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Chapter #38: The Stormy Sixties – Big Picture Themes1. John Kennedy bumbled over foreign policy with his failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba; thenredeemed himself by standing up to the U.S.S.R. in the Cuban Missile Crisis.2. JFK also sent U.S. “advisors” to South Vietnam. The goal was to prevent communist North Vietnamfrom taking over noncommunist South Vietnam.3. The Civil Rights Movement gained steam and reached full boil with Martin Luther King’s “I Have aDream Speech.” The Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act were large steps forward toward endingdiscrimination.4. Lyndon Baines Johnson fought two “wars”: (a) at home, he started the “Great Society” in attemptto make America the place everyone had dreamt it would be, (b) he significantly escalated the U.S.presence in Vietnam after the Tonkin Gulf Incident.5. Culturally, young people rebelled against the conformity of the 50s. In the 60s, the norm for manybecame to not follow the norm. This was seen mostly in the hippies, in music, in drug use, and in theidea of “questioning authority.”Chapter #38: IDENTIFCATIONSTet OffensiveCivil Right Act of 1964TwentyFourth AmendmentVoting Rights ActOperation Rolling ThunderPueblo Incidentnucleartest ban treatyMarch on WashingtonWar on Poverty

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Term
Fall
Professor
McGowan
Tags
Civil Rights, Charles de Gaulle, Bay of Pigs, John F Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, AP US History, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Rights Act, JACQUELINE KENNEDY

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