1954-1975 Timeline APUSH by Dear Alexander

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    1954-1975 Timeline APUSH By Dear Alexander

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Elected as 34th President

    Dwight D. Eisenhower Elected as 34th President
    White House. Gov Eisenhow was a 5-star General during the D-Day invasion. He also sent troops into Little Rock, Arkansas, to assure compliance with the orders of a Federal court order. He also initiated the Federal highway system, which was the largest public works system federally funded.
  • Eisenhower Establishes Armistice with North Korea

    Eisenhower Establishes Armistice with North Korea
    Eisenhower Archives. Gov Seven months after President Eisenhower's inauguration, an armistice was signed, ending organized combat operations and leaving the Korean Peninsula divided much as it had been since the close of World War II at the 38th parallel.
  • 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

    16th Street Baptist Church bombing
    English Illinois. edu The 16th street Baptist Church was bombed on September 15, 1953, which resulted in the deaths of four African American girls. This sparked a huge civil movement that further submerged the country into a push for equal rights.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    New York Times. Com Brown v. Board of Education 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. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896 which allowed state-sponsored segregation
  • Emmet Till Murdered

    Emmet Till Murdered
    Law 2. edu On August 28, 1955, two white men beat to death Emmet Till, a fourteen-year-old African-American boy for alledgedly flirting with a white woman. His death was widley publicized and brought a wave of civil rights with it.
  • Rosa Parks Bus Incident

    Rosa Parks Bus Incident
    Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation, but her refusal sparked a massive civil rights movement that gave her the title of the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement"
  • Eisenhower Begins Federal Interstate Highway System

    Eisenhower Begins Federal Interstate Highway System
    GBC. net The Federal Interstate Highway System is a network of freeways that forms a part of the Highway System of the United States. The system is named for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who advocated its formation. Construction was authorized by the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, and the original portion was completed 35 years later. The system has shaped America into an economic superpower.
  • Little Rock, Arkansas "Little Rock Nine"

    Little Rock, Arkansas "Little Rock Nine"
    American Black Holocaust Museum. Org The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) attempted to register black students in previously all-white schools in cities throughout the South. In Little Rock, the capital city of Arkansas, the Little Rock School Board agreed to comply with the court's ruling.
  • Kennedy's Peace Corps

    Kennedy's Peace Corps
    Klibrary. org Kennedy proposed "a peace corps of talented men and women" who would dedicate themselves to the progress and peace of developing countries. He recieved many people responding to his call, Kennedy took immediate action as president to make the campaign promise a reality.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    jfklibrary. org The Bay of Pigs invasion begins when a CIA-financed and -trained group of Cuban refugees lands in Cuba and attempts to topple the communist government of Fidel Castro. The attack was an utter failure.
  • John F. Kennedy Elected as 35th President

    John F. Kennedy Elected as 35th President
    White House. Gov Kennedy became a Democratic Congressman in the boston area, and then was elected President in Novemeber 1963. He wished America to resume its old mission as the first nation dedicated to the revolution of human rights. With the Alliance for Progress and the Peace Corps, he brought American idealism to the aid of developing nations.
  • Letters From Birmingham Jail

    Letters From Birmingham Jail
    Africa. upenn. edu Martin Luther King is arrested and jailed during anti-segregation protests in Birmingham, Alabama; he writes his seminal "Letter from Birmingham Jail," arguing that individuals have the moral duty to disobey unjust laws.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Gives famous 'I Have A Dream" speech.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Gives famous 'I Have A Dream" speech.
    Dr. Martin Luther King. Net "I Have a Dream" is a public speech by American activist Martin Luther King, Jr.. It was delivered by King on August 28, 1963, in which he called for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the speech changed American Civil Rights
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The March on Washington for jobs and freedom took place on August 28th, 1963 in washington D.C. This was the largest demonstration ever seen in the nations capitol. This is also one of the first to have extensive media/televised coverage, and was home to MLK Jr's famous speech.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson becomes 36th President

    Lyndon B. Johnson becomes 36th President
    White House Gov. Lyndon B. Johnson served as a Senator, a Representative, and even Vice President before becoming President. in fact, he is one of four people who have served in all four elected federal positions in the United States. Serving as Kennedy's Vice President, LBJ introduced the "Great Society" legislation that included laws that upheld civil rights, public broadcasting, and medicare.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Congress Link. Org The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and also women. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools.
  • U.S Maddox Attacked in Vietnam

    U.S Maddox Attacked in Vietnam
    History Central. Com The U.S.S Maddox was reportedly attacked by Vietnamese PT Boats in the Golf of Tonkin. The U.S.S Maddox was engaged by three torpedos which never made contact, and then fought off the Vietnemese boats.
  • Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution
    History Cental. Com After the alledged attack on the U.S.S Maddox, the Senate approved a joint resolution that granted the presidient to go to "any means neccesary" to prevent further war action and protect us forces in the area. It was the only congressional action, other than approving military funding, ever taken during the Vietnam War to authorize American actions during the war.
  • Johnson's Economic Opportunity Act of 1964

    Johnson's Economic Opportunity Act of 1964
    Myweb. uga. edu The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 was central to Johnson's Great Society campaign and its War on Poverty. The Act included several social programs to promote the health, education, and general welfare of the impoverished. today, its remaining programs include Head Start, and the Job Corps.
  • U.S Combat Troops Arrive in Vietnam

    U.S Combat Troops Arrive in Vietnam
    History. Com A U.S. Marine Corps Hawk air defense missile battalion is deployed to Da Nang. President Johnson had ordered this deployment to provide protection for the key U.S. airbase there.This was the first commitment of American combat troops in South Vietnam and there was considerable reaction around the world to the new stage of U.S. involvement in the war. Predictably, both communist China and the Soviet Union threatened to intervene
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    North Carolina History. Org The Voting Rights Act of 1965 strenghtened previous voting acts and eliminated descrimination at state and local levels. As a result, African American voter registration increased, and African Americans became a political force once again throughout the South.
  • Johnson's Higher Education Act

    Johnson's Higher Education Act
    nyrcyd. ou. eduThe Higher Education Act was legislation signed as part of President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society domestic agenda.The law was intended “to strengthen the educational resources of our colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance for students in postsecondary and higher education.” It increased federal money given to universities, created scholarships, gave low-interest loans for students
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    History Central. Com The Viet Cong launched their biggest offensive of the war. One thousand Viet Cong troops infiltrated the city of Saigon. The Communist troops captured the Citadel at Hue and seized part of the US embassy in Saigon. It took nearly two weeks to completely get rid of the Viet Cong troops.
  • Richard M. Nixon Elected as 37th President

    Richard M. Nixon Elected as 37th President
    Whit House Gov. During his Presidency, Nixon succeeded in ending American fighting in Viet Nam and improving relations with the U.S.S.R. and China. But the Watergate scandal brought fresh divisions to the country and ultimately led to his resignation on August 9th, 1974.
  • Detente with USSR

    Detente with USSR
    Detente was tmyweb. uga. edue easing of political tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States as a foreign policy of U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford called détente this event began in 1971, during the middle of the Cold War.
  • Nixon Begins Withdrawl of Troops in Vietnam

    Nixon Begins Withdrawl of Troops in Vietnam
    History Central. Com During a press briefing, Nixon announces "Vietnamization" of the war and a U.S. troop withdrawal of 25,000 men. This beginds the slow end of the war, as more and more U.S troops are brought home to ensure South Vietnam takes control of the war effort.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    History. com
    Burglars broke into the Democratic Party’s National Committee offices on June 17, 1972. If it had not been for Frank Wills, a security guard, the scandal may never have erupted. Political investigations began in February 1973 when the Senate established a Committee to investigate the Watergate scandal. Secret White House tape recordings were uncovered, sparking a major political and legal battle resulting in resignation.
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    Nixon Foundation. org The Paris Peace Accords, signed January 7th, 1973, promised a cease fire, but the armistice did not end the war between the north and south vietnamese armies. It left thousands of troops in vietnam, and proved to be a fraud attempt at ending the war effort.
  • Gerald R. Ford becomes the 38th President

    Gerald R. Ford becomes the 38th President
    White House Gov. Taking Nixon's place, Ford took the seat in the oval office. Ford presided over the worst economy in the four decades since the Great Depression, with growing inflation and a recession during his time. One of his more controversial acts was to grant a presidential pardon to President Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal. His foreign policy was also characterized by congress's increased power.
  • Ford Pardons Nixon

    Ford Pardons Nixon
    History. com President Gerald Ford pardons Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed or participated in while in office. The pardoning was condemned at the time.