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Major Events from 1950-1990

By Akhilas
  • The Murder of Emmett Till

    The Murder of Emmett Till
    the murde of Emmett Till DocumentaryThe murder of Emmeett Till was also another event that sparked the Civil Rights Movement. It was about an Amrican American Boy who was visiting his relative in the south. He knew that the south was more harsh towards racism than the North, but he didn't know to what extent. One day when Emmett was walking out of the shop, a women claimed that Emmett whistled at her. Two white males being outraged murdered Emmett Till brutally.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The Montgomery Bus Boycott was the initial spark to the Civil Rights movement after WW2. The initial event was about a civil rights activist named Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat to a white. This caused controversy all over the nations and many other Civil Rights activists like Martin Luther King Jr. were born as a cause of this event.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was a war against America/South Vietnam and North Vietnam/Vietcong. The cause of this war was to contain communism. This war was a regretful one because it is kind of the first war that the Americans actually lost.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    Little Rocck Nine DcumentaryAfter the case, Brown vs. Board of Education, all schools were required to be integrated. Many schools ignored this new law. On September 3 1957 nine African American Students tried to go to Little Rock's Central High. This caused a big contreversy, even the governor attempted to stop the students from attending the school. However, the federal government did get involved and the students were escorted from and to the school by the national guard for nearly a year.
  • Kennedy's Assassination

    Kennedy's Assassination
    Assassination video
    John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. He dealt with the Cold War and believed in Civil Rights. Unfortunately, the loving president was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President of the U.S.A.

    Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President of the U.S.A.
    Lyndon B. Johnson was vice president for J.F.K. but after J.F.K.'s assassination, johnson becaomes president. Johnson is known to finish off all of J.F.K.'s plans. He also served a second term and created programs like The Great Society during his presidency.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964
    After a long "war" for equallity, the U.S. finally passes the Civil Rights Act in 1964. The legislation outlawed any form of discrimination against, race, gender, age or religion. Although the legislation was passed, it took many years to actually see the results of it.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    The My Lai Massacre was a horrific and violent event. It was where American troops in Vietnem killed majority of the civilians in My Lai, South Vietnam. As many as 500 people were killed.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination
    I have a dream speech
    Martin Luther King Jr. is probably the most famous civil rights activist known today. His belief in nonviolence and ideology that it takes time for change brought equallity to America. When he was assassinated not only African Americans but everyone around the nation were grieving.
  • Apollo 11 Moon landing

    Apollo 11 Moon landing
    Apollo 11 launching
    The Moon Landing occurred as part of the Space Race Competition with Russia during the cold war. Even though Russia was the first one to send a person to space and orbit the Earth, America sent the first man to the Moon. The Space Shuttle they used was called Apollo 11.
  • The Watergate Scandal

    The Watergate Scandal
    The Watergate scandal was when John Mitchell and John Dean tried to steal documents from the Democratic National Comitee. Instead of exposing this to the public, the Nixon administration tried to cover it up. The releasing of many documents and tapes lead to the resignation of Nixon as president.
  • Reagan's Assassination Attempt

    Reagan's Assassination Attempt
    Ronald Reagan was the 40th president of the United States. The assassination attempt occured 69 days into his presidency, while he was leaving washington hilton hotel after giving a speech. Reagan was shoot and wounded along with three other men byJohn Hickley Jr.