Period 8 Timeline
Showing off their new nuclear power, the U.S. quickly used the atomic bomb in hopes of Japan surrendering.
Atomic Bomb of Hiroshima (1945)
U.S. provided economic and military aid to European Countries to prevent communism from spreading.
The U.S. wanted to aid the destroyed Europe and Asia after the effects of WWII.The aid assured the U.S. alliances and trade relations with each country aided.
Different countries signed the North Atlantic treaty and agreed that an attack on one country meant all countries in the alliance would get involved.
Truman Doctrine (1947)
Marshall Plan (1947)
NATO Formed (1949)
As the U.S. started supporting South Korea, they eventually withdrew from their borders but still fighting the USSR in different ways.
Supreme court finally ruled that segregation in public school was illegal and overturned Plessy V. Ferguson which allowed separate but equal segregation.
Thousands of blacks stopped taking Montgomery buses until Browder V. Gayle brought an end to segregated buses. 1st win for the Civil Rights movements.
Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955)
Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)
Korean War (1950)
This Rights Act Outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, and national origin, finally protecting African Americans.
Barely avoiding nuclear war, the USSR agreed to not hold nuclear weapons in Cuba as long as the U.S. will never invade Cuba again.
Race between Soviet Union and U.S. as both compete to have the first accomplishment including out of earth achievements.
Space Race (1957)
Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Prohibited racial discrimination in voting by banning literacy tests, poll taxes, and other voter suppression laws used against POC.
Abolished an earlier quota system based on national origin and established ration policy based on reuniting immigrant families and attracting skilled labor to the U.S.
A group of civil right activists that used violence to contribute their point across such as fighting police brutality and used force in self defense, led and inspired by Malcolm X
Black Panther Party Formed (1966)
Immigration Act of 1965
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Nixon was caught sending spies to the Democratic National Committee and extensively spying on prominent American civil right leaders. Facing Impeachment, Nixon quickly choose to resign
Watergate Scandal (1972)
Ronald Reagan is Elected (1980)
Reagan cut taxes, increased military power, and strengthened the war on drugs that increased mass incarceration rates.