1955-1975

Timeline created by Yingjie Yang
In History
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    President
  • bus boycott

    Rosa Parker, a black American seamstress, and housewife in Montgomery, Alabama, refused to give up her seat on the bus, triggering a nearly 13-month bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama
  • The "pig Bay incident" in which the Cuban exiles backed by the United States invaded Cuba failed

    The "pig Bay incident" in which the Cuban exiles backed by the United States invaded Cuba failed
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    John F. Kennedy

    President
  • Cuban missile crisis

    During the Cuban missile crisis, the threat of nuclear war almost became a reality, and the post-Soviet Union agreed to withdraw its missile deployment from Cuba
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    Lyndon Johnson

    President
  • Martin Luther King led 250000 people to fight for jobs and freedom in Washington

    Martin Luther King led 250000 people to fight for jobs and freedom in Washington
  • President John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas

    President John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas
  • The Equal Employment Act, which provides equal opportunities for landlords to pass, calls for an end to racial segregation

    The Equal Employment Act, which provides equal opportunities for landlords to pass, calls for an end to racial segregation
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    The United States intervened in the Vietnam War (broke out in 1959) to assist South Vietnam and France to fight against northern Vietnam

    The United States intervened in the Vietnam War (broke out in 1959) to assist South Vietnam and France in to fight against northern Vietnam
  • Civil rights leader Martin Luther King was assassinated during the health workers' strike in Memphis

    Civil rights leader Martin Luther King was assassinated during the health workers' strike in Memphis
  • Robert Kennedy was assassinated after winning the California presidential election

    Robert Kennedy was assassinated after winning the California presidential election
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    Richard Nixon

    President
  • Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong walks on the moon

    Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong walks on the moon
  • The 26th amendment reduces the age of eligibility to vote from 21 to 18

    The 26th amendment reduces the age of eligibility to vote from 21 to 18
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    Gerald Ford

    Gerald Ford
  • Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft

    Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft