History of the 1960s  By Darleen Roche
The 1960s were a turbulent decade, but why? <ul><li>The Cold War is in full SWING </li></ul><ul><li>The Civil Rights Movem...
Key Players of the 1960s <ul><li>John F Kennedy  </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King Jr </li></ul><ul><li>Lyndon B Johnso...
John F Kennedy  <ul><li>Took office in 1961 as the youngest President.  </li></ul><ul><li>His inaugural speech promotes ch...
John F Kennedy Cont… <ul><li>He is most known for his creation of the Peace corps in 1961 </li></ul><ul><li>The Cuban Miss...
Lyndon B Johnson <ul><li>Swore into office on Air force One the day JFK was assassinated   with Jackie Kennedy by his side...
Martin Luther King Jr <ul><li>Played a prominent role in the civil rights movement </li></ul><ul><li>He was a very influen...
Cuban Missile Crisis <ul><li>Took Place October 1962 </li></ul><ul><li>US spy planes captured pictures over Cuba of Soviet...
Space Race <ul><li>During a speech President Kennedy vowed we would reach space by the end of the decade. </li></ul><ul><l...
Space Race cont.. <ul><li>The first missions were the launches of satellites from both sides they were days apart. Sputnik...
Cant get enough Space Race Facts <ul><li>The Space Race created NASA and sparked us into a technological craze that has gi...
The Power of Music and the Hippie Movement  <ul><li>The culture movement was sparked by the demand for civil rights for ev...
References and Pictures <ul><li>Flower power. (2011, March 29). In  Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . Retrieved 00:48, Ap...
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  1. 1. History of the 1960s By Darleen Roche
  2. 2. The 1960s were a turbulent decade, but why? <ul><li>The Cold War is in full SWING </li></ul><ul><li>The Civil Rights Movement </li></ul><ul><li>The “Swinging Sixties” is referred to the fall or relaxation of social issues like sexism and racism. </li></ul><ul><li>The Cuban Missile Crisis </li></ul><ul><li>The SPACE RACE </li></ul><ul><li>The Power of Music </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Players of the 1960s <ul><li>John F Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King Jr </li></ul><ul><li>Lyndon B Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Nixon </li></ul><ul><li>Nikita Krushchev </li></ul>
  4. 4. John F Kennedy <ul><li>Took office in 1961 as the youngest President. </li></ul><ul><li>His inaugural speech promotes change for our nation </li></ul><ul><li>Pledges we reach the Moon by the end of the decade, kicking off the space race with the USSR </li></ul>Click to play video
  5. 5. John F Kennedy Cont… <ul><li>He is most known for his creation of the Peace corps in 1961 </li></ul><ul><li>The Cuban Missile Crisis in </li></ul><ul><li>The Bay of Pigs invasion led by the CIA and backed by Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>In 1963 while in a parade in Dallas with his wife and governor of Texas John Connally John F Kennedy was shot in the head and died instantly </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lyndon B Johnson <ul><li>Swore into office on Air force One the day JFK was assassinated with Jackie Kennedy by his side </li></ul><ul><li>President Johnson becomes a prominent voice in the civil rights movement </li></ul><ul><li>He passes the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which out laws racial segregation in schools, public places, and employment. </li></ul><ul><li>He also signed the National Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawing discriminatory voting practices against African Americans </li></ul>Lyndon Johnson swearing in next to Jackie right after her husbands death
  7. 7. Martin Luther King Jr <ul><li>Played a prominent role in the civil rights movement </li></ul><ul><li>He was a very influential speaker and wanted equal rights for all races </li></ul><ul><li>His most famous speech was “I have A Dream” given in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC in 1963 </li></ul><ul><li>http://youtu.be/KUP_ISA030c Check it out! </li></ul><ul><li>MLK was Assassinated on April 4 th 1968 in Memphis at the Lorraine Motel </li></ul><ul><li>His death was followed by public riots all over the nation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cuban Missile Crisis <ul><li>Took Place October 1962 </li></ul><ul><li>US spy planes captured pictures over Cuba of Soviet missiles being housed in bases </li></ul><ul><li>It was the closest the US came to an all out nuclear attack between the Soviets and the US </li></ul><ul><li>They confronted Nikita Khrushchev and he eventually agreed to dismantle the missiles in Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>On October 28 th 1962 President Kennedy and the United Nations reached a public agreement with Khrushchev and in exchange for returning the missiles to the Soviet Union the US vowed to never attack Cuba again. </li></ul>Spy plane captures missile bases in Cuba
  9. 9. Space Race <ul><li>During a speech President Kennedy vowed we would reach space by the end of the decade. </li></ul><ul><li>The Space Race was between the Communist USSR and the Free World </li></ul><ul><li>The Space Race was from 195-1975 </li></ul>Earth Rising as seen from Apollo 8
  10. 10. Space Race cont.. <ul><li>The first missions were the launches of satellites from both sides they were days apart. Sputnik was first (USSR) followed by Explorer 1 by the US </li></ul><ul><li>Next were a series of launches from both sides including launching dogs, monkeys, and eventually humans. </li></ul><ul><li>We eventually reached the Moon with the Apollo 11 crew on July 20th 1969 </li></ul><ul><li>An estimated 500 million people back on Earth watched it live </li></ul>Sputnik Buzz Aldrin, walking on the Moon 1969
  11. 11. Cant get enough Space Race Facts <ul><li>The Space Race created NASA and sparked us into a technological craze that has given us many technologies that we use today </li></ul><ul><li>The Space Race increased our spending in education and scientific experiments </li></ul><ul><li>The Space Race gave us the NASA program and created several jobs here in Florida and Texas </li></ul><ul><li>The Space Race virtually bankrupted the USSR and they eventually stuck to low orbit flights, giving up on going to the moon. </li></ul><ul><li>The Space Race led the International Space Station </li></ul>International Space Station 2010
  12. 12. The Power of Music and the Hippie Movement <ul><li>The culture movement was sparked by the demand for civil rights for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>The Vietnam War brought out a social movement for peace and love for all </li></ul><ul><li>Popular bands like the Doors, Pink Floyd, Jimmie Hendrix, The Beatles,Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Greatfull Dead, and The Rolling Stones all brought out a movement of new sounds that sparked change and imagination in the 60s. </li></ul><ul><li>The biggest event was Woodstock in 1969 </li></ul><ul><li>This time period sparked for many young adults to rebel and grow their hair long and experiment with drugs and alcohol. </li></ul>
  13. 13. References and Pictures <ul><li>Flower power. (2011, March 29). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . Retrieved 00:48, April 9, 2011, from http:// en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title = Flower_power&oldid =421367857 </li></ul><ul><li>1960s. (2011, April 7). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . Retrieved 00:49, April 9, 2011, from http:// en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title =1960s&oldid=422870055 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jfklibrary.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://youtu.be/KUP_ISA030c </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Race </li></ul><ul><li>http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade60.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock_Festival </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.martinlutherking.org/ </li></ul>

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