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Unit 14

50s, 60s, and JFK

Bay of Pigs failed invasion of Cuba to overthrow Fidel Castro's communist regime
JFK elected President in 1960, created the Peace Corps, created goal of a man on the moon, killed in 1963
LBJ became President upon Kennedy's assassination
Cuban Missile Crisis closest we ever got to nuclear war when the Soviets installed missiles in Cuba
How was the Cuban Missile Crisis handled? quarantine around Cuba, Khrushchev removed missiles, Kennedy promised to not invade
Background of JFK came from a prominent political family, served in WWII, US Representative, US Senator, author of Profiles in Courage & Why England Slept
Why did the Bay of Pigs fail? Cuban population did not materialize to support the invasion and overthrow of Castro
Zapruder Film film of Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas in 1963
Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated Kennedy by shooting him in the head from the Book Depository Building in Dallas
Warren Commission governments investigation into the assassination of JFK, report stated Lee Harvey Oswald did it and did it alone, no conspiracy
Marilyn Monroe famous model and actress from the 50s known for her beauty but died young from a drug overdose
Elvis Presley King of Rock and Roll, created Graceland, incredible fame and fortune
Buddy Holly 50s singer with a promising music career, he along with 3 others died in a plane crash in 1959
baby boom population explosion following WWII resulting in many teenagers creating a distinct youth subculture and growth of suburbia in America
Bob Dylan very famous songwriter and singer of the 60s, his music was used by the civil rights movement and the protest movement
Beatles consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, & Ringo Starr resulting in Beatlemania
Jimi Hendrix American guitarist and singer
Jim Morrison lead singer of The Doors
Janis Joplin female singer with a distinctive voice, but like so many of her generation, drug use cut her life short
Woodstock music festival that was suppose to raise money for a music studio, but instead became a huge free for all party with lots of sex, drugs, and rock -n-roll
Hippies flower children, often had long hair, used drugs, permissive views on sex, tried to show their contempt for traditional society
poodle skirt typical clothing for a teen girl in the 50s
ducktail hair cut for boys worn by some "greasers" during the 50s, banned in some schools
passion pit slang of the 50s for a drive in movie, that and other expressions were unique for the decade
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