Most Significant Events of the 1950's-1990's Essay

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During the course of our American History, there have been events that have changed the course of the nation. In the more recent times, our nation has been through the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, and even the Reaganomics. Despite all the turn of events in the American history, our nation has overcome and survived.
Civil Rights Movement of 1954 – 1965 The Civil Rights Movement has been a changing point in the lives of countless minorities. The Civil Rights Movement started in 1954 when Linda Brown was denied entry to a school in Topeka, Kansas due to her race, thus creating the Brown v. Board of Education case. The Brown v. Board of Education case helped mark a turning point for minorities and ruled that it segregation in
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The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."” (Date Unknown) Even though President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, the document applied to states that had seceded from the Union, which left the slavery in the loyal Border States untouched. Therefore, African Americans were still seeing discrimination and inequality until the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement had helped the minorities of our country have basic civil rights they deserved. This event led to the equality of countless Americans living in this nation. The Civil Rights Movement made our nation united once more.
1960’s – Vietnam War The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, began in 1959 and ended in 1975. The United States had become involved in the Vietnam War because the American government was afraid that if the entire country of Vietnam fell under a Communist government, then Communism would spread through all Asia, and possibly, the world. Around 1965, the United States sent in troops to help prevent a Communist rein on Vietnam, however, the United States failed to accomplish their goals. According to the Vietnam War Online Resource,
“In 1965 the United States sent in troops to prevent the South Vietnamese government from collapsing. Ultimately, however, the United States failed to achieve its goal, and in 1975
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