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The Spectacular Sixties Dante Robinson. Art  Op Art  Illusions  Motion  Pop Art  Trendy  Fashionable  Psychedelic Graphics Example of psychedelic.

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1 The Spectacular Sixties Dante Robinson

2 Art  Op Art  Illusions  Motion  Pop Art  Trendy  Fashionable  Psychedelic Graphics Example of psychedelic art

3 Music  Brought some 50’s music  Introduced new genres  Styles  Doo Wop  Rhythm & Blues  Marvin Gaye  Stevie Wonder  Rock n’ Roll  The Beatles With the events taking place in America, such as the Vietnam War, Sixties music often did have a very important message.

4 Politics  Dwight Eisenhower  “Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative.”  John F. Kennedy  “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on”  Lyndon B. Johnson  “A man without a vote is man without protection.” Left to Right: Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson

5 Economy  Uninterrupted economic expansion  Popular economic tools  Computers  Housing  Big businesses flourish  WWII ends : increased productivity and efficiency

6 Sports  Olympics  U.S. Places 2 nd in Summer Olympics  U.S. Places 3 rd in Winter Olympics  Pete Rozelle becomes commissioner of the NFL  Bill Mazeroski ends World Series with home run Wilma Rudolf is first American woman to win 3 Gold Medals

7 Trends/Fads  Mini-skirt becomes popular  Hullabaloo  Tie-Dye  Plaid  Afros  Etc. G.I. Joes and Barbies also became very popular

8 Technology  Advancements in Weaponry  Space technology enjoys major advance  Satellites  Second Generation computer: IBM System 360 IBM System

9 9 Historic Events  Vietnam War  Woodstock  Civil Rights Movement  Communism in Cuba  Neil Armstrong: Moon Landing

10 The Vietnam War  America aids South Vietnam against North/Viet Cong   War against Communism  Social Uproar back home in America  Peace Rallies  Distrust for government  American Casualties  58,159

11 Fight for Civil Rights   Included powerful Efforts from:  Martin Luther King, Jr.  Malcolm X  Rosa Parks  African Americans fighting for equality  Social dignity  Economic and political self-sufficiency  Destroying discrimination entirely Disturbing example of discrimination that would take place

12 Assassinations  John F. Kennedy  November 22, 1963  Martin Luther King  April 4, 1968  Malcolm X  February 21, 1965 Malcolm X

13 13 A Year to Remember!  Sixties remain Historic  Birth of new aspects of American Culture  Contains many events crucial to American History

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