Timetoast Project-Williams & Holden

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    Arms Race

  • First Indochina War

    First Indochina War
    The French disregarded Vietnam's pled for independence and dove communist forces into Vietnam. France was defeated at Dien Bien Phu.
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    Civil Rights Movement

  • Attack on South Korea

    Attack on South Korea
    LinkKim Il Sung commanded an attack on the noncommunist South Korea. North Korea crossed the 38th parallel.
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    Korean War

  • U.S. Reinforcement

    LinkUnited States supported South Korea in this war. Many troops flew in to reinforce and help reinforce a noncommunist Korea.
  • U.S. Victories

    US forces push North Korean forces across the 38th Parallel. This leads to US forces capturing Pyongyang, the North Korean capital.
  • Chinese Reinforcement

    Chinese Reinforcement
    LinkMuch of the Korean territory is under UN control at this point. Chinese forces push UN forces across the 38th parallel and recapture Seoul.
  • Armistice

    LinkAn armistice was sighned agreeing to create a new border for North and South Korea. This line was created near the 38th parallel.
  • Hydrogen Bomb

    Hydrogen Bomb
    LinkThe United States was the first nation to test the Hydrogen Bomb. This bomb was tested on the in Bikini. Bikini is an island part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka Case

    Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka Case
    [Link](http:// http://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/get-involved/federal-court-activities/brown-board-education-re-enactment/history.aspx )African-American children were “denied admission to public schools attended by Caucasian children due to segregation laws. The Brown vs. Board of Education (of Topeka) case was brought about to ensure equal opportunity to a child of any color. This case ended racial segregation in public places.
  • Vietnam Division

    Vietnam Division
    As a result of the Geneva Conference, Vietnam was declared to be split at the 17th parallel. North Korea was controlled by China. South Korea was controlled by France.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    LinkOn December 1, 1955, the arrest of Rosa Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. It was a mass protest that lasted thirteen months. The boycott’s purpose was to end the racial segregation on the city bus system. The result: the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregation on public transportation was unconstitutional.
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    Vietnam War

  • NASA

    The National Aeronautics and Administration (NASA) was founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Wernher von Braun, & Richard Nixon. The organization is a space program created for aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA is responsible for all launches and missions to space.
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    Space Race

  • Greensboro Sit-Ins

    Greensboro Sit-Ins
    LinkThe Greensboro Sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests during the 1960s in Greensboro, North Carolina. These were not the first sit-ins, but were an “instrumental action”—leading to increased national sentiment during a vital period in U.S. history. Primary event: Greensboro, NC Woolworth store.
  • Anti-War Movement

    Anti-War Movement
    Many college kids became to detest the involvment America had in the Vietnam War. Many foundations such as the SDS were formed. Many of these riots turned violent.
  • First Man in Space

    First Man in Space
    LinkYuri Gagarin, a Russian man, was the first person to actually travel into space. Gagarin was launched into space on the Vostok 1 space craft. This was a great & successful leap in the space race, causing Soviet Union to advance in the challenge.
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space
    Link23 days after the Soviets sent Gagarin, the U.S. sent of their own astronauts into space. The astronaut launched into space was Alan Shepard. He was aboard the Freedom 7, a tiny mercury capsule.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    LinkThis event was infamous for almost starting a nuclear war and ending all that we know. Cuba owned missiles from the Soviets and the U.S. was worried over this. We threatened war on Cuba if they did not dismantle these missiles. Cuba withdrawn the missiles.
  • "I Have a Dream" Speech

    "I Have a Dream" Speech
    VideoThe “I Have A Dream” speech was delivered on Washington by Martin Luther King Jr. The audience consisted of both black & white Americans. The message contained within the speech was that all people should be equal. Those of a different race should not be treated differently.
  • First Spacewalk

    First Spacewalk
    LinkAlexey Leonov was the first man to actually walk in space (exiting the spacecraft). This was another Soviet advance in the Space Race. The mission was originally supposed to be done on the Vostok 11. Later, it was cancelled & done aboard the Voskhod 2. Leonov was outside the Voskhod 2 for 12.15 minutes (12 minutes & 9 seconds). As he returned to the spacecraft, his suit inflated, almost killing A. Leonov. If he had not been able to release air within the suit, he would not have made it bac
  • Republic of Biafra

    Republic of Biafra
    The southeastern region of Nigeria seceded. A new, self-proclaimed nation, the Republic of Biafra, was formed. The separation of the regions caused ethnic & political conflict.
  • The Biafra Invasion

    The Biafra Invasion
    Less than two months after Biafra proclaimed itself “independent,” it fell apart. The federal government in Lagos launched a full-scale invasion into Biafra; in attempt to take back the land. The Nigerian Army showered them with aerial and artillery bombardment.
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    Ngerian Civil War

  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    North Vietnam and the Viet Cong formed the Tet Offensive. They attacked many South Vietnam cities and U.S forces. This event changed the minds of many Americans, as it was heavily televised.
  • Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

    Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
    This treaty was implimented to spread peace and control over nuclear weapons. All nations have signed but India, Israel, Pakistan, and South Sudan.
  • Land Offensive

    Land Offensive
    Biafra forces launched a major land offensive. It was supported by foreign mercenary pilots, who continued to fly in food (along with medical supplies & weapons).
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    VideoApollo 11 is the first successful spaceflight to land on the moon. The crew members included: Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, & Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. The mission lasted a little over a week (8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, and 35 seconds). Neil Armstrong became the first man to step onto the surface of the moon. Apollo 11 was a great achievement; the U.S. finally had an advance in the space race.
  • S.A.L.T. 1

    S.A.L.T. 1
    LinkS.A.LT. stands for the Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty. This talk was held in FInland. Both opposing sides came to an agreement on limiting the number of nuclear missles.
  • Vietnamzation

    New American President Nixon created a policy leading to withdraw American forces. He believed he could get Vietnam to hold more responibiliy for the war and collapse on it's own. However, this plan failed and lead America to withdraw.
  • Biafra Surrenders

    Biafra Surrenders
    LinkBiafra lacked resources & international support. Even though Biafra lacked resources, the nation stood strong in the face of the Nigerian Army. The Republic of Biafra finally surrendered when its military commander (General Ojukwu) fled to Ivory Coast.
  • S.A.L.T. 2

    S.A.L.T. 2
    LinkIn this second round, limitations on armed vehicles were brought into play. This is due to the lack of limitation of armed vehicles that was not impliminted in the first treaty.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The result of Vietnamzation left South Korean forces to be depleated. These forces could not withstand much of the war much longer. This lead to the capture of the capiton of South Korea by North Korean forces.