1960's: The Decade of Tumult and Change

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...War...Death...Civil Rights...Technology... ...Space Race...Reform...Media...PEACE...
1960
  • First Televised Presidential Debates: Kennedy and Nixon

1961
  • President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps
  • President John F. Kennedy announces before Congress the ambitious goal of sending a man safely to the Moon before the end of the decade.
Executive Order
1963
  • Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech
  • President Kennedy signs the Maternal and Child Health and Mental Retardation Planning Amendment to the Social Security Act
  • President John F. Kennedy is assassinated
  • Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President of the United States

1964
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
Civil Rights Act
1965
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

1966
Voting Rights Act
1968
  • Richard M. Nixon becomes President of the United States
  • Eunice Kennedy forms the Special Olympics
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1969
  • First Moon Landing


Historical Events Continued
Educators, Thinkers, Philosophers

Education and Curriculum Movements

Classexternal image flower_power_thumb.jpgroom Environment of the 1960's
Curricular Trends of the 1960's
Demographics
References for the Decade of Tumult & Change