Tapestry of Grace Year 4 Unit 3 History-O prep

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1947

India gains independence from Britain

1948

Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated

1949

Mao declares the People's Republic of China

1950-1953

Senator McCarthy investigates communists

1950-1953

Korean War is fought

1953-1961

President Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953-1964

Stalin dies & Nikita Khrushchev leads USSR

1956

Little Rock Nine attend white high school

10/4/1957

USSR launches Sputnik 1

1957-1961

Mao's Great Leap Forward (ends in terrible famine)

1959

Fidel Castro takes over Cuba

1961

Khrushchev orders the Berlin Wall built

1962

Cuban Missile Crisis occurs

1963

MLK Jr. arrested & writes letter from jail

1963

President John F. Kennedy's assassination

1963-1969

President Lyndon B. Johnson

1964

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution passed in Congress

1964-1965

Congress passes >90 bills as LBJ's Great Society

1966

China's Cultural Revolution

4/4/1968

Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated

1963

"Year of Birmingham"

1968

Robert (Bobby) Kennedy is assassinated

1968

Tet Offensive (N. Vietnamese political win)

1964

Civil Rights Act of 19xx becomes law

1965

Malcolm X is assassinated

1965

Voting Rights Act of 19xx becomes law

1965

Race riots in many major US cities

1962

James Meredith becomes 1st black @ U of MS

1963

S. Vietnamese President Diem is assassinated

1930

Gandhi leads Salt March to protest British rule

1947

Pakistan becomes an independent nation

1921

Mao participates in the 1st Congress of the CCP

1923

CCP & KMT join to fight Japanese invaders

1927

Mao forms the Red Army

1934-1935

Mao leads army on the Long March

1949

Mao defeats Chiang Kai-shek

1949

North Atlantic Treaty Organization formed (NATO)

1951-1953

Julius & Ethel Rosenberg trial, execution as spies

1947-1961

US Baby Boom

1953

Mao's Five-Year Plan announced

1951

22nd Amendment limits presidents to 2 terms

1955

Jonas Salk's vaccine stops polio epidemic

1956

US begins building an interstate highway system

1955

Ray Kroc starts McDonalds Corp.

1960

Greensboro Four sit-in at white lunch counter

1958

Khrushchev & Mao disagree, reducing aid to China

1950

Billy Graham founds BGEA

1961

Bay of Pigs invasion fails

1961

Peace Corps established

1961

Alliance For Progress gives US aid to SA democracies

1961

Freedom Riders test court desegregation decision

1963

JFK visits Berlin & gives famous speech

4/12/1961

First piloted space flight by Soviet Yuri Gagarin

Dec. 1968

Apollo 8 is first piloted voyage to the moon

1958

Southeast Asia Treaty Organization formed (SEATO)

1954

American CIA helps remove Iranian Premier

1955

CIA helps overthrow pro-Communist Guatemala

Dec. 1955

Rosa Parks' famous bus ride in Montgomery, AL

Nov. 1956

Bus segregation ruled unconstitutional (Supreme Court)

1950-1953

American "Red Scare"

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