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Lecture 14 - politics and lifestyle JFK • JFK was the...

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April 30, 2008 Page 1 of 1 Lecture 14 A New Frontier? What were the sixties? The Kennedys signified younger people replacing the older Nixon was only four years older than JFK, but seemed to represent a different era The 60s was a period that came closest to unraveling and anarchy It was a period where poverty, racism, and global issues took place in discussion Interaction between Politics and Culture Politics and culture overlapped giving the 60s its special flavor Casual sex and drugs between protestors showed society’s new attitude between
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Unformatted text preview: politics and lifestyle JFK • JFK was the first 20 th century President to epitomize style • He was cool and fun loving • Brought cool scholars to Washington DC • Marked the beginning of a new shift in American life • He was not big on domestic reform, but rather quite conventional • He ushered a change of mood and lifestyles From Memory to History • The 60s cast an overwhelming shadow on history, but is long lasted in society’s memories...
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