Presentation on theme: "The Spectacular Sixties Dante Robinson. Art Op Art Illusions Motion Pop Art Trendy Fashionable Psychedelic Graphics Example of psychedelic."— Presentation transcript:
Art Op Art Illusions Motion Pop Art Trendy Fashionable Psychedelic Graphics Example of psychedelic art
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.
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
Economy Uninterrupted economic expansion Popular economic tools Computers Housing Big businesses flourish WWII ends : increased productivity and efficiency
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
Trends/Fads Mini-skirt becomes popular Hullabaloo Tie-Dye Plaid Afros Etc. G.I. Joes and Barbies also became very popular
Technology Advancements in Weaponry Space technology enjoys major advance Satellites Second Generation computer: IBM System 360 IBM System 360. 1964.
9 Historic Events Vietnam War Woodstock Civil Rights Movement Communism in Cuba Neil Armstrong: Moon Landing
The Vietnam War America aids South Vietnam against North/Viet Cong 1955-1975 War against Communism Social Uproar back home in America Peace Rallies Distrust for government American Casualties 58,159
Fight for Civil Rights 1954-1968 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
Assassinations John F. Kennedy November 22, 1963 Martin Luther King April 4, 1968 Malcolm X February 21, 1965 Malcolm X
13 A Year to Remember! Sixties remain Historic Birth of new aspects of American Culture Contains many events crucial to American History