1960s Semester Project

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  • The invention of "The Pill"

    The invention of "The Pill"
    "The Pill" was invented in 1960. In 1965 U.S. Supreme court legalized the use of birth control for married couples. Soon after all U.S. states legalized birth control for married and unmarried women. The first dosage of the pill were 10 milligrams, which caused side affects such as nasea, bloating, weight gain, depression, blood clots, and strokes. The dosage was lowered to one milligram in the 1980's.
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  • Castro Confiscates Businesses

    Castro Confiscates Businesses
    On August sixth Fidel Castro confiscated American and foreign owned businesses. Castro did this in response to the U.S. canceling all sugar imports from Cuba on July 6.
  • All because of television

    All because of television
    Many people would agree that one of the main reasons Kennedy won is because of the first televisied presidential debate which took place on September 26, 1960. The televisied event was between Kennedy and Nixon. At the time, Nixon was recovering from two weeks in the hospital because of a knee injury. Nixon was said to look skinny and ill, while Kennedy had been in California so he looked tan and young. There wouldn't be another t.v. debate until 1976.
  • 1st American in space

    1st American in space
    On May 5, 1961 Alan Shepard became the first American in space. He was the second person in space ever. Alan Shepard at age 47 was the oldest astronaunt in the program. He commanded the Apollo 14 mission and was the fifth person to walk on the moon.
  • Berlin wall

    Berlin wall
    The Berlin wall was constructed on August 13, 1961. The Berlin wall was built to divide West Berlin and East Germany. They built it at night and it stood for 28 years. When ever it was destroyed, it was celebrated.
  • We come in peace

    We come in peace
    On March 1, 1961 Kennedy signed executive order 10924, which put the Peace Corps on a test trial. It wasn't until September 22, 1961 that Congress approved legislation for the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps was designed to help out other countries in need. Peace Corps is still around today and has helped 139 countries and had over 200,000 volunteers.
  • Welcome to Wal-Mart

    Welcome to Wal-Mart
    The first Wal-Mart was opened by Sam Walton in 1962. The store was located in Rogers, Arkansas. In 1968 the first two stores outside of Arkansas were opened. They were opened in Sikeston, Missouri and Claremore, Oklahoma. Wal-Mart became Wal-Mart incorporated on October 31, 1969.
  • 1st American to orbit Earth

    1st American to orbit Earth
    On February 20, 1962, John Glenn piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 "Friendship 7" spacecraft on the first orbital mission of the United States. Launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, he orbited the Earth three times. The mission lasted 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds.
  • No more lunch time prayers

    No more lunch time prayers
    The U. S. Supreme Court issued two bans on prayer in public schools. The first ban came in 1962 and the second was issued in 1963. The ban not only outlawed prayer in public schools but it also banned Bible reading in public schools. The first rule in 1962 was in the case of Engel v. Vitale. The second decision was the case of Murray v. Curlett and another in Abington v. Schempp. The cases were to ban Bible reading and prayer in public schools.
  • We almost blew up!

    We almost blew up!
    For fourteen days in October 1962, everyone was scared that World War three would start. A U-2 spy plane photographed missiles the Soviet Union put in Cuba. On October 22 Kennedy spoke to America by a televisied event. The Cuban Missile Crisis ended with a Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
  • Equal Pay

    Equal Pay
    The Equal Pay Act of 1963 made it to where women and men got paid the same amount for the same work. Their boss couldn't determine pay based on the persons gender. A man and womand didn't have to have the same job title in order to recieve equal pay. They did however have to have relatively equal work performed.
  • Medgar Evers murdered

    Medgar Evers murdered
    Medgar Evers was a civil rights leader. He was shot the night on June 12, 1963 while getting out of his car in his driveway. He was shot by a sniper named Delay. Delay was a member of the KKK. Evers was shot in the back, and the bullet went completely through his chest and exited his body. He died at the hospital roughly an hour after he was shot. Delay was not convicted and sentenced to time in prison until May 1977, where he served three years in solitary confinment.
  • What's your zip code?

    What's your zip code?
    The name ZIP, an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan. Robert Moon was the person who invented the ZIP code. On July 1, 1963, non-mandatory ZIP codes were announced for the whole country, and in 1967 they were made madatory for second and third class bulk mailers. ZIP codes are used to classify where the mail is going and to which city in a county and further on.
  • Sign it already!

    Sign it already!
    On August 5, 1963 the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was signed. It only took twelve days of negotiations for the Soviets and the U.S. to come to an agreement. The treaty banned testing in space, the atmosphere, and underwater. The treaty was signed in Moscow by U.S. secretary Dean Rusk, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, and British Foreign Secretary Lord Home.
  • Bye Bye Kennedy:(

    Bye Bye Kennedy:(
    President Kennedy was allegedly shot by Lee Harvey Oswald. He was shot passing Texas School Book Depository Building while riding in an open-top convertable. He was shot at 12:30 and was pronounced dead thirty minutes later. JFK was 46 when he died.
  • Nobel prize goes to...

