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Title: A New Frontier and a Great Society 1960-1968


1
A New Frontier and a Great Society1960-1968
  • U.S. History
  • Chapter 26

2
The New Frontier
  • Section 1

3
Words To Know
  • New Frontier President Kennedys ideas, goals,
    and programs for Americas future
  • Urban Renewal A program to rebuild run-down
    areas of cities

4
End of 50s
  • Americans ready for change
  • Many wanted equal rights for all
  • Many wanted U.S. to become a stronger power

5
Election 1960
  • Republicans
  • Richard M. Nixon
  • V.P. under Eisenhower
  • Known for strong feeling against S.U. and
    communism

6
Election cont.
  • Democrats
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Senator from Mass.
  • 43 years old
  • Some thought this was too young
  • Chose Lyndon B. Johnson as his V.P.
  • Powerful leader in the U.S. Senate

7
Kennedy Platform
  • U.S. was at a New Frontier
  • Supported civil rights
  • Protect the environment
  • Help urban areas

8
Nixon Platform
  • 50s had been good for the country
  • Promised to follow Eisenhowers policies
  • Promised to keep military strong

9
Kennedy
  • Said republicans did not spend enough money on
    the military
  • Promised to spend more on defense
  • Promised to spend more on science education in
    schools
  • Republicans had not done enough for health care
    for the poor

10
T.V. Debates
  • Nixon and Kennedy debated on T.V.
  • Kennedy
  • Clam and Friendly
  • Nixon
  • Tired and Nervous
  • Before T.V. Both liked
  • After T.V. More liked Kennedy

11
Radio
  • People who listened to debated on radio thought
    they were even
  • People who watched on t.v. thought Kennedy had
    won
  • Does it matter how someone looks and acts on t.v.?

12
Election
  • 69 million Americans voted
  • Kennedy won by 120,000 votes
  • Closest in history
  • (109 million registered voters)

13
Kennedy Years
  • JFK President 1961
  • Speech
  • Ask not what your country can do for you-ask
    what you can do for your country.

14
Bills Passed
  • Voted to send money to places where people were
    jobless
  • Voted to give money to build housing for
    Americans
  • Made it easier for young people to get loans for
    college
  • Passed laws to control pollution
  • Passed laws to give more Americans social
    security benefits

15
Other Programs
  • Got Congress to approve money for urban renewal
  • 1961 Started the Peace Corps
  • 1961 Promised U.S. they would put a man on the
    moon before 1970
  • Spent billions
  • Wanted to get to moon before S.U.
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