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1960-1969 - The Era of Civil Revolt

Date Event
January 1, 1960

Presedential Elections: Popular Vote Electoral VoteJohn F. Kennedy (Democratic) 49.7 303
Richard M. Nixon (Republican) 49.5 219

July 25, 1960

Democratic national convention held in Chicago

September 26, 1960

first televised debate held

October 7, 1960

further televised debates held

January 1, 1961

Democrats caucus and elect Mike Mansfield as floor leader

April 1, 1961

Kennedy attempts invasion of Cuba,lacks support

January 1, 1962

Military Assistance Command-Vietnam formed

January 1, 1962

Republicans loose four Senate seats

January 1, 1962

segregationist Democrats attempt amendments to limit federal powers

April 1, 1962

business leaders denunciate Kennedy's economic policies,stop proposed increase in steel prices

January 1, 1963

Sen. Jacob Javits declares the need for a binding code of conduct

January 1, 1963

South asked to achieve "first step compliance" in desegregation

September 25, 1963

Kennedy and Mansfield push through Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

November 22, 1963

John F. Kennedy shot,Mansfield does not deliver speech

January 1, 1964

Presedential Elections: Popular Vote Electoral VoteLyndon B. Johnson (Democratic) 61.1 486
Barry M. Goldwater (Republican) 38.5 52

January 1, 1964

Senate cooperates with Johnson to start "Great Society"

January 1, 1964

National Election Service set up to provide quick election returns

June 10, 1964

Senate invokes cloture for the first time on civil rights

June 19, 1964

Senate passes strong Civil Rights Act and tax deduction measure

July 1, 1964

bipartisan Select Committee on Standards and Conduct formed

August 7, 1964

Senate passes "Gulf of Tonkin Resolution" by 88-2

August 24, 1964

Democratic national convention held in Atlantic City

January 1, 1965

twenty five House liberals plea for hearings on Vietnam policy

January 1, 1966

Democratic majorities reduced in Congress

January 1, 1967

Sen. Thomas Dodd censured for using campaign funds

October 1, 1967

left-wing anti-war groups require military to protect Pentagon

November 18, 1967

Governor Romney announces Republican candidacy for President

January 1, 1968

Presedential Elections: Popular Vote Electoral VoteRichard M. Nixon (Republican) 43.3 301
Hubert H. Humphrey (Democratic) 42.7 191
George Wallace (A. Independent) 13.5 46

February 1, 1968

Nixon declares candidacy

March 2, 1968

Johnson appoints advisory commission on civil disorders

March 16, 1968

Robert Kennedy announces candidacy in Senate Caucus Room

March 31, 1968

Johnson ends bombing raids,silences political opposition

April 27, 1968

Hubert Humphrey declares candidacy

April 30, 1968

Nelson Rockefeller announces Republican liberal candidacy

August 5, 1968

Republican national convention at Miami

August 26, 1968

Democratic National Convention,plagued by demonstrations

September 30, 1968

Humphrey promised to end bombing if demilitarized zone restored

January 1, 1969
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