The 1960s: The History Of The 1960s

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The 1960s, or simple known, as the 60s were a revolutionary time of history They were a time when people lived free, loved free, burned their draft cards, protested the war and enjoyed meaningful music. Bob Dylan in 1963 wrote the Song the “The Times They Are a Changin.” Bob Dylan was right the times were a changing in the 1960s. Many large events occurred during the 60s, including the hippie movement, civil rights movement, anti-war movement and the space race to name a few. It was during this period of time that would transform the world forever and pave the way for generations to come.
The 60s began with the first ever televised presidential debate in which, John F. Kennedy would square off against Richard Nixon in 1960. The result would lead to President John F Kennedy (JFK) being elected as the 35th president of the United States. Years later, then candidate Richard Nixon would become the 37th president of the United States. He would play a role in the end of the 60s and the beginning of the 1970s with Watergate and his resignation as president.
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Kennedy became president in 1961 after beating Republican candidate Richard Nixon. JFK would become the youngest president in U.S history and the first catholic to take office. A WWII hero who served in the U.S Navy on a PT boat that was hit by a Japanese destroyer. During the incident, he was injured however, he still was able to lead the survivors to safety. JFK while serving in his second year was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald while in Dallas on November 22, 1963. After his assassination Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson would take over as president. It was after President Johnson took office that the conflict in Vietnam would become

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