iran-Contra Affair

  • The Oprah Winfrey Show First Airs

  • “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!”

  • End of Cold War

  • Berlin Wall Falls

  • Period: to

    George H. W. Bush

  • Germany Reunification

  • • Iraq Invades Kuwait

  • Period: to

    Persian Gulf War

  • Soviet Union Collapses

  • Operation Desert Storm

  • NAFTA Founded