The 1960s

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The 1960s

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. The U-2 Incident May 1, 1960
  3. 3. Aftermat h
  4. 4. Aftermat h
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. The CubanRevolution Castro!
  7. 7. ChinaChina breaks relations off with the Soviet Union! 1960
  8. 8. firstnuclear bomb called"59-6",
  9. 9. Chinas first intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM)
  10. 10. Kennedy elected president! 1961
  11. 11. Bay of Pigs
  12. 12. April 17,1961
  13. 13. President Kennedy receives the Brigade 2506 flag in Miami in Dec. 29, 1962and declares: "I promise to return this flag in a free Havana."
  14. 14. The Berlin Wall
  15. 15. Yuri GagarinFirst man in space
  16. 16. Nuclear Test Ban August 5, 1963
  17. 17. Assassination of JFK November 22, 1963
  18. 18. Johnson being sworn inas president. Lee Harvey Oswald
  19. 19. Brezhnev 1964
  20. 20. U.S.S. Pueblo January 23, 1968
  21. 21. Prague SpringJanuary 5 – August 20, 1968

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