    Nobel prize goes to...
    On December 10, 1964 Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. At the time, MLK was the youngest person to recieve the Nobel Peace Prize. He recieved the award for his involvement in the civil rights movement. When he was told he won, he decided to give the prize money, which was $54, 123, to further the civil rights movement.
  • Malcolm X shot

    Malcolm X shot
    On February 21, 1965 Malcolm X was shot while giving a speech in Manhattan. Malcolm X was a civil rights activist, but unlike MLK, he believed violence was acceptable in fighting for equal rights. Malcolm X was shot 16 times. Three black muslims were convicted of the murder.
  • We aren't just advisors

    We aren't just advisors
    Only advisors were in Vietnam until March 1965. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, made after to U.S. ships were fired upon, is what gave President Johnson the ability to send ground troops over to fight. In March 1965 Johnson took advantage of this oppurtunity, sending over the first ground troops. At the time, Johnson was only sending troops over to help the South until they could get things together and take over for themselves.
  • Voting rights act passed

    Voting rights act passed
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was made in order to enforce the 15th Ammendment. The Act stated that states could not create any requirements or tests that would have to be met or passed in order for someone to vote. The Act also stated that states couldn't revoke the rights of someone based on race or color. The Act was signed into order by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • You dirty hippie

    You dirty hippie
    The term "hippie" was first commonly used by a man named Michael Fallen. Fallen was a short story writer for the San Francisco Examiner. In his stories he refers to the bohemian lifestyle of beatniks or hippies and how they were coming to Ashbury in search of cheaper rent. The term hippie was not heard everywhere until 1967. Hippies today are commonly known as people who are against the government and who do drugs. Hippies are also known for being extremely calm.
  • G.I. Joe

    G.I. Joe
    The original GI Bill of Rights was created in 1944, and was signed by FDR. The Veterans Readjustment Benefits Act of 1966 was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on March 3, 1966,. The Act was for Korean War veterans and Vietnam veterans. The Act allowed education and training, loan guarantees, unemployment pay of $20 a week up to a year, help finding a job, building materials for VA hospitals, and military review of dishonorable discharges. The bill has gone through changes, but still exists.
  • You have the right to remain silent

    You have the right to remain silent
    On June 13, 1966 the result of the case Miranda v. Arizona are what created the Miranda Warning. The U.S. Supreme Court made the ruling that police had to inform suspects of the rights that they had before they could question them. Before this ruling, confessions were voluntary by the suspect. This was difficult for the police because if a person said something crazy and then it was proved during trial that the said person wasn't in a sound state of mind, the evidence would be thrown out.
  • We're goin' to the Super Bowl

    We're goin' to the Super Bowl
    On January 15, 1967 the first Super Bowl took place. The game was between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. They played in front of a crowd of 61,946 fans. Green Bay took the win 35-10. Each player from the Packers took home a 15,000 dollar bonus.
  • Oh hey, it's my dad

    Oh hey, it's my dad
    On February 26, 1967 my dad was born. He was born to Jo Ann and Jake Bergstrom. He was the second oldest and had an older sister, a younger sister and brother. He is a mechanic and a race car driver. My dad is also one of my role models.
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall
    Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African American Supreme Court justice on October 2, 1967. He was also the Court's 96th justice. Thurgood Marshall served from October 1967 until October 1991. He was nominated by LBJ, and also served as a judge and Solicitor General. Thurgood died in 1993.
  • Yippie!

    The Yippies was short for Youth International Party. It was founded by Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. The Yippies represented the violent, more reckless side to the leftist movement. They encouraged violence and the use of drugs. The Yippies were very serious about what they believed in. They thought that violence was the only way of changing the government.
  • Only 11 survived.

    Only 11 survived.
    The My Lai Massacre happened during the Vietnam War. It was a mass murder that killed between 347 and 504 innocent people. The unarmed civilians were killed by soldiers of the Charlie Company. They were told that is was a "search and destroy mission". Many of the people killed were women, elderly, and children. Out of all the people who took part in this "search and destroy mission", the only one who was convicted was Sgt. Calley, who led the troops to commit the massacre.
  • Debbie Bergstrom

    Debbie Bergstrom
    On July 16, 1968 Debbie Bergstrom was born. Debbie was born Debra Green, but hates the name Debra so began going by Debbie and changed her last name from Green to Bergstrom when she was married. Debbie Bergstrom is my mom and she is awesome! I love my mom and her birth is important enough to go on my timeline, because without her I wouldn't be here!
  • We landed first!

    We landed first!
    On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Armstrong was an astronaut on Apollo 11. Apollo 11 was launched on July 16, 1969 and landed on the moon four days later. Armstrong walked on the moon for three hours, and left an American flag and a sign. He returned back to Earth on July 24, 1969.
  • Peace, Music, and Woodstock

    Peace, Music, and Woodstock
    Woodstock was a three day music event held on a farm in New York. The producers of the event only planned on no more than 200,000 people in attendance, they ended up having over 500,000. Throughout the three day event, not one fight broke out. The event was filled with unsanitary facilities, they ran out of food, drugs were everywhere, and it rained. But at the end of the three days, two deaths and two births had occured, the deaths were both accidental. No concert has ever topped Woodstock.
  • I'll e-mail you

    I'll e-mail you
    With the development in the early 1960's of computers that could run more than one program at once, programs were made to exchange text messages and even IM to people on other computers. The first e-mail was sent October 29, 1969. The e-mail was sent from a host computer at UCLA to another host computer at Standford.
  • Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

    Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?
    The first episode of Sesame Street aired on NET on November 10, 1969. The show was created by Lloyd Morrissett and produced by Joan Cooney. It was designed to teach small children something while they were doing something they loved, watching television. The show has been around for over fourty years now, and has been shown in over 120 countries.
  • And it's over...

    And it's over...
    The withdrawal of U.S. troops began in 1973 after the Paris Peace Accords were signed. On April 30, 1975, the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese. They put communism back into affect and that is what ended the Vietnam War. During Vietnam War, the United States suffered 58,119 killed, 153,303 wounded, and 1,948 mia. The South had 230,000 killed and 1,169,763 wounded. Combined the North and the Vietcong had 1,100,000 killed. Between 2 to 4 million civilians were killed.