• TV Debate: Kennedy vs Nixon

    TV Debate: Kennedy vs Nixon
    During the first televised Presidential debate John F. Kennedy appeared powerful while Richard Nixon came of as sickly and weak giving Kennedy the uper hand in the election.
  • The Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was built in Germany's capital of Berlin in order to cut off Soviet controlled East Germany from free West Germany and keep people in East Germany from fleeing to the other side.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    When the U.S captured photographic proof of missiles being built in Cuba, pointed at the U.S the U.S was sent into a frenzy and Cold War tensions between the USSR who was supplying the missiles heightened. The USSR was eventually forced to take down the parts and ship them back to their country.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The Civil Rights Movement grew after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream Speech" to over 250,000 people.
  • President Lyndon B Johnson Declares "War on Poverty"

     President Lyndon B Johnson Declares "War on Poverty"
    President Johnson, recently sworn in after the assassination of President Kennedy declares the U.S to be at war with Poverty and increases social welfare funds.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    After the Civil Rights Act is passed African Americans begin lobbying for voting rights and John Lewis lead a group of protesters across Pettus Bridge were armed State Troopers awaited. After being pummeled by the troopers weapons 17 are sent to the hospital with injuries.
  • USSR Launches Luna 10

    USSR Launches Luna 10
    The USSR launches Luna 10, the first space probe to orbit the moon, forcing the U.S to step up their game in the "Space Race"
  • Vietnam War Stretches On

    Vietnam War Stretches On
    Despite unpopularity the Vietnam War continues into 1968. Protests grow more violent,
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Is Assissinated

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Is Assissinated
    The man greatly responsible for the spread and success of the Civil Rights Movement is assissinated, the country erupts into violent reaction and Presidential Canidate Robert Kennedy pleads for the country to be calm and reminds them he also had a brother who was assassinated. Kennedy is shot, and killed shortly after.
  • Man on the Moon

    Man on the Moon
    The U.S beats out the USSR in the Space Race when Neil Armstrong is the first man to ever walk on the moon and plants the American flag on it's surface.