As of 2014, 60 years ago would be the year 1954, which is still in the time frame of the "baby boomers" in post-WWII America. One of the biggest events that happened in 1954 is that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that schools that discriminate against African Americans based solely on race are unconstitutional. This event is one of the biggest sparks that drives the coming civil rights movement.Continue Reading
It is also in this year that the Cold War is going on between the United States and the USSR, and the country is experiencing "the red scare," which involves the condemnation of communism. At this time, so many people are afraid of communist spies that the government calls upon Senator Joseph McCarthy to find people with communist sympathies. McCarthy starts blacklisting people as being communist and turns the process into a witch hunt, which is the basis for the famous play by Arthur Miller called "The Crucible."
The U.S. economy is finally starting to turn around, and according to the Baby Boomers website, the stock exchange hits the highest price since the Great Depression struck in the early 1930s. In the medical world, it is also the first time that children are starting to be inoculated for the polio virus.Learn more about US History
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 occurred in the year 2001. President George W. Bush was less than eight months into his first term when 19 Islamic terrorists orchestrated attacks on the United States on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.Full Answer >
The Wall Street Crash of 1929 was caused by a serious decline of stock value that year, which resulted in millions of shares being sold by the stockholders who wanted to prevent any greater loss of money. The day of the collapse was later named Black Tuesday.Full Answer >
The United States celebrates the Fourth of July, or Independence Day, with fireworks as a tradition continued down through history since the initial year the country's independence was celebrated. The first celebration, which came one year after the Declaration of Independence was signed, began and ended with 13 fireworks being set off from the city's commons.Full Answer >
As of the year 2014, the United States of America was 238 years old. The nation is said to have been founded on the July 4,1776.Full Answer >