1960's: The Decade of Tumult and Change

1960s Politics and Pop Culture

  • 1960 First Televised Presidential Debates: Kennedy and Nixon
  • President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corp
  • President John F. Kennedy: Send man safely to the moon before end of decade
  • Maternal and Child Health and Mental Retardation Planning Amendment to the Social Security Act
  • JFK's assassination
  • Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President of the United States
  • National Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Richard M. Nixon becomes President of the United States
  • Special Olympics
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1960s Civil Rights Issues

  • "I Have A Dream" Speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Immigration and National Act of 1965
  • 1960s Civil Rights
  • 1960s Video - A Retrospective
  • Narrowing the Wage Gap

1960s Schools and Curriculum

  • Classroom Environment of the 1960s
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  • Educational Thinkers and Philosophers
  • Demographics
  • Curricular Trends


1960s Interactive Links

  • 1960s PBS Timeline
  • 1960s Nostalgia Cafe
  • 1960s Photo Slide Show
  • Family Activities in the 1960s and more
  • Classroom Footage 1960s
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