CHAPTER 11 : THE POST-WAR PERIOD
11.0 Chronology of Major Events in this Period
1946 - Employment Act; Taft-Hartley Labor Relations Act.
1947 - The Historic Civil Rights Report was presented to the Congress.
1948 - Marshall Plan adopted by the Congress.
1950 - The Korean War.
1956 - Federal Highway Bill; Eisenhower re-elected as President.
1957 - Civil Rights Act Passed by Congress.
1959 - Vietnam War; Labor Reform Act.
1955, 1959 - Two Conferences between U.S. and USSR at
1960 - Third Geneva Conference; Kennedy wins Presidential Elections.
1961 - USSR walls off East Berlin; OPECIS formed.
1963 - John F. Kennedy shot dead.
1965 - U.S. troops sent to South Vietnam.
1968 - Martin Luther King (Jr.) assassinated.
1969 - Anti War feeling in the U.S;
Neil Armstrong lands on the Moon.
1974 - Richard Nixon resigns from the post of President over the Water Gate scandal.
1987 - The first Nuclear Disarmament Agreement
1989 - Berlin Wall comes down.
1992 - USSR finally breaks up; and the Gulf Crisis occurs.