Many of the supreme court decisions and legislative

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various presidents. Many of the Supreme Court decisions and legislative acts listed above relate to this topic. In addition, you will find other such evidence in your textbook assigned chapters. Be able to state the two “twin” themes in U.S. history that characterize the post-World War II era.: Cold War & Threat of Nuclear Holocaust and The Consumer Culture and the Diffusion of Affluence Foreign policy is a major concern of the post-World War II world. Focus on U.S. policy and actions in this arena. Mixed reviews w/ kennedy. April 1961 - Bay of Pigs. June 1961 - Vienne Summit, Kennedy meets w/ kruschev. He “shakes Kennedy off”, Kennedy concerned w/ Berlin Blockade. Kruschev embarrassed b/c he arrived @ summit in a small plane and Kennedy had a souped up jet. Lead to erection of Berlin Wall. After Bay of Pigs, Kennedy took great interest in Castro, operation Mongoose followed (objective
to eliminate Castro). Not yet an agreement to NOT assassinate leaders of other nations so many had made attempts to end Castro’s life (all to no avail). Cuban missile crisis: Kennedy’s “shining moment” - Late summer/early fall 1962. Oct 14, 1962 planes discovered that Soviets were erecting missile pads and missiles in Cuba but not entirely accurate. Quarantine (blockade is declaration of war, not what Kennedy wanted to do) if Soviets defy it then they can decide how to respond, Soviets didn’t defy. US aagreed to sell Soviet Union wheat, install a hotline so in case of future crisis situation a direct line would be established. Why Kruschev: Bay of Pigs, embarrassment at Vienne Summit, “peaceful” b/t east and west, felt power at home was threated and wantedd to be tougher but underestimated US response North Vietnamese - Viet Minh Nov 1 1963 - coup executed Diem and bro killed, 3 weeks later, Kennedy killed

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