U.S. History 1950-1990

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  • Joseph McCarthy- McCarthyism

    Joseph McCarthy- McCarthyism
    The 1950 events sharply increased the sense of threat from Communism in the U.S.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    Was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union.
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    Christmas Eve bombing of the home of NAACP
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    After his parole he became a leader of The Nation of Islam.
  • Brown v. Board of Education, 1954

    Brown v. Board of Education, 1954
    Was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.
  • Emmett Till's Murder

    Emmett Till's Murder
    A 14-year-old African American teenager was brutally murdered by white men while visiting relatives in Mississippi.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Was a Cold War-era 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.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    He led the Montgomery bus Boycott.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    Was a diplomatic and military confrontation between Egypt on one side, and Britain, France and Israel on the other, with the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Nations playing major roles in forcing Britain, France and Israel to withdraw.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • The Space Race

    The Space Race
    It was a competition between the Soviet Union and the U.S. to be the first to get to Space.
  • The "Little Rock Nine"

    The "Little Rock Nine"
    Nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis was drafted into the Army.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix
    After law enforcement authorities had twice caught Hendrix riding in stolen cars, he was given a choice between spending time in prison or serving in the US military: he chose the latter and enlisted in the Army.
  • The Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall
    Was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) that completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Was a 13-day confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side, and the United States on the other,
  • George Wallace

    George Wallace
    He took the oath of office to be Governor of Alabama on this day.
  • Integration in University of Alabama

    Integration in University of Alabama
    A federal district court in Alabama ordered the University of Alabama to admit African American students Vivien Malone and James Hood during its summer session.
  • Assasination of John F. Kennedy

    Assasination of John F. Kennedy
    He got shot in his car at Dealey Plaza in Dalas, Texas.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Succeeded to the presidency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
  • Nike

    The company was founded as Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight.
  • War Protest

    War Protest
    Vietnam war Protest began small but in 1965 it gained national Prominence. On this day it was organized by professors against the war at the University of Michigan
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    After leaving the Nation of Islam, he was assasinated by three of the group.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    The first March from Selma to Montgomery was held on this day. Also known as "Bloody Sunday" — when 600 marchers, protesting the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson and ongoing exclusion from the electoral process, were attacked by state and local police with billy clubs and tear gas.
  • Hippie Culture

    Hippie Culture
    They made their way to Northern California this year. The Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco popularized hippie culture, leading to the legendary Summer of Love on the West Coast of the United States.
  • Assasination of Robert F. Kennedy

    Assasination of Robert F. Kennedy
    Was killed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
  • Woodstock, 1969

    Woodstock, 1969
    Was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music".
  • Ping-Pong Diplomacy

    Ping-Pong Diplomacy
    The U.S. got an invitation to play China at China and these were the first Americans to set foot in China since 1949.
  • Richard Nixon/ Watergate Scandal

    Richard Nixon/ Watergate Scandal
    Break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The end of the war. The U.S. pulls out.
  • Nike

    The company changed its name from Blue Ribbon Sports to Nike, Inc.
  • Jimmy Cater

    Jimmy Cater
    In the third mile of a tough 6.2-mile race through the Catoctin Mountains in Maryland, Jimmy Carter suffered from heat exhaustion.
  • Jimmy Carter/ Iran hostage crisis

    Jimmy Carter/ Iran hostage crisis
    52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days, after a group of Islamist students and militants supporting the Iranian Revolution took over the American Embassy in Tehran.
  • Ronald Reagan/ Reaganomics

    Ronald Reagan/ Reaganomics
    Economic policies promoted by U.S. President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s. These policies are commonly associated with supply-side economics, referred to as trickle-down economics by political opponents

    First case of AIDS was found in San Francisco. Started because of the Hippie Movement.
  • John Lennon's Murder

    John Lennon's Murder
    He was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived, The Dakota, in New York City.

    First person to die because of AIDS was in New York.
  • Assassination Attempt of Ronald Reagan

    Assassination Attempt of Ronald Reagan
    It happened 69 days into the presidency of Ronald Reagan. While leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    Reagan's anti-communist position had developed into a stance known as the new Reagan Doctrine which, in addition to containment, formulated an additional right to subvert existing communist governments.
  • Technoligical Advances

    Technoligical Advances
    The World Wide Web or internet is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. Whch was made on this day.
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