US Population: 179 million people
1970 Population: 209 million people
Lowered from 90% to 70% (California Department of Finance, 2014)
"John F Kennedy moved into the White House and gave his famous speech 'Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.'" (U.S. Department of State, n.d.)
DOW Jones average down 34.95 points. Week of May 21-25; average down 38.82. (California Department of Finance, 2014)
"In 1963, the U.S. Congress passed the Equal Pay Act. This new law said that women and men should receive equal pay for equal work." (ABC-CLIO, 2014)
Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I have a dream” speech on August 28 1963.
Congress passes JFK's $12 billion tax cut and the economy takes off. Also, job corps is created under the Economic Opportunity Act. (Annenberg Foundation, 2014)
"In 1964, Congress debated the Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act (1964) outlawed much discrimination in education, employment, and public accommodations. As southern Congressmen fought against the bill, they came up with a novel strategy designed to block its passage: Why not include women in the bill's protection? They amended the bill to include a prohibition against discrimination in employment on the basis of sex. Both supporters and opponents of civil rights thought the amendment would defeat the bill. Instead, the Civil Rights Act passed, complete with protection for women outlined in Title VII of the act." (ABC-CLIO, 2014)
This amendment was signed by President Johnson creating Medicare and Medicaid which provides health insurance to those over 65 or poor families. (Annenberg Foundation, 2014)
President Johnson signed into a tax surcharge and $6 billion federal spending cut.
"American space program surpassed Soviet achievements and culminated in the landing of American astronauts on the moon in July 1969."
(U.S. Department of State, n.d.)