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Transcript of 1960's
Motown and R&B
Surf Rock/Psychedelic Rock
The Vietnam War
In the 1960's, accessories lost popularity because of how bright the clothes were.
Experimentation was huge in the 1960's, especially in the clothing department.
Mini skirts were accepted
More form fitting clothes
Still wore gloves
Sunglasses became very popular in the 60's; especially for women. The bug eyed and cat eyed sunglasses were the two most popular.
Square heeled shoes and platform shoes of every color you could possibly think of were what many girls from the 60's wore.
There were many great inventions of the 1960's. Without these inventions, our world would be very different!
Audio Cassette Tapes
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Born on May 29, 1917.
Married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.
Had 3 children.
He was inaugurated in February 1961 after a long campaign battle against Richard Nixon.
Assassinated on November 22, 1963 by Lee Harvard Oswald.
Shot twice; once in the skull and once in the neck.
Born and died in Dallas Texas
Youngest president ever elected
First Catholic president
First televised debates
The Bay of Pigs
Born on August 27, 1908 in Stonewall Texas.
After John Kennedy was assassinated, Lyndon B. Johnson became president.
Held Presidential Office from 63-69.
Passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
Makeup in the 60's focused mostly on the eyelashes. False eyelashes worn throughout the 60's were very popular.
The Pillbox Hat
The Pillbox hat was a popular accessory worn in the 60's and was introduced by Jackie Kennedy.
Many changes in the men's clothing department:
Bell bottom pants
Tunics and capes
Ivy League Crew Cut
High School Dances
Popular T.V. Shows in the Sixties
The Brady Bunch
I Dream of Jeanie
The Andy Griffith Show
Moo Juice- milk
Shotgun- Passenger seat
Fuzz- The police
Don't Sweat it
Catch some Z's- Go to sleep
Ankle biters- Little children
Beat it- Get out of here
Boob tube- TV
Film Debut: Tall Story (1960)
Other popular movies: The Chapman Report (1962), They Shoot Horses Don't They? (1969), Klute (1971)
born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff
Appeared in 39 films
Had over 650 music recordings
Ranked the biggest Box-Office star for four years (1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964), the only woman on the list.
Rewarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"
First person to walk on the moon
Besides being an Astronaut he also was a aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor
The economy in the sixties was a time of expansion.
Martin Luther King Jr
Born Michael King
Civil Rights Activist
Wrote the famous "I Have A Dream" speech
in 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence
He was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39
Invented in 1964 by Douglas Engelbart
Made of two gear-wheels and wood
Invented by the Phillips Company in 1962
Made from 1/8 inch high quality polyester tape
Paul Winchell donated his idea to Dr. Robert Jarvic in 1969.
Jarvic used many of Winchell's ideas and came up with the Jarvic-7.
Invented by Jack Kilby, Jim Van Tassel, and Jerry Merryman in 1967.
Able to add, subtract, multipy, and divide.
Had 18 keys and a visual that could display 12 digits.
Invented by Don Weltzel in 1969.
Called the Docuteller
Could only dispense cash
The first machine was installed in a wall of the Chemical Bank in Rockville Centre, New York.
The Vietnam war played a major part in America's history.
Kennedy wanted to accelerate the growth of the economy by
Increasing government spending and cutting taxes
Pressed for medical help for elderly and aid for inner cities
Increased funds for education
Kennedy passed down the growing government to Johnson who wanted to further his progress. His main goal was to spread the benefits of the economy to more citizens.
Johnson launched new programs such as
2 wars happening
The war on poverty
The Vietnam War
Unemployment rate=5.5% but by 1969 it had dropped to 3.5%
Minimum Wage= $1.00 and hour
Cost of a new house=$11,700
The average middle class person's income was around $4,600
The inflation of the 60s was apparent when comparing 1960 to 1969
a gallon of gas in 1960 was 25 cent; in 1969 it was 35 cents.
a new car in 1960 was around $2,600; in 1969 it was around $3,270.
The Rolling Stones
The Beach Boys
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
On April 17, 1961, about 1,200 Cuban exiles arrived in Cuba with American weapons.
Eisenhower's plan was to overthrow Fidel Castro's Communist government.
The attempted attack did not go as planned.
Castro's military unexpectedly attacked and 1,100 exiles were captured and over 100 were killed.
This sparked the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
Landing on the moon.
The Feminist Movement began.
There were many religious changes during the 1960's.
The charismatic movement began (first called neo-pentecostal)
These charismatics believed in speaking in tongues, healing, and prophesy.
Pastor and activist Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
In 1964, the Civil Rights movement was passed.
Prohibited gender and racial discrimination in the work place and outlawed segregation.
This was a huge win for colored people and women.
Martin Luther King Jr's assassination in 68, ended the civil Rights movement and started riots across the country.
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