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