1954-1975 Timeline APUSH by KittyKittyMeowMeow

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  • Geneva Conference Begins

    Geneva Conference Begins
    georgetown.edu The conference marked a turning point in the United States involvement in Viietnam. Eisenhower promised economic and military aid to the autocratic Diem regime, provided that it undertook certain social reforms. The United States helped to establish an anti-communist government in Sount Vietnam and began to give financial aid and military assistance.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    pbs.org This case declared that segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional. The Plessy v. Ferguson case of 1896 made segregation leagal in public facillities if they were equal to eachother, which they were not. the NAACP lawyers set up lawsuits inorder to get school districts to let black students attend white public schools.
  • Montgomery Buss Boycott

    Montgomery Buss Boycott
    U.S. History After a black woman, named Rosa Parks, was arrested for refussing to give up her seat to a white man on a public bus, in Montgomery, Alabama, the United States was forever changed. A minister named Martin Luther King Jr., and a collegue of his, orgnized the boycott of Montgomery's busses that lasted 381 days. In 1956 segregated busses was ruled unconstitutional.
  • Interstate Highway System

    Interstate Highway System
    fhwa.dot.gov Eisenhower signed the Interstate Highway Act of 1956 and spent 27 billion dollars to build 42 thousand miles of motorways. Eventhough it helped the trucking, automobile, oil, and travel industires, it was a loss of business for the railroads. Source: Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Re-election

    Dwight D. Eisenhower Re-election
    columbia.edu Eisenhower had a majority of the popular vote and won with a margin of 457 to 73 electoral votes. He was considered a part-time president because his health was so bad. In his second term, Ike pushed himself to do more governing, which drove him to many things (including establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Source: Kennedy, David., et al. The American P
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    pbs.org The SCLC was created by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957, shortly after the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Its goal was to mobilize the power of black churches on behalf of black rights, by nonviolent protests. Source: Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    library.thinkquest.org In Little Rock, Arkansas, nine black students tried to go to an intergrated public school for the first time. The governor of Little Rock, Orval Fabus, did not want to integrate Little Rock's schools, so he had the National Gaurd try and keep the students from entering the school. President Eisenhower herd about the event and sent Federal Troops to protect the nine students. Finally they inrolled.
  • Eisenhower Creates NASA

    Eisenhower Creates NASA
    nasa.gov After the Soviets launched a satellite (Sputnik) into space, Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and supplied them with millions of dollars. At the end of the decade, the United States had successfully launched several satillites into orbit. Source: Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    bio. With a mrgin of 303 electoral votes to 219, and a popular margin of 118,574 votes out of the 68 million, Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic president and the youngest person ever elected. His votes came from workers, Catholics, and African Americans. Lyndon B. Johnson was appointed Vice President. Source: Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006
  • Peace Corps

    Peace Corps
    jfklibrary.org R. Sargent Shriver, Kennedy's brother-in-law, was asked to lead the organization. Kennedy's goal for establishing the Pece Corps was to involve Americans more actively in the cause of global democracy, peace, development, and freedom. The Peace Corps organizes groups of talented men and women who want to dedicated themselves to the progress and peace of developing countries.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    jfklibrary.org An American spy plane flew over cuba and discovered that the Soviet Union was building missles pointed at the U.S. America set up a blockaide to prevent the soviets from bringing over supplies. Not wanting to go into a nuclear war, both powers agreed to a deal where the Soviets would dismantle their missles if the U.S. promised not to invade Cuba.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    blackpast.org This civil rights movement was helpful in passing the federal Civil Rights Act of 1962, and was, at that point, the largest public protest in the history of the nation. The march was held in Washington, D.C, for jobs and freedom, they pushed for federal legislation to fight the descrimination that they faced. Everyone listened to MLK's iconic "I have a dream" speech.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    LBJ Biography After the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson because the 36th president of the United States and was sworn in on Air Force One. He pledged to carry out Kennedy's plan for civil rights and education.
  • Kennedy's Assassination

    Kennedy's Assassination
    jfklibrary.org Shot in Dallas, Texas, Kennedy was on his was from the airpart to speak at a luncheon. Crowds of people were gathered at around 12:30 gunfired shocked everyone. The cr sped oof to the hospital but Kennedy unfortunatly didn't make it and was pronounced dead at 1:00.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    archives.gov This act banned discrimination in most private facillities which are open to the public, including theaters, restaurants, hospitals, etc. It eliminated discrimination in hiring by creating the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Source: Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    911review.com After two "unprevoked" attaks by North Vietnamese torpedo, Congress aproved Johnson to be able to take any nessesary measures to defend the United States forces and prevent further aggression. (gave Johnson a "blank check") Source: Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006
  • Economic Opportunity Act

