The Post War United States

1945 - 1968

The United States emerged from World War II as a world superpower. At home, though, domestic unrest, protests, and violence related to the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War led to progressive social change.
1945 1968 1948 Cold War begins The 1944 GI Bill of Rightsgreatly benefit white veterans and economy 1955 Rosa Parks arrested causingthe Montgomery Bus Boycott 1957 Little Rock schoolintegration crisis 1963 Birminghamcampaign The March on Washington 1965 The Selma civilrights marches 1964 The CivilRights Actof 1964 Voting Rights Act of 1965 Martin Luther King, Jr.assassination 1960 John F. KennedyelectedPresident

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