America in the 60's

Timeline created by meganmcintyre
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    John F Kennedy is assassinated

    John F Kennedy is assassinated
    Lee Harvey Oswald was the killer
  • President Kennedy is elected

    President Kennedy is elected
    American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States
  • Berlin Wall is constructed

    Berlin Wall is constructed
    This is where East German people fled to the democrasic west. So they built a wall to maintain all the people.
  • SNCC formed

    SNCC formed
    This was when the non-violence committing made it available for students to sit-in on the committings meetings
  • Star Trek TV show airs

    Star Trek TV show airs
    It was another big show because no one really made tv seris to watch but this one was aired utill espoide 79 then it got taken off.
  • First airing of the Flintstones

    First airing of the Flintstones
    This series took a prime time slot on tv which is very rare for its first time airing on tv. The flintstones was about the modern days of the stone age.
  • First televised Presidential debate

    First televised Presidential debate
    This election was between kenndy and Nixion. Kenndy won he was more prepared on televison but later on in the years Nixion will become president.
  • Russians send the first man into space

    Russians send the first man into space
    They sent the first space craft with a human in it to orbit around the earth. It only took him 89 minutes to complete this task.
  • Roger Maris of the Yankees breaks Babe Ruth's single season home run record

    Roger Maris of the Yankees breaks Babe Ruth's single season home run record
    He became the first major leauge baseball player to hit 60 home runs in one season.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union initiated by American It was a pretty scary time
  • Marilyn Monroe dies

    Marilyn Monroe dies
    She was american actress who died, the cause of death was an overdose.
  • Marilyn Monroe dies

    Marilyn Monroe dies
    She died from overdose of drugs. She was an american actress and she died in los angelos.
  • James Meredith registers at Ole Miss

    James Meredith registers at Ole Miss
    The first black person to attend Universty of Missisipi. They rejected him but with many protestors they allowed him go there.
  • SDS releases its Port Huron statement

    SDS releases its Port Huron statement
    Port Huron was an north american student activst which helped democratic students with there rights, and how they were being treated
  • Dr. No the first James Bond movie premiers

    Dr. No the first James Bond movie premiers
    This was big because they were showing a big production on a journey to slove the mystery
  • Dr. King I have a dream speech

    Dr. King I have a dream speech
    This speech changed lives for african americans. He spoke about there rights in the job place and in the society.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    International confrontation that led to the United States engaging more directly in the Vietnam War.
  • The Beatles arrive in the United States

    The Beatles arrive in the United States
    They performed in New York when they arrived in america. They made a name for themselves
  • New York World's Fair begins

    New York World's Fair begins
    This was a huge world fair which covered half of New Yorks parks it was bigger than the Louisana perchuse imagine how big that is.
  • The Beatles appear on Ed Sullivan

    The Beatles appear on Ed Sullivan
    When Ed Sullivan came on the with the beatles there was a trend with the mob haircuts and suits and made a statement when they went on.
  • Lyndon B Johnson defeats Barry Goldwater

    Lyndon B Johnson defeats Barry Goldwater
    Johnson was a democrat that beat Goldwater who was a republican. Johnsons campiage was about civil rights movement.
  • Malcolm X assassinated

    Malcolm X assassinated
    He was a human actist that the cause of death was a gun shot.
  • Watts race riots

    Watts race riots
    This happened in Los Angelous and there was an African-American who went through the town robbering them and then got pulled over for wreckless driving this caused a big chaos.
  • Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's album

    Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's album
    This was a big album dropping from the Beatles they had so many fans that this pleased.
  • Thurgood Marshall nominated to the Supreme Court

    Thurgood Marshall nominated to the Supreme Court
    He was a 4 year nominated appointed marshall.
  • Thurgood Marshall nominated to the Supreme Court

    Thurgood Marshall nominated to the Supreme Court
    He was appointed marshall four years after J.Johnson was retriering so he picked Thurgood.
  • San Franciso "summer of love" begins

    San Franciso "summer of love" begins
    This was when hippies were a big deal and that the young people followed the trend of that style. It was a new social trend
  • Boxer Muhammed Ali refuses military service

    Boxer Muhammed Ali refuses military service
    He was drafted into the vietnam war but refused to serve for our country, this wasn't the first time he had refused to go to war.
  • LSD declared illegal by the U.S. government

    LSD declared illegal by the U.S. government
    The drug was very popular in this time period because it was very hippie like and LSD is known to be a very trippy drug so lots of hippies liked to use it.
  • First NFL Football Super Bowl

    First NFL Football Super Bowl
    This was a big deal because there was radio broadcasting, also it was played in a very big stadium that could hold many people.
  • Monterrey Music Festival held

    Monterrey Music Festival held
    This was a 3 day concert that was held on fair grounds in california. They were estimated so many people to see the monterrey during this time period
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    Surprised attack by the Vietcong, and it was a turning point of vietnam.
  • Richard Nixon is elected

    Richard Nixon is elected
    The Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon, defeated the Democratic nominee, incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
  • Robert Kennedy is assassinated

    Robert Kennedy is assassinated
    Sirhan Sirhan killed Robert at the ambassador hotel
  • Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated
    He was a civil rights leader, had so many great speeches and was shot in Memphis.
  • Protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention

    Protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention
    The protest was about being anti-war and having peace but that couldn't happen because of the vientam war
  • The Rolling stones host Altamont music festival

    The Rolling stones host Altamont music festival
    The rolling stones were just coming off tour so they were very popular, this festival was to end violence so with all the hype the rolling stones that they could try and end violence.
  • Stonewall riots

    Stonewall riots
    This was a time of violence with gay people fights and a police raid took place in New York City
  • Manson family murders Sharon Tate

    Manson family murders Sharon Tate
    This was a mass murder/sabbing they killed 6 people by invading the Mansons family. Both the people were bad because they both had criminal records of murder.
  • woodstock concert

    woodstock concert
    This was a concert that was very popular for hippies and it usally happened in farms. It was very free and wild vibes
  • American astronauts land on the moon

    American astronauts land on the moon
    There were 3 people that landed on the moon/tried to land on the moon, neil armstrong, michael collins, buzz aldrin