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Post world War II

  • G.I. Bill

    G.I. Bill
    provided educational and other benefits for people who had served in the armed forces in World War II. Benefits are still available to persons honorably discharged from the armed forces
  • first atomic bomb

    first atomic bomb
    American scientists successfully test the first atomic bomb in New Mexico.
  • Korea Divided at 38th Parallel

    Korea Divided at 38th Parallel
    Korea—occupied during the war by Japanese forces—is divided at the 38th Parallel, and two new states are established. North Korea is run by Communist Kim Il-Sung, while South Korea is run by anticommunist autocrat Syngman Rhee.
  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    A political barrier that isolated the peoples of Eatern Europe after WWII, restricting their ability to travel outside the region
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Truman promised to help any country facing a Communist takeover
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    This was a programmer of economic aid offered by the United States to any European country. The plan was rejected outright by Stalin and any Eastern Bloc country considering accepting aid was reprimanded severely. Consequently the aid was only given to Western European Countries.
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    The Cold War

    War of words and threat between US and USSR . It was a military tension, proxy war, political and economic struggle between these nations
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Soviet forces blockaded rail, road, and water access to Allied-controlled areas of Berlin. The United States and United Kingdom responded by airlifting food and fuel to Berlin from Allied airbases in western Germany.
  • The Fair Deal

    The Fair Deal
    program that called for improved housing , full employment, higher minimum wage, better farm price supports, new TVA's, and the extension of social security. Its only successes: raised the minimum wage, better public housing, extended old-age insurance to more people.
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    The United States was the world’s strongest military power. Its economy was booming, and the fruits of this prosperity–new cars, suburban houses and other consumer goods–were available to more people than ever before. However, the 1950s were also an era of great conflict.
  • Little richard

    Little richard
    American musician, singer and songwriter. An influential figure in popular music and culture for more than six decades. He still alive
  • Ike Turner

    Ike Turner
    was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer.
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    The Beat genearation

    a group of American writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, as well as the cultural phenomena that they wrote about. Central elements of "Beat" culture include a rejection of mainstream American values, experimentation with drugs and alternate forms of sexuality, and an interest in Eastern spirituality
  • Television

    CBS broadcast the very first commercial color TV program.
  • The Hydrogen Bomb

    The Hydrogen Bomb
    The United States explodes its first hydrogen bomb—a weapon hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945—at Enewetak in the South Pacific.
  • Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccine
    American medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, the virus that causes the crippling disease of polio.
  • Borwn vs. Board of education

    Borwn vs. Board of education
    the justices ruled that segregation in schools were inherently unequal and thus constitutional
  • Earl Warren supreme court

    Earl Warren supreme court
    He led the Supreme Court with an activist direction (Brown case) which pushed further the boundaries of civil rights in the U.S.A
  • Montogomery Bus boycott

    Montogomery Bus boycott
    Rosa parks wouldn't give up her seat for a white man , so the police put her in jail which started a boycott on bus transportation. This lasted for 11 months until the supreme court ruled segregation on bus transportation was illegal.
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    civil rights

    After the SCOTUS announced "separate but equal" civil rights activist fought for minorities to have equal rights. The civil rights movement was social movement for minorities to have the equal rights as an American citizen
  • Little Rock 9

    Little Rock 9
    President Eisenhower order troops protect African American teens integrate a high school in Little Rock Central High School.
  • Albert B. Sabin

    Albert B. Sabin
    the developer of the oral live virus polio vaccine, Dr. Sabin not only dedicated his entire professional career to the elimination of human suffering though his groundbreaking medical advances
  • The Sputnik

    The Sputnik
    The Soviets launch Sputnik, the first man-made object to orbit the earth. The Soviets' technological success in building the world's first satellite strikes fear in the hearts of Americans and launches the space race.
  • NASA

    The United States creates NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, to lead the space race with the Soviet Union.
  • Sit- in

