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Sean Roberts Said,
March 24th, 2014 @10:59 am  

Write about Eugene McCarthy and the House Unamerican Activities Committee.

Lily H Said,
March 24th, 2014 @11:20 am  

You have the women’s movement, the civil rights movement,the Kennedy murders,Dr. Martin Luther King, The Black Panthers, Patty Hearst, The Grey Panthers, Hell’s Angels, The VietNam War, the Nation of Islam. Any one of these should take at least five pages double spaced, lots of online resources, books in the library and there is a tv documentary about JFK called “JFK: A President Betrayed”. Have fun and I hope you discover and learn a lot!

Holly Said,
March 24th, 2014 @11:32 am  

heres a few:

McCarran Internal Security Act 1950
Failed assassination attempt by two Puerto Rican nationals on President Harry S. Truman 1950
Mutual Security Act 1951
ANZUS Treaty enters into force 1952
Immigration and Nationality Act 1952
Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugurated as President 1953
The Tournament of Roses Parade becomes the first event televised nationally in colour 1954
The U.S. becomes a member of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (or SEATO) alliance 1954
Disneyland opens at Anaheim, California 1955
Rock and roll music enters the mainstream 1955
The U.S. refuses to provide military support to the Hungarian Revolution 1956
Civil Rights Act of 1957, primarily a voting rights bill, becomes the first civil rights legislation 1957
NASA formed as the U.S. begins ramping up efforts to explore space 1958
Cuban Revolution 1959
Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th U.S. states; to date, they are the final two states admitted to the union 1959
Greensboro sit-ins, sparked by four African American college students refusing to move from a segregated lunch counter, spurs similar actions and increases sentiment in the Civil Rights Movement. 1960
Civil Rights Act of 1960, establishing federal inspection of local voter registration polls and penalties for those attempting to obstruct someone’s attempt to register to vote or actually vote 1960
US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba 1961
John F. Kennedy becomes President 1961
Berlin Crisis of 1961
Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon 1961
Trade Expansion Act 1962
Marilyn Monroe dies of an apparent overdose from acute barbiturate poisoning at 36 1962
Atomic Test Ban Treaty 1963
President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas 1963
The Beatles arrive in the U.S 1964
Panama Canal Zone riots 1964
Immigration Act of 1965
Department of Transportation created 1966
National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act 1966
Feminist group National Organization for Women (NOW) formed 1966
The first Super Bowl is played 1967
25th Amendment establishes succession to the Presidency and procedures for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President 1967
Police clashes with anti-war protesters in Chicago, outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention 1968
U.S. signs Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 1968
“Vietnamization” begins 1969
Stonewall riots in New York City marks the start of the modern gay rights movement in the U.S.1969
Neil Armstrong walks on the Moon 1969
The first Earth Day is observed 1970
Environmental Protection Agency created 1970
A ban on radio and television cigarette advertisements goes into effect in the United States 1971
26th Amendment ratified, allowing 18-year-olds to vote. 1971
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty signed with USSR 1972
Apollo 17 flies to the Moon, and becomes the last manned mission there (as of 2013) 1972
Paris Peace Accords ends direct U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War 1973
Skylab launched as the USA’s first space station 1973
Restrictions removed on holding private gold within the United States 1974
Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins. 1975
Bill Gates founds Microsoft, which in time will dominate the home computer operating system market. 1975
The Copyright Act of 1976 makes sweeping changes to United States copyright law 1976
The New York City blackout of 1977 lasts for 25 hours, resulting in looting and other disorder 1977
Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll dies in his home in Graceland at age 42. 75,000 fans lined the streets of Memphis for this funeral 1977
Harvey Milk is assassinated by Dan White in San Francisco on November 27. 1978
Iran hostage crisis begins. In the aftermath, a second energy crisis develops, tripling the price of oil and sending gasoline prices over $1 per gallon for the first time 1979

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