America's History in the 1960's

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America's History in the 1960's

The History of America in the 1960's

The 1960's was also a time for deep segregation, especially in the southern states. But on September 29, 1962 the National Guard took one of the most influential colleges in the South, Ole Miss and desegregated the college so that everyone regards of race or color would be able to attend. While in Dallas, Texas JFK was assasinated on November 22, 1963. This lead a period of mourning for the whole nation as everyone mourned the loss of one of the most influential presidents of that time period. That same day, Lyndon B. Johnson took office . The year of 1964 was also one of the greatest times in US history. It was on July 9, 1964 that the Civil Ricts Act of 1964 was passed as President Johnson signed it. The Civil Rights Act also influenced another act in 1965. Deep in the south, many African-Americans could not vote because some states made certain ones take a literacy test so that they could vote. But, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 stopped this unnessesary act to take place against African-American voting. President Johnson did only one term in office as in 1968, Richard Nixon took office on November 5th of that year. Before President Kennedy as assasinated, he had a dream that man would step foot on the moon. In 1968 that dream came true as Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon and made the saying "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," the most encouraging quotes of science. In the 1960's there was the Vietnam war. With this war, came hundreds of protests accros the nation. On October 8, 1969 martked the beginning of the Days of Rage. Hundreds of protestors protesting in a violent way in Chicago in order to protest the war and fight the perceived the social injustices in America.

Many things happend in the 1960's, we got a new president at the beginning of 1960 and America was starting to enter a new age of reform and policies. Not only the government changed, but so did the culture. On November 8, 1960 we see that John F. Kennedy won the presdency in the United States. JFK as a president had many accomplishments before his tragic assasination in 1963. He founded the Peace Corps in 1961 which is still in use today as helping other countries that are in desperate need of being modernized.


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