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1960s: Domestic Affairs. Remember! Debate over how much federal government involvement there should be. Progressive Era WW I 1920s Great Depression – NEW DEAL WW II. 1960 Presidential Election.

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1960s domestic affairs

1960s: Domestic Affairs

Remember! Debate over how much federal government involvement there should be.

Progressive Era

WW I

1920s

Great Depression – NEW DEAL

WW II


1960 presidential election

1960 Presidential Election


1960s domestic affairs

  • Republicans campaign on being tough on communism (Dems let China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience

  • Democrats run on “getting the economy started again” and falling behind the Russians


Jfk s new frontier

JFK’s “New Frontier”

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country!”

Extend unemployment

Minimum wage

Food Stamp program

Mortgage loans

Health care for elderly


Jfk and civil rights

JFK and Civil Rights

On the one hand, JFK personally supported the Civil Rights program.

- G-boro Sit-ins

- Freedom Riders

- Integration of universities (AL & MS)

- March on Washington

BUT, he needed white southern Democrats to support him.

- Defeat of the Civil Rights Bill of 1963


Full retaliatory response

“Full Retaliatory Response”


Defcon 2

DEFCON-2


American university speech 1963

American University Speech, 1963

  • LTBT (Limited Test Ban Treaty)

  • Hotline between Kremlin and White House


November 1963

November, 1963


From vp to president

From VP to President


The liberal promise

The Liberal Promise


The great society

The Great Society

  • Civil Rights

  • War on Poverty

    • Economic Opportunity Act (Appalachia)

    • Food Stamps

  • Heath Care (Medicare; Medicaid)

  • Education

    Elementary and Secondary

    Education Act (ESEA)

    • Head Start


A war on poverty

A War On Poverty


Civil rights act of 1964 and voting rights act of 1965

Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965


Guns v butter

GUNS v. BUTTER

Vietnam War (Cold War)

Great Society


I will neither seek nor accept the nomination

“I will neither seek nor accept the nomination…”


Retirement

Retirement


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