Time line #4 - Higher Education in the 20th Century - 1930 - 1960

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  • The Great Depression ended- 1933

    The Great Depression ended- 1933
    The Great Depression ended after a long four years. This allowed the country to begin the healing process.
  • World War II - Katy Taylor

    On September 1, 1939 Hitler invaded Poland which then pushed Britain and France to declare war on Germany. This war lasted from 1939-1945, killing around 50 million people. Almost all countries were involved which then led to two groups of military alliances - the Allies and the Axis.
  • The Holocaust - Millenia Aguilar

    The Holocaust - Millenia Aguilar
    The Holocaust, one of the most horrific terms in history, also known as the Shoah, was the World War II genocide of the European Jews. It began in 1941 and ended in 1945. Nazi Germany used this term in history to designate human beings whose lives were unimportant or those who should be killed outright. They murdered approximately six million European Jews and at least five million prisoners of war.
  • Pearl Harbor-Rachel Owens

    Pearl Harbor-Rachel Owens
    The Attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, just before 08:00, on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941.
  • GI Bill-Stephanie Castro

    GI Bill-Stephanie Castro
    GI Bill was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This law was to provide veterans of WW2 funding for a college education, unemployment insurance and housing.
  • The University of North Carolina at Charlotte was Founded - Millenia Aguilar

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte was Founded - Millenia Aguilar
    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is one of a generation of universities founded in the United States' metropolitan areas immediately after World War II in response to rising education demands generated by the war and its technology. It is the second largest of the 17 institutions within the University of North Carolina system and the Charlotte region's largest institution.
  • Texas Southern University founded- Alinza Rogers

    Texas Southern University founded- Alinza Rogers
    Texas Southern University (initially named Texas State University for Negroes) was founded on March 2,1947 in Houston, Tx. The higher education institution is a historical black university that is recognized as the first state-supported university in Houston.It is also one the nation's largest HBCUs and offers over 120 academic programs.
  • First Colored TV Show-Stephanie Castro

    First Colored TV Show-Stephanie Castro
    CBS broadcast aired the first commercial color TV program. It was not viewed by many as most had black and white televisions. Two day later, it aired the first regular schedule color TV series.
  • The Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952- Rose Olson

    The Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952- Rose Olson
    The GI Bill was changed to require schools to be accredited in order to receive the GI bill federal funding.
  • Harvard Law School Awards Degrees to Women - Katy Taylor

    Harvard Law School Awards Degrees to Women - Katy Taylor
    In 1950, 12 women were admitted into Harvard Law School. On June 6, 1953, the Harvard Law School awarded women degrees for the first time in school history.
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott- Alinza Rogers

    The Montgomery Bus Boycott- Alinza Rogers
    The Montgomery Bus Boycotts was a political and civil rights protest that began December 5,155 in Alabama, Montgomery. The boycott purpose was to protest against segregated seating. This historical boycott proceeded after the famous Rosa Park bus incident where she was arrested due to her refusing to give her seat to a white man. This event is recognized as the first prominent U.S. protest against the nations segregation laws.
  • Stony Brook University-Rachel Owens

    Stony Brook University-Rachel Owens
    The State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY at Stony Brook), more commonly known as Stony Brook University (SBU), is a public sea-grant and space-grant research university in Stony Brook, New York. It is one of four university centers of the State University of New York system. Consisting of 213 buildings over 1,454 acres of land in Suffolk County, it is the largest public university in the state of New York by area.
  • The Soviet Union launches Sputnik-Paitra Macaulay

    The Soviet Union launches Sputnik-Paitra Macaulay
    On October 4th, 1957, the Soviet Union launched​ Sputnik, the earth's first artificial satellite. This came as a threat to Americans because the Soviet Union took a massive leap in technology.
  • ACT- First Administered- Paitra Macaulay

    ACT- First Administered- Paitra Macaulay
    University of Iowa professor Everett Franklin created the ACT​. The test consisted of Math, Social Studies, English,​ and Natural Science. The test came as a response to changing patterns in college​ attendance.