Quiz: How Well Do You Know This Decade in History: 1960-1969
How Well Do You Know This Decade in History: 1960-1969
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” Those words were the real takeaway from John F. Kennedy’s presidential inaugural address in 1961. They marked a can-do spirit and hopefulness of the early years of this famous decade. But just a couple of years later, that optimism was replaced with despair. In our tie-dyed quiz, what do you know about the crazy up-and-down decade that was the 1960s?

The Sixties were a strange and beautiful time in the history of the human race. People worked together to make the world a better place — and they also tried to kill each other in droves. Protesters marched in peace, while oppressive governments menaced them with guns and fire hoses. What do you know about the chaos and tumult that gripped America and the world during this decade?

The Vietnam War became a depressing fixture on the nightly news during the ‘60s. Counterculture elements did, too, with hippies sporting long hair, bell bottoms, and casting off social norms by using drugs and exploring a sexual revolution. Do you know really know how cultural and political elements clashed in the Sixties?

The Cold War peaked in the early ‘60s, terrifying Americans with its threats of a nuclear holocaust. Assassinations shredded high-level U.S. politics. The world, it seemed, was upside down. Take our tough ‘60s quiz and see you really understand the history of this amazing decade!

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