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Federal Highway Act of 1956

This act, an accomplishment of the Eisenhower administration, authorized $25 billion for a ten- year project that built over 40,000 miles of interstate highways. This was the largest public works project in American history.


the amount of something produced by a person, machine, or industry

Buying on credit

people would purchase things and make partial payments on set intervals: installment plans, led to a lot of debt value of consumer debt tripled from 1952-1964

The 1950s family

women gave up earlier educational gains
time of women spent on housework increased

1960 percentage of women that held all jobs


The Cold War continues

The U.S. And USSR raced to explore space

The Civil Rights Movement

A movement to end segregation and gain racial equality

Mendez vs. Westminster

segregation of mexican students violated equal protection clause of the 14th amendment

14th amendment

1) Citizenship for African Americans, 2) Repeal of 3/5 Compromise, 3) Denial of former confederate officials from holding national or state office, 4) Repudiate (reject) confederate debts

Public school integration

New Or. School board finally gave in to Fed demands to integrate schools; four 6 year old black children were harassed as they walked to school the first time

Brown vs.Board of Education

separate but equal schools for children of different races violated the constitution

Montgomery bus Boycott

In 1955, after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus, Dr. Martin L. King led a boycott of city busses. After 11 months the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of public transportation was illegal.

Lunch counter sit ins

African American protesters sat down at segregated lunch counters and refused to leave until they were served.

Birmingham Demonstrations

Massive marches to end segregation in Birmingham, Alabam

March on Washington

held in 1963 to show support for the Civil Rights Bill in Congress. Martin Luther King gave his famous "I have a dream..." speech. 250,000 people attended the rally

Mississippi Summer project

mobilized more than 100 northern blacks and whites to conduct voter education classes and a voter registration drive; resistance was fierce, but still the movement persisted.

Selma to montgomery march

A response to the violence experienced by civil rights workers on a voting project in Selma, Alabama. Martin Luther King led this march which led to Johnson asking Congress for a new voting rights act.

Kennedy's assassination

In November 22 1963, he was shot by lee harvey oswald
wounded the Texas governor

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