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1Name:Class Period:Turbulent Times: The 1960spsychedelicmanAPUSH Review Guide for AMSCO chapter 28.Directions: Take notes in the spaces provided. Read through the guide before you beginreading. This step will help you focus on the most significant ideas and informationas you read.Pictured at right: President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1961, public domain imageFrom the College Board Content Outline for Period 8Key Concept 8.1:The United States responded to an uncertain and unstable postwar world by asserting and working to maintain aposition of global leadership, with far-reaching domestic and international consequences.Key Concept 8.2:New movements for civil rights and liberal efforts to expand the role of government generated a range of political andcultural responses.Key Concept 8.3:Postwar economic and demographic changes had far-reaching consequences for American society, politics, and culture.Promise and Turmoil, The 1960s, pp 600-6171.John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier, pp 600-604Main IdeasDefinitions/Explanations/NotesAnalysisAfter World War II,the United Statesgrappled withprosperity andunfamiliarinternationalresponsibilities,while struggling tolive up to itsideals.Promise and Turmoil, The 1960s…John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier…-JFK: 35th President: served from 1961 until his death in 1963. Charismatic, wealthy,youthful senator from Massachusetts, VP LBJ balanced ticket to Southern states.Pioneered the New Frontier, Space Program, Providing for poor, WarrenCommission, Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis and was assassinated inDallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.-New Frontier: The campaign program advocated by JFK in the 1960 election. Hepromised to revitalize the stagnant economy and enact reform legislation ineducation, health care, and civil rights. Most of this legislation was passed underPresident JohnsonThe Election of 1960…-Brought about the era of political television and televised debates. Between Kennedyand Nixon. Kennedy appeared more vigorous and comfortable than Nixon, andattacked Eisenhower for recession and allowing the Soviets to win the arms race.Kennedy won by a narrow margin.Nixon…-Served as vice president under Eisenhower from 195301960. He was nominated asthe Republican candidate for president in 1960, but lost the close election. In 1968,he was elected president, and again in 1972. However, he was forced to resign thepresidency in 1974Kennedy…-John: In 1960, this 43 year old senator from Massachusetts appeared more vigorousand comfortable on the first televised debates than Richard Nixon. He won thepresidency in a very close election that many Republicans, including Nixon, said hadbeen stolen by illegal voting in some Democrat controlled pollsWhat was the key issue in thiselection?(besides JFK’s good looks?)-The issue of the Cold Wardominated the election, astensions were high b/w US andthe Soviet Union. Kennedy wona 303 to 219 Electoral Collegevictory and is generallyconsidered to have won thenational popular vote by112,827, a margin of 0.17percent.

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