    Sit- in
    To protest at lunch counters that only serve whites only, African Americans would try to order food, but get abused and arrest. This was a peaceful protest
  • Hippies

    anti-materialism, free use of drug, they had a casual attitude toward sex and anti-conformity , flocked to San Francisco lived in communal
  • Counter Culture

    Counter Culture
    White middle-class youth. New- left, against Vietnam War turned their backs on America because they believed in society based on peace and love
  • Kennedy- Nixon debate

    Kennedy- Nixon debate
    John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon squared off in the first televised presidential debates in American history. ushered in a new era in which crafting a public image and taking advantage of media exposure became essential ingredients of a successful political campaign.
  • Peace corps

    Peace corps
    providing technical assistance, helping people outside the United States to understand American culture, and helping Americans to understand the cultures of other countries.
  • George Wallace

    George Wallace
    pro- segregation Governor of Alabama in 1962, ran for president in 1968 on 3rd party. Lost to Nixon and ran again in 1972 and got shot
  • Dolores Hueta

    Dolores Hueta
    Found Union farm workers with Ceaser Chavez and helped gain Mexicans workers gain pay and working conditions
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    In dalas, riding in aprade to drum up support for the coming election in 1964, JFK was shot twce by Lee Oswald and pronounced dead at parkland hospital
  • Feminism

    movement where women wanted equal rights. Wanted to pass the equal rights amendment , and reproductive laws. Fought against sexist stereotypes against women.
  • Freedom Summer

    Freedom Summer
    A campaign in the United states launched to attempt to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi
  • Daisy girl Ad

    Daisy girl Ad
    Johnson campaign ad attempts to associate Goldwater with nuclear war
  • Great Society

    Great Society
    As set of domestic programs in the untied states launched by Democratic president Lyndon b Johnson . Goal was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice
  • LSD

    Synthetic crystalline compound,Increasing prevalence of recreational use. First LSD factory , making large quantieis od acid available for the first time
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    Selma March

    Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama, where local African Americans, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • Anit-war movement

    Anit-war movement
    social movement opposition to the Vietnam war
  • Stonewall riots

    Stonewall riots
    Series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against police raids
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    an agency of the Federal government of the United States which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.
  • Equal rights amendment

    Equal rights amendment
    stating that "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." Despite public support, the amendment failed to acquire the necessary support from three-fourths of the state legislatures.
  • The Watergate Crisis

    The Watergate Crisis
    The Watergate crisis begins when four men are arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office building in Washington, D.C. on the same day that Okinawa is returned from U.S. control back to Japan.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
  • Heritage foundation

    Heritage foundation
    A research and educational institute, popularly known as a "think tank," whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional values, and a strong national defense.
  • Endangered Species Act

    Endangered Species Act
    provides for the conservation of species that are endangered or threatened throughout all or a significant portion of their range, and the conservation of the ecosystems on which they depend.
  • Panama canal

    Panama canal
    In Washington, President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian dictator Omar Torrijos sign a treaty agreeing to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama at the end of the 20th century
  • Phyllis Schlafly

    Phyllis Schlafly
    American constitutional lawyer and conservative activist. She was known for her staunchly conservative social and political views, her opposition to feminism and abortion
  • three-mile island

    three-mile island
    A combination of mechanical failure and human error combined to permit an escape of radiation over a 16 mile radius. Accident was caused by a nuclear meltdown
  • Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson
    Founder of BET
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    The Iran Hostage Crisis begins when sixty-three Americans are among ninety hostages taken at the American embassy in Tehran by three thousand militant student followers of Ayatollah Khomeini, who demand that the former shah return to Iran to stand trial.
  • Reagonomics

    Ronald Reagan's economic beliefs that a capitalist system free from taxation and government involvement would be most productive " trickle down economics"
  • election of 1980

    election of 1980
    a contest between incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter and his Republican opponent, Ronald Reagan, as well as Republican Congressman John B. Anderson, who ran as an independent.
  • A.I.D.S Crisis

    A.I.D.S Crisis
    Gay Men’s Health Crisis,Exit Disclaimer the first community-based AIDS service provider in the U.S., is founded in New York City.
  • Music Television (MTV)

