Promise & Turmoil- the 1960s

Promise & Turmoil- the 1960s - Promise & Turmoil:...

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JFK’s New Frontier JFK wins b/c Nixon looks stupid on TV Domestic programs defeated, but economic success Peace Corps & Alliance for Progress (land reform & economic development in Latin America) Trade Expansion Act- tariff reductions Bay of Pigs (1961)- failed to set off the general uprising Berlin Wall built overnight Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)- US reconnaissance planes discover Russian underground sites in Cuba, so a naval blockade began until the weapons were removed Telecommunications hot line established Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963 Flexible Response- green berets in “brushfire wars” Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society Office of economic Opportunity- self-help programs New Immigration law abolishing discriminatory quotas
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