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Elvis Presley
from memphis tenn; blues and gospel roots; "king of rock and roll"
British invasion
begin with beatles; includes rolling stone, kinks, dave clark five, gerry and pacemakers etc. listened to blk artist
british invasion; most influential band. "fab four"
Haight Asbury
San fran. area. spawned hippie/drug subculture
high point of hippie culture. 300,000 ppl gathered to hear 30 bands
Cesar Chavez
leader of brown pwr movt. founded untied farm workers
American Indian Movt.
dramitize their cause. AIM took over wounded knee creek
Enviro. Protection Agency
founded during nixon admin. enforcing clean air act- toxic from factories and automibles. and the Water quality Improv.- pay for damage to envior. EPA protects by banning hunting
Vietnam War
fought as cold war
Gulf of tonkin resoultion
gave pres. johnson blank check to fight south bu communist north. Based on domino principle
Ho chi Minh
leader of communist north; died 1973
Operation rollling thunder
johnson, sec. of deffense robert and gen. willam believed massive war would end war quickly
Tet office
turning point in us invovl. with vietnam
My lai incident
killing 300 civilans by us " search AND DESTROY". william chrged with murder
Bombings in cambodia and laos
nixon orderd to wipe out supplies. escaltion of war- making war bigger. " peace movt." result in protest marches and card burnings
Kent state killings
four students killing during anitwar protest
gradual reduction in us strength. "nixon doctorine"
Pentagon papers
published by ny times. secret govt. docuementing mistakaes and deceptions." leaked- turned over" Daniel Ellsberg
War pwr act
passed by nixon veto. Required presidents to report to congress within 48hrs after taking military action.
Paris peace accord
signed between us and north vietnam. both sides lay dwn there arms. us withdraw all troops. us contribute to reconstruction
Fall of saigon
south vietnam was taken over. ford tried to get funds from congress. Fall of south vitenam marked lowest point
26th admen.
18yr. old right to vote
Radio in 1950s
soap operas
lauched by sovit union. first satellite to orbit earth
to promote oversee exploration in space
National defense education act
granted million of dollars to public schools
Space programs
russia- yuri; first amer. in space- allen b. shepard
1940s apple2
texas instruments
Silicon valley
san fran. computer chip
Color television
widespread 1960
Mirowave technology
reduced cooking time