PPT - 1960s America

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Kennedy/Nixon Debates September 26, 1960 Republican Richard Nixon Democrat John Kennedy The first-ever televised debate. People who heard the debate on the radio thought People who watched the debate on television thought Task: What impact did these debates have on America? 22 nd Amendment : Task: Who was the only president to be elected for more than 2 terms? Inauguration of John F. Kennedy “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” “My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.” January 20, 1961 Inauguration of John F. Kennedy Task: What did JFK mean when he said, “ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”?
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The New Frontier President John F. Kennedy – 1961 – 1963 •Won the election by a very close margin. •Because it was a close victory, it would be hard to get civil rights legislation through Congress. Domestic Policy: Task: What previous president attacked poverty through government programs? •1/5 of America was living below the poverty line. •Accelerated arms productions Alliance For Progress – plan to help the peoples of North, Central, and South America satisfy their basic needs for homes, work, land, health, and schools. Nuclear Test Ban Treaty – prevents atmospheric detonations, forcing them underground. Task: Why do you think Kennedy’s plan was called the “New Frontier”? The Space Program The Space Program •1957 – •1961 – •1961 – American Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space. •1962 – American John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth. •1969 – Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin
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The Berlin Wall •Many East Germans were fleeing to West Germany to escape Communism. •Khrushchev met with Kennedy. The meeting did not go well. Task: What is the Berlin Wall a symbol of? The Berlin Wall Kennedy visited Berlin to express his solidarity with the West Germans. “Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in, to prevent them from leaving us.” “All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words ‘Ich bin ein Berliner.’” (I am a Berliner) Task: Why does Kennedy mean when he says “As a free man…I am a Berliner”?
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Cuba Bay of Pigs Invasion – •Kennedy was worried about the relationship.
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