National Debt 286.3 BillionMinimum Wage $1.00Life Expectancy: Males 66.6 years Females 73.1 years 1960s This was the most dangerous decade. Fasten your seatbelts! It’s going to be a bumpy
The U-2 Incident May 1, 1960
Effects of the U2 incident1. The Paris meeting collapsed, andthere was no Test Ban Treaty.2. There was no discussion of theproblem of Berlin - which led ultimatelyto the Berlin Wall.3. The incident was seen as a defeatfor the US - so they elected John FKennedy as President because hepromised to get much tougher on theRussians.
The CubanRevolution Castro!
ChinaChina breaks relations off with the Soviet Union! 1960
firstnuclear bomb called"59-6",
Chinas first intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM)
Kennedy elected president! 1961
Bay of Pigs
President Kennedy receives the Brigade 2506 flag in Miami in Dec. 29, 1962and declares: "I promise to return this flag in a free Havana."
The Berlin Wall
Yuri GagarinFirst man in space
Nuclear Test Ban August 5, 1963
Assassination of JFK November 22, 1963
Johnson being sworn inas president. Lee Harvey Oswald