Timeline

  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    The idea was to create a water passage across the isthmus of Panama to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
  • News

    News
    CBS becomes the first News television network to broadcast in the United States
  • TV shows

    TV shows
    The first TV show is broadcasted all over the United States. IT soon would lead to the popular demand in home entertainment.
  • G.I. Bill

    G.I. Bill
    The bill established hospitals, made low-interest mortgages available, and granted stipends covering tuition and expenses for veterans attending colleges or trade school.
  • "Little Boy"

    "Little Boy"
    A bomb called "Little Boy," the explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and killed 80,000 people. Thousands more would die later, due to fallout
  • "Fat Man"

    "Fat Man"
    The second bomb dropped on Japan by the United States.
  • The Iron Curtain

    The Iron Curtain
    The Iron Curtain was a metaphoric curtain to symbolize the isolation of Europe into two separate zones from the finish of World War II in 1945 until the finish of the Cold War in 1991
  • The Fair Deal

    The Fair Deal
    The Fair Deal was a set of proposals and an addition to the New Deal announced by President Truman, characterizing the entire agenda of the Truman administration, focusing on health care, public housing, education, and public works.
  • Rock 'n' Roll

    Rock 'n' Roll
    A new and innovative type of Music. The music took over the 1950s and revolutionized music entertainment.
  • The Beat Generation

    The Beat Generation
    The beat generation was a literary movement during the 1950s were artists, novelists, and poets that borrowed slang from black communities and rejected American materialism, culture, home ownership, careers, and marriage. They would wild out.
  • Duck And Cover

    Duck And Cover
    Drills conducted all around schools in order to safely simulate what to do in case of a nuclear attack.
  • The Polio Vaccine

    The Polio Vaccine
    Created by Dr. Jonas Salk to prevent polio.
  • Television

    Television
    During the 1950s, television gradually became popular and prominent in the American pop-culture. TVs were a form of entertainment for Americans across the country and a form of political strategy for politicians to get their speeches to the people
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till
    As a result of a hate crime and false accusations, a young boy named Emmett Till was beaten and killed by a group of white boys. This likely sparked civil rights movements.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks was an African-American woman who boarded the back of a bus and refused to give up her seat when a white man demanded it, resulting in her arrest in the process.
  • MLK's beginning

    MLK's beginning
    During the bus boycotts a young African American Man emerges and takes control of the Civil Rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr Revolutionized the from of protests for African American Rights.
  • Elvis

    Elvis
    Elvis Presley, also known as "The King of Rock & Roll" or "The King," was a singer and actor during the 1950s. He is known as one of the most significant cultural icons of the decade.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    Primarily a voting rights bill, this law passed by Johnson helped grant African Americans with the right to vote.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik
    The Russians launch a first satellite known as Sputnik. This sparks the space race between the U.S. and Russia.
  • NASA

    NASA
    An independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
  • Hippies

    Hippies
    A hippie is a member of a liberal counterculture, originally a youth movement that started in the United States and the United Kingdom during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.
  • Anti-War Movement

    Anti-War Movement
    An anti-war movement is a social movement, usually in opposition to a particular nation's decision to start or carry on an armed conflict, unconditional of a maybe-existing just cause.
  • Feminism

    Feminism
    This specific from of feminism focused on getting rid of inequalities in the workforce.As well as on a political and personal level.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and later also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. The more radical of Civil Rights activists.
  • Dolores Huerta

    Dolores Huerta
    Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who was the co-founder of the National Farm workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers.
  • Chicano Mural Movement

    Chicano Mural Movement
    The Chicano Mural movement ws used to teach and educate others of Hispanic culture and problems alike.
  • Nixon and Kennedy Televised

    Nixon and Kennedy Televised
    With the aid of television, Kennedy won the affection of Americans and defeated Nixon. The first Televised debates began with this one.
  • Peace Corps

    Peace Corps
    The Peace Corps is a humanitarian organization that was created by President Kennedy's Executive Order 10924 establishing the organization as a new agency within the Department of State.It inspires young college graduates to participate in humanitarian projects in poor countries.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    An attempt on killing Cuban Leader, Fidel Castro.It was a failed attempt on behalf of the CIA, causing tension between the U.S. and Cuba.
  • Cesar Chavez

