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HIS 135 Final Exam - Most Significant Events 1950s to Today...

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Most Significant Events 1950s to Today Most Significant Events 1950s to Today Charlotte Adams April 24, 2011 HIS 135 Paul Sunderman
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Most Significant Events 1950s to Today Introduction: The history of the United States plays a huge role in how the nation, as well as the world, is today. Politics, social, and economic factors led our country to where it is now. The following paragraphs will explain how each of these factors has helped shape the world by covering the most important events from each decade beginning in 1950 and continuing until 2000. The topics covered will include the Civil Rights Movement, the Space Race, Vietnam War, recession (including the gap between wealthy and poor), and attacks on America from the Middle East. I will conclude this paper with how I believe the United States will change over the following decade. The 1950s – The Civil Rights Movement: I believe the Civil Rights Movement was the most important historical event of the 1950s. The Civil Rights Movement changed the way many people in the United States viewed immigrants and people of other races. This movement forced the end of segregation, following the infamous Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas in 1954, and the end of public
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