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Bill Clinton(20 Photos)
View an image slideshow on President Bill Clinton.
George W. Bush
George W. Bush(18 Photos)
View an image slideshow on President George W. Bush.
Barack Obama(18 Photos)
The 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama was elected in 2008 and is the first African American to hold the office.
Vietnam War(14 Photos)
The Vietnam War lasted longer than any other war in U.S. history and cost 58,000 American lives
1950sVideo Clip (2:42)
Video Clip (2:42)
The 1950s were about more than just poodle skirts and rock and roll.
JFK: A New Generation
JFK: A New GenerationVideo Clip (3:57)
Video Clip (3:57)
John F. Kennedy's progressive agenda during the 1960s inspired a new generation of optimism in America.
VietnamVideo Clip (1:42)
Video Clip (1:42)
Whether they volunteered or were drafted, 1 out of 10 soldiers did not survive Vietnam.
Cold WarVideo Clip (2:31)
Video Clip (2:31)
The Cold War is over, but what it left behind may surprise you.
King Leads the March on Washington
King Leads the March on WashingtonVideo Clip (3:10)
Video Clip (3:10)
On August 28, 1963, a quarter million people gather to support civil rights, and share Dr. King's "dream" of equality.
1970sVideo Clip (2:35)
Video Clip (2:35)
The 1970s are famous for bell-bottoms and the rise of disco, but it was also an era of economic struggle, cultural change and technological innovation.
The Space Race
The Space RaceVideo Clip (2:58)
Video Clip (2:58)
The U.S. competition with the U.S.S.R. for technological dominance spurred the U.S. on to the first-ever landing on the Moon.
Eisenhower Leads America
Eisenhower Leads AmericaVideo Clip (3:21)
Video Clip (3:21)
This five-star general and 34th U.S. president launched the Space Race and created the federal interstate highway system.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuban Missile CrisisVideo Clip (2:22)
Video Clip (2:22)
Get the story of the dramatic face-off that nearly ended in nuclear war, as told by musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis.
Ask Steve: Generation Gap
Ask Steve: Generation GapVideo Clip (1:34)
Video Clip (1:34)
Explore the existence of the generation gap that took place in the 1960's through this Ask Steve video. Steve Gillon explains there was even a larger gap between the Baby Boomers themselves than the Baby Boomers and the Greatest Generation.
Separate But Not Equal
Separate But Not EqualVideo Clip (2:21)
Video Clip (2:21)
In 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously strikes down segregation in public schools, sparking the Civil Rights movement.
Little Rock Nine
Little Rock NineVideo Clip (2:28)
Video Clip (2:28)
Led by civil rights pioneer Daisy Bates, these nine brave Arkansas teenagers broke through racial barriers to become the first black students to attend Little Rock High School.
Growing up in the 60s
Growing up in the 60sVideo Clip (3:33)
Video Clip (3:33)
This History channel video covers games and toys of the 60s like Etch a Sketch, Game of Life, and the most popular games of Slip 'n Slide and Twister. See why the game of Twister skyrocketed to over 3 million sales in one year.
Jon Stewart and the 60s
Jon Stewart and the 60sVideo Clip (3:09)
Video Clip (3:09)
In an interview with Tom Brokaw, Jon Stewart talks about the 60's.
Jimmy Carter vs. 'Killer Rabbit'
Jimmy Carter vs. 'Killer Rabbit'Video Clip (1:03)
Video Clip (1:03)
Timothy Dickinson tells us the story of Jimmy Carter vs the killer rabbit.
Tom Brokaw Remembers the 1960s
Tom Brokaw Remembers the 1960sVideo Clip (1:12)
Video Clip (1:12)
Tom Brokaw gives an interview in which he talks about the year 1968.
The Pill Begins Sexual Revolution
The Pill Begins Sexual RevolutionVideo Clip (3:35)
Video Clip (3:35)
The origin of the Pill, set to "Time of the Season" by The Season.
Women in Politics
Women in PoliticsVideo Clip (3:11)
Video Clip (3:11)
From Sandra Day O'Connor to Shirley Chisholm to Madeleine Albright, these groundbreaking American women paved the way.
Bruce Springsteen and the 60s
Bruce Springsteen and the 60sVideo Clip (3:29)
Video Clip (3:29)
Bruce Springsteen tells how music had a lasting change on society in 1968 in his interview with Tom Brokaw.
Ask Steve: The 60's Music
Ask Steve: The 60's MusicVideo Clip (1:49)
Video Clip (1:49)
The influence of rock and roll music on young people in the 1960's is examined in this Ask Steve video. This rock and roll music grew up simultaneously with the Baby Boomers, and was used as a way to differentiate themselves with their parents.
Ask Steve: Television in the 1960s
Ask Steve: Television in the 1960sVideo Clip (1:22)
Video Clip (1:22)
This segment of Ask Steve explains how television in the 1960's failed to reflect upon the turmoil and confusion felt during this decade of change. Television in 1968 lagged behind in social change because there were only three networks.
Ask Steve: Campus Unrest in the 60s
Ask Steve: Campus Unrest in the 60sVideo Clip (1:38)
Video Clip (1:38)
Why were college campuses seed-beds of revolution during the 1960's? Steve Gillon explains how the Baby Boom generation is the answer to this question, in his Ask Steve segment.
Ask Steve: Drugs
Ask Steve: DrugsVideo Clip (1:32)
Video Clip (1:32)
Through his Ask Steve video, Steve Gillon explains the reasons for the increasing drug use among young people in the 1960's. This new generation tried to define themselves through music, sex, and drug use.
Ask Steve: Hippie vs Yippie
Ask Steve: Hippie vs YippieVideo Clip (1:48)
Video Clip (1:48)
On Ask Steve, the differences between Yippies and Hippies are discussed. In the 1960's the hippies had long hair, experienced with sex and drugs, and ultimately wanted out of society. Yippies were hippies that were politically active.
Ask Steve: The Pill
Ask Steve: The PillVideo Clip (1:14)
Video Clip (1:14)
In this video clip from Ask Steve, the birth control pill and the effect it had on the population was discussed. It sparked a sexual revolution, with a decline in the baby boom and recreational sex.
Ask Steve: 1960s Economy
Ask Steve: 1960s EconomyVideo Clip (1:05)
Video Clip (1:05)
In this Ask Steve video, delve into the 1960's economy to find economic issues and economic decisions that would lead to a slowed economy, high unemployment, and high inflation. The economic decisions caused the economy to weaken in the next decade.
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