FINAL Most Significant Events

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Most Significant Events Candyce Kettler HIS/135 July 5, 2010 Diane Hausermann
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Introduction The United States is known for it’s courageous existence and it’s historical being. If it wasn’t for these past events America wouldn’t be the country she is today. I’m going to present to you five significant events that have happened from decade to decade. I will contemporarily start with the 1950’s and end with the collapse on the Soviet Union in the 1990’s. These historical times have shaped our country, including each one of us where we are for the better. The Civil Rights Movement and the start of Vietnam 1950’s The minorities struggled for a long time, even before the 1950's for civil rights. There was such segregation in the United States that African Americans couldn't even eat in the same restaurant’s as the White Americans. The minorities couldn't sit in the movie theater nor could they keep their seat at the bus stop because if a White person would come in they would be forced to give it up. When they would protest they would be sprayed with a powerful fire hose that is meant for putting out fires so you could imagine the pressure that comes out. The Brown vs. Board changed the education system forever. They finally waved in favor in 1954 that separating whites and blacks is unhartly and unequal and goes against the 14th amendment. Also, thanks for Martin L. King's dedication for equal rights that finally the African Americans were able to have the same rights as the White people.
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In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man because of her beliefs. She was arrested but her lonely act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America. Shortly following was the beginning of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War has gone down in history as one of the most life altering wars in U.S. history. Hero’s were made and justice was brought. Unfortunately the death toll reached extremely high and many good men were lost during this point in time. Many young men and even students were drafted to fight in this obscene war. Some men volunteered proudly but other’s just wanted a normal chance at life. As the 1960’s approached widespread, tensions kept building up in America’s society regarding the war in Vietnam. It was the first war that was publicly shown and it appalled everyone who saw what was really going on. In 1964 May 2, the first student demonstration against the war, hundreds of students marched through Times Square in New York while another 700 students marched in San Francisco. Even more young men and women protested in Seattle and Madison, Wisconsin. In 1965 the first protest violence act was committed in the Edmonton aircraft bombing. The social and political outcomes of the Vietnam War rocked America’s
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