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Title: The Kennedy and Johnson Years (1960-1968)


1
The Kennedy and Johnson Years (1960-1968)
  • Chapter 28

2
The New Frontier
  • Election of 1960
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Mass. Democrat
  • Roman Catholic
  • 43
  • Richard M. Nixon
  • Cal. Republican
  • Vice President
  • No clear mandate-authorization to act in a
    certain way
  • Camelot Kennedy era

3
New Frontier
  • The Economy cut taxes, failed
  • Combating Poverty and Inequality
  • Michael Harringtons The Other America - poverty
  • JFK wants direct aid failed
  • 24th Amendment poll tax
  • The Space Program
  • Yuri Gagarin-first in space
  • NASA
  • Alan Shepherd first Am.
  • John Glenn- orbits earth

4
Kennedy is Assassinated
  • November 22, 1963
  • Dallas Texas
  • Shot riding in open car
  • Warren Commission
  • Lee Harvey Oswald lone killer
  • Jack Ruby killed Oswald

5
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6
The Great Society
  • LBJs Path to the White House
  • Building the Great Society
  • Election of 1964
  • The Tax Cut
  • The War on Poverty
  • Aid to Education
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Immigration Reform

7
The Great Society (cont.)
  • Earl Warren
  • Mapp v. Ohio exclusionary rule
  • Gideon v. Wainwright legal counsel for all
  • Escobedo v. Illinois lawyer at questioning
  • Miranda v. Arizona suspect informed of rights
  • Baker v. Carr one person, one vote
    -apportionment
  • Effects of the Great Society
  • Mixed Results
  • Criticisms too much , too little

8
Foreign Policy in the Early 1960s
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion CIA backed failure
  • Berlin Crisis Wall to stop people fleeing E.G.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Hotline, Limited Test Ban Treaty
  • Alliance for Progress aid to Western Countries
  • The Peace Corps - volunteers overseas
  • Johnsons Foreign Policy
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Vietnam training for S.V.
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