Chapter 39 Stormy Sixties

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Chapter 39 Stormy Sixties A. 1960s 1. Election 1960 a. Democrats –JFK as President and LBJ as Vice- President b. Republicans-Nixon c. TV debate 2. JFK-Presidency a. New Frontier b. Domestic Social welfare/civil rights Potential opposition in Congress Southern Democrats were reluctant to accept his liberal ideas c. foreign affairs USSR- Nikita Khrushchev Berlin- Kennedy goes to Berlin Flexible response 1950s Eisenhower-United States policy war massive retaliation too few options humiliation or nuclear war gave US more options military-non-nuclear
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less diplomacy 3. Cuba a. 1950s- President Batista Pro-America b. 1956-Fidel Castro- Communist and Pro USSR c. Bay of Pigs Invasion- The US planned attack of the Bay of Pigs to attack Fidel Castro in attempts to knock Castro out of power. It was a big failure for the United States. d. Cuban Missile Crisis- Soviet Missile Sites Quarantine- isolating Cuba from the Soviet Union Results – Kennedy wins a. USSR removes missiles b. Khrushchev gambled and lost c. Kennedy pledges not to invade Cuba again. 2. Vietnam i. Background 1. French Indochina- The French colonies of a. Laos b. Cambodia c. Vietnam 2. WWII- Japan overrun Asia 3. During WWII Vietnamese Nationalist group Viet Minh – wanted their independence
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Coalition Ho Chi Minh -> was the leader of the Viet Minh and was a Communist 4. WWII ends- French return France reasserts its control over Vietnam Viet Minh- fights France 5. Viet Minh
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