History - USA, 1945-75: Land of Freedom? - Timeline of Key Events

A timeline of key events between 1945-1975, relating to the Red Scare, McCarthyism and the Civil Rights Movement in the USA.

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The
USA,
1945-75:
Land
of
Freedom?
Timeline
1945
-
WW2
ends
(about
a
million
black
Americans
had
served)
-
USA
tests
and
then
uses
first
atomic
bomb
1946
-
1947
-
Federal
Employee
Loyalty
Program
(FELP)
set
up
-
House
Un-American
AcDviDes
(HUAC)invesDgates
film
industry
-
10
blacklisted
1948
-
Berlin
blockade
begins
-
Truman
ends
segregaDon
in
Armed
forces
1949
-
USSR
tests
its
first
atomic
bomb
-
China
become
communist
under
Mao
Zedong
1950
-
Start
of
Korean
war
-
Senator
Joe
McCarthy
claims
he
has
a
list
of
250
members
of
the
Communist
party
in
his
hand
-
Alger
Hiss
accused
of
being
spy
and
convicted
for
perjury
1951
-
Julius
and
Ethel
Rosenberg
found
to
have
sold
nuclear
secrets
to
USSR
1952
-
1953
-
End
of
Korean
war
-
Julius
and
Ethel
Rosenberg
executed
1954
-
McCarthy-Army
hearings
-
Communist
Control
Act
introduced
-
Brown
vs
Topeka
Board
of
EducaDon
-
Hernandez
vs
Texas,
Supreme
Court
rules
14th
Amendment
applies
to
all
races
1955
-
Beginning
of
Montgomery
Bus
BoycoW
-
Supreme
Court
orders
schools
to
desegregate
1956
-
1957
-
`LiWle
Rock'
-
1957
Civil
Rights
Act
1958
-
1959
-
1960
-
1960
Civil
Rights
Act
-
series
of
sit-ins
in
Woolworths
of
Greensboro,
North
Carolina
-
Pill
becomes
available
1961
-
Congress
of
Racial
Equality
(CORE)
and
Student
Non-Violent
CoordinaDng
CommiWee
(SNCC)
organize
a
series
of
Freedom
Rides
-
Eleanor
Roosevelt
pressures
Kennedy
into
creaDng
PresidenDal
Commission
on
the
Status
of
Women
1962
-
Cesar
Chavez
forms
United
Farm
Workers
Union
1963
-
President
Kennedy
assassinated
(November)
-
MarDn
Luther
King
organizes
Birmingham
Protests
-
March
on
Washington
(August);
Equal
Pay
Act
passed
1964
-
Malcolm
X
begins
to
change
mind
about
Civil
Rights
Movement
-
Freedom
Summer
Campaign;
Mississippi
Murders
-
1964
Civil
Rights
Act
passed
1965
-
1965
ImmigraDon
Act
passed
-
Police
in
Selma,
Alabama
use
clubs
and
tear
gas
on
protestors
-
1965
VoDng
Rights
Act
passed
-
Malcolm
X
assassinated
(February)
-
Chavez
begins
ten
year
campaign
-
No
longer
legislaDon
in
place
to
stop
married
coupled
using
contracepDon

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SNCC
expels
all
white
members
under
leader
Stokely
Carmichael
-
MarDn
Luther
King
protests
in
Chicago
against
discriminaDon
in
housing
-
Black
Panther
Party
founded
by
Bobby
Seale
and
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