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John F. Kennedy
an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963
Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, commonly known by his initials RFK, was an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as the United States junior senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968
Bay of Pigs
April 1961-October 1962. A left-wing revolution in Cuba had ended in 1959 with the ouster of President Fulgencia Batista and the establishment of a new government under Premier Fidel Castro. ... It also led to a reassessment of Cuba policy by the Kennedy administration.
spokesman for East Berlin's Communist Party announced a change in his city's relations with the West. ... The reunification of East and West Germany was made official on October 3, 1990, almost one year after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
a secret program against Cuba aimed at removing the Communists from power, which was a prime focus of the Kennedy administration
confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War and was the moment when the two superpowers came closest to nuclear conflict
young people who had emerged as leaders of the sit-in protest movement initiated on February 1 of that year by four black college students in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama,
test a 1960 decision by the Supreme Court in Boynton v. Virginia that segregation of interstate transportation facilities, including bus terminals, was unconstitutional as well.
civil rights activist who became the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi in 1962.
Civil rights act of 1964
which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement.
very controversial figure during the classic years of the American civil rightsmovement as he preached race separation as opposed to integration. Malcolm X even angered the leaders of Nation of Islam (NOI) and he left the organisation in 1964 and formed his own movement.
Voting rights act of 65
signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson (1908-73) on August 6, 1965, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the 15th Amendment (1870) to the Constitution of the United States.
prominent union leader and labor organizer. Hardened by his early experience as a migrant worker, Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962
March on Washington
quarter million people converged on the nation's capital to demand civil rights for African-Americans. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of the largest political rallies in history and where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Lee Harvey Oswald
was an American former U.S. Marine who was arrested for the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963
who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President for Kennedy
the domestic policies of President Lyndon Johnson. In his first State of the Union message, he called for a war on poverty and the creation of a "Great Society," a prosperous nation that had overcome racial divisions
Gulf of Tonkin resolution
The Johnson administration subsequently relied upon the resolution to begin its rapid escalation of U.S. military involvement in South Vietnam and open warfare between North Vietnam and the United States.
importance of South Vietnam to the United States, as well as the need to contain the spread of communism throughout the world.
some 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launched the Tet Offensive (named for the lunar new year holiday called Tet), a coordinated series of fierce attacks on more than 100 cities and towns in South Vietnam.
Terrible attack on innocent villagers by USA during Vietnam war
students protesting the bombing of Cambodia by United States military forces, clashed with Ohio National Guardsmen on the Kent State University campus. When the Guardsmen shot and killed four students on May 4, the Kent State Shootings became the focal point of a nation deeply divided by the Vietnam War.
Peaceful protestors who hated war in Vietnam. Moment in 60s
War Powers act
was passed by Congress over President Nixon's veto to increase congressional control over the executive branch in foreign policy matters.
Festival site is significant for a number of reasons. ... Indeed, this amorphous social movement subsequently came to be called "Woodstock Nation," and the Baby Boomers, who comprised most of the audience at the Festival
mission was one of the most significant events in the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union
Watergate and plumbers
series of crimes committed by the President and his staff, who were found to have spied on and harassed political opponents, accepted illegal campaign contributions, and covered up their own misdeeds. ... The headquarters was located in a Washington, D.C., building complex called Watergate.
was the name given to a secret Department of Defense study of U.S. political and military involvement in Vietnam
Nixon's reelection committee The Committee to Re-elect the President, abbreviated as CRP, later nicknamed CREEP, was a fund-raising organization for President Nixon's 1972 election campaign.
Woodward and Bernstein
While a young reporter for The Washington Post in 1972, Bernstein was teamed up with Bob Woodward; the two did much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal. These scandals led to numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Jerry ford, pardon
38th President of the United States from 1974 to 1977, following the resignation of Richard Nixon. First thing he did was pardon Nixon
an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the Governor of Georgia prior to his election as president. Wikipedia
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a group consisting of 12 of the world's major oil-exporting nations. OPEC was founded in 1960 to coordinate the petroleum policies of its members, and to provide member states with technical and economic aid.
Camp David Accord
Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on 17 September 1978, following twelve days of secret negotiations at Camp David.
diplomatic standoff between Iran and the United States. Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979,
American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Iran-Contra affair/ ollie North
in U.S. history, secret arrangement in the 1980s to provide funds to the Nicaraguan contra rebels from profits gained by selling arms to Iran. The Iran-contra affair was the product of two separate initiatives during the administration of President Ronald Reagan.
popular term used to refer to the economic policies of Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president (1981-1989), which called for widespread tax cuts, decreased social spending, increased military spending and the deregulation of domestic markets
SDI (Star Wars)
program first initiated on March 23, 1983 under President Ronald Reagan. The intent of this program was to develop a sophisticated anti-ballistic missile system in order to prevent missile attacks from other countries, specifically the Soviet Union.
Racial and ethnic minorities have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic, and represent the majority of new HIV diagnoses
Run DMC and Aerosmith duo, public enemy.
Donna summer, Gloria gaynor, Diana Ross
Fall of communism/ Berlin wall
part of a revolutionary wave in the late 1980s and early 1990s that resulted in the end of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond.
Desert storm and Persian gulf war
The Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Shield for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm
was president of Iraq for more than two decades and is seen as a figurehead of the country's military conflicts with Iran and the United States.
the 42nd U.S. president, served in office from 1993 to 2001, pardon for scandal w/ mistress
United States, Mexico and Canada entered into the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), creating the largest free trade area and richest market in the world.
The Lewinsky scandal was an American political sex scandal that involved 49-year-old President Bill Clinton and a 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. The sexual relationship took place between 1995 and 1996 and came to light in 1998.
the American leader of the Branch Davidians religious sect, believing himself to be its final prophet. ... The subsequent siege by the FBI ended with the burning of the center, where Koresh and 79 others were found dead after the fire.
The Waco Siege, along with the Ruby Ridge Incident, was largely responsible for a resurgence in the so-called patriot movement during the 1990's.
correspondence with Vidal, prompting an examination of certain evidence that points to darker truths—a conspiracy willfully ignored by F.B.I. investigators, and a possible cover-up by a government waging a secret war on the liberty of its citizens.
Oklahoma City bombing
Twenty years ago, on April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a massive truck bomb in front of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
is a mathematician best known for a campaign of letter bombs he sent as the 'Unabomber' over a nearly 20-year period, resulting in three fatalities.
High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County in the American state of Colorado
Beating by LAPD. Born on April 2, 1965, in Sacramento, California, Rodney Glen King was an African American who became a symbol of racial tension in America, after his beating by Los Angeles police officers in 1991 was videotaped and broadcast to the nation
Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden
militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers who fought against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s
The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Second gulf war/Afghanistan
The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition that toppled the government of Saddam Hussein.
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