John Fitzgerald Kennedy, or JFK, was the 35th president, and first president of the sixties, from 1960 through 1963. His term was unfortunately, was cut short, because he was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. Kennedy was the youngest president who had been elected at the time. While in office, JFK oversaw the Cuban Missile Crisis. When JFK was assassinated, his vice president Lyndon Baines Johnson became the 36th president. Even though LBJ was the 36th president, he was the 37th vice president. Successes of the sixties were tremendously due to the presidents of the sixties. On June 11th, 1963, the Civil Rights Act was sent to congress by President Kennedy. It wasn't until July 2nd, 1964 though that it was signed by President Johnson. The bill outlawed discrimination based on race, offer equal employment opportunities, and schools were required to be integrated. The Civil Rights Act was also known as the Second Emancipation Proclamation. Three people extremely involved in black rights were Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. Rosa Parks is known mostly for refusing to give her seat to a white person on a Montgomery bus. Parks was known as "The mother of the civil rights movement." Another heavily involved person in the civil rights movement was Malcolm X. Malcolm was a very inﬂuential and controversial person in the movement. X was a spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Eventually, Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21st, 1965 by Thomas Hagan. One of the most inﬂuential people in the Civil Rights Movement was Martin Luther King Jr. King led many non-violent protests to help raise awareness of racial inequality. One of the most famous, is the March on Washington, which King led 200,000 supporters of the Civil Righ... ... middle of paper ... ...eir surf like music, and sixties pop. They also introduced influential harmonies. From August 15th through the 17th of 1969, a music festival called Woodstock was held on a 600 acre dairy farm in New York. Over 300,000 people were in attendance. Tickets were free of charge, and the festival was also known as “three days of peace and music”. Performers included Richie Havens, Bert Sommer, Joan Baez, Quill, Santana, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Crocker, and so many more talented musicians. The sixties was a decade of revolution. Many musicians from the sixties are still well known and even popular today. Without inventions from the sixties many things would not be as they are today. Things within the sixties changed the way people live their everyday lives. Without the sixties, the United States would not be where it is today politically, and technologically.
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Woodstock is a talked about legend. On August 16-18, 1969 Woodstock Music Festival took place on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel. John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang who all worked together to organize originally envisioned the festival as a way to raise funds to build a recording studio and rock-and-roll retreat near the town of Woodstock, New York. The longtime artists’ colony was already a home base for Bob Dylan and other musicians. Despite their relative inexperience, the young promoters managed to sign a roster of top acts, including the Jefferson Airplane, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival. Anyone with a big well known name to people no one had ever heard about was there to perform.
The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States marked a tragic historical moment in American history. The president was fatally shot by a sniper while traveling with his wife, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally’s wife in a presidential motorcade at 12.30 pm on Friday, November 22, 1963. JFK was pronounced dead shortly after rushing to Parkland Hospital, where a tracheostomy and other efforts failed to keep him alive. Although Lee Harvey Oswald, a former United States Marine was convicted of the crime, the purpose behind the assassination remained inclusive as Oswald’s case never came to trial as he got shot to death two days later by Jack Ruby, a local nightclub operator in Texas. The assassination raised many questions and theories concerning the murder. As Oswald’s motives remain unknown, many scholars and investigators yearned to find the key to this mysterious crime, and came up with plausible theories searching for motives behind the assassination. While some straightforwardly blamed Oswald for the murder, claiming Oswald’s personal motives as the cause and supported the theory of the Lone Gunman, many developed more critical theories concerning conspiracies connecting the involvement of Cuba, Russia, the Central Intelligence Agency and the 36th President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson. The Warren Commission was established by President Johnson to exclusively investigate the assassination. The Commission published a detailed report and concluded that Oswald acted alone. The deficiency of the Warren Commission’s evidence to support its theory along with the cordial relationship between JFK and the CIA refute both the Lone Gunman theory and conspiracies involving the CIA in...
John F Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States Of America. He's considered one the best Presidents ever. He did many things in his presidency before was assassinated in November 1963. He proposed the Civil Rights Act, and he commanded the U.S like no one has ever seen before. John F Kennedy's death changed America forever. It caused conspiracies, sadness, and many other things. Even today his legacy of a U.S president is one of the best, even though he couldn't have it for so long. He impacted American Society in a huge way.
Peace and music over powered the 600-acre dairy farm in the town of Bethel, New York 46 years ago. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a festival known as an Aquarian Exposition of three days. For an audience of 400,000 people, 32 acts performed outdoors. Woodstock was a pivotal moment in music history as it changed the world of rock ‘n’ roll. The festival connected the 1960s counterculture generation through the power of music. Art and new ideas were the main historical force that changed society August 15th through the 17th in 1969, leaving a powerful influence on the Western world between the late 1960s and mid 1970s.
Before 1963, the music being played in the 60’s were closely reflecting the sound, style, and belief of the decades before. After 1963, many social influences changed what peopled were viewing as popular music. The assassination of Kennedy, war in Vietnam, and the Civil Rights Movement all greatly impacted the mood of American culture and how the music began to reflect change. The “British Invasion” was a time period in which many British bands and artists came to the United States, and excelled extremely well. The most famous of these bands were “The Beetles,” who would eventually go down in history as one of the most famous bands in history. At the height of the music industry in the 60’s, one single event changed American music forever. Woodstock was a three-day concert full of sex, drugs, and a lot of hippies. The organizers were only expecting about 50,000 people to show up. To their surprise, more than 400,000 appeared at the infamous dairy farm in New York. With artists like Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, many were drawn to witness this phenomenon. This festival is widely known as the definitive moment for the larger counter-culture generation. The 60’s drastically revolutionized music in a way that shaped music into the powerhouse that it is for generations to
The assassination of John F. Kennedy left the world stunned. Without hesitation, Vice President Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as the 36th President of the United States, at 2:39pm the same day of the assassination. Jacqueline Kennedy was still wearing the clothes stained with her husband’s blood as she witnessed Johnson’s oath of office.
