United States History (1950-1990)

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  • Joseph McCarthy -McCarthyism

    Joseph McCarthy -McCarthyism
    McCarthyism is a political ploy that wields accusations and shame without significant evidence.Joseph McCarthy, a senator from Wisconsin, made a speech claiming to have a list of 205 people in the State Department that wew members of the American Communist Party (later he reduced this number to 57). This Started a "witch-hunt and anti-communist hysteria".
  • Rock and Roll Music

    Rock and Roll Music
    Rock and roll appeared and revolutionized musical tastes, at least among young people, and pretty much changed the world.This was very popular in the 50's.
  • Geneva Accords

    Geneva Accords
    Geneva Accords declared a cease-fire and divided Vietnam officially into North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The dividing line was set at the 17th parallel and was surrounded by a demilitarized zone, or DMZ. The divide was supposed to be temporary and that Vietnam was to be reunified under free elections to be held in 1956.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The U.S. government involved in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam as part of their wider strategy of containment.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    The Court stripped away constitutional sanctions for segregation by race, and made equal opportunity in education the law of the land.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    were a series of events,people and places that shaped the United States Civil Rights led mostly by african-americans.
  • Emmett Till's Murder

    Emmett Till's Murder
    Emmett Till was a young black boy who was brutally dragged to the place of his death and later shot in the head getting an instant death;after he was accused of flirting with a white woman in Mississippi.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    In September of 1957,In a atemp to desegregate a public school was tested for the first time when nine black students enrolled at Little Rock’s previously all-white Central High School.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    How to Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature.
  • Rise of Berlin Wall

    Rise of Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was both the physical division between West Berlin and East Germany and the symbolic boundary between democracy and Communism during the Cold War.
  • Assasination of John F. Kennedy

    Assasination of John F. Kennedy
    President Kennedy was giving a speech outside of Texas Hotel, he was scheduled to speak at a luncheon.The car as it was passing the Texas School Book Depository, a man shot him in the back of his head.
  • Malcolm X Assasination

    Malcolm X Assasination
    On February 21, 1965, one week after his home was firebombed, Malcolm X was shot to death by Nation of Islam members while speaking at a rally of his organization in New York City.
  • Delano Gape Strike and Boycott

    Delano Gape Strike and Boycott
    The Delano Grape strike was a strike of Mexican and Fillipino farm workers against grape growers in Delano, California in 1965. Led by Cesar Chavez ,It was very successful helping improve the working conditions of farm workers and paying them a fair wage.It lasted 5 years.
  • Assasination of Martin Luther king

    Assasination of Martin Luther king
    At 6:01 p.m. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot by a sniper's bullet. King had been standing on the balcony in front of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, without warning, he was shot. King was immediately taken to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience began to record their cover version of Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" on January 21, 1968, at Olympic Studios in London. The release date in USA was september 21, 1968
  • Ping Pong Diplomacy

    Ping Pong Diplomacy
    April 6, 1971, when the American Ping-Pong team, in Japan for the 31st World Table Tennis Championship, received a surprise invitation from their Chinese colleagues for an all-expense paid visit to the People's Republic.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Called the King of Rock N' roll, Elvis was very papular among the people. Burning love is an example oh his good music
  • Vietnamization

    U.s Troops left Vietnam to go back to United States and let the war be finished by the South Vietnamese people.

    The origin of HIV and AIDS in the USA began in 1981, when the United States of America became the first country to officially recognise a strange new illness among a small number of gay men. Today, it is generally accepted that the origin of AIDS probably lies in Africa. However, the USA was the first country to bring AIDS into the public consciousness and the American reaction undoub
  • The Fall of The Berlin War

    The Fall of The Berlin War
    The fall of the Berlin Wall - that unique moment in history when the most powerful symbol of the Cold War was peacefully made redundant, literally overnight.