    Music Television (MTV)
    A picture from the first moon landing (Neil Armstrong in his spacesuit holding the American flag) stream music video
  • Sandra Day O'Connor

    Sandra Day O'Connor
    First woman to become a justice of the Supreme Court, under Reagan
  • Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) “Star Wars”

    Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) “Star Wars”
    Reagan proposed system of space based lasers and other high-tech defenses against nuclear attack, in an effort to ward off the perceived threat of a Soviet strike as U.S.-Soviet relations worsened.
  • Reagan Doctrine

    Reagan Doctrine
    a strategy orchestrated and implemented by the United States under the Reagan Administration to overwhelm the global influence of the Soviet Union in an attempt to end the Cold War
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    Iran Contra affair

    scandal that erupted during the Reagan administration when it was revealed that US government agents had secretly sold arms to Iran in order to raise money to fund anti- communist "Contra" forces in Nicaragua.
  • Challenger Explosion

    Challenger Explosion
    The space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into flight, killing all aboard. The explosion was caused by a faulty seal in the fuel tank. The shuttle program was halted while investigators and officials drew up new safety regulations,
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    Persian Gulf War / 1st Iraq War

    The U.S. fought against Iraq when they illegally invaded Kuwait.
  • Rodney King

    Rodney King
    an American best known for his involvement in a police brutality case involving the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) They failed to read him h is rights.
  • Election of 1992

    Election of 1992
    The key issue was the economy plagued by high unemployment and the large deficit. Clinton won a significant electoral victory
  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton
    first lady of bill clinton, senator for new york, closest a woman has come to presidential candidate
  • World Trade Center Bombed

    World Trade Center Bombed
    a bomb set by terrorists exploded below this site. This horrible act of violence killed innocent people, injured thousands, and made victims of us all."
  • North american free trade agreement

    North american free trade agreement
    an agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico designed to remove tariff barriers between the three countries
  • The Internet

    The Internet
    Although the World Wide Web had been created many years earlier, it was that it rocketed into public view.
  • Monica Lewinsky affair

    Monica Lewinsky affair
    affair with Clinton who denied it under oath, but there was physical evidence; he was impeached for perjury and his resulting political battles kept him from being productive in his final term paving way for the seemingly moral Bush
  • Deference of Marriage Act

    Deference of Marriage Act
    Prior to being ruled unconstitutional, defined marriage for federal purposes as the union of one man and one women, and allowed states to refuse recognize same -sex marriages granted under the law of other states
  • Welfare Reform

    a movement to change the federal government's social welfare policy by shifting some of the responsibility to the states and cutting benefits.
  • election of 2000

    Democrats chose Vice President Albert Gore. He had to balance aligned with Clinton's prosperity and against his scandals. The Green Party chose consumer advocate Ralph Nader. Republicans chose Texas governor George W. Bush.
  • 9/11

    19 militant Islamist men hijacked and crashed four commercial aircraft. Two planes hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, causing them to collapse. One plane crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, DC,
  • War on Terror

    War on Terror
    resident George W. Bush after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the broadly defined war on terror aimed to weed out terrorist operatives and their supporters throughout the world.

    deterring and punishing terrorist acts
  • Bush v. Gore (SCOTUS case)

    Bush v. Gore (SCOTUS case)
    The court ruled that manual recounts of presidential ballots in the Nov. 2000 election could not proceed because inconsistent evaluation statdards in different counties violated the equal protection clause
  • "No child left behind" act

    "No child left behind" act
    An education bill created and signed by the George W. Bush administration. Designed to increase accountability standards for primary and secondary schools, the law authorized several federal programs to monitor those standards and increased choices for parents in selecting schools for their children.
  • Hurricane Katrina Disaster

    Hurricane Katrina Disaster
    Hurricane Katrina was the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States.
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    The 44th resident
    the first black president of America
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    $787 Million spent to revive the economy in the U.S. create jobs, promote investment and consumer spending.