THE GOLDEN AGE OF JHS ~ 1965 ~ Page III
The first of the decade's urban race riots began in the Watts district of Los Angeles. It lasted 6 days with 34 people dead, 1,072 injured, and 4,000 arrested.
The first rumblings against the war in Vietnam began with protests around the nations college campuses. The practice spread to campuses throughout the nation and the first demonstration of 15,000 in Washington D.C.
Lyndon Johnson's makes the "Great Society" State of the Union speech and signs the Medicare bill making national health care available to the elderly.