1944

Faith & Ideals

"This Land Is Your Land"
  • G.I. Bill of Rights
  • United Nations created (1945)
  • Yalta Conference; Cold War begins (1945)
1946 Moving Along "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66"
  • Baby Boom starts
1947 Work "Deportees"  
  • Truman Doctrine revealed
  • Marshall Plan revealed
  • Taft-Hartley Act
  • William Levitt's Levittown project begins
"Sixteen Tons"
1948 Moving Along "Call It Stormy Monday"  
  • Berlin Blockade
  • Truman orders armed forces to stop segregating units

 

1949 Home "Los Chucos Suaves"  
  • NATO formed
  • National Housing Act
Faith & Ideals "The Hammer Song" (If I Had a Hammer)
1950 Work "Los Pachucos"  
  • McCarthy Era begins
  • Korean War begins
  • Rosenbergs arrested
  • 22nd Amendment: Presidential term limits (1951)
  • UNIVAC, universal automatic computer, is successfully tested (1951)
  • Immigration and Naturalization Act (1952)
  • Cease fire in Korea (1953)
  • Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka decided (1954)
  • Televised senate hearings on McCarthy's charges begin April 22 (1954)
1955 United/Divided "Japanese Rumba"
  • Warsaw Pact
  • Rosa Parks and Montgomery, AL, bus boycott
1956 Faith & Ideals "Take My Hand, Precious Lord"  
  • Highway Act
  • Soviets launch Sputnik (1957)
  • Troops sent to Little Rock Central High School (1957)
  • Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th states (1959)
1960 United/Divided "We Shall Overcome"    
1961 United/Divded "The Sukiyaki Song"
  • Alliance for Progress
  • Bay of Pigs
  • Berlin Wall
  • U.S. Military advisors sent to Vietnam
  • Alan Shepard becomes first American in space
1962 United/Divided "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round"  
  • Cesar Chavez organizes National Farm Workers Association
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
Home "Little Boxes"

1963

 

United/Divided "A Change is Gonna Come"
  • President John F. Kennedy assassinated
  • Civil Rights March on Washington DC
  • Equal Pay Act gives woman equal pay for equal work
"Times They Are-A-Changing"
Home "Wives and Lovers"
Moving Along

"Special Delivery Blues"

Faith & Ideals "Get Together"
1964

United/Divided

"Now that the Buffalo's Gone"

"Mississippi Goddamn"

 
  • IBM 360 Mainframe is introduced
  • Civil Rights Act
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  • Economic Opportunity Act
 
Moving Along "I Get Around"
Faith & Ideals "Keep on Pushing"
1965 United/Divided "People Get Ready"  
  • Medicare and Medicaid start
  • Marines land in Dominican Republic
  • Voting Rights Act
  • Watts riots
 
"Respect"
War & Peace "Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag"
Work "El Picket Sign"
1966 Work "El Corido de Cesar Chavez"  
  • Betty Friedan establishes the National Organization for Women
 
1967 Faith & Ideals "What a Wonderful World"  
  • Thurgood Marshall becomes first black Supreme Court Justice
 
1968 United/Divided "Say it Loud: I'm Black and I'm Proud"  
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Assassinated
  • The long, hot summer
  • Tel Offensive
  • Soviet Union Invades Czechoslovakia
  • Democratic National Convention, Chicago
 
"Yo Soy Chicano"
1969 United/Divded "Okie from Muskogee"
  • Bombing of Cambodia begins
  • Neil Armstrong lands on the moon
 
1970 War & Peace "Ohio"  
  • Earth Day begins
  • Four Students Shot by National Guard at Kent State
  • Clean Air Act
  • Congress Creates EPA
 
Home "Big Yellow Taxi"
1971 War & Peace "Imagine"  
  • 26th Amendment gives 18 year old the right to vote
  • Gray Panthers are founded
 
1972 United/Divded "I Am Woman"  
  • Congress proposes Equal Rights Amendment
  • Watergate break in
  • Nixon signs SALT agreement
 
1973 Home "Living for the City"  
  • Cease Fire in Vietnam; most U.S. Troops pull out
  • Watergate hearings
  • War Powers Resolution
  • Arab Oil Embargo causes Oil Shortage in U.S.
  • Telnet begins (1974)
  • OPEC lifts oil embargo (1974)
  • First personal mini computers (1974)
  • Nixon resigns (1974)
  • Cambodia falls (1975)
  • Vietnam War ends (1975)
  • Helsinki Agreement (1975)

 

 
Moving Along "Traffic Jam"