1960s - BH AK By: blake Heller and Arik Kaiser

Clothing in the 1960s

The 1960s were one of the most diverse and different times in American fashion. In the late 1960s, people wore bright, swirling colors. Tie-dye shirts and long hair and beards were also popular. Women were known to wear short skirts and men wore tunics and capes.

Music in the 1960s

The 1960s were a time of society, fashion, attitudes, and especially music. In 1963, a number of influences changed popular music and it became what we know today. When President Kennedy was assassinated, it impacted the mood of American culture and the music started to change. The Beatles was famous when they arrived in 1963. There was a large variation of Rock Music throughout the 1960s.

Art in the 1960s

The arts went through a period of growth throughout the 1960s. New art forms like pop art drew new public attention to expression through art. The increased amount of the arts encouraged people to go to museums and performances than before. Young people were encouraged to develop artistic talents. By the 1960s, America was involved in some sort of military conflict for about three decades.

Dance Styles of the 1960s

The Twist was made famous by Chubby Checker. The Mashed Potato became popular when songs like Mashed Potato Time, (Do The) Mashed Potato, and Mashed Potato in the U.S.A.

Cars in the 1960s

Cars in the 1960s were not too modern, and not too old. The year 1965 was called 'the year of the stylist.' Styles in 1966 had the first front-wheel drive. Ford made a lab model of a sodium-sulfur battery that was 15 times lighter than an average battery. The Ford company spent around $250-300 million in 1963. In 1964, new innovations included stereo tape players with four speakers. There was a list of things that cars had to have in 1966.

Movies in the 1960s

Movies in the 1960s were mostly fun, fashion, and rock 'n' roll. 1963 was the worst year for the U.S. Film production. Stanley Durwood was a very famous movie maker. Some props from movies sold for a lot of money like the ruby shoes from The Wizard of Oz.

TV shows in the 1960s

Many Americans believed they were standing at 'the dawn of a golden age'. TV shows were normally black and white until the mid 1960s. In 1967, most shows were in color because it had started to catch on. Some TV shows were, Star Trek, Bewitched, Gunsmoke, and The Andy Griffith Show.

Technology in the 1960s

1. Basic Programming Language

2. LEDs and electroluminescent panels

3. Direct distance calling

4. The (kind of) birth of the internet

Houses in the 1960s

Most people thought flats would be the resolution to their problem. Children that lived on flats had nowhere to play. Homes were decorated with lava lamps, bean bags, 'space age' furniture, and wallpaper with vibrant colors.

Major events in the 1960s

Many people believed that they were in 'a golden age'. John F Kennedy became president in 1961 and was shot in 1963. Marilyn Monroe died in her bedroom. The first artificial heart was transplanted. The first Super Bowl took place during 1967.

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