If I can Dream

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    Vietnam war dates

    Events within the 1950's through 1976
  • Submarine Nautilus

    Submarine Nautilus begins 1st nuclear-powered test voyage ~intellectual
  • Scrabble

    Scrabble" debuts on board game market
  • Panama

    US & Panama sign canal treaty ~political
  • Rock N Roll

    Rock and Roll becomes popular with artists like Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presly, and other artists. ~social
  • The Murder of Emmett Till

    The Murder of Emmett Till
    Emmett Till was murdered after talking to a white woman, his mom burried him in an open cascet to show everyone what they did to her son. This picture shows just what they did to Emmit, showing everyone else in the worl whhat was happening.~Social
  • Jackie

    Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to NY Giants ~social
  • President Eisenhower Signs the Civil Rights Act of 1957

    The Civil Rights Act of 1957 wasprimarily a voting rights bill, it was the first civil rights legislation enacted by Congress. ~social
  • Sputnik I was launched

    Sputnik was LAunched my Soviet Russia starting the "Space Race" ~Intellectual
  • NASA was formed

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was formed by the United States during the space race ~Intellectual
  • "Trieste

    The Bathosphere "Trieste" reaches the bottom of the Pacific (10,900 m)
  • "At the Drop od a Hat"

    "At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 performances ~social
  • Contraceptive

    The 1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie Ill ~economic
  • The Peace Corps

    A group of people who go out to other countries to try to assist them.
  • The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

    CORE begins sending student volunteers on bus trips to test the implementation of new laws prohibiting segregation in interstate travel facilities. ~social
  • Discoverer 25

    Discoverer 25 launched into space ~intelectual
  • Bay of Pigs

    Was an unsuccessful attempt by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba with support from US government armed forces, to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro ~political
  • Navy SEALs

    United States Navy SEALs is established. ~political
  • Missiles located

    US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba ~political
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Soviets Russia establishes missile bases in Cuba, Kennedy orders a naval blockade to divert any more missiles from arriving in Cuba. ~political
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon B. Johnson Becomes President after Kennedy is assasinated. This is a picture of LBJ durring his presidency. It shows him in the office where he makes important political dessisions.
  • Martin Luther King Arrested

    MLK is arrested and writes a Letter from Burmingham Jail ~social
  • March on Washington

    200,000 people go to Washington, D.C. and gather The Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech. ~social
  • Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    Goes into Effect ~political
  • John F. Kennedy assasinated

    John F. Kennedy assasinated
    Pressident Kennedy was assasinated in Texas. This is political because he was out un protected trying to get closer to his nation. trying to help encourage them to like him.
  • KTVS

    KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting ~economic
  • Vietnam touchdown

    First American soldier steps onto South Vietnam ~political
  • The war starts

    The war starts
    Congress authorized the president to take “all necessary measures” to protect American soldiers and their allies from the communist Viet Cong. This is a picture of Men in the Vietnam war shortly after it started. It is important because they show what the military looks like.
  • President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    This made segregation in public facilities and discrimination in employment world illegal. ~Economic
  • Congress passes the Economic Opportunity Act

    This initiated the war on poverty. ~economic
  • Nobel Peace Prize

    Martin Lunthor King is awarded the Nobel Peace prize. ~social
  • GI Bill

    Grants veterans the rights to education, housing, health and jobs ~economic
  • Pioneer 7

    Pioneer 7 was launched on this date~intellectual
  • The Walk for Love and Peace and Freedom

    Took place in New York with 10,000 participants ~social
  • Explorer I

    Explorer 1 was the first Amercian satellite put into earth's orbit. It was launched after the Soviet's Sputnik 1 and 2. ~Intellectual
  • USSR

    USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR ~intellectual
  • "Hey Jude"

    Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks ~economic
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon. It was a three man crew containing Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders ~Intellectual
  • The stonewall inn

    The stonewall inn
    Police invaded the Stonewall in, a gay bar in New York
  • Apallo 11

    Apallo 11
    Apollo 11 was the first flight that took men to the moon. This picture is signifficant because it is showing the first man on the moon. It also shows that America was the first on the moon with our flag next to the person. ~Intellectual
  • Kent State Shooting

    The national Guard open fires at protesting students at Kent State, 4 studends were killed many others were injured.
  • Apollo 13

    A ruptured air tank on the way to the moon almost killed three astronauts on board the spacecraft.
  • OSHA act

    The OSHA act was to ensure the saftey of the american workers, to work in sanitary working conditions, and to benifit the health of all Americans. ~economic
  • Ohio Joins in

    Ohio becomes the 38th state to lower their voting age to 18. ~political
  • Nasdaq

    A new stock Market index called the Nasdaq is created and put into use. ~Economic
  • Magic Kingdom

    Disney opens another theme park in Florida, the second park disney made. Walt Disney didn't live to see the opening.
  • Watergate Scandal

    The Watergate scandal was a political scandal during the 1970s in the United States resulting from the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. ~political
  • Federal Election Campaign Act

    Was passed to limit campaign spending. ~economic
  • The fall of Vietnamization

    The U.S.'s hopes of letting S.V. win it's own war and get it's own power fails 120,000 North Vietnamese soldiers stormed into South Vietnam, surprising the 6000 US troops still in the country. Overtaking South Vietnam and turning it communist. ~political
  • The last man

    Eugene Cernan was the Last man to walk on the moon. He was on Appollo 17 on the December 1972 launch. ~intellectual
  • Apallo 17

    Apollo 17 was the last or most recent moon landing by the United States. The crew consisted of Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt. No one has been to the moon since. ~Intellectual
  • War Powers Act passed by Congress

    This act prevents the president from commitment of US forces abroad for more than 60 days without Congressional approval first ~political
  • The second tower

    The second tower to the world trade center is finished, an official ribbon cutting is held. ~economic
  • War ends

    President Nixon takes last troops out of Vietnam. ~political
  • OPEC oil double

    This began the gas crisis of the 70s,Oil went from $1.50 a barrel to $11.56 a barrel over the course of a few months. ~economic
  • Kootenai Nation Declares War

    Kootenai Nation small tribe of 67 Indians living in Bonners Ferry, Idaho declared war on the US Government in 1974. ~political
  • Nixon resigns

    Nixon resigns after his impeachment papers were filed.~political
  • Alaska oil Pipeline

    Alaska  oil Pipeline
    Alaska Pipeline was started producing a large amount of Americals oil. This picture shows how the lines were placed in the Alaska wilderness. ~economic
  • First artifical gene

    First artifical gene
    The first artifical gene was made compleatly in a test tube, this picture shows what an artificial gene looks like ~intelectual
  • Legionnaire's disease

    The first appearance of the flu like disease struck at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia 182 people are infected and 29 are killed~Social
  • Woman in the military

    West Point military academy started accepting women. ~social