The 1960s (pronounced “nineteen-sixties”, shortened to the “’60s” or the “Sixties” ) was a decade that began on January 1, 1960, and ended on December 31, 1969. The “cultural decade” of the 1960s is more loosely defined than the actual decade. It begins around 1963–1964 with the John F. Kennedy assassination, the Beatles’ arrival inContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1960s Volume 11”
During the Vietnam War, life for soldiers changed an extreme amount. Not only did their lives change, but they became a significant amount more difficult. American soldiers were often young men who felt that they were serving their country and had never served in a war before. Because of this, they had no idea whatContinue reading “22 Incredible Photos of Everyday Life of U.S Soldiers During the Vietnam War”
John McCain’s capture and subsequent imprisonment occurred on October 26, 1967. He was flying his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi. McCain fractured both arms and a leg when he ejected from the aircraft, and nearly drowned after he parachuted into Trúc B?chContinue reading “Historical Photos of John Mccain as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam”
Opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War began with demonstrations in 1964 against the escalating role of the United States in the Vietnam War and grew into a broad social movement over the ensuing several years. This movement informed and helped shape the vigorous and polarizing debate, primarily in the United States, duringContinue reading “30 Color Photographs of Anti-Vietnam War Protests in the U.S From the 1960s and Early 1970s”
These movements include the civil rights movement, the student movement, the anti-Vietnam War movement, the women’s movement, the gay rights movement, and the environmental movement. Each, to varying degrees, changed government policy and, perhaps more importantly, changed how almost every American lives today.
The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was supported by theContinue reading “Harrowing Pictures Showing the Brutality of the Vietnam War in 1966”
The movement against the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War began in the U.S. with demonstrations in 1964 and grew in strength in later years. The U.S. became polarized between those who advocated continued involvement in Vietnam and those who wanted peace. Many in the peace movement were students, mothers, or anti-establishmentContinue reading “30 Color Photographs of Anti-Vietnam War Protests in the U.S From the 1960s and Early 1970s”