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					      Bell Ringer – 4/21/08
 Consider your classmate’s responses
  to the Black Panther Party Platform.
 Write a paragraph explaining which
  of the Platform points on page 800
  has seen the most progress (and
  why) since the 1970s.
          Lyndon B. Johnson
 After Kennedy was
  shot in 1963, his
  V.P. Lyndon
  Johnson was sworn
  in as President
 In 1964 Johnson
  was re-elected &
  pledged to fight the
  “War on Poverty” –
  efforts to help poor
  Americans
          The War on Poverty
 Firstgovernment-sponsored effort to
  involve poor African-Americans
 Residents of poor neighborhoods placed in
  new jobs as day care workers, teacher
  aides, etc.
 Head Start preschool offered for free in
  low-income neighborhoods
 Education Act increased federal funding
  to colleges & provided low-interest
  student loans
    The Vietnam War
 There was an
  overrepresentation of Af-Am
  troops in Vietnam
 Partly due to draft
  deferments for college
  students who were primarily
  white & middle class
 Many black troops saw the
  military for its educational
  and vocational opportunities
            Vietnam & $$$

 By  1967 President Johnson had escalated
  the war in Vietnam without convincing many
  Americans it was worth fighting
 The nation’s money now fed the War on
  Vietnam, instead of the War on Poverty
 During Johnson’s Presidency:
   – $10 billion spent for the War on Poverty
   – $140 billion spent on Vietnam
              Homework
 Read Ch 22, Sn 2
 Answer all questions and define key terms
  on page 803

				
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