McCarthy spent almost 5 years trying in vain to expose communists and other left-wing “loyalty risks” in the U.S. government. In the hyper-suspicious atmosphere of the Cold War, insinuations of disloyalty were enough to convince many Americans that their government was packed with traitors and spies. McCarthy’s accusations were so intimidating that few people dared to speak out against him. It was not until he attacked the Army in 1954 that his actions earned him the censure of the U.S Senate.
The beginning of the war between the north and the south over territory and country government.
Brown v. Board of Education
Linda Brown, an 8-year-old girl in Kansas, lives within walking distance of a whites-only elementary school. Because of segregation, she has to travel by bus to a more distant school for African-American children. Her father sues the school board of Topeka, and the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear the case.
As a spokesman for the Nation of Islam he taught black supremacy and advocated separation of black and white Americans
The "end" of the war. It was actually a cease fire, but the war never actually ended.
Brown v. Board of Education
The Supreme Court decides Brown v. Board of Education, arguing that "separate but equal" schools are inherently unequal. The decision declares legal school segregation unconstitutional.
Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Jr became an activist in African American rights.
On August 28, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy from Chicago, is killed near Money, Mississippi, by the woman's husband and company for allegedly whistling at a the white woman.
The Vietnam War was the prolonged struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government and the United States (with the aid of the South Vietnamese) attempting to prevent the spread of communism.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat.
The "Littlle Rock Nine"
The governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, obstructs the integration of Little Rock High School, using the National Guard to block the entry of nine students. President Eisenhower orders federal troops to integrate the school.
The Space Race was a competition between the Soviet Union and the United States for supremacy in outer space exploration.
Hippie Culture begins
Believed in love sex and drugs. They did not approve of ay kind of war and normally protested them. Exact date not known
Assassination of JFK
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible.
The company was founded as Blue Ribbon Sports and didnt become Nike until May 30, 1978.
Malcolm X is assassinated by members of the Nation of Islam
Martin Luther King Jr assassination
Standing on the balcony of his motel room, he was shot and later pronounced dead at the hospital.
He was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan because Kennedy had betrayed him with his support for Israel
First in home game system
A political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the 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.
Became the first president to resign from presidency.
First NIke shoe
First Nike shoe given to 4 track and field stars for the summer olympics.
Vietnam war "ends"
Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is an American multinational corporation that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers.
Is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in.
AIDS was first recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1981 and its caused by HIV was identified in the early part of the decade.
The fall of the berlin wall was not only a way to get from one country to another but also symbolic to many people as the fall of the Soviet Union.