Calli, Alex, Stephen, Callie, Austin, & Ciara DECADES: THE 1960’S The 1960’s were a time of immense change – socially through the youth counterculture movement, politically through the election of Republican Nixon, and economically through LBJ’s Great Society and advances in technology, but these were often overshadowed by strong opposition to the Vietnam “War” and the continued fight for equality for both blacks and women.
THE BEST July 20th , 1969- Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to land on the moon. This was significant to history in that the space age brought on the advance- ments of computers, telephone, communication satellites that give us direction, TV, weather, and protection.These were the debates that aired ontelevision for all Americans to have anidea on the presidential platforms.The Kennedy-Nixon debates weresignificant to the 1960’s in that they werethe first televised presidential debates everand it showed how television could effectthe results.
Woodstock was a free music festival thatattracted more than 400,400 youngsters toa farm in New York in 1969. Peaceful andorganized but ended because of badopinions on the free flowing nature of theconcert and drug use. The significance ofthis event is that it let the “hippies” expresstheir lifestyle and it brought moreimportance and focus to music and otherthings.
The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests which led to the Woolworths department store chain reversing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States. The significance of the Greensboro sit-ins is that the young-men changed the “separate isn’t equal” in a non-violent way, and forever changing segregation in public places.Opposition to U.S. involvement in theVietnam War began slowly and in smallnumbers in 1964 on various collegecampuses in the United States. This anti-war sentiment developed during a time ofunprecedented student activism reinforcedin numbers by the demographicallysignificant baby boomers, but grew toinclude a wide and varied cross-section ofAmericans from all walks of life. The anti-war movement is often considered to havebeen a major factor affecting Americasinvolvement in the war itself.
THE WORST 1964 1965 1967 1968On February13, the French Martin Luther King Jr. a March 3, 1965 The Vietnam On Januarydetonated one Nobel Peace Prize winner the first factory war week 27, a fire brokeof their first and a leader of the civil was organized began on April out on thenuclear tests, rights movement was and the mass 10th, this week launch padwhich further assassinated in Memphis, production of was killing 3completed LSD started. highlighted by astronauts. TN. This further angeredtheir African Americans and led This began the draft card This illustratedindependence the civil rights movement abuse of drugs burnings and technologicalfrom US into the hysteria that it during the 60’s the beginning advances in became.military. and 70’s. of war protest. NASA.
Election of 1968 Party Candidate and Campaign Main Issue Planks (3) Supporters Popular Vote Electoral Qualifications Slogans Vote Humphrey “Trust Vietnam Appoint a 31,275,116 191Democrats Graduated Humphrey” special 42.9% 35.5% from the “Humphrey- commission to University of Muskie Two reform the Minnesota, You Can party rules United States Trust” governing Senator delegate selection and president nominations, create a Jobs Opportunity Business Sector (JOBS), and strongly support the Paris talks.Republicans Nixon “Nixon’s the Restore law Rebuild urban 31,785,480 301 Vice President One” and order at and rural slum 43.6% 56% under “Nixon Now” home and areas, give Eisenhower, make peace in attention and Governor of Vietnam recognize the California, importance of Graduate of Americas’ Whittier youth, College (law) reestablish fiscal responsibility and put an end to increases in the cost of living.
Third Party Wallace “Stand Up for Racial An enlightened KKK, the deep 9,906,473 46(American Graduate of the Alabama” segregation/ and advancing south 13.5% 8.5%Independent) University of Civil Rights educational Alabama, program served in Air assisted but not Corps, controlled by Governor of the federal Alabama government, Peace abroad and domestic tranquility at home, reestablishment of the authority and responsibility of local government by returning to the states. Link to Cartoon: http://Pixton.com/ic:wozg83e1
This table shows the take-off of televised debates and conventions starting in the 1960’s with the Kennedy-Nixon debates. Its significance is that it is showing how many people tuned into the new way of being informed about current politics.This graph is showing how illegal and legal immigration was not as much of a problemin the 1960’s compared to the 2000’s. the significance of this graph is that it is showing how much less immigrating was in the 1960’s than in the present. STATS
This graph shows the civilianpopulation ratio in 1960. Itwas significantly one of the lowestperiods of unemployment. This is comparing the unemployment rate of the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe. The U.S. had the second highest unemployment rate, being not too far behind Canada.
This Chart is comparing the amountof Civil Right Movement, Anti-War Movement, Kent State Shooting, and March for Jobs and Freedom led by MLK supporters, to other movements beyond the 1960’s.
SONGS & VIDEOS Mario Savio: Free Speech Movement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYSY2ohHFnQ Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – The Beatles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNTHY1bNUzc For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY