Invention Of the TV - 1927
Created by a 21-year-old inventor and was used to broadcast news and Tv Showed. It also was why "TV dinners" were created.
Pearl Harbor - December 7, 1941
Japan surprise attacked the military base in Hawaii. The attack damaged all 8 US Navy ships. The next day the US joined WW2.
Atomic Bomb - August 6, 1945
Little boy was dropped on Hiroshima and killed 100,000 people.
Invention of Computer - 1946
Charles Babbage invented a machine that computers today are based on. It had a base clock speed of 100KHz (very slow).
The Idea that government leaders were communists and McCarthy had a list. In this time no one knew who to trust and caused chaos across America.
Jim Crow - 1950s
Inforced racial segregation in the southern United States. Caused African American to not be able to vote without literacy tests and the grandfather clause.
Red Scare - 1950s
The Idea that communism was rising and many people got confused on who to trust like McCarthyism.
Brown v. Board of Ed - Dec 9, 1952
A decision made by the US Supreme court that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.
Sputnik - October 4, 1957
The worlds first artificial satellite that was launched by Russia and caused havoc and made people think the communists were spying on them.
Korean War - June 25,1960
A war between North and South Korea which was begun by the north invading the south. It ended in a stalemate along the 38th Parallel line.
Freedom Riders - May 4, 1961
civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States
Kennedy Assassination - November 22, 1963
Lee Harvey Oswald fired three shots at Kennedy causing him to die. He was the fourth president to be assassinated.
Tet Offensive - Jan. 30, 1968
A series of surprise attacks made by the Vietcong by rebels from the north.
Election of 1968
Republican Nixon won against Democratic Humphery
Oil Shock in the 1973
Arab Petroleum countries began to put an embargo on all exportation of oil. This happened because of the US resupplying Isrials military.
Agent Orange - 1991
A chemical used by planes that were used for defoliation in the Vietnam war.
World Trade Center Bombing - February 26, 1993
A truck bomb was detonated below the north tower in New York.
The growth of the internet caused better communication and globalization.
Afghanistan - October 7, 2001
The war where the US invaded Afghanistan to dismantle al-Queda and to remove Taliban power.
Citizens United v. FEC - January 21, 2010
A Supreme Court case surrounding campaign finance and corporate involvement in politics.
Marriage - 2015
A supreme court decision that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all states to grant same-sex marriages.
Election of 2016
Republican Donald Trump won the electoral college against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Chad Died in 2017
at the age of 97
Chad was born in 1920
Watergate - June 17th, 1972
Men break-in at the democratic committee headquarters to steal files. This was run by Nixon.
9/11 - September 11, 2001
4 organized terrorist attacks directed by al-Queda and killed 3000 people. These include the twin towers and Pentagon.