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The 1960s was a period in American history that was marked with conflict and social revolution. Here you can find information about major events that took place in the 1960s and events in the modern era.

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SALT

SALT, in international diplomacy, the common name for negotiations and treaties between the United States and the Soviet Union intended to limit strategic nuclear weapon strength of each nation.


New York City History Quiz

 New York City History Quiz

New York City is one of the world's biggest and most vibrant metro areas. How much do you know about NYC's history? Take our quiz to find out. See more »

New Orleans History Quiz

 New Orleans History Quiz

The 'Big Easy' has a reputation for weirdness and wildness. How much do you know about the history of New Orleans? Take our quiz to find out. See more »

How Soon We Forget: The Presidential Losers Quiz

 How Soon We Forget: The Presidential Losers Quiz

These also-rans gave it their best but came up short in America's biggest election. Test your knowledge with HowStuffWorks' presidential losers quiz? See more »

Travel the World: 50 States Quiz

 Travel the World: 50 States Quiz

The 50 states quiz test your knowledge of the fifty states of the U.S. Take the 50 states quiz. See more »

Modern Decline of Railroads

 Modern Decline of Railroads

The decline of railroads came about during the 1960s and 1970s as the automobile dominated transportation. Read about the decline of railroads. See more »

 Railroads of the 1990s

Railroads of the 1990s explains the history of American railroads through the 1990s. Learn about the history of railroads of the 1990s. See more »

Famous Locomotives

 Famous Locomotives

Famous locomotives, such as the John Bull locomotive, have helped shape the history of American railroads. Learn more about some famous locomotives. See more »

 Shortline Railroads

Shortline railroads were slowly abandoned as truck shipping became more accepted. Learn more about the history of shortline railroads. See more »

 Railroad Super-engines

Railroad super-engines were produced in the mid-1990s with the same size but more power than standard locomotives. Learn about railroad super-engines. See more »

 Railroad Technology

Railroad technology has greatly changed the way in which railroads conduct business. Learn about some of the developments in railroad technology. See more »