The Sixties

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The Sixties

The Sixties

The British Invasion

The British Invasion was upon us which refers to the many rock and roll performers from the United Kingdom who became popular in the United States during the mid-1960s



In 1969, amonumental music festival changed our world. More than half a million people came together - united in a message of peace, openness and cultural expression – and demonstrated how a generation could be heard. Many famous musicians participated in this monumental event. Today, Woodstock lives on.

*June 12, 1963 Medgar Evers NAACP Field Secretary*November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy President of the U.S.*April 14, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Leader*June 5, 1968 Robert Kennedy U.S. Senator

Untimely Assassinations that Rocked the Nation

I Have a Dream Speech1963

Hippies were part of a youth movement, composed mostly of white teenagers and young adults between the ages of 15 and 25 years-old. Inheriting a tradition of cultural dissent from the bohemians and the beatniks, hippies rebelled against established institutions, criticized middle class values, ."

The Vietnam War was the prolonged struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government and the United States (with the aid of the South Vietnamese) attempting to prevent the spread of communism. Engaged in a war that many viewed as having no way to win, U.S. leaders lost the American public's support for the war. Since the end of the war, the Vietnam War has become a benchmark for what not to do in all future U.S. foreign conflicts.

The Vietnam War

The Sixties were a time of change, counter culture and political movements. Many young people involved themselves in trying to make America a better place for all people, no matter what gender or race they were. The sixties began with the election of America's youngest president, John F. Kennedy. During his period in office people stepped out and said how they felt. They thought that with Kennedy leading America, anything was possible.


By Dina Needles

SPACE EXPLORATIONOn July 20, 1969, Apollo 11, the first human spaceflight landed on the Moon.

The Space RaceThe Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union would dominate the 1960s. The Soviets sent the first man, Yuri Gagarin, into outer space during the Vostok 1 mission on 12 April 1961 and scored a host of other successes, but by the middle of the decade the US was taking the lead. In May 1961, President Kennedy set for the United States the goal of a manned spacecraft landing on the Moon by the end of the decade.In 1966 the Soviet Union launched Luna 10, which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.

Although the first national colorcast (the 1954 Tournament of Roses Parade) occurred on January 1, 1954, it was not until the late 1960s that color sets started selling in large numbers, due in some part to the color transition of 1965 in which over half of all network prime-time programming would be broadcast in color that fall, and the introduction of GE's Porta-Color set in the Spring of 1966 which would bring the first all-color primetime season beginning that fall.

Color Tv Becomes Popular in Homes

Importance of the Sixties

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