AP US History Timeline - Nathan Assefa

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In Film
  • Vietnam War begins

    Vietnam War begins
    The Vietnam war was caused by a dispute between north and south Vietnam as the US took the side of the south since the Soviet Union gave aid to the north. Throughout the war, protests against the war arose leading to Vietnamization which led to the north winning the war. (This relates to key concepts 8.1 B because the United States used this war as a way to contain communism since the Soviets were helping North Vietnam. )(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV4Q-RSQCq0)
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    This date marks the first hit song that Elvis Presley released, "Heartbreak Hotel". This song created a national breakthrough as he became a worldwide sensation. His reputation grew as more hit songs were made by him.
  • Hippie Movement

    Hippie Movement
    The hippies' movement was created to protest against the Vietnam war. Their culture differed from the mainstream culture as they held rallies and protests against the war. The revolved around peace, love, and drugs to rally against the Vietnam war (This connects to key concepts 8.3 II because this was a type of social development caused by the cold war as hippies went against the Vietnam War. )(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm6DvlZ2O20)
  • George Wallace blocking the entrance

    George Wallace blocking the entrance
    George Wallace was the governor of Alabama who stood at the entrance of the University of Alabama to stop the entrance of two black students. President Kennedy had to send the U.S army to force the entrance of the students, therefore, desegregating the University. (Key Concepts 8.2 I because this was a form of white resistance as Wallace was a big supporter of segregation, inspiring other whites to do the same.)(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WbLGlIzW88)
  • John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

    John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
    President Kennedy was trying to gain popularity for the upcoming election by meeting his fans. While he was in an open roof car, Lee Harvey shot him twice with his gun putting him in a fatal state. He later died in the hospital. (Key Concepts 8.2 III connects with this event because this was a social crisis towards all races as JFK supported them, especially his ability to pass civil rights.)( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlWwA5x-P9k)
  • Black Panther Party is founded

    Black Panther Party is founded
    This party was formed to fight back against police brutality. They formed rallies and protests using violent protests to demonstrate that they aren't weak. They would monitor police activity and called for all blacks to unite and fight back against the government. (Key Concepts 8.2 I connects to this event because this was sparked due to white's resistance to desegregation. This party can be seen as a form of unrest among the black community.)(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gL7xRVFaYo)
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    Bulgars were caught in the office of the Democratic National Committee trying to steal files. These crimes were connected to President Nixon to try and find a way to win reelection, but Nixon denied any connection. In the end, Nixon resigned before he could be impeached. (Key Concepts 8.2 III connects to this because this scandal made by Nixon led to an increasing distrust among the American community.)(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZSGMMUC7FQ)
  • Roe V. Wade

    Roe V. Wade
    This court case was revolved around the issue of abortion. The court decided that abortion can only be allowed only during the first trimester. This topic is highly debated between liberals and conservatives as they have opposing views. (Key Concepts 8.3 II connects with this event because it focused on issues of social justice as the requirement of abortion weren't established.)(https://www.oyez.org/cases/1965/759)
  • Hurricane Carmen

    Hurricane Carmen
    Hurricane Carman is one of the most intense hurricanes in history. It caused 8 casualties and 162 million dollars in damage. This hurricane hit mainly Louisiana causing most of its damage to occur there.
  • President Ford escaping assassination

    President Ford escaping assassination
    President Ford was a victim of an attempted assassination by a cult member. The shooter wanted to make a statement to all those who don't want to halt environmental pollution. Ford was taken to the hospital and was able to survive.
  • Apple

    This was when the first Apple computer was created. Steve Jobs and Steve Woz started their business in a garage and as they began to add innovations to their inventions, they soon became a billion dollar company. (Key Concepts 8.3 I is connected to this event because Apple benefitted from the increase in the American economy due to war. This federal boom led to technological developments such as the first Apple computer. )(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aCUGzvf7qw)
  • Aids/HIV Epidemic

    Aids/HIV Epidemic
    This was when the first cases of Aids/HIV were seen in people. This disease spread like wildfire as millions died. As people begged the government for help, Ronald Reagan stayed quiet.