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  • malcolm

    Malcolm X was was an African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist. To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. His detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been described as one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history
  • cold war

    cold war
    The world had never experienced anything like it. The Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States was a half century of military build-up, political maneuvering for international support, and behind-the-scenes military assistance for allies and satellite nations that began in the late 1940s and continued into the early 1990s. Both sides of the conflict wanted to avoid direct military action because of the threat of mutual nuclear destruction. But the period was punctuated by explosiv
  • Joseph McCarthy

    Joseph McCarthy
    Joseph McCarthy takes office as a Republican senator from Wisconsin.1 In a primary election, McCarthy had defeated Sen. Robert La Follette Jr., son of one of the icons of American liberalism. Branding himself as “Tail Gunner Joe,” McCarthy had run a vicious, negative campaign against his opponent with accusations that La Follette was a war profiteer.2
  • the korean war

    the korean war
    conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into Soviet (North Korean) and U.S. (South Korean) zones of occupation. In 1948 rival governments were established: The Republic of Korea was proclaimed in the South and the People's Democratic Republic of Korea in the North
  • brown v board of education 1954

    brown v board of education 1954
    1-The final decisionn of Brown v. Board of Education was that Schools shall no longer remain segragated because it was a violation of the 14th Amendment.
    2-No, Blacks did not get equal rights as the whites. Everything else in society remained segragated EX: water fountains, bathrooms, restraunts, etc....
    3-NO, After the decision at Brown v. The Board of Education tensions between whites and blacks rose. there was more lynching and hate crimes going around than before. Many school closed down bec
  • civil rights movement

    civil rights movement
    Fourteen-year-old African-American Emmett Till is brutally murdered after reportedly flirting with a white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi. For the first time, both black and white reporters cover the trial epitomizing “one of the most shocking and enduring stories of the twentieth century.”2 The white defendants, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, are acquitted by an all-white jury in only 67 minutes; later they describe in full detail to Look magazine (which paid them $4,000) how they ki
  • the space race

    the space race
    He pushed the people working on it to move faster. They were planning on going to the moon in 15-20 years, and he got them to do it in less than 10.
  • hippie culture music clothing beliefs

    hippie culture music clothing beliefs
    Sex and drugs and rock n roll; free spirits running wild. Peace, love, joy and happiness! Through out history the world has seen some generations that have made an impact more than all of its predecessors. The decade from 1960 to 1970 was definitely one of those eras. The people didn't follow the teachings of its elders, but rejected them for an alternative culture which was their very own. Made up of the younger population of the time this new culture was such a radical society that they were g
  • vietnam war

    vietnam war
    At his inauguration, President John F. Kennedy promises aggressive support for America’s friends and vehement resistance to its foes.1 Stressing the need for containment of communism in Southeast Asia and citing the domino theory that if one nation falls to communism, neighboring states will follow, Kennedy and his successor Lyndon B. Johnson slowly escalate U.S. military presence in Vietnam.
  • the falling of the berlin wall fall of communism breakup of soviet union

    the falling of the berlin wall fall of communism breakup of soviet union
    On Christmas Day 1991, the Soviet flag flew over the Kremlin in Moscow for the last time. A few days earlier, representatives from 11 Soviet republics (Ukraine, the Russian Federation, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) met in the Kazakh city of Alma-Ata and announced that they would no longer be part of the Soviet Union. Instead, they declared they would establish a Commonwealth of Independent States. Because the three Baltic
  • George Wallace, Governor of Alabama

    George Wallace, Governor of Alabama
    On January 14, 1963, George Wallace is inaugurated as the governor of Alabama, promising his followers, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!" His inauguration speech was written by Ku Klux Klan leader Asa Carter, who later reformed his white supremacist beliefs and wrote The Education of Little Tree under the pseudonym of Forrest Carter. (The book, which gives a fictitious account of Carter's upbringing by a Scotch-Irish moonshiner and a Cherokee grandmother, poignantly d
  • george wallace university of alabama

    george wallace university of alabama
    On May 16, 1963, 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. The court's decision virtually ensured a showdown between federal authorities and Alabama Governor George Wallace who had made a campaign promise a year earlier to prevent the school's integration even if it required that he stand in the schoolhouse door
  • assassination of john kennedy

    assassination of john kennedy
    Elected in 1960 as the 35th president of the United States, 43-year-old John F. Kennedy became the youngest man and the first Roman Catholic to hold that office. He was born into one of America's wealthiest families and parlayed an elite education and a reputation as a military hero into a successful run for Congress in 1946 and for the Senate in 1952. As president, Kennedy confronted mounting Cold War tensions in Cuba, Vietnam and elsewhere. He also led a renewed drive for public service and ev
  • lyndon b johnson

    lyndon b johnson
    was the 36th President of the United States.Vice-President Lyndon Johnson was sworn in aboard the presidential jet, Air Force One, two hours after Kennedy had been declared dead. In the all-too familiar photograph of him taking the oath (on JFK's own Catholic missal, because no Bible could be found), Jackie Kennedy stands close at his side still wearing the suit stained with her husband's blood, where she had cradled his head in her lap as the motorcade rushed to hospital.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.,

    Martin Luther King, Jr.,
    was born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929, and died in Memphis on April 4, 1968. Dr. King’s legacy extends into today and he remains one of the most discussed leaders of our time
  • woodstock 1969

     woodstock 1969
    in August 1969, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair took place on a dairy farm in Bethel, NY. Over half a million people came to a 600-acre farm to hear 32 acts (leading and emerging performers of the time) play over the course of four days (August 15-18). Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, the Who, Janis Joplin and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were among the line-up. Woodstock is known as one of the greatest happenings of all time and –perhaps- the most pivotal moment in music hist
  • richard nixon watergate

    richard nixon watergate
    Nixon created an imperial presidency, a presidency that held itself above the law. He (or his staff "twins" Erlichmann and Haldemann) hired people (refered to as the "plumbers") to break into Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office. They used the CIA to spy on their political enemies, including other Republicans. (J. Edgar Hoover refused to let the FBI do Nixon's dirty work.) Money that was used to pay the plumbers was laundered through the Republican National Commi
  • disco music culture

    disco music culture
    i may only be 19 but I love disco music! I have Kiss's disco album, which sounds better every time I hear it, and the Night Fever soundtrack is regular listening for me. Let's not forget the Stones doing disco, which didn't sound half bad.
  • jimmy carter/ lr and hostage crisis

    jimmy carter/ lr and 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."
  • Reagan assassination attempt

    Reagan assassination attempt
    The Reagan assassination attempt occurred on Monday, March 30, 1981, just 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
  • hiv/ aids

    hiv/ aids
    The first cases of AIDS were identified in the United States in 1981, but AIDS most likely existed here and in other parts of the world for many years before that time. In 1984 scientists proved that HIV causes AIDS.