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Slightly Less But Still Ridiculously & Horrendously Long APUSH 2ndSemester NotesPart 11Lyndon B Johnson – Hippies and ‘Nam and the Great Society and ‘Nam and Civil Rights and ‘Nam...1964: Taking Over for Kennedy and then the 64 Presidential Election11/23/1963: Lyndon B Johnson sworn in on the plane right after JFK is shot and killedImmediately had to start campaigning for the election to take place in a yearStarted Civil Rights stuff and started Vietnam stff. End of 1stterm1964 Prez Elec: LBJ (D) VS Gary Goldwater (R), a super anti-communist LBJ wins!Goldwater had a really crappy slogan – “Au H2O”Goldwater portrayed as a trigger-happy, blow-up-the-world candidateCivil RightsLBJ’s top legislative priority (but not nearly as important as Vietnam)1964: Civil Rights Act of 1964Uses JFK’s death to get it passed, claiming it would be the best possible tributeThurmond (from SC) filibustered anyway – the last filibuster in US historyFilibuster: when a Congressman holds the floor and won’t shut up and delay the vote in order to hopefully defeat it laterRules: Can’t sit, lean, go to bathroom, drink, eat, etc unless somebody asks a questionsCool! But they don’t happen anymore cuz we make things too easyLasts 21 hours but is unsuccessfulS Democrats added ‘sex’ to the bill to get it to not pass but it passed anywayWomen’s movement is thrilledOutlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in public accommodations and employmentAuthorized gov to without $ from states if they didn’t comply1965: Voting Rights Act of 1965Makes it impossible to deny AAs the right to vote1960s: Black Anger & Black PowerIn the North, little has changed for AAs despite the lawsAngryMalcolm XSpokesman for the Nation of IslamDoesn’t believe whites should be helping in civil rights movement
Isn’t above advocating violence – “ballots or bullets”Black Power MovementStarted by Stokely Carmichael the previous head of SNCCSymbol is a raised fistFamous at Olympics when black track winners raised fists instead of saluting the flag in the ceremony to protest injustice at homeBlack PanthersVigilante police forceGoal to protect AAs from armed white cops1968: Martin Luther King Jr. assassinatedShot leaving his hotel room by James Earl RayWord gets to press and riots begin all over the countryWatts, LA – site of the worst race riot of 1968.Anger at the so-called gains (nothing really changed)There’s still segregation!Detroit had a really big, bad race riot tooDomestic – The Great Society, the Warren Court, & the Counterculture (hey man, peace an’ love)The Great Society – more New Dealish StuffMain goals:Health care reformEducation Welfare (“war on poverty”)1964: Economic Opportunity ActCreated to combat causes of poverty like illiteracySet up community action programs to give the poor a voice in

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