1955-1975

Timeline created by hannahj
In History
  • Civil Rights Act

    This act established penalties for any person or organization that interfered with any one's right to vote, regardless of the voter's race.
  • Sputnik 1

    The first artificial satellite was launched by the Soviet Union. This frightened the American public.
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    This is an agency of the US government, which controlled the civilian space program, aeronautics, and aerospace research.
  • Non-violent Protests Begin

    The United States begins to see several peaceful marches and protests that advocate racial equality
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  • John F. Kennedy Becomes President

    of the United States.
  • "I Have A Dream" Speech

    This speech was delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. It expressed the need for racial equality for future generations. King called for the end of racial prejudice in America.
  • JFK Assassinated

    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas.
  • Watergate Scandal

    James McCord and four other men working for the Committee to Re-Elect the President broke into the Democratic Party’s headquarters in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. They were caught going through files and trying to plant listening devices. President Nixon denied any knowledge of it. However, due to the intense suspicion of Nixon's role, Nixon resigned. This scandal lasted until 1974.
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    This was a non-violent protest against racial segregation on the public transportation system in Montgomery, Alabama. It was the turning point of Civil Rights Movement.
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    Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba

    This was the failed military invasion of Cuba sponsored by the US Central Intelligence Agency.