White house 1970s courtesy csu archives everett collection cwaxb6

America in the 60's to 70's

  • Fight Against Segregation

    Fight Against Segregation
    The era of civil right's fights had a turning point, the day Brown V. The Board Of Education fought in court, and the justices realized how unconstitutional segregation in schools was, and removed it
  • Youth Against The Draft

    Youth Against The Draft
    "The massive number of babies born after World War II, known as the "baby-boomers," became rebellious young adults in the 1960s. As a group, they experimented with drugs, rejected traditional morality, and found their cause in opposing the Vietnam War"-(Ignitia.com/editors).
  • John F. Kennedy's Our New President

    John F. Kennedy's Our New President
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the youngest man to be elected President of the United States, his youth, charisma, and such made the title of President feel like one that commanded respect if it wasn't already. Kennedy had some good ideas in mind, was great at giving species, and knew how to make the people feel safe.
  • America's Space Program

    America's Space Program
    America's space travel program had been built up for a good bit up until this point. "It began with Mercury program that used a single-passenger spacecraft. The second phase used a two-person craft called Gemini. The Apollo program that followed used a 3 person craft and eventually reached the moon. Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space during his sub-orbital flight on May 5, 1961. John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth in 1962"-(Ignitia.com/editors).
  • The Johnson Administration

    The Johnson Administration
    Lyndon Baines Johnson immediately became president after Kennedy's unfortunate and untimely death. "He had a long career in Washington, D.C. serving his home state of Texas. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1937, the Senate in 1948, and served as Senate minority leader in 1953, majority leader in 1955, and Vice President under Kennedy in 1960".-(Ignitia.com/editors)
  • Martin Luther King Has A Dream

    Martin Luther King Has A Dream
    Martin Luther King gives his infamous "I have a dream" speech, which is about how he believed one day America will rise up, and realize all men are created equal
  • Kennedy's Assasination

    Kennedy's Assasination
    "The promise and potential of Kennedy's administration abruptly and tragically ended in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. President Kennedy, accompanied by his wife Jackie and Vice President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson, flew to Dallas, Texas. While traveling in an open limousine from the airport, President Kennedy was shot in the head and neck by a sniper"-(Ignitia.com/editors). This sniper was none other than Lee Harvey Oswald, and many speculate why he did such a thing.
  • Martin Luther's Assasination

    Martin Luther's Assasination
    In April of 1968, the violence was highlighted by the assassination of Dr. King in Memphis, Tennessee. Sadly, Martin Luther King, in the heat of all the controversy between people such as Malcolm X, the black panthers, and anyone who stood against Martin's cause, was assassinated, suffering the same fate as John F. Kennedy, by a man named James Earl Ray.
  • The Nixon Administration

    The Nixon Administration
    In 1968, Richard Nixon won presidency for the Republican party, but sadly this didn't last long, only up until 1974 when he resigned due to near-certain impeachment from a drama going around called the watergate scandal. In his time he did important things though such as pulling out from the Vietnam war, and in an attempt to help rising inflation, "A revenue sharing program that sent to states and local governments some of the money brought in by the federal government"-(Ignitia.com/editors).
  • America's 200'th Birthday

    America's 200'th Birthday
    America's 200th birthday, in 1976, July 4th, General Ford was the President at the time.