The Sixites

  • John F. Kennedy Election

    In the 1960's election campaign, John Fitzgerald Kennedy against former Vice President Richard Nixon. This campaign issued the first televised Presidental debates. Even though, the results were close, Kennedy won due to his youth and charm. He then became the youngest presidential candidate and the first Catholic President. What Kennedy hid from the public was his Addison's diesease which diminished his healt, along with the amphetamines he was using to cope with illness.
  • The American in Space

    NASA was established in 1958 to combat with Soviets in the Space Race. The Russians outshinned the Americans by sending the first man ever into space before the U.S., but America did not trail behind for long. Alan Shepard became the first American to touch the stars when the Freedom 7 spacecraft blasted off from Florida on May 5, 1961. The flight lasted 15 minutes and reached a height of 116 miles.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban missile crisis was a 13-day confrontation in October 1962 between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side and the United States on the other side.It was one of the major confrontations of the Cold War, and is generally regarded as the moment in which the Cold War came closest to turning into a nuclear conflict.
  • Kennedy Assassination

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. Kennedy was fatally shot by a sniper while traveling with his wife Jacqueline in a presidential motorcade. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald who acted alone according to orignial FBI reports.
  • The Tonkin Gulf Incident

    The American commitment to the war against Vietnam, which killed over 50,000 U.S. military personnel, and probably over 2 million Vietnamese civilians, was cemented by an incident that appears to involve more fiction than fact. In the Gulf of Tonkin incident, North Vietnamese torpedo boats supposedly attacked the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin, off Vietnam, in a pair of assaults on August 2 and 4 of 1964. The Tonkin Gulf Resolution committed major Americans to the war in Vietnam.
  • Malcolm X Assassiniation

    After several attempt, the the death was accomplished. At a speaking engagement in the Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965 three gunmen rushed Malcolm onstage. They shot him 15 times at close range. The 39-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.Intelligent and articulate, Malcolm was appointed as a minister and national spokesman for the Nation of Islam.
  • The Tet Offensive

    During the Buddhist holiday of Tet, over 80,000 Vietcong troops emerged from their tunnels and attacked nearly every major metropolitan center in South Vietnam. During the weeks that followed, the South Vietnamese army and U.S. ground forces recaptured all of the lost territory, inflicting twice as many casualties on the Vietcong as suffered by the Americans. The showdown was a military victory for the United States, but American morale suffered an insurmountable blow.
  • Robert Kennedy is Dead

    On June 4, 1968, popular Democratic Party presidential candidate, Robert F. Kennedy, was shot three times by Palestinian immigrant Sirhan Sirhan after giving a speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Robert Kennedy died of his wounds 26 hours later. Robert Kennedy's assassination later led to Secret Service protection for all future major presidential candidates.
  • The 1968 Democratic National Convention

    The 1968 Democratic National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party was held at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois, from August 26 to August 29, 1968. Because President Lyndon B. Johnson had announced he would not seek reelection, the purpose of the convention was to select a new presidential nominee to run as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the office. The convention was held during a year of violence, political turbulence, and civil unrest and riots nationwide.
  • The First Man On The MOON

    1961, John F. Kennedy, the president of the United States, assured Americans that by the end of the decade, we would walk upon the moon. Under NASA, the United States had just started trying to put people in space, but sure enough, the dream came true. Apollo 11 blasted off on July 16, 1969. Four days later, Neil Armstrong and "Buzz" Aldrin landed on the moon in the Lunar Module. Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on the moon.