Sixties Vocabulary Terms #1

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John F. Kennedy

US President 1960-1963

Cuba

Nation with Soviet missiles that endangered the U.S.

Fidel Castro

Communist leader of Cuba

Hanoi

North Vietnam's capital

Paris

European city in which Vietnam Peace talks began

Richard M. Nixon

Man elected president in 1968

Peace Corps

Federal program established to send volunteers to help developing nations

Nikita Khruschev

USSR leader after Stalin, involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Underground

Where the U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed nuclear weapons could only be tested

Vietnam War

Subject of many demonstrations during the sixties

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Agreement to stop certain kinds of atomic bomb testing

Medicare

a federal program of health insurance for persons 65 years of age and older

Cambodia

Nation dragged into the Vietnam War in 1966

Bay of Pigs

U..S. invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles

Reconnaisance (spying)

What U-2 planes were used for until one was shot down by the Soviet Union

Laos

Neighbor of Vietnam to which the United States sent military planes.

My Lai

Village where a massacre of Vietnamese civilians occurred.

John Glenn

first American to orbit the earth

Neil Armstrong

First Man to Walk on the Moon

Muhammad Ali

World's heavyweight boxing champion who said "I am the greatest"

Laugh-In

Television hit of 1967 starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

Hair

Broadway hit that summed up the ideals and protests of the 1960s.

Alan Shephard

Man who accomplished the first U.S. suborbital space flight.

Silent Spring

Rachel Carson's book that started the environmentalist movement.

Woodstock

Event in 1969 at which 400,000 young people listened to rock and blues music.

Saturday Evening Post

Famous weekly magazine that stopped publishing after 148 years.

Communes

Experiments in group living in the 1960's.

Twiggy

Thin young model from England who became the rage.

Andy Warhol

Artist who helped start the Pop Art movement by painting pictures of Campbell Soup cans.

Robert Kennedy

Shot in 1968 when running for president.

Pray

What it became illegal in 1963 to force children to do in school.

Ted Kennedy

Senator investigated for the death of Mary Jo Kopechne

Right to a lawyer

What the Supreme court ruled all criminal defendants must have.

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