5-1 - The Other America & Liberal Reform What were the...

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What were the central elements of the Great Society programs? Why was Johnson able to succeed in enacting reforms where Kennedy failed? What were the long-term results of the liberal legislation of 1964-66? (Not an essay on test) 1. The Election of 1960 a. Richard Nixon b. John F. Kennedy (JFK) c. “New Politics” i. Televised Debates ii. Kennedy wins, primarily because he looked better on tv 2. “The Other America” a. Poverty was still in the US, even though people thought it was disappearing b. Michael Harrington, 1962 wrote The Other America i. Highlighted poverty ii. Rural Poverty was high 1. Many people were not living in tech-advanced society c. Urban “Ghettoes” i. Lots of factory outsourcing 1. loss of jobs ii. racial ghettoes, because of social tension d. Declining Opportunities for Unskilled Workers i. Lots of opportunity for educated people 3. John F. Kennedy- “New Frontier” a. Cold War i. He was very strong against communism and for the superiority of
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2009 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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5-1 - The Other America & Liberal Reform What were the...

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