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I'm going to tell you all about 1960's.

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Welcome to my project. My name is Rabia Quraishy and today I'm going to tell you all about 1960's so, get ready for a very interesting journey in the world of 60's. So ladies get your mini skirts on and guys get on those flower power shirts. The Sixties were the age of youth. The youth of the 60's wanted to move away from the conservative/ old-fashioned fifties. They wanted change, REAL CHANGE. In this project I will tell you all about: what clothes were in fashion for men and women, what kind of transport they had, what important events they had, the popular kind of music they had, the important people and the changes in technology during the decade of the SMASHING SIXTIES!!!!!!!!! So sit tight and read on.................. HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 Introduction..................................................................1 Important Events In The 60's.................................2 Important People............................................................3 Changes In Technology During The 60's...............4 Innovations Of Transport.............................................5 Fashion Trends Of The Decade....................................6 Popular Music Of The 60's.............................................7 2 In the 1960's a lot of events happened, so in this section of my project, I will briefly tell you about the main events and when they happened I will also tell you the impact they had in that year so read on. ...read more.

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He studied to be a lawyer by profession, and was active in the ANC (African National Congress) organisation. The ANC was an organisation, fighting against Aparthied in South Africa.(Aparthied was where the black people were kept separate from the white people and not treated well). In 1962 Nelson Mandela was put into prison, and in 1964 he was sentenced to life in jail. He later on became a symbol of fight against Aparthied. After a long and hard campaign in South Africa, and other countries he was released in 1990. In 1993 he signed South Africa's new non-racial constitution and was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize just like Martin Luther King. In 1994 he became the first black president of South Africa. Nelson Mandela is still alive today. 8 8 Muhammed Ali was an American boxing champion of the 60's. He was born as Cassius Clay a Christian but later on changed his name to Muhammed Ali, when he joined a Black Muslim community. He won the world title three times. Muhammed Ali lost his title when he refused to fight in the Vietnam War. In the year 2000 he was awarded the award of the best sport personality of the millennium. ...read more.

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In the 1960's the popular types of music was: The Beatles (Paul, George, Ringo, and John) and the Beach boys in America. Their music appealed to the teenagers. The ' King' Elvis Presley had fifteen number 1 records two of which were 'Jailhouse Rock' and ' Blue Suede Shoes '. In Britain, Cliff Richard and his romantic songs were popular. The Black rhythm and Blues Band were very popular in clubs and bars. Singers like James Hendrix, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross and others were great. In the mid 1960's there was a change in popular music, and ACID Rock using a lot of instruments. e.g. Electronic guitars. Electronic devices became popular. 15 This change in part of the world made it fashionable to take drugs. So it really had a bad effect on society. Many groups including, The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones were said to take drugs. 16 The swinging 60's was the GROOVIEST decade of the millennium. A lot of interesting and colourful events took place. The 60's was a decade full of love, peace, war, excitement and people who made history and changed the world forever. 17 1. 20th Century Art - Clare Oliver 2. How We Used To Live - Freda Kelsall 3. Clothes Of The Modern World - Christine Hatt 4. Timelines - Neil Morris 5. Changing Times - Neil Morris 6. 1000 Great Lives - Jonathan Law 7.http://www.fashion-flashbacks.com 8.http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/decade60 9.http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space 19 ...read more.

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