HIST 2123: 1955–1975

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In History
  • Disneyland

    Walt Disney's father worked at previous world's fairs. This inspired his son to build the iconic Magic Castle and other exhibits in Anaheim, California.
  • Rosa Parks Incites Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks Incites Montgomery Bus Boycott
    This issue began when Rosa Parks refused to move from her seat on the bus. The infuriation of the public eventually forced the bus company to desegregate its buses or risk serious financial setbacks.
  • Interstate Highway Act

    Interstate Highway Act
    The government gave the “okay” to build an interstate. From this, people could transport goods quicker across the country, at a reduced cost of the overall price.
  • National Defense Education Act

    National Defense Education Act
    This act helped to fund educational institutions at all levels. To help America compete against the Soviet Union in science & technology. This helped to improve economical advancements as well as advance against the soviets. It encouraged students to continue on to higher education and offered better job opportunities later in life.
  • Cuban Revolution/US Relations

    Cuban Revolution/US Relations
    The Cuban Revolution transformed the relationship between Cuba and the United States. After Castro took over, U.S. trade relations with Cuba came to an end.
  • Alaska and Hawaii Become States

    Alaska and Hawaii Become States
    Alaska was a Russian colony from 1744 until America bought it in 1867, but didn't become an official state until 1959. Hawaii was a kingdom until 1893 when it became a republic in 1894. In 1898, Hawaii then ceded itself to the US and became a state in 1959.
  • President Kennedy Assassination

    President Kennedy Assassination
    President John Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was traveling through Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, in an open-top convertible when he was shot and killed.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination
    Towards the end of his life, MLK Jr. suffered increasing criticism from young African American activists who supported a more aggressive approach to forcing change. These young radicals held closer to the ideals of Malcolm X, who had condemned King’s advocacy of nonviolence as "criminal."