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1965. Stephanie Carlson. Month by Month. January-Lyndon B. Johnson was President Malcolm X assassinated on February 21 March – Civil Rights protests in Alabama become violent 25,000 protesters march on Washington against the Vietnam War

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Stephanie carlson

1965

Stephanie Carlson


Month by month
Month by Month

  • January-Lyndon B. Johnson was President

  • Malcolm X assassinated on February 21

  • March – Civil Rights protests in Alabama become violent

  • 25,000 protesters march on Washington against the Vietnam War

  • May- Vietnam Protesters at Berkeley begins burning their draft cards

  • June – Anti-War Protests at the Pentagon


Month by month1
Month by Month

  • July – President Johnson increases troop numbers in Vietnam

  • August – Watts Riots in LA, 34 dead

  • September – Hurricane Betsy, $1 B damages, 76 dead, New Orleans

  • October – Pro-Vietnam protests in Washington DC, 25,000 participants

  • November – USA formally begins airlifting Cubans from Cuba, 250,000 total participants

  • December – The first controlled orbit of the earth is performed.


The year in review
The Year in Review

  • 1965 was split by racial tensions and by the Vietnam War.

  • The US Government spent more time on the War than it did dealing with racial issues.

  • 1965 marked the birth of the true Counterculture movement, started at Berkeley University in California.

  • The Beatles give their first United States performance.