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Most Significant Events 1 Most Significant Events of the United States Carianne Jones Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Most Significant Events 2 There have been many significant social, economic and political events thru the decades that have had a profound effect on the way we live today. Though there are many different views and opinions as to whether all these events have been for the good of the nation. They all in one way or another have greatly affected the way we look at different social, economic and political events. Through my paper I have explained some events that I feel have affected our nation some in positive ways some in negative ways. Negative is not always bad though. Some of these events have opened up the nations eyes and made us more careful and through on the choices we make as a nation. 1950’s May 17, 1954 a law was changed that has changed the world. The Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. the Board of Education, the Supreme Court overruled the Plessey vs. Ferguson ruling by saying that segregation was “inherently unequal.” Even though the prior case was primarily for the education field the ruling has a much wider range in things. This case opened up the segregation laws and opened up doors and broke down walls for people of all race and color. 1960’s The murder of Martin Luther King Jr. in April 1968 was one of the most significant and a memorable event of not only the 1960’s but also of all time. Martin Luther King delivered a speech that had a profound effect on our nation. He had a dream that one day there would be equal right to all people of color. He was one of the greatest civil rights activists of all time. His visions were of freedom for all. That one day we would be a nation free from prejudice. His civil right movements led to his birthday January 15 being declared a holiday in the United
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Most Significant Events 3 States. His works laid the foundation for freedom and equality in the United States for all people regardless of their race or religion. 1970’s Watergate will forever go down in Political history as the worst scandal that opened Americans eyes to the possibility of corruption within our government officials. Richard Nixon was the 37 th President of the United States. He resigned from office on August, 8, 1964. He was the first and only President to resign from office. The Watergate scandal was named for the hotel that was located across the street from the office of the Democratic National Committees Headquarters located in Washington D.C. Nixon sent some of his people from his administration into the committee’s office to retrieve private information. When it was discovered what he was
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