    Cesar Chavez
    Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962. His union joined with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee in its first strike against grape growers in California, and the two organizations later merged to become the United Farm Workers
  • Earl Warren

    Earl Warren
    Earl Warren Served as the 14th Chief justice. He also headed the investigation on JFK's assassination.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969
  • "I have a Dream"

    "I have a Dream"
    Martin Luther King delivers his most iconic speech in Washington D.C. and empowers and inspires African Americans everywhere.
  • JFK's Assassination

    JFK's Assassination
    Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, an ex-marine with communist sympathies, from the 6th floor of a book depository.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald

    Lee Harvey Oswald
    An Ex-American U.S. Marine who shot and killed president John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963
  • the Great Society

    the Great Society
    proposed by Lyndon B. Johnson that promised a higher focus on education, good standards of living, and beautification. Its main goal was the elimination of poverty and racial injustice.
  • The Black Panther Party

    The Black Panther Party
    The Black Panther Party or the BPP was a revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization founded by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in October 1966.
  • MLK's Death

    MLK's Death
    Martin Luther King Jr. Is assassinated. The Civil Rights Movement suffers a huge blow and loses much of its power
  • Nixon's Election

    Nixon's Election
    Richard Nixon Served as the 37th President.He became the only president to resign from office before being impeached in 1974 for the Watergate incident.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" This was the mission to get 2 men on the moon.
  • Watergate Hotel

    Watergate Hotel
    Nixon is Involved in breaking in and stealing information on other politicians as to better his position in power
  • Title I.X.

    Title I.X.
    "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"
  • Nixon's Tapes

    Nixon's Tapes
    Nixon's Tapes are discovered and later reconstructed after he cut them up to avoid being incriminated.
  • Rap Music

    Rap Music
    Rap began in New York, it was first introduced by a man known as DJ Kool Herc in 1973. By the early 1980s rap was incredibly popular in America.
  • OPEC

    OPEC
    The countries in the middle east control petroleum and can increase and decrease the prices. They boos the prices up in 1973 and begin to hurt other countries.
  • Endangered species Act

    Endangered species Act
    act that inacts the conservation of species that are endangered or threatened throughout the world and the conservation of the ecosystems these species depend on.
  • Nixon's Resignation

    Nixon's Resignation
    After being incriminated and called a crook all over the country, Nixon resigns and steps down from office before he is impeached
  • Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter
    Served as the 39th president. He served one term from 1977-1981
  • Video Head System (VHS)

    Video Head System (VHS)
    The VHS was first introduced by Japan in 1976, by 1977, the VHS had reached America. And in just a few short years it would become a popular item in U.S. culture.
  • Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson
    He is founder of BET (Black Entertainment Television); sold program to Viacom 2001; became first African American billionaire
  • The Moral Majority

    The Moral Majority
    A political party founded by Jerry Falwell (A conservative.The political party formed a conservative political bloc in the late 70s and early 80s that consisted of people who were pro-life, pro-family, pro-American, and pro-morality.
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    A group of Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 American hostages. The cause of this action was President Jimmy Carter’s decision to allow Iran’s deposed Shah, a pro-Western autocrat who had been expelled from his country some months before, to come to the United States for cancer treatment.
  • Affordable Personal Computers

    Affordable Personal Computers
    Personal Computers became a popular home appliance around the 1980s. The famous Apple II was released in 1977, leading to the popularity of computers all over American households.
  • Just-In-Time (JIT) Inventory

    Just-In-Time (JIT) Inventory
    Just-In-Time inventory is a method that relies on producers to forecast demand accurately. It was first implemented by Sam Walton, creator of Sam's Club and Walmart.
  • Election of 1980

    Election of 1980
    The election of 1980 ended Carter's Presidency and in turn produced a new president; Ronald Reagan.
  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan Served as the 40th president of the U.S. He served two terms; from 1981 to 1989
  • MTV

