The First Televised Debate Between Richard Nixon And John F Kennedy

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The event that kicked off the 1960s was the first televised Presidential Debate between Richard Nixon and John F Kennedy. This debate changed the way the American populous approached politics because it allowed anyone with a television to have a front row seat to the debate. Furthermore, when individuals listened on the radio, the thought that Nixon had better answers, but when citizens saw how composed John F Kennedy was, they believed that he had one. Also, the event that closed the 1960s was the creation of the Advanced Research Projects Network (ARPANET) in 1969, which was the precursor to the Internet that exists today. ARPANET was the first network to implement the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol suite, which is the fundamental structure of networks today. This allowed for computers to communicate at a much more reliable pace by sending packets and then basing how many packets to send next on if the endpoint received all of the packets of previous information. This is considered to be the end of the 1960s because this is a high point of achievement that could be arguably unsurpassed later on in the remaining months of the 1960s/

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