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The Kennedy and Johnson Years _1960-1968_

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					The Kennedy and Johnson
   Years (1960-1968)
        Chapter 28
                 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
New Frontier
         The Economy – cut taxes,
          failed
         Combating Poverty and
          Inequality
          – Michael Harrington’s 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
         Kennedy is Assassinated
   November 22, 1963
     – Dallas Texas
     – Shot riding in open car
   Warren Commission
     – Lee Harvey Oswald – lone
       killer
          Jack Ruby – killed
            Oswald
               The Great Society
 LBJ’s 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
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 $
      Foreign Policy in the Early 1960’s
   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
   Johnson’s Foreign Policy
    – The Dominican Republic
    – Vietnam – training for S.V.

				
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