The Sixties: The Times They Are a-Changin'

1963
The Cold War Warms Up

Ominous Confrontation on America's Doorstep

The unthinkable idea of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union resulted in a "cold war" waged with diplomacy, propaganda, and intimidation. Then, in 1962, American reconnaissance planes revealed Soviet missiles in Cuba , only miles from Florida 's coast. Negotiations between President Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev averted world crisis when the Russians removed the missiles in return for our pledge to leave Cuba alone. World tensions eased.

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Half a World Away

One minor element of the Cold War involved the small Communist stronghold of North Vietnam . Aid to South Vietnam was supplied by presidents Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy, because the U.S. was determined to stop the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia . By the end of 1963, 16,000 military advisors and U.S. Special Forces were in South Vietnam . But the North Vietnamese were fighting a civil war to unify their country.

1963
1968

Tales of Camelot
The Cold War Warms Up
Racing To The Moon
Civil Rights On The March
Teen Angels
The Swinging Sixties
Sun 'n' Surf Meets London Turf
The Awakening of America
Camelot Finale

Something's Happenin' Here
Vietnam : A Young Man's Hell
Black Power
Rat Race Refugees
Talkin' 'Bout My Generation
Establishment Up Against the Ivied Wall
The Nixon Era Begins
To the Moon
The Legacy

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