Unformatted text preview: .. the choice our nation must make (is) between the public interest and private comfort—between national greatness and national decline.” Kennedy’s New Frontier policies and programs, both proposed and enacted, represented a major shift away from the policies and programs of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who preceded him. They provided hope to poor people living in the United States and in other nations. Many advocates argued that they captured the spirit and generosity of America and symbolized the coming of age of a new generation of activist political leaders. Many critics felt that they reflected too much faith in government and too much reliance on the federal budget....
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- Spring '11
- John F. Kennedy, President of the United States