The 1960's were an age of civil revolution. The whole decade was a mass new counter-culture movement. The "Hippie" Movement was a famous experience of the country. We were almost at war with The soviet union. The age of space happen. We landed on the Moon for the first time in the history of mankind on July 20, 1969. We Had an assassination of several key leaders.
The civil rights movement was a major event and a lot of supreme court decisions. Some of the most important cases of the 1960s included Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) - Right To Counsel.and Miranda v. Arizona (1966) - Rights of the Accused, New York Times Co. v. Sullivan-established the actual malice standard (1964),Mapp v Ohio - 1961 - Search and Seizure,Engle v Vitale - 1962 - Seperation of Church and State,Tinker v Des Moines - 1969 - Symbolic Speech.
The civil rights movement took placed between 1955 – 1968. It sparked a series of new laws and acts including the Civil Rights Act of 1964.