400,000 people, 32 bands, and 3 days of Peace, love and Rock and Roll (Gerdes, Louise). Woodstock was a free 3 day concert held in Max Yasgur's 600 acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York (Statement on the Historical and Cultural Significance of the 1969 Woodstock Festival Site). What was first made to be a recording studio for the community of Woodstock became an iconic American image (Gerdes, Louise 16). Woodstock was a defining moment in American history because it influenced counter culture and changed the lives of the younger generation that we see today.
Peace and music over powered the 600-acre dairy farm in the town of Bethel, New York 46 years ago. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a festival known as an “Aquarian Exposition of three days.” For an audience of 400,000 people, 32 acts performed outdoors. Woodstock was a crucial moment in music history as it changed the world of rock ‘n’ roll. The festival connected the 1960s counterculture generation through the power of music. Art and new ideas were the main historical force that changed society August 15th through the 17th in 1969, leaving a powerful influence on the Western world between the late 1960s and mid 1970s.
One very important figure at this time was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King had a dream and his dream still lives on now even decades later. Dr. King was a non violent Civil Rights leader. King wanted everyone to be treated equal all over the United States. He lead marches and gave many speeches. True freedom and equal rights was all black people wanted. Being equal meant having the choice to go where ever they wanted and do what ever they wanted no matter what color of skin they had, so this is a little of what the Civil Rights Movement was all about.
The Woodstock Music Festival was a music event in Bethel, New York that changed the way people live. During August of 1969, many large crowds of American music lovers all came together to listen to the music of their favorite musicians for this huge music event. Woodstock swept the nation with not only talented musicians, but also many new thoughts and opinions on the world. This popular concert event introduced the ideas of peace, unity, kindness, and togetherness. The Woodstock Festival made a major impact on the United States. It helped people overcome prejudices, informed people about the danger of drugs, led to safer and better prepared concerts, and started a chain of music events all around the world. On August 15 through 18 of 1969
President Kennedy had said before “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” The 35th president, JFK, was assassinated. The murder took the United States by surprise and opened opportunity for theorists. The mystery behind JFK’s assassination can be summed up in two theories: Oswald was the lone assassin or the CIA planned the murder.
Woodstock Woodstock was a rock music festival that took place near Woodstock, New York in a town called Bethel. The festival took place over three days, August 15, 16, and 17, 1969. The original plan for Woodstock was an outdoor rock festival, "three days of peace and music" in the Catskill village of Woodstock. The festival was expected to attract 50,000 to 100,000 people. It was estimated that an unexpected 400,000 or more people attended. If it weren't for Woodstock, rock and roll wouldn't be where it is today. Woodstock became a symbol of the 1960s American counterculture and a milestone in the history of rock music. The original plan for Woodstock had been to build a recording studio in the town of Woodstock (Sandow, 1). Woodstock had become a rock center when musician Bob Dylan and a rock group called The Band settled there. To promote the idea of the studio the four partners of the music festival (Michael Lang; Artie Kornfield; John Roberts; and Joel Rosenman) decided to stage a concert, which they officially called the Woodstock Festival and Art Fair. The Monterey Pop Festival held in Monterey, California, in 1967 inspired the Woodstock festival (Sandow, 1). The Woodstock partners eventually rented a field from a prominent local dairy farmer, Max Yasgur, who owned land about 48 miles from Woodstock. Early in the week before the festival, it became clear that the event was going to draw a much larger audience than expected. People from as far away as Michigan and California came to listen to the 24 rock groups ("Age, 1"). Thousands more people would have come if police had not blocked off access roads. By the day before the official opening, traffic jams miles long blocked most roads leading to the area. The...
The government passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965, giving civil rights to all Black Americans .After nearly 10 years of nonviolent protests and marches, ranging from the 1955 to 1956 Montgomery bus boycotts to the student sit-ins of the 1960s and to the huge March on Washington in 1963. Martin Luther King (MLK) was one of the greatest impacts for change the world has ever known. MLK’S leadership and efforts provided the foundation for the Civil Rights Movement (CRM) , which forced American society to end discrimination. Although he did a lot for black , he was not the only reason the Civil Rights Movement was passed, he was the trigger. Several events before this enabled the Civil Rights Movement to be passed.
To conclude, the sixties had their way to write, hear and enjoy music, and I think that influenced a lot in our society, let's think for a moment: If the movements of the sixties never existed, what would have happened to the music of today? Seriously, I don't know.
The years 1960-1969 were very impressionable years. With events that changed America , turning the innocence and hope of American people into violence and anger. The young nation of the 60s were the most influential of all ,with rioting about war or turning music into culture. This was a completely different america than it was years before . In a Music standpoint artists such as The Beatles , Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix were changing the way music was made . They were changing music into an artform , a way for people to express their feelings , beliefs and ideas. The Music of the 1960s evolved into an artform which lead the path for American music of today.