Cold war

  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    An American foreign policy that promised to provide assistance to democracies in their fight against authoritarian challenges.
  • McCarthyism

    Also known as the Second Red Scare, An attack on individuals on suspected beliefs.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    North Korea and South Korea engaged in a conflict where North Korea invaded the South with the aim of bringing the entire peninsula under the control of the communist North.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    a court case that supported separate school systems for black students and white students were considered unequal.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    A 13-month protest against racial segregation was sparked by the arrest of Rosa Parks, leading to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The long, costly, and debated battle between the communist government of North Vietnam and South Vietnam, backed by the United States.
  • Sputnik

    Earth's first artificial satellite orbited the Earth for three consecutive months and transmitted signals back to Earth.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    A 13 day confrontation between the U.S. government and the Soviet Union.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The largest civil rights march of its time that advocated for African Americans rights.
  • JFK assassinated

    JFK assassinated
    On November 22, 1963, at noon, President John F. Kennedy was killed while he was riding in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The act prohibited discrimination against race, color, age, sex, and religion.
  • RFK Killed

    RFK Killed
    Robert F. Kennedy was shot by Sirhan Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California on June 5, 1968.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    North Vietnamese and communist Viet Cong forces launched an attack against targets in South Vietnam.
  • MLK killed

    MLK killed
    Martin Luther King was assassinated at 6:05 P.M. on Thursday, April 4, 1968, as he stood on a balcony outside his second-floor room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Moon landing

    Moon landing
    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who were in charge of the Apollo mission, successfully landed on the Moon. It marked the first time humans had ever set foot on the lunar surface.
  • Watergate break-in

    Watergate break-in
    On the morning of June 17th, 1972, a guard saw something strange happening and told the police. Five burglars pretended to be plumbers and entered the place.
  • Roe v. Wade

    Roe v. Wade
    The U.S. Supreme Court made a really important decision that said the Constitution of the United States usually keeps the right to have an abortion safe.
  • Iranian hostage crisis

    Iranian hostage crisis
    Fifty-three American diplomats and citizens were held hostage by a group of militarized Iranian college students.