Hi, need to submit a 750 words essay on the topic How Did the 1960’s Change America.
In the years between 1955 and 1968, Martin Luther King took certain steps that changed the status of the blacks. He said, “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase” (King cited in “Martin Luther King”). Martin Luther King’s efforts came to a stop in the year 1968 because he was murdered in this year during a protest in Tennessee. However, his dreams did not die with him. Another very important revolutionary political factor of the 1960s was John F Kennedy’s presidential term. He said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do or your country” (Kennedy cited in “Ask not what”). This quote served as a potential drive for the youngsters to join the armed forces. John F Kennedy was among the four presidents in the history of the USA who were murdered. However, it was not until the assassination of John F Kennedy that the American presidents were provided with a police force specifically for their protection. John F Kennedy participated in three events of huge significance in the history of the USA, which include the crisis of the Cuban Missile, the American Civil Rights Movement, and the construction of the Berlin Wall. Much of the USA’s status today can be attributed to the presidential term of John F Kennedy. Vietnam War, which is one of the most important wars in the history of the USA also took place during the 1960s.