Cody, Sarah, Kalah, Kylie
Created by kyliea on May 16, 2008
Last updated: 11/18/09 at 01:35 PM
After mass demonstrations, many years, and after Gorbachev renounces the Brezhnev Doctrine, the people finally get to tear the wall down. Families and friends in Berlin can now see each other again and the two halves of Germany will later be united once again. The U.S.'s fear of the threat of communism is lowered.
Richard Nixon was the 34th president of the United States. He was involved in the watergate scandal, in which five people attempted to steal important documents from the Democratic National Comittee. The trail eventually lead back to Nixon, and after proof was found of his guilt he resigned rather than be impeached.
Hendrix is considered one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock music history. After initial success in Europe, he achieved fame in the USA following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, Hendrix headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival.
Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer, William Schroeder, and Alison Kraus were shot and nine wounded by the national guard while protesting the American Invasion of Cambodia. Many people across the nation were shocked by these deaths, and some eight million students retailated by dropping out of college and high school
This event was a mass demonstration of the cultural power in the sixties. It showed that music had a great influence over people, especially the younger generation. Today, this event is still talked about and considered very significant to music and youth culture.
Martin Luther King's assassination put a temporary damper on the civil rights movement. He had been such an important leader, that people were not sure what to do when he was gone. Mass sadness and anger swept the country after his death.
This is one of many events that has given the Vietnam war it's bad name. What exactly happened was never fully verified, but the event was highly publicized and did not improve the general American outlook on the Vietnam war.
Stokely Carmichael, spoke at a rally in Greenwood, Mississippi, and argued for Black Power. Carmichael defined this as "a call for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, and to build a sense of community".
James Meredith started a solitary March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson, to protest against racism. Soon after starting his march he was shot by sniper. When they heard the news, other civil rights campaigners, including Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael and Floyd McKissick, decided to continue the march in Meredith's name.
After JFK was killed, the country was left temporarily leaderless and confused, until the formed vice president could be sworn in. Many conspiracy theories were developed because of this event and are still around today.
Protest against governmental anti-Buddhist policies. Crowds gathered to protest in Hue after the South Vietnamese government prohibited Buddhists from carrying flags on Buddha's birthday.
Kings inspiring speech promoted the true freedom of the African American people. With vivid language it brings to light the poor current situations and his and others' hopes for the future. It helped push the way for the civil rights movement in the U.S..
The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closes that the world ever came to having a nuclear war. It demonstrated the effect that the threat of nuclear weapons has on a community. It also warned future governments about the danger of atomic weaponry.
Communist built a border between East and West Berlin, separating them for different political views. The Wall was erected because more than 2.6 million East Germans escaped to West Berlin. It was the first time a country had split in half.
Castro overthrows the Cuban government--which is supported by the U.S.. He then declares himself a communist and also signs trade agreements with the Soviets. This is a problem fort he anti-communist U.S. and many failed assassination attempts are made in hopes to kill Castro.
Sputnik is launched by the Soviet Union. It is the first satellite to orbit earth. The U.S. fears being technologically behind the Soviets and the space race and space age begins and the U.S. increases its space research and work. It was launched from Tyuratam, Kazakh Republic, Soviet Union (now Kazakhstan)
This event at Central High School was yet another step in the fight for African Americans to receive full rights in public areas such as schools. Because of the efforts of the little rock nine, segregation in schools was eventually outlawed by the Supreme Court.
This event was another huge step in the fight for African American Civil Rights. It demonstrated the power of number, and the effect that numbers and loss of money can have on the law. It also brought Martin Luther King into the spotlight and empowered civil rights supporters to keep fighting.
Fourteen year old brutally beaten tortured and murdered by two white men, because he whistled at a white women. Shocking the entire country unfortunately his mother lost the trail acquitted by a jury of 12 white men. Many blacks had began to rebel for freedom after hearing this.
The establishment of the UN marks a time in history countries of the world decided to come together and solve issues with each other. Ever since, the United Nations has been a very important organization and has made many important decisions that effect everyone.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted for selling atomic secrets to the USSR. They are sent to the electric chair.It is not known whether or not the conviction was based off of truth. This shows some of the U.S.'s actions based on their heightening fear of communism.
Finding out that Russia had an atomic bomb shocked the world. It brought great fear to the U.S. (and also other anti-communist countries) because now it also had the most dangerous weapon and could greatly destroy the U.S. or another target. The U.S. no longer had such a military advantage and the two countries hung in a balance of terror now that they could destroy each other.
The Soviets block all land access to West Berlin in hopes of cut off supplies and therefore resulting in Berlin--Germany's capital--becoming all communist controlled.The U.S., however, decided to show that they were determined to not let communism spread, and so they got around the blockade. They flew in the supplies--around 1.5 million tons of it in 200,000 flights.Eventually the Soviets gave in and the blockade ended in May of 1949.
Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima. It was the first atomic bomb ever used as a weapon and was dropped three days before the "Fat Man" bomb was used against Nagasaki.
Hitler's death was one of the many components that helped the war come to a close. The end of this tyrannical dictator gave Germany a new chance to form a more democratic government, and let the other countries involved in the war begin cleaning things up.
D-Day is the largest land-sea-air operation in army history. It was the Allies (which included the U.S.) warring against the Axis powers and it gained the allies more land and got them closer to a hopeful victory. It was commanded by Dwight D. Eisenhower, who would later become a U.S President.
This is a time in history when the United States used war as a force of good: to save innocent victims. It was also a time when Hitler's atrocities were revealed and the world began to realize what had been going on in Germany.
The surprise attack of Pearl Harbor, executed by Japan, greatly shocks the U.S.--especially since it occurred while they were trying to negotiate peace with Japan. There were over 3000 casualties and it destroyed 21 ships and 300 aircrafts. This attack finally got the U.S. involved in WWII.
German troops invaded Norway by sea and air. They seized key locations and the Luftwaffe took control of the air. Unable to prevent the invasion, the Royal Navy nevertheless inflicted significant losses upon the German surface fleet. British, French and Polish units were sent to assist the Norwegians but their efforts were uncoordinated and poorly planned.
Intentionally misleadingly named, the Manhattan project was a secret operation for the development and making of th atomic bomb. It was so secret that the Vice President didn't even know about it. It would eventually produce two bombs that would be dropped on Japan--although they were originally planned to be dropped on Germany (but then their war ended). The project had first been started in race to be the first to have this powerful and deadly weapon--before the Germans made one ( which would make WWII hopeless for the Allies).
The 14th ammendment made it so that race was not taken into consideration when it came to citizenship. Blacks, and people of other minority races were now allowed to vote and have equal rights. This gave them much more influence in society.