1954-1975 Timeline APUSH by Deep Throat

Timeline created by Deep_Throat
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    1954-1975

    What happened within these years???
  • Battle of Dien Bien Phu

    Battle of Dien Bien Phu
    sourceFrench tried to support soldiers at Dien Bien Phu, they tried to cut of Viet Minh supply lines that went into Laos. The battle ended with the Viet Minh slowly shrinking the French Defenses. The War ended shortly after. (sorry about no pictures, this website is not the best to say it nicely...)
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    sourceRefused to give up her seat to a white person, was put into jail. After this The Montgomery Boycott ensured. The buses were eventually desegregated.
  • Eisenhower Doctrine

    sourcePart of a speech by Eisenhower, the doctrine proclaimed that any foreign country can request economic or military aid if they are invaded by another foreign country.
  • Little Rock High School

    sourceThe forced segregation of this high school occured due to the Brown vs. Board of Education that made segregation illegal. When the little rock nine, a group of African American students, tried to enter the high school; they were turned away due to orders from governor Orval Faubus to block the school with the national guard. Eisenhower Responded with sended the 101st Airborne Division.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    sourceThe CIA began preperations for the Bay of Pigs in 1960. They gathered cuban exiles and trained them to fight. They called themselves Brigade 2506. The Invasion day was April 17th. The invasion was unsucessful, and about 1200 revolutionaries were captured.
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    John F. Kennedy

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    sourceU.S. spy planes gathered intellegence of missle silos under construction and finished in Cuba. The U,S, issue a quarintine or a naval blockade of cuba. Krushchev threatened to run the blockade. This event eded with a loosening of tensions between the SSSR.
  • Murder of Medgar Evers

    sourceMedgar Evers, a NAACP field secretary for Mississippi, was shot and killed on June 12, 1963. In 1994, Byron De La Beckwith was finally convicted with his murder.
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    Lydon B. Johnson

  • 24th amendment

    sourceThis amendment was ratified in 1964, it proclaimed poll taxes illegal.
  • Gulf of Tonkin

    August 1964, there was the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. A North Vietmese ship supposidly opened fire on a U.S. vessel. The resolution to this problem was to give a blank check to the army.
  • Freedom Summer

    sourceThis was a campaign launched in 1964 to try and gather and register as many African Americans to vote. It consisted of all of the movement groups, like the SNCC and NAACP.
  • Selma to Montgomery marches

    sourceMarches took place during the year of 1965. The marches tried to reach the capitol of Alabama. It was not until Martin Luther King Jr. did the march become successful.
  • voting rights act

    source The Voting Rights Act of 1965 sought to end the racial discrimination or profiling that disenfranchised African Americans. It did not allow any voting qualification or prerequisite.
  • Black Panther Party formed

    sourceThis party formed in 1966 in Oakland, California; was a African-American revolutionary socialist organization. It was a call for African-Americans to defend themselves.
  • My Lai Massacre

    sourceThe 20th Infantry Regiment of the 11th Brigade of the U.S army killed 347-504 unarmed civilians on march 16, 1968. The massacre took place in My Lai and My Khe of Son My village.
  • Martin Luther King Assassinated

    sourceHe was killed on April 4, 1968. He was at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 39. He was officially dead at 7:05pm. The killer was James Earl Ray.
  • Tet Offensive

    North Vietnam launched a massive called the Tet Offensive. Every military outpost was attacked and it gave the Americans the sense that they cannot win the war.
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    Nixon

  • Twenty-sixth amendment

    sourceTwenty-sixth Amendment was passed in 1971. It prevented the states and federal government from changing the voting age higher than 18.
  • Watergate Scandal

    sourceThe scandal began with five people being arrested for breaking into the Democratic National COmmittee headquarters in 1972. It eventually caused Nixon to resign.
  • War Powers Act (1973)

    Congress passed the War Powers Act in1973. It said the president has to report to Congress within 48 hours of putting troops in a foreign country and there is a 60 to 90 day limit.
  • America leaves vietnam

    America left vietnam in 1973. The North Vietmese took over Saigon two years later.
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    Gerald Ford

  • Helesenki Accords

    sourceThe Helesenki Accords set the boundaries of eastern Europe, travel arrangements from the U.S. and U.S.S.R. were made, and human rights were discussed.