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1940’S Through 1980’S


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1940’S Through 1980’S

  1. 1. 1940’s through 1980’s<br />By Kelsey and Kyle<br />
  2. 2. 1939-1945 World War II<br /> December 7,1941 the United States is bombed by Japan then declares war<br />VE day (Victory in Europe)<br />First atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and then Nagasaki<br />Adolf Hitler commits suicide <br />World War II ended with surrenders: first in Europe , Japan followed<br />United Nations formed<br />
  3. 3. 1947<br />Communist take over in Czechoslovakia<br />Truman Doctrine opposes Communism in Greece and other places<br />Marshall Plan helps to rebuild Europe <br />
  4. 4. 1948 and 1949<br />Native Americans are allowed to vote in New Mexico and Arizona (1948)<br />North Atlantic Treaty organization born,<br /> April 4 1949<br />
  5. 5. 1950’s <br /> Truman approved the H-Bomb<br />June 24 the Korean War began. <br />North Korea Invades South Korea, June 25<br />The Immigration and Naturalistic act of 1952 <br />
  6. 6. 1950’s cont.<br />22nd amendment limits president to two terms<br />Korean War ends (1953)<br />Brown vs. Board of Education <br />Plessy vs. Ferguson (1954)<br />
  7. 7. 1950’s continued<br />(1955) The Federal Highway Act was signed<br />Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat up on a public bus in Montgomery Alabama.<br />
  8. 8. 1960’s<br />John F. Kennedy is elected President<br />Berlin Wall is closed <br />Bay of Pigs which was a Nuclear War with Cuba(1961)<br />Military aid begins in South Vietnam (1962)<br />Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream speech”<br />John F. Kennedy assassinated, Johnson moves into presidency (1963)<br />
  9. 9. 60’s continued<br />1964 24th amendment killed “poll taxes”<br />Thurgood Marshal is the first black to become Justice on supreme court (1967)<br />Martin Luther King was Murdered in Memphis (1968)<br />Neil Armstrong took one small step for man (1969)<br />
  10. 10. 1970’s/81<br />26th amendment gives 18 year olds the right to vote<br />Ford becomes 1st non elected president (1973)<br />Sandra Day O’Connor becomes first Supreme court Justice in 1981<br />