For the United States, 1945–1964 was a time of high economic growth and general prosperity.It was also a time of confrontation as the capitalist United States and its allies politically opposed the Soviet Union and other communist countries; the Cold War had begun.
The history of the United States from 1964 through 1980 includes the climax and victory of the Civil Rights Movement; the escalation and ending of the Vietnam War; the drama of a generational revolt with its sexual freedoms and use of drugs; and the continuation of the Cold War, with its Space Race to put a man on the Moon.
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Main articles: History of the United States (1945–1964), History of the United States (1964–1980), and United States in the 1950s Cuban Missile Crisis a U-2 reconnaissance photograph of Cuba, showing Soviet nuclear missiles, their transports and tents for fueling and maintenance.
For the United States of America, 1945 to 1964 was a time of high economic growth and general prosperity. It was also a time of confrontation as the capitalist United States and its allies politically opposed the Soviet Union and other communist countries; the Cold War had begun. African Americans united and organized, and a triumph of the Civil Rights Movement ended Jim Crow segregation in ...
The history of the United States from 1918 through 1945 covers the post-World War I era, the Great Depression, and World War II.After World War I, the U.S. rejected the Treaty of Versailles and did not join the League of Nations.
See also: History of North America The Pre-Columbian Era is the time before Christopher Columbus went to the Americas in 1492. At that time, Native Americans lived on the land that is now controlled by the United States.
The United States and Japan then fought each other in the largest naval battle in history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf.   The United States eventually developed the first nuclear weapons and used them on Japan in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945; the Japanese surrendered on September 2, ending World War II.
1965 – President Johnson escalates the United States military involvement in the Vietnam War 1965 – Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a civil rights activist group, led the first of several anti-war marches in Washington, D.C., with about 25,000 protesters
1920–1939: Timeline of United States history 1930–1949 1950–1969