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  • Joseph McCarthy- McCarthyism

    Joseph McCarthy- McCarthyism
    McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. It also means "the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism."
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  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    The Korean war was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. It was primarily the result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    After his parole he became a leader of The Nation of Islam.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    Brown v Board of Education was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the court declared state laws establishing separate schools for black and white students unconstitutional.
  • Emmett Till's Murder

    Emmett Louis Till was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white women
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict in Vietnam Laos, and Cambodia from November 1, 1955 to the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    The African-American Civil Rights Movement were social movements in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against black Americans and restoring voting rights to them. This article covers the phase of the movement between 1955 and 1968, particularly in the South. The wave of inner city riots from 1964 through 1970 undercut support from the white community.
  • Suez Crisis

    Was a diplomatic and military confrontation between Egypt on one side, and Britain, France and Israel on the other, with the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Nations playing major roles in forcing Britain, France and Israel to withdraw
  • The Space Race

    The Space Race
    It was a competition between the Soviet Union and the U.S. to be the first to get to Space.
  • The "Little Rock Nine"

    The "Little Rock Nine"
    The "Little Rock Nine" was a group of African American students enrolled at Litttle Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis was drafted into the Army.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    After law enforcement authorities had twice caught Hendrix riding in stolen cars, he was given a choice between spending time in prison or serving in the US military: he chose the latter and enlisted in the Army.
  • The Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall
    Was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) that completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Was a 13-day confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side, and the United States on the other
  • Integration in University of Alabama

    A federal district court in Alabama ordered the University of Alabama to admit African American students Vivien Malone and James Hood during its summer session.
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas.[1][2] Kennedy was fatally shot while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife Nellie, in a presidential motorcade.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States, a position he assumed after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States. He is one of only four people who served in all four elected federal offices of the United States: Representative, Senator, Vice President, and President.
  • Nike

    The company was founded as Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight.
  • War Protest

    Vietnam war Protest began small but in 1965 it gained national Prominence. On this day it was organized by professors against the war at the University of Michigan
  • Civil Rights Movement

    The first March from Selma to Montgomery was held on this day. Also known as "Bloody Sunday" — when 600 marchers, protesting the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson and ongoing exclusion from the electoral process, were attacked by state and local police with billy clubs and tear gas.
  • Hippie Culture

    They made their way to Northern California this year. The Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco popularized hippie culture, leading to the legendary Summer of Love on the West Coast of the United States.
  • Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

    The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, a United States Governer, took place shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, in Los Angeles, California, during a campaign season for the United States Presidential election, 1968
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    The Watergate scandal was a political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. The scandal eventually led to the resignation of Richard Nixon, the President of the United States, on August 9, 1974 — the only resignation of a U.S. President.
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    On November 4, 1979, an angry mob of young Islamic revolutionaries overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 Americans hostage. "From the moment the hostages were seized until they were released minutes after Ronald Reagan took the oath of office as president 444 days later," wrote historian Gaddis Smith, "the crisis absorbed more concentrated effort by American officials and had more extensive coverage on television and in the press than any other event since World War II."
  • Ronald Regan/ Reganomics

    Economic policies promoted by U.S. President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s. These policies are commonly associated with supply-side economics, referred to as trickle-down economics by political opponents

    First case of AIDS was found in San Francisco. Started because of the Hippie Movement.

    First person to die because of AIDS was in New York.
  • Assassination Attempt of Ronald Reagan

    It happened 69 days into the presidency of Ronald Reagan. While leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr.
  • Technological Advances of the Time

    The World Wide Web or internet is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. Whch was made on this day.