Decades of Chan14

Decades of Chan14 - DecadesofChange19601980

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Decades of Change - 1960-1980 The Rise of cultural and ethnic pluralism   The overall legislative record of the Kennedy administration was meager. The president  made some gestures toward civil rights leaders but did not embrace the goals of the civil  rights movement until demonstrations led by Martin Luther King Jr. forced his hand in  1963.  Like Truman before him, he could not secure congressional passage of federal  aid to public education or for a medical care program limited to the elderly.  He gained  only a modest increase in the minimum wage. Still, he did secure funding for a space  program, and established the Peace Corps to send men and women overseas to assist  developing countries in meeting their own needs. KENNEDY AND THE COLD WAR President Kennedy came into office pledged to carry on the Cold War vigorously, but he  also hoped for accommodation and was reluctant to commit American power.  During 
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