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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Remember! Debate over how much federal government involvement there should be.
Great Depression – NEW DEAL
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country!”
Food Stamp program
Health care for elderly
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
Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA)
Vietnam War (Cold War)