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The Stormy sixties - T he Stormy Sixties 1960-1968 I Int...

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The Stormy Sixties 1960-1968 I. Introduction II. JFK’S “New Frontier” Spirit 50’s – Complacent, comfortable, conformity 60s – church attendance was high and jumped to 70% A. Jan. 20, 1961 . . . “ask not what your country can do for you: ask what you can do for your country.” B. Bio . . . Youngest president ever elected . . . Harvard grad . . . War hero . . . Senator from Mass Was the 2 nd of 7 Wife was Jacelyn Kennedy When he came back from the war, he served as a Senator of Mass C. Peace Corps . . . Idealist youthful volunteers Kennedy has spoken of Camelot which speaks of loyalty D. Economy . . . Inflation . . . Steel industry . . . Cut taxes . . . Cut taxes to stimulate business and it worked E. Put a man on the moon within 10 years Much of his presence was a fersaud. His health gives the picture of youth and vigor Had congenital back problems His marriage was in shambles and had numerous marital affairs Wrote a book Profiles in Courage
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Name was attached to it Proposed a new frontier III.Europe A. Met Khrushchev in June of 1961 . . . Rough meething . . . August 1961 the Berlin Wall . . . Walls stood for 3 decades B. Trade Expansion Act 1962 . . . C. Charles De Gaulle . . . Wanted a Europe independent of the USA. D. Laos . . . Sec. of Defense Robert NcNamara . . . “flexible response” . . . Robert Mcdanera was picked the Secretary of State Was the president of Ford Motor Corporation Wants our military equipped for action Green Bores IV. Vietnam A. Remember . . . What began as France’s effort to reclaim lost territory from Japan ended up being a Civil War . . . And the “domino theory. B. JFK . . . Will escalate the issue . . . He will send more “military advisers” – 15,000 and in 1963 encourage a coup against Ngo Dinh Diem. V. Cuba Confrontations A. April 17, 1961 The Bay of Pigs National embarrasment Operation Mongoose B. October 1962 . . . The Cuban Missile Crisis . . .
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1962 – an American spy plane were in the process of creating nuclear tip missles in Cuba Wanting ultimately to get the US out of Berlin October 2, 1962 – Kennedy orders a naval blocade around Cuba
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