Day Nineteen The Rise and Fall of the Great Society Big Questions: • How and why did President Johnson’s Great Society come undone? • How did the Vietnam War transform American politics and culture during the late 1960s? • How was the Vietnam War “experienced” by the president? The American public? Student protestors? Soldiers? Key Terms: • Civil Rights Act (1964) • Voting Rights Act (1965) • The Other America • Great Society • Medicaid and Medicare • VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) • Ngo Dinh Diem • Ho Chi Minh • Viet Cong • Tonkin Gulf Resolution • Tet Offensive • Morley Safer • Walter Cronkite • J. William Fulbright • Sheep’s Meadow (1967) • The Green Berets • Apocalypse Now • First Blood
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