A_CHAPTER28 - The New Frontier and the Great Society...

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Lyndon B. Johnson being sworn in as president of the United States after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Jacqueline Kennedy (right) witnesses the oath (November 22, 1963). The New Frontier and the Great Society President John F. Kennedy’s efforts to confront the Soviet Union and address social ills are cut short by his assassination. President Lyndon B. Johnson spearheads civil rights legislation and declares a “war on poverty.” NEXT
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NEXT The New Frontier and the Great Society SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 Kennedy and the Cold War The New Frontier The Great Society
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Section 1 Kennedy and the Cold War The Kennedy administration faces some of the most dangerous Soviet confrontations in American history. NEXT
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The Election of 1960 The Televised Debate Affects Votes • Americans fear U.S. falling behind Soviets militarily John F. Kennedy discusses Catholicism openly, allays public worries • First televised presidential debate between Kennedy, Richard Nixon • Nixon is foreign policy expert • Kennedy coached by TV producers, comes across better than Nixon Kennedy and the Cold War 1 SECTION NEXT Kennedy and Civil Rights • JFK takes stand on arrest of Martin Luther King, Jr; wins black vote Image
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The Kennedy Mystique • Kennedy wins presidency in close election • Critics argue his smooth style lacks substance • Kennedy White House known as Camelot for its glamour, culture, wit • First Lady admired for her elegance; constant articles about family 1 SECTION NEXT The Camelot Years The Best and the Brightest • JFK’s advisers called “the best and the brightest” • Brother Robert Kennedy named attorney general
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A New Military Policy Defining a Military Strategy • JFK believes must redefine nation’s nuclear strategy Flexible response —fight conventional wars, keep nuclear arms balanced • JFK increases defense spending in three areas: - strengthens conventional forces - creates army Special Forces (Green Berets) - triples nuclear capabilities 1 SECTION NEXT
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Crises over Cuba The Cuban Dilemma • Revolutionary leader Fidel Castro declares himself communist - seizes U.S. properties; Eisenhower cuts off diplomatic relations • 10% of Cuban population goes into exile; mostly to U.S. 1
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