THE 1960S

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  • John F. Kennedy elected President

    Savage, Sean J. "Presidential Election of 1960." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. " I have a Dream Speech," at The Lincoln Memorial. Famous words “Free at last! Free at last!Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

    Frey, Raymond. "“I Have a Dream” Speech." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 15 Feb. 2011. King, Jr., Martin Luther. "Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech: The Full Text." Milestone Documents in American History. Ed. Paul Finkelman. 4 vols. Dallas, TX: Schlager Group, 2008. Salem History Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president because JFK dies.

    Savage, Sean J. "Presidential Election of 1960." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
  • .John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald

    Campion, Edmund J. "Assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
  • The Beatles first came to America on The Ed Sullivan Show. Played “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “She Loves You,” and “Yesterday,”

    Stentiford, Barry M. "The Beatles." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
  • Lyndon Johnson passed the civil rights act

    Clarkin, Thomas. "Civil Rights Act of 1964." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 15 Feb. 2011
  • United States enters Vietnam War

    Lewis, Thomas Tandy. "Vietnam War." The Seventies in America. Ed. John C. Super. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2006. Salem History Web. 17 Feb. 2011.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson inauguration

    Savage, Sean J. "Presidential Election of 1960." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
  • .Malcolm X represented the cutting edge of the radical elements in the Civil Rights movement. Was assasinated

    Jenkins, Robert L. "Assassination of Malcolm X." Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1941-1970. Ed. Robert F. Gorman. 6 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2008. Salem History Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
  • Pet Sounds was released by the Beattles

    Duncan, David Allen. "Music." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 17 Feb. 2011.
  • The Doors release Strange Days

    Powell, John. "Doors." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 17 Feb. 2011.
  • Sgt. Pepper’s was released

    Duncan, David Allen. "Music." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 17 Feb. 2011.
  • Janis Joplin performs qat the Monterey Pop Festival

    Buchanan, Thomas W. "Janis Joplin." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 17 Feb. 2011.
  • .The Rolling Stones released “ Satisfaction”

    Kasee, Cynthia R. "Rolling Stones." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 17 Feb. 2011
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Is assasinated near his room at Memphis’s Lorraine Hotel.

    Jenkins, Robert L. "Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr." Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1941-1970. Ed. Robert F. Gorman. 6 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2008. Salem History Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
  • The Doors release Waiting for the Sun

    Powell, John. "Doors." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 17 Feb. 2011.
  • Led Zeppelin was formed. Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, and John Bonham were members. They played hard rock mixed with blues and folk.

    Pauly, Roger. "Led Zeppelin." The Seventies in America. Ed. John C. Super. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2006. Salem History Web. 17 Feb. 2011
  • Richard M. Nixon elected president

    Savage, Sean J. "Presidential Election of 1960." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
  • . Neil Armstrong was the first American on the moon. Apollo 11 was the rocket ship.

    Erwin, Paul F. "Neil Armstrong." Great Lives from History: The Twentieth Century. Ed. Robert F. Gorman. 10 vols. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2008. Salem History Web. 17 Feb. 2011.
  • The first Woodstock was in Bethel, New York, and some of the acts were . Richie Havens, Joe McDonald minus his band, John Sebastian, and Sweetwater

    Madden, David W. "Woodstock Festival." The Sixties in America. Ed. Carl Singleton. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999. Salem History Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
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    The 1960s