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Ends up succeeding in 19694.Cuban missile crisis- (October 1962) Cuba has prepared Medium RangeBallistic Missiles (MRBM) and it begins a confrontation between the Soviet Union and the US over the presence of these missiles.5.Kennedy’s assassination- assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas on November 22, 19636.Lyndon Baines Johnson- becomes president after assassination of JFK7.Civil rights act 1964- withheld federal funds from segregated events; outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin8.Barry Goldwater- republican nominee that ran against Lendon B Johnson, target of the Daisy commercial9.Daisy commercial- suggests that if Barry Goldwater becomes presidentthere will be an atomic war, gets removed very fast because it is so ridiculous10.Voting rights act of 1965- eliminated various devices, such as literacy tests, that had traditionally been used to restrictvotingby black people11.War on poverty and the Great Society- fight to end poverty, domestic program in the administration of LBJ that instituted federally sponsored social welfare programs such as Medicare (elderly), Medicaid (poor), food stamps, Headstart education program (financial support for poor kids education)
Central Question: How did Cold War fears of communism overseas shape Kennedy’s administration? What was the Great Society?April 12, 2016
1.Bobby Kennedy & MLK assassination- 2.Election of 1968- Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon, won the election over the Democratic nominee, incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey; George Wallace ran as an independent and got 5 southern states3.Silent majority- term used by President Richard Nixon to indicate his belief that the great body of Americans supported his policies about the involvement in the Korean War4.Vietnamization – giving over the war to Vietnamese fighters; let our boys come home. Support the Vietnamese, but let them fight5.Kent state- (1970) unarmed students demonstrating against United States involvement in the Vietnam War were fired on by panicky troopsof the National Guard. Four students were killed and nine wounded6.COLA- cost of living adjustment; expanded social security benefits and food stamp program7.Rachel Carson- wrote Silent Spring to make awareness about how dirty we were making the springs; devoted to defending the natural world against pollution. Her best-known book is Silent Spring, concerning the overuse of pesticides and weed killers and how it was polluting springs8.Cuyahoga- river in Cleveland Ohio that caught on fire due to the extreme amount of pollution (fossil fuels) in it9.EPA- environmental protection agency; created in 1970, protects human and environmental health 10.Clean water act and clean air act- Clean air act – (1970) limited what humans were allowed to release into the air through emissions; Clean water act – (1972) limited what humans were allowed to release into the water11.CREEP- Committee to re-elect the president; Nixon’s campaign to

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