The Stormy Sixties: 1960-1968 Chapter 38 AP Notes Objectives… Describe the high expectations of Kennedy’s New Frontier and political obstacles… Analyze the theory and practice of Kennedy’s doctrine of “flexible response” Describe Johnson’s succession to the presidency in 1963…
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Kennedy Strengths V. RMN Weaknesses
Alliance for Progress – offered economic and technical assistance to Latin American countries ($20 billion in aid) – A Marshall Plan for Latin America
Buddhist monk burning himself to death in protest over Diem’s repressive regime.
LBJ, Jackie Kennedy, and JFK
James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner – murdered Civil Rights workers
LBJ was the master of the Senate – could always get his bills passed
“. . The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice, to which we are totally committed in our time. But that is just the beginning. . . "
- Napalm and Agent Orange
- high casualties
- North supplied by China and USSR
“We are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.”