18. Kennedy/Nixon Debates It was a major turning point in the 1960 presidential race -first debate to be on television -Kennedy won 19. moon landing America was the first to send people to the moon -was live on TV -the first lunar landing 20. Martin Luther King Jr. Leader in the civil rights movement -was assasinated -gave the “I have a dream speech” 21. Letter from a Birmingham Jail defends the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism -letter written by Martin Luther King Jr -written on April 16, 1963 22. I Have a Dream Speech a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr -calls for an end to racism -called for civil and economic rights. 23. Cesar Chavez civil rights activist
- co-founded the National Farm Workers Association - Originally a Mexican American farm worker 24. 1968 Nixon was president -Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated -was a leap year 25. assassination of MLK shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee - rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, but died later -Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated by James Earl Ray 26. assassination of RFK Shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles -He had just won the California presidential primaries -killed by Sirhan Sirhan 27. Tet Offensive largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War -caught the American and South Vietnamese allies completely by surprise. -Allied victory
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