OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries)
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Camp David Agreement
Iran hostage crisis
Presidential administrations 1945 - 1980
1954 – Brown v. Board of Education decision; start of major civil rights protests
1964 – Gulf of Tonkin resolution, escalating Vietnam War
1968 – “The Year of the Gun”; Nixon elected, Tet Offensive, RFK and MLK killed, DNC protests
DBQ essay question possibilities:
Historians tend to portray the 1950s as a decade of prosperity, conformity, and consensus, and the 1960s as a decade of turbulence, protest, and disillusionment. Evaluate the validity of this statement, especially concerning social and political aspects of the U.S.
Analyze the ways in which the Vietnam War heightened social, political, and economic tensions in the United States. Focus your answer on the period 1964 to 1975.