America in the 60's

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  • First televised presidential debate

    First televised presidential debate
    This was between Nixon and Kennedy. Nixon refused makeup and was sweating so bad that it negatively effected him.
  • Flintstones aired

    Flintstones aired
    The Flintstones is a popular cartoon. The show is about the stone age and they do funny things
  • President Kennedy Election

    President Kennedy Election
    JFK was elected, one of the closest elections in history
  • First man in Space

    First man in Space
    The Russians successfully sent the first man into space. His name is Yuri Gagarin and his flight was 108 minutes while he orbited the earth.
  • Berlin Wall Construction

    Berlin Wall Construction
    The Berlin wall was constructed
  • Roger Maris Breaks record

    Roger Maris Breaks record
    He broke the season home run record that Babe Ruth held. The record was set in 1927 and he was the first to break it.
  • Port Huron Statement

    Port Huron Statement
    Part of the american student activist movement. It was a broad critique of the political system
  • Marilyn Monroe Dies

    Marilyn Monroe Dies
    Death caused by overdose.
  • James Meredith Registers at ole miss

    James Meredith Registers at ole miss
    First African american to enroll in university of Mississippi. This caused issues between lots of people
  • Cuban Missile crisis

    Cuban Missile crisis
    Soviets had missiles in Cuba, Americans were scared
  • First James Bond Movie

    First James Bond Movie
    The movie was called Dr.No. Bond battled someone who was trying to fight the american space race.
  • I have a dream speech

    I have a dream speech
    This is one of the most iconic speeches in history. He told the people that he wanted a world where all people could live together in harmony
  • JFK assassination

    JFK assassination
    The president was shot and killed
  • Beatles arrive in USA

    Beatles arrive in USA
    The band "The Beatles" travel to the USA
  • The Beatles appear on Ed Sullivan

    The Beatles appear on Ed Sullivan
    This was their first TV appearance in America. Over 73 million people watched it.
  • New York World Fair

    New York World Fair
    This was a huge event that brought lots of nations together. It had over 140 different pavilions
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    An international confrontation that lead to America getting involved in the Vietnam War. Important Ship: USS Maddox
  • Lyndon B Johnson defeats Barry Goldwater

    Lyndon B Johnson defeats Barry Goldwater
    This was an election. Johnson was a democrat.
  • Malcolm X Assassination

    Malcolm X Assassination
    Malcolm X was a Muslim minister. He was also a civil rights activist.
  • Watts Race Riots

    Watts Race Riots
    Also known as watts rebellion. Took place in LA
  • Star Trek airs

    Star Trek airs
    This was a popular show about space travel. It showed a lot of concepts for advanced technology and kept people interested.
  • SNCC Formed

    SNCC Formed
    Principle channel for student commitment in the civil rights movements.
  • Summer of love

    Summer of love
    gathered in golden gate park
  • First super bowl

    First super bowl
    Packers beat the Chiefs. Took place in LA
  • Muhammad Ali refuses Military service

    Muhammad Ali refuses Military service
    Muhammad Ali was a famous boxer in the 60's. He refused to be drafted and got in huge legal trouble.
  • Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's

    Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's
    The Beatles 8th studio album,
  • Monterey Music Festival

    Monterey Music Festival
    Pop music fest held in CA. One of the beginnings of the summer of love.
  • Thurgood Marshall nominated to supreme court

    Thurgood Marshall nominated to supreme court
    He was appointed to be the associate justice.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    A series of surprise attacks by the Vietcong on south Vietnam.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated
    Martin Luther King Jr was an equal rights activist leader. When he was assassinated many were sad and it caused a mass sadness
  • Robert Kennedy Assassination

    Robert Kennedy Assassination
    Robert Kennedy was killed
  • Protests at democrat convention

    Protests at democrat convention
    These took place in chicago. This night was a major police riot
  • LSD Declared Illegal

    LSD Declared Illegal
    The US government decided that LSD should be an illegal substance. It was discovered to be extremely harmful.
  • Richard Nixon was Elected

    Richard Nixon was Elected
    Nixon was elected to be the 37th president, he beat out the VP for the presidency
  • Stonewall Riots

    Stonewall Riots
    Riots of the gay community against police. These were extremely violent and took place in Manhattan
  • Americans land on the Moon

    Americans land on the Moon
    The first people on the moon were Americans. It put an end to the space race
  • Manson Family murders Sharon Tate

    Manson Family murders Sharon Tate
    The Manson family was a cult family that followed Charles Manson. The family consisted of girls who were heavily brainwashed.
  • Woodstock

    Woodstock
    Music and vibes
  • Altamont music festival

     Altamont music festival
    An event hosted by the rolling stones. it was created to rival woodstock but failed.