    MTV
    MTV was the birth of music videos. It was a 24-hour network dedicated to playing music and music videos.
  • AIDS Crisis

    AIDS Crisis
    After scientific discovery that the disease was also transmitted by other means, plus political pressure from those who felt the name unfairly stigmatized homosexuals, the designation was officially changed to AIDS. In Africa, where the vast majority of cases have always been (about 20 times as many cases as in the United States), the disease has always been found in the general population.
  • Affordable Cell Phones

    Affordable Cell Phones
    The release of cell phones arrived to the U.S. No more clunky big phones, the cell phone was now compact and portable as well as affordable.
  • Internet

    Internet
    The global creation of the internet. This allowed people to connect far and wide around the world from their homes.
  • SDI "Star Wars"

    SDI "Star Wars"
    A program first initiated by Ronald Reagan. It was a strategic defense system against potential nuclear attacks. It was nicknamed "Star Wars" after George Lucas' movie.
  • Challenger Explodes

    Challenger Explodes
    The NASA Orbital Shuttle orbiter explodes in 1986, resulting in the deaths of 7 crew members.This was the tenth flight of the shuttle before it was destroyed.
  • Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey
    A well Known African American philanthropist. She is also known to be the richest woman in the world.
  • Fall of The Berlin Wall

    Fall of The Berlin Wall
    Mobs crowded against the wall and some crossed into W. Berlin while others began to bring down the wall by their own means.
  • Election of 1992

    Election of 1992
    The election involved George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot. Due to Ross Perot's involvement, George Bush lost the election to Bill Clinton, making him the president.
  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton
    Under the presidency of Bill Clinton, Hillary served as the first lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Her purpose was to aid with a healthcare reform. She would also become the democratic candidate and almost win the 2016 election.
  • Health Care Reform

    Health Care Reform
    A task force assembled in 1993 to be lead by then first lady, Hillary Clinton. The purpose was to provide universal health care, but was countered by many conservatives and libertarians.
  • Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton served as the 42nd president of the United States. He is one of the two only presidents to ever be impeached due to lying under oath about his affair with Lewinsky.
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

    North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
    An agreement signed by North America, Canada and Mexico in efforts to remove barriers to the exchange of goods.
  • Lewinsky Affair

    Lewinsky Affair
    The Lewinsky affair involved Bill Clinton and a 22 year old Intern known as Monica Lewinsky. The two had sexual intercourse and lead to problems in Clinton's presidency. He would later be impeached.
  • Election of 2000

    Election of 2000
    The controversial election involved George W. Bush and Al Gore. The results were given in favor of George W. Bush.
  • Election of 2000 Controversy

    Election of 2000 Controversy
    With the Popular vote being in favor of Al Gore and him not receiving the victory, the elections were very controversial and even lead to a court case.
  • George W. Bush

    George W. Bush
    Served as the 43rd president of the United States. He served from 2001 to 2009. He served soon after his father.
  • 9/11 Attacks

    9/11 Attacks
    series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States. It involved a series of planes crashing into the twin towers.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    This called for action to fix the broken public education system; linked federal money to state action requiring states to have high standards for all students;progress was suppose to be show through standardized testing
  • Hurricane Katrina Disaster

    Hurricane Katrina Disaster
    Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. When the storm made landfall, it had a Category 3 rating on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale–it brought sustained winds of 100–140 miles per hour–and stretched some 400 miles across.It caused great devastation and left people without homes, many people migrated to other states.
  • Election of 2008

    Election of 2008
    The Election of 2008 invlolved Barack Obama and John McCain. It produced it's first African American victor and president of the U.S.
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    Became The United States first black president. Served two full tems and created Obamacare.
  • Sonia Sotomayor appointed

    Sonia Sotomayor appointed
    In the year 2009, Sonia Sotomayor was appointed to be a supreme court justice by president Barack Obama. She is the first Latino woman to obtain this position.
  • Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

    Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
    Health care reform law focuses on reform of the private health insurance market; providing better coverage for those with pre-existing conditions; improving prescription drug coverage in Medicare.