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Wilt Chamberlain- famous 7'2" basketball player averaging 50 points per game
During the 1960 World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates won over the NY Yankees 4 to 3.
First super bowl-1967; Green Bay Packer VS. AFL champion Chiefs.
Sports
Inventions
Celebrities
Music
Entertainment
Stevie Wonder-musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
The Beatles-English rock band
Marilyn Monroe- actress, model, and singer
The Rolling Stones- English rock band
Fashion
Rising hemlines and miniskirts introduced in the 60s
Accessories and personal items were often decorated with beads and fringes.
Bare feet or leather sandals were typical hippie footwear
Fashion (contd.)
“Mod” Fashion- Youth style which emerged from London and spread to the US, centered around London’s pop music figures.
Bright colors
Slim fits
Denim Jeans
Economy
Minimum Wage increases from 1.25-1.60= 9.41-12.04
Milk: $0.49=3.69
Eggs: $0.57=4.29
Gallon of Gas: $0.31=2.33
Stamps: $0.04=.30
Cost of new home: $16,500.00
Unemployment: 5.5%=6.2%
Tax Rate: 22%-59%=10%-35%
Music
The Beatles: London based band, spread quickly to the US

Music started to be based on the issues going on, most importantly the Vietnam War, in which artists expressed their views and opposed the war.
Examples:
Gimme Shelter- By the Rolling Stones
Revolution, All you need is love- Beatles

For a period of time the songs in the genre were influenced by the new fad of drug abuse, which appealed to the younger audience
Example:
Hotel California- The Eagles
Entertainment & Leisure
Music festivals
Woodstock festival
Family based activities, no electronics
Limited TV, Few popular family shows:
Andy Griffith Show
The Beverly Hillbilies
Sports:
Boxing- Muhammad Ali wins boxing gold medal at Olympics in Rome
Food:
complicated food with French influence
backyard barbeques
The first Wendys opened in 1969
Junk foods aimed at the baby boom\
Buffets
Little Debbie which was originally McKee Foods
Peace, college protests, rebellion, free love,
Hippies:
Known for a particular style of dress that included:
jeans
tie‐dyed shirts
sandals
beards
long hair
Lifestyle that embraced sexual promiscuity and recreational drugs, including marijuana and the hallucinogenic LSD.
Culture
Inventions
1962
-first computer video game
1967
-Calculator
1965
-Soft contact lenses
1969
-ATM: people can get money
out quickly.
1969
-Barcode scanner: changed the
way people shopped


Books
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Dr.Suess
-Green Eggs and Ham
-One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan


Politics
Civil Rights
Woolworth Sit-in 1960
Freedom Riders May 1961
James Meredith Ole Miss 1962
Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcolm X
Rosa Parks
Important People
John F. Kennedy

Favored by the US youth, because he was young and they felt he was one of them
His own program like the “New Deal” called the “New Frontier”
New Frontier:
Reforms that would to eliminate inequality. Problems: The Democrats’ Congressional majority depended on a group of Southerners who did everything in their power to prevent laws from passing.
Advocate of the
Domino Theory
and
Containment
. In his first speech as president said that he would do follow Eisenhower’s footsteps and support South Vietnam.
Before TNF can go further, JFK is assassinated in Dallas, 3 weeks after Diem is overthrown

Lyndon B Johnson
The Great Society: Program of civil reforms


Medicare and Medicaid, which helped elderly and low-income people pay for health care; Head Start, which prepared young children for school; and a Job Corps that trained unskilled workers for jobs in the deindustrializing economy.


Could not focus on the goal of abolishing poverty, got distracted by Vietnam War, which was proving expensive, so not much money left for TGS



Hairstyles
Important Issues
Vietnam War

In the 60s, war between Viet Cong and South Vietnam intensified. LBJ went with the ideology that US would only need to make SV strong enough to take the North, not to win the war:

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution:

After attacks on US ships, LBJ got Congress to pass it, so he could do whatever it takes to defeat Vietcong. Napalm and Agent Orange lethal chemicals to kill hidden Vietcong soldiers in the jungle. Water poisioning caused health problems to cvilians


College Protests:
E.g. University of Michigan organize a "teach-in". The first major national anti-war demonstration,, takes place in Washington. Before the year ends, the anti-war movement is strong enough to draw 100,000 protestors into the streets of 80 cities.

End of the 60s:
As the decade closes, a Peace Moratorium on October 15, 1969, turns into the largest demonstration in the nation's history: two million people march. The next month, Americans are horrified to learn that U.S. troops committed atrocities in a village called
My Lai
.



Fake hair was a big accessory
Wigs were made of real hair
and generally came as a
“pull on and wear” cap/weft style.
Hairpieces were attached to the back
of the head to create width and height
Headscarves were tied in several ways.

Bibliography

http://www.shmoop.com/1960s/culture.html
http://www.fiftiesweb.com/fashion/hippie-clothes.htm
http://www.wgeneration.com/1960.html
http://www.fiftiesweb.com/fashion/mens-fashion.htm
http://hair-and-makeup-artist.com/womens-1960s-hairstyles/
http://www.history.com/topics/1960s
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/america8/full/ch/34/documents.aspx
http://elcoushistory.tripod.com/economics1960.html
http://www.skwirk.com/p-c_s-14_u-189_t-507_c-1878/nsw/history/australia-s-social-and-cultural-history-in-the-post-war-period/social-and-cultural-features-of-the-1960s/fashion-in-the-1960s
http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade60.html
http://www.history.com/topics/1960s
http://www.shmoop.com/1960s/culture.html
http://www.cliffsnotes.com/more-subjects/history/us-history-ii/the-new-frontier-and-the-great-society/the-counterculture-of-the-1960s
http://www.historybits.com/civilrights.htm

My Lai
: 300 unarmed civilians in a village killed, houses burned down. Under Lt. Calley, soldiers entered village firing thinking Vietcong members controlled the area.
Support for the war crumbles. The White House is pressured to negotiate for peace by the end of the decade
The struggle for civil rights had defined the ‘60s ever since four black students sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro,North Carolina, in February 1960 and refused to leave. Their movement spread: Hundreds of demonstrators went back to that lunch counter every day.


LBJ pushed a Civil Rights Act through Congress that prohibited discrimination in public places, gave the Justice Department permission to sue states that discriminates and promised equal opportunities in the workplace to all.

A year later the Voting Rights Act eliminated poll taxes, literacy requirements and other tools that southern whites had traditionally used to keep blacks from voting.


But these laws did not solve the problems facing African Americans immediately: They did not eliminate racism or poverty and they did not improve the conditions in many black urban neighborhoods, problems which extended past the 60s

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