U.S. in the 60s

  • Signing of the Civil Rights Act

    Signing of the Civil Rights Act
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower passes the Civil Rights act of 1960 which establishe federal inspection of local voter polls and introduced penalties.
  • Kennedy Becomes the 35th President

    Kennedy Becomes the 35th President
    John Kennedy wins the election over Nixon by 100,000 more votes.
  • Kennedy's Inaugural Address

    Kennedy's Inaugural Address
    Kennedy gave his inaugural speech.
  • Kennedy's Progress

    Kennedy's Progress
    President Kennedy initiates 17 billion dollar nuclear missile program, increases military aid to Indochina and announces the creation of the Peace Corps
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Soviets establish missile bases in Cuba, Kennedy orders a naval blockade to divert any missiles from arriving in Cuba
  • Luther Jailed

    Luther Jailed
    Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy are arrested and go to jail in Birmingham during the protests.
  • Kennedy's Assassination

    Kennedy's Assassination
    Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • Civil Right Act of 1964

    Civil Right Act of 1964
    Johnson signs Civil Rights Act of 1964, making segregation everywhere in the U.S. illegal.
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    Martin Luther King receives the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Vietnam War Involvement

    Vietnam War Involvement
    U.S. stars bombing Vietnam.
  • Death of Malcolm

    Death of Malcolm
    Malcolm X is assassinated in New York City.
  • Man on the Moon

    Man on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong lands on the moon as the first to walk on the moon.