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Unformatted text preview: Foreign Policy: Flexible Response - Most interested in foreign policy over domestic, Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) - castro declared cuba communist, starts affiliating with USSR, USSR is going to put missiles in cuba that can reach the US, Kennedy makes a naval blockade around cuba so the missiles cannot reach cuba, trade off because US takes missiles out of Turkey, kennedy comes out of this with a 90% approval rating, came very close to world war 3, the missiles would have been launched if kennedy did anything else, 1960's Civil Rights Movement- civil rights movement is embarassing kennedy to USSR, Sit-ins: Greensboro, Feb, 1960 - blacks sit at the counter asking to be served, they don't serve them because its against there policy, but the blacks don't leave, Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) - non violent direct action to get point across, Freedom Rides (1961) Birmingham, AL Bull Connor March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963)...
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- Spring '10