Chart Assignment Chapter 5

Chart Assignment Chapter 5 - the world breathed a sigh of...

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Name/Term Contribution to American History Great Society Had goals to eliminate poverty and racial injustice. Voting Rights Act Opened the door to the franchise for blacks, especially in the south. Bloody Sunday When 600 marchers protested the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson. freedom rider Civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern U.S. Bay of Pigs Invasion A CIA trained army of Anti-Castro exiles invade the island in hopes to oust Fidel Castro; resulted in an embarrassing debacle for the United States and its position as the leader of the free world. Cuban Missile Crisis After several days of teetering on the brink of nuclear holocaust,
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Unformatted text preview: the world breathed a sigh of relief; served as another major test to the Kennedy Administration and America's position as the leader of the free world. James Meredith American civil rights movement ±gure, he was the ±rst African American student admitted to a segregated university. Lee Harvey Oswald The sniper who shot John F. Kennedy. “I Have a Dream” speech August 28, 1963; the largest civil rights demonstration in American history; its occurrence and the assassination of President Kennedy led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Civil Rights Act Its passage mandated the end of Jim Crow in nearly all areas of public life....
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