Kayla Houghton's "Era of Activism" Timeline

  • Publication of "Silent Spring"

    Publication of "Silent Spring"
    Silent Spring is a book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin on 27 September 1962.[1] The book is widely credited with helping launch the environmental movement.
  • • Publication of Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique

    •	Publication of Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique
    The Feminine Mystique, published February 19, 1963,[1] by W.W. Norton and Co., is a nonfiction book written by Betty Friedan. It is widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism in the United States.
  • • Publication of Ralph Nader’s Unsafe at Any Speed

    •	Publication of Ralph Nader’s Unsafe at Any Speed
    Unafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile by Ralph Nader, published in 1965, is a book detailing resistance by car manufacturers to the introduction of safety features, like seat belts, and their general reluctance to spend money on improving safety. It was a pioneering work, openly polemical but containing substantial references and material from industry insiders. It made Nader a household name.
  • • NOW is founded

    •	NOW is founded
    The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest feminist organization in the United States. It was founded in 1966 and has a membership of 500,000 contributing members. The organization consists of 550 chapters in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia
  • • UFW’s Nationwide Boycott of grapes

    •	UFW’s Nationwide Boycott of grapes
    NFWA rallies its' membership to strike against grape growers in Delano, California. Chavez's call for a boycott against Schenley Industries, a major grape producer, is endorsed by the AFL-CIO.
  • • Woodstock

    •	Woodstock
    Woodstock Music & Art Fair (informally, Woodstock or The Woodstock Festival) was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel, in Sullivan County, is 43 miles southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York, in adjoining Ulster County.
  • • Congress passes the Clean Air Act

    •	Congress passes the Clean Air Act
    A Clean Air Act is one of a number of pieces of legislation relating to the reduction of airborne contaminants, smog and air pollution in general. The use by governments to enforce clean air standards has contributed to an improvement in human health and longer life spans. Critics argue it has also sapped corporate profits and contributed to outsourcing, while defenders counter that improved environmental air quality has generated more jobs than it has eliminated.
  • First Earth Day Celebration

    First Earth Day Celebration
    Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations.
  • • The EPA is established

    •	The EPA is established
    he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with protecting human health and the environment, by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.[2] The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 3, 1970, after Nixon submitted a reorganization plan to Congress and it was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate.[3] The agency is led by its Adm
  • • Protesters from the AIM take over the reservation at Wounded Knee

    •	Protesters from the AIM take over the reservation at Wounded Knee
    The Wounded Knee incident began February 27, 1973 when the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota was seized by followers of the American Indian Movement (AIM). The occupiers controlled the town for 71 days while the United States Marshals Service and other law enforcement agencies cordoned off the town.
  • • Supreme Court rules to legalize abortion in the Roe v. Wade case

    •	Supreme Court rules to legalize abortion in the Roe v. Wade case
    Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973),[1] was a landmark, controversial decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. The Court decided that a right to privacy under the due process clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to a woman's decision to have an abortion, but that right must be balanced against the state's two legitimate interests for regulating abortions: protecting prenatal life and protecting the mother's health. Saying that the