Tuesday, May 17, 2011
1960-65--Civil Rights Movement
1961--Inauguration of John F. Kennedy; US Peace Corps established
1962--Cuban Missile Crisis
1963--Assassination of John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvy Oswald; Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as president
1965-70--Demonstrations against Vietnam War, such as Kent State
1969--Inauguration of Richard Nixon; Cold War's Arms/Space Race between US and USSR leads to the Apollo 11 mission which sent Neil Armstrong and "Buzz" Aldrin to the moon
1970s--Sixties energy starts to win specific battles like feminism
1970--US invades Cambodia
1973--War Powers Act; Nixon resigns due to Watergate Scandal
1974--Gerald Ford becomes president
1975--South Vietnam surrenders to North Vietnam
1977--Jimmy Carter becomes president
1978--Jerry Falwell founds Moral Majority
1979--Revolution in Iran, Americans held hostage
1980s--War on Drugs jails 1/5 of young black men
1981--Ronald Reagan becomes president
1983--Reagan proposes STAR WARS and increases military funding
1989--Geroge HW Bush becomes president
1989-1991--USSR dissolves into republics; the Cold War is over
1991--Gulf War is first US reduction of a regional power; Japan is world's largest automobile maker
1993--William Clinton becomes president; Internet expands with World Wide Web
1997--Robust economy creates longest prosperity in US history
1999--Budget goes into surplus
at May 17, 2011
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