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Why were the sixties a importance to our countrys history Thesixties were an exciting revolutionary turbulent time of great social andtechnological change assassination unforgettable fashion new musicalstyles Camelot civil rights womens liberation a controversial and decisivewar in Vietnam the anti-war protest to go along with the war spaceexploration and the space race peace marches flower power great TV andfilm and sexual freedom and of course the great babyboomers The sixtiesalso showed Communism coming into the Western hemisphere and thuscoming to the Cuban Missile Crisis Movements towards the end to povertyhelping the environment and the womens rights all came to be in thesixties Medical breakthroughs were important in the sixties This essayexplains the events and people of the sixties from 1960 to 1970One thing in the sixties was the years of the American Camelot In1960 a president was elected by the slimmest measure of margin since 1884John Fitzgerald Kennedy is elected president by just over 100000votesTurbulent Years 23 Some say that Johns father bought the electionbut the truth is unknown This election was the first election that was onradio and television Kennedy and Nixon engaged in the first televisedcampaign debates President Kennedy was the youngest man to becomepresident and the youngest president to die in office President Kennedywas also the first and only Roman Catholic President in historyDuring President Kennedys Presidency he had to make manydecisions about the relationship between the United States and the SovietUnion In the sixties the Cold War was heating up Before PresidentKennedy came into office a U-2 plane was shot down in the Soviet Unionwhile spying on the Soviet Union thus cutting all Diplomatic ties between the Soviet Union and the United States Amongst other problems PresidentKennedy faced with the Soviet Union no other was more serious than theCuban Missile Crisis In 1960 Soviet Premier Khrushchev supplied Cuba withnuclear missiles that would put the eastern United States within range ofnuclear missile attack During the summer of 1962 U S
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