Chapter 31 Study Guide

Chapter 31 Study Guide - Alan Brinkley, The Unfinished...

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Unformatted text preview: Alan Brinkley, The Unfinished Nation : Study Guide Chapter 31: The Ordeal of Liberalism 1. John Kennedy’s thin popular mandate and a Congress dominated by a coalition of Republicans and conservative Democrats frustrated many of his hope for domestic reforms. 2. The most important social welfare program established during the Johnson Administration was Medicare. 3. The Immigration Act of 1965 maintained a strict limit on the number of newcomers admitted to the country each year (170,000), but it eliminated the “national origins” system established in the 1920s, which gave preference to immigrants from northern Europe over those from other parts of the world. It continued to restrict immigration from some parts of Latin America, but it allowed people from all parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa to enter the United States on an equal basis. 4. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited segregation in public accommodations (stores, restaurants, theaters, hotels), barred discrimination in employment, and increased the power of the government to...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course HIST 100C taught by Professor Peterson during the Fall '07 term at Saginaw Valley.

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