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    Eisenhower is President

  • Diem Bien Phu

  • Brown v. Board of Education (topeka,ks)

    Segregation in public schools was unconstitutional and violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment
  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus

    NAACP member Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat at the front of the "colored section" of a bus to a white passenger, defying a southern custom of the time.
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    The Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Boycotting the transportation system until the Supreme Court declared segregation on buses was unconstitutional
  • Geneva Accords divides Vietnam in two

    Divided Vietnam along the 17th parallel. North= Communist, South= Democracy
  • Crisis in Little Rock

    Eisenhower had to send in troops to Little Rock to surround the Arkansas National Guard in front of school so the Guards would surrender and allow the 9 African Americans to register at the school.
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    Greensboro Sit-in Begins/ Formation of SNCC

    4 Amfrican Americans were refused service which started a non-violent battle to finally get service and soon after formed the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
  • U-2 SPy plane Shot Down

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    Kennedy is President

  • Period: to

    Johnson is President

  • Civil RIghts Act

  • The Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution

    Authorized All necessary measures to repel anty armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression.
  • Malcolm X dies

    Malcolm X, black nationalist and founder of the Organization of Afro-American Unity, is shot to death.
  • US Combat Troops arrive in Vietnam

  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Congress passes the Voting Rights Act of 1965, making it easier for Southern blacks to register to vote. Literacy tests, poll taxes, and other such requirements that were used to restrict black voting are made illegal.
  • Loving v. Virginia, prohibition interracial marriage is unconstitutional

    In Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court rules that prohibiting interracial marriage is unconstitutional. Sixteen states that still banned interracial marriage at the time are forced to revise their laws.
  • Tet Offensive

    Vietcong attack most airbases in South Vietnam and blasted their way into the American Embassy in Saigon
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King, at age 39, is shot as he stands on the balcony outside his hotel room.
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    Nixon is President

  • Nixon Orders Invasion of Cambodia

  • Swann v. Charlotte- Mecklenburg Board of Education

    The Supreme Court, in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, upholds busing as a legitimate means for achieving integration of public schools.
  • Last US Troops Leave Vietnam

  • US Embassy Overrun