ch_28 - QUIT 28 The New Frontier and the Great Society...

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28 The New Frontier and the Great Society QUIT CHAPTER OBJECTIVE INTERACT WITH HISTORY TIME LINE VISUAL SUMMARY SECTION Kennedy and the Cold War 1 SECTION The New Frontier 2 SECTION The Great Society 3 MAP GRAPH
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28 HOME CHAPTER OBJECTIVE To understand the achievements and challenges of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations The New Frontier and the Great Society
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28 W I T H H I S T O R Y I N T E R A C T What are the qualities of effective leaders? Examine the Issues Against the backdrop of an intense space race between America and the Soviet Union, the 1960 presidential election approaches. The leading candidates are a young, charismatic senator and the ambitious, experienced vice-president. The new president will face tremendous responsibilities. Abroad, the Soviet Union is stockpiling nuclear weapons. At home, millions suffer from poverty and discrimination. • What skills are needed to persuade legislators? • How can a leader motivate and influence the public? HOME • What enables a leader to respond to crises? The New Frontier and the Great Society
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The United States The World 1960 Seventeen African countries gain independence. 1960 John F. Kennedy is elected president. 1963 President Kennedy is assassinated; Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president. 1962 John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth. U.S. and USSR face off in the Cuban missile crisis. 1962 The drug thalidomide is pulled from the market after it is found responsible for thousands of birth defects in Europe. 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson is elected president. Congress passes the Economic Opportunity Act and Civil Rights Act. TIME LINE HOME The New Frontier and the Great Society 1961 U.S. launches the Bay of Pigs invasion. 1961 Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in outer space. 1965
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course GOVT 131 taught by Professor Kenroberts during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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ch_28 - QUIT 28 The New Frontier and the Great Society...

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