1960s to Modern Era in America

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.


On September 11, 2001, members of an Islamic terrorist network called A1 Qaeda hijacked four commercial airliners.

On August 15, 16 and 17, 1969, just a month after the famous moon landing of Apollo 11, nearly 500,000 people attended the Woodstock music festival.

Five men were arrested at an office suite in the Watergate complex. Learn how the Watergate break-in eventually led to the impeachment and resignation of President Nixon.