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Timeline 1950 - 1990

  • Rosa Parks Refused!

    Rosa Parks Refused!
    Rosa Parks Video In Montgomery, Alabama, after a long day at work, Rosa Parks got onto a bus to go home. Parks was a civil rights activist and was against all the segregation laws. She decided to sit down in the white section. When she was asked to get up, she refused, and she was arrested.
  • Soviets Launch the Sputnik

    Soviets Launch the Sputnik
    Sputnik - The First Space Satellite The soviets launched the first satellite, Sputnik, into space, which started the space age. Soviets and Americans were "frienemies".When the soviets launched the Sputnik, U.S decided they had to step their game up and they launched a satellite into space which lead to the space race. One wanted to be better than the other.
  • Peace Corps Founded

    Peace Corps Founded
    Peace Corps Music Video The Peace Corps is a volunteer program in the U.S where volunteers are sent to other countries to help for 2 years. They understand other cultures and see what other countries are going through, while also teaching other countries about American culture. Volunteers work with schools, poverty, hunger. The Peace Corps was issued by Oresident JFK.
  • MLK's "I Have A Dream"

    MLK's "I Have A Dream"
    I Have A Dream On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr, delievered on of the most memorable, inspiring speech. Everyone gathered from the Washington monument to the Lincoln Memorial to listen to MLK. MLK talked about how he wishes to see segregation disappear and that everyone becomes equal.
  • JFK Assasinated :(

    JFK Assasinated :(
    JFK Assasination Video Our 35th president, JFK was assasinated while riding around in a car in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. JFK was in a motercade and insisted he wanted his top down. Minutes later JFK was shot. Investigation said Lee Harvery Oswald was JFK's assasinator. President JFK's death caused a lot of grief to Americans, their trust in U.S had died with JFK.
  • Civil Rights Act Passed

    Civil Rights Act Passed
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination against race, religion, nationality. It desegregated schools and public accomadations. It also got rid of poll tax and literacy tests african americans had to take in order to vote, which gave more african americans the oppurtunity to vote. It established the Equal Employement Act which prohibited discrimination towards race and gender when hiring someone for a job.
  • US Sends Troops To Vietnam

    US Sends Troops To Vietnam
    After the Gulf of Tonkin incident, President Lyndon B. Johnson decided to send U.S troops to Vietnam. About 3,500 U.S troops landed in South Vietnam on March 8. They were supporting South Vietnam against communist North Vietnam. America lost about 47,000 troops in this war. For the troops that did make it back home, weren't honored for their bravery or supported by the government.
  • Black Panther Party

    Black Panther Party
    The Black Panther Party was an organization formed by black nationalists in the United States. They wanted to protect black communities from police cruelty. The Black Panther was their newspaper. They protested in many different cities such as Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Philly, Washington D.C, and more.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    On March 16, 1968, US troops came into the small village of My Lai and murdered many unarmed civilians of South Vietnam. Many women and children were killed. People were shot and killed on the streets. Lietenant William Calley was convicted but only served about 2 years under house arrest.
  • MLK Assasinated

    MLK Assasinated
    While standing on his hotel balcony in Lorrain Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, MLK was shot at 6:01 p.m. About an hour later, MLK was announced dead. James Earl Ray was later arrested. Many blacks filled the streets and rioted.
  • The First Man On The Moon...Maybe.

    The First Man On The Moon...Maybe.
    Neil Armstrong Landing On The Moon

    On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon. America was the first nation to send a man out into space. The rivalry between Soviet Union and America was still going on about the soace race, and now America is in the lead. But did we really send a man onto the moon? This is a hot debated topic, some believe it was all an act just so America could beat the Soviets. We will never
  • They Tried to Kill Ronald!!

    They Tried to Kill Ronald!!
    While leaving the Washington Hilton Hotel in D.C, President Reagan was shot along with 3 others by John Hinckley Jr. Fortunately, the strong president survived the gun shot and no one was killed. Hinckley was not found guilty because he was mentally insane.