Jonesx_Ch._26

Jonesx_Ch._26 - 1 THE NATION DIVIDES: THE VITNAM WAR AND...

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THE NATION DIVIDES: THE VITNAM WAR AND SOCIAL CONFLICT (1964-1971) I. LYNDON JOHNSON AND THEAPEX OF LIBERALISM A. The New President B. The Great Society: Fighting Poverty and Discrimination -Michael Harrington, The Other Americans ( 1962) -Aid to Families with Dependent Children (“welfare”) program -Head Start, Job Corps, and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) -The Civil Rights Act of 1964 C. The Great Society: Improving the Quality of Life D. The Liberal Warren Court - Miranda v. Arizona (1966) II. INTO WAR IN VIETNAM A. The Vietnamese Revolution and the United States -French v. Vietminh (1946-1954), the battle of Dien Bien Phu (May 1954) -The National Liberation Front (NLF), Viet Cong (VC)—communist -The assassinations of the Diem brothers and President Kennedy -Kennedy increased the number from 800 (under Eisenhower) to 16,000 to Vietnam. B. Johnson’s War -Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara (1961-1968)
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