ECO 202Ten-Year Period of U.S. Economic History Overview•In 1960, John F. Kennedy(D) is elected President of the United States. •Kennedy began rapidly making changes by establishing the Peace Corps, ordering protection for Freedom Riders, raising the minimum wage and promising to place a man on the moon by the end of the decade.•In 1962, Kennedy proposed an economic recovery plan that included large tax cuts and business credits. These proposals would later become part of the 1964 Tax Reduction Act.•In 1963, Kennedy was assassinated and Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as President.•President Johnson signed the Tax Reduction Act in 1964 and also signed the Economic Opportunity Act and the Urban Mass Transit Act.•The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed by President Johnson outlawing discrimination.•1n 1965 Medicare and Medicaid are established. President Johnson also signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Higher Education Act.•Another minimum wage increase takes place in 1966.•President Johnson signs the Housing Discrimination Ban and the Low Income Housing Bill in 1968. The same year that Richard Nixon is elected President and Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.•The Vietnam War continued throughout the 1960’s.