THE 1960S

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  • John F. Kennedy became president.

  • The day Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech in Washington, D.C. . “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

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  • Lyndon B. Johnson became president after John F. Kennedy died.

  • John F. Kennedy was assasinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.

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  • The day the Beatles arrived in America.They performed in New York on the Ed Sullivan Show. They performed “I Wanna Hold Your Hand

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  • The Civil Rights Act was passed and the president was Lyndon B. Johnson.

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  • Malcolm X was a Civil Rights Activist who was assasinated.

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  • The day Rolling Stones released "Satisfaction."

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  • The day the "Pet Sounds" was released by the Beach Boys.

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  • The day Sgt Peppers album was released by the Beatles.

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  • Strange Days and the Soft Parade were two albums released by The Doors. The lead singer name was Morrison. Their instruments were guitars, drums, bass, etc.

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  • They day Martin Luther King Jr was assasinated at the Lorraine Motel.

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  • Janis Joplin was an overweight teenager who got on drugs because no one liked her. She performed with her band at the Montrey Pop Festival in 1968. She died over a heroin overdose

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  • The year Led Zeppilin was formed. The members are: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John “Bonzo” Bonham. They played rock music.

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  • Richard Nixon becomes president.

  • The day Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. The name of the rocket ship was Apollo 11.

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  • Woodstock is a three-day concert that involves sex, drugs, and rock n roll held outside of White Lake, New York. Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Who, and Jimi Hendrix.

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