    Economic Opportunity Act
    pecangroup.orguslegal.com Part of President Johnson's Great Society program to help the poor and to improve the role of the government in improving education. The EOA established many Community Action Agencies to implement Great Society programs.
  • Malcom X Assasination

    Malcom X Assasination
    News One Malcom X was delivering and adress to the Organization of Afro-American Unity, when a man walked uo and shot him in the chest with a shot gun. It was later discovered that that men invoved were members of the NOI and were arrested. His death was shocking and reached out to many civil rights leaders.
  • Medicare and Medicaid

    Medicare and Medicaid
    PictureHistory.com Medicare is heath insurance for elderly Americans. The Medicare program was signed into law as an amendment to the Social Security Act of 1935. Medicaid is a sate funded program that offers heath care for low-income families, which was signed in along with The Medicare program.
  • Voting Rights of 1965

    Voting Rights of 1965
    core-online.org After oublic protest and privat political negotiation, the Voting Rights bill was signed into law, which banned literacy tests and expanded voting rights for non-English speacking Americans. Alos, it empowered the federal government to oversee voter registration in counties with a low registration turnout.
  • Black Panter Party

    Black Panter Party
    britannica.com Founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, and was originaly ment to partol the black ghettoes to protect people from police brutality. It turned into a Marxist revolutionary group that wanted all blacks to carry guns, blacks to be excluded from the draft, the release of blacks from jail, and compensation.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    u-s-history.com The Tet Offensive was a series of attacks on the South Vietnamese and American troops. The North Vietnamese and The Vietcong went with an "all-out" approach in defeating the Sout Vietnamese, and were racing to win the war before Ho Chi Minh passed away. After two weeks, American and Southern Vietnamese troops took back all of the captured cities, and the Tet Offensive failed.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assasination

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assasination
    newsone.com He was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennisssee, where he went to dress workers about a strike for fair compensation and other rights. King was shot by James Earl Ray. Some people say that King was murdered as part of a government plot to silence him.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    historyplace.com Nixon won with 301 electoral votes and 43.4 percent of the popular vote. He was the first president since 1848 who didnt bring a haouse of Congress for his party in an inittial presidential election. His votes came from the democrats, and most of the black vote. Source: Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006
  • The First Man On The Moon

    The First Man On The Moon
    Nixon Library & Museum Niel Armstrong was the first man on the moon, and Buzz Aldrin was the second. About 60 million people watched from their homes. This was a scientific breakthrough for the United States, smples and pictures were taken for reasarch. After the astronauts raised the flag, they telephoned Nixon, and came back to earth.
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization
    ehistory.osu.edu Nixon pledges to remove 150,000 more troops from sounth Vietnam in the next 12 months. Nixon's main campaigning goal was to pull American troops out of Vietnam and turn the war over to the South Vietnamese through Vietnamization. Source: Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006
  • Cambodia Invasion

    Cambodia Invasion
    Picture Nixon went behind Congress and ordered American forces to join the South Vietnamese in invading Cambodia. This attack was so unpoular among young Americans and it deepened the bitterness about the war. on june 29, 1970 Nixon withdrew the troops. Source: Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006
  • Environmental Protection Agency

    Environmental Protection Agency
    britannica.com EPA was created by President Richard Nixon to fix, monitor, and enforce national guidelines. It mainly works on cleaning the air, stop air pollution, and regulating waste.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    altrapoint.com Five men got caught breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate complex. These men were linked to the Committee to Re-elect the President, under the Nixon administration. Nixon denied his involvement, but would not allow investigators to listen to the tape recording that were recorded in the white house. On August 8th, 1974, Nixon announced his resignation.
  • Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.

    Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.
    fitsnews.wordpress.com Nixon was the very first president to be solely elected by a vote of congress. As an ex-college football player, he under estimated as he entered the White House. People worried that he wasn't smart enough to be president. Source: Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006
  • Ford Pardons Nixon's Watergate Scandal

    Ford Pardons Nixon's Watergate Scandal
    watergate.info Ford pardoned Nixon for all and any crimes he may or may not have commited, which made the Americans skeptical about his presidency. The Democrats were appauled and they were suspicious as to why he would do such a thing. This would later would effect his outcome in the the 1976. Source: Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006 election.
  • End of Vietnam War

    End of Vietnam War
    picturehistory.com America just about had enough of the war in Vietnam. American troops were evacuated alongside 200,000 South Vietnamese. The war was seen as a big loss for the Americans and it hurt the economy while bringing in around half a million immigrants from South Vietnam. After lead the fall of Saigon. Source: Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006