• Jonas Salk

    He was a virologist and American Medical Researcher. He was most famous because he discovered and developed the first polio vaccine. 1955 was when the vaccine was introduced. Jonas E. Salk was born on October 28, 1914 and died on June 23, 1995. Jonas Salk affected the US because without him their wouldn’t of been a vaccine for awhile, and more, and more people would have died.
  • John F. Kennedy

    He was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. On September 12, 1953 he married Jacqueline Bouvier. Kennedy had three children although one of them died early on. He was assassinated on November 22, 1963. He was the 35th President of the United States. John served his presidencies from 1961 until 1963, when he was assassinated. Kennedy affected the US because he got us out of the Great Depression.
  • NATO

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization was what it stood for. Nato is a military base signed on April 4, 1949. Brussels, Belgium is where the Nato headquarters are held. It affected the US because it made us feel safe because we had friends.
  • Korean War

  • DNA

    Deoxyribonucleic acid: Its a nucleic acid that contains the genetic information of any living organism. The genetic information is also called genes. It affected the US because that’s how everybody is made. Everyone is made up of DNA so obviously it affects Americans greatly. On April 5, 1953 was when the DNA structure was discovered.
  • Draft

    The draft was when men would sign up to fight in the war. The men would pick a number, and if their number was in that range then they would have to go fight in the war. The draft started in the Vietnam war. This affected the US because we had to send alot of men into the war and alot of them lost lives.
  • Vietnam Conflict

  • Rosa Parks/ Montgomery Bus boycott

    Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 and she died on October 24, 2005. She was an African American civil rights activist. In 1943 Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white person, this was the spark of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. She worked with Martin Luther King to achieve racial rights. Rosa Parks affected the US because without her racism would still be a problem today. On December 1, 1955 was the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Martin Luther King Assassinated

    Martin Luther King delivered his speech to over 200,000 people. He delivered his speech on August 28, 1963, during the Civil Rights March in Washington, DC. He was shot on April 4, 1968 and he was standing on the balcony of his room at a Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Martin was the leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. He affected the US because he helped people realize that the color of someone’s skin shouldn’t be important. It should be about the persons personality.
  • Neil Armstrong

    Neil was born on August 5, 1930. On July 20, 1969 he was the first person to set foot on the moon. He served in the Korean War before becoming an astronaut. Armstrong flew over 900 flights when he served as a test pilot at the Dryden Flight Research Center. In 1966 his first space flight was aboard Gemini 8 and he was the command pilot. Neil Armstrong affected the US because he influenced people to discover space
  • Sandra Day O'Connor

    She was born March 26, 1930. Sandra served as a Associate Justice, as being the first women on the Supreme Court. O’Connor was a judge in Arizona before she was appointed the the Supreme Court. Samuel Alito took her place in January of 2006 when Sandra retired. She affected the US because the Supreme Court used to address each other as Mr. Justice, but since she was the first women on Supreme Court she changed that. In 1981 she became the first women on the Supreme Court.
  • AIDS

    Acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It’s a disease where their body has a GREAT loss of body cellular immunity. It’s a virus transmitted in blood and in sexual fluids. If you have aids you have a very high risk of getting disease. There are over 33.3 million people living with AIDS/HIV. Aids affected the US because sooooo many people died, and people are more careful I guess you could say. On December 10, 1982 a baby gets sick from the first case of AIDS from a blood transfusion.
  • World Wide Web

    A large system on the Internet where documents are connected to other documents using hypertext links. You can search information by moving from one document to another. Hypertext is a software system, it links different topics on the computer to other information you’ve researched. Tim Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web on March 1989.
  • Berlin Wall comes down

    The Berlin Wall was a barrier made by the German Democratic Republic. as a symbol of increasing freedom in the Easter bloc, Ronald Reagan challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall comes down, but not completely. It was demolished by people with sledgehammers, hammers, and other tools over the next weeks. It affected the US because it showed Americans’ our new freedom.
  • Operation Desert Storm

    This was when we attacked Iraq. Iraq invaded Kuwait, and then we gave them a deadline to remove all of their troops. They ignored the deadline so we sent out an operation to protect Kuwait so we could combat with Iran, this was called Desert Shield. On January 15, 1991 was when it started, and we bombed their detection stations with planes so that Kuwait could get out undetected. On Febuary 28, 1991 was when it ended.