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President John Fitzgerald Kennedy Assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald November 22, 1963 The tragic shooting of the 35 th President of the United States happened at 12:30 on the 22 nd of November. The assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was shot by Jack Leon Ruby two days later. Whether or not President Kennedy’s killer acted alone, and was in fact the shooter, is still debatable at this time.
Vietnam War Since tripling the number of American troops in 1961, and again in 1962, the States seem to be attempting a pyrrhic victory. With the number of dead rising to over 50,000 and the number of wounded troops to over 300,000, it brings us to the question of: Why? With the rise of anti-war protests, and the polls telling us that since 1965, support for the war has dropped from 61 to 36 percent in citizens under the age of 30, the fear of Communism may not be as powerful as the fear for our lives. Efforts in Vietnam 1969
On August 28 th of ’63, the Great March on Washington, one of the largest human rights rallies of all time, was the location of one of the most important speeches ever made. The popular Civil Rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr. was present, giving the speech that would eventually lead to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Martin Luther King Jr. Touches Hearts Across the Nation With Speech August 28, 1963 " I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal'. "
Race to the Moon “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…” – John F. Kennedy After many years competing with the Soviet Union’s space program, the United States has succeeded at being the first country on the planet to successfully send a manned spacecraft to the surface of the moon. This legendary milestone was accomplished by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, now the first two men to set foot on the natural satellite. The event was witnessed live, televised on black and white television sets around the globe.