The Sixties: “The Times They are a- Changin ”. Unit 10 chapters 20, 22, and 23 Gateway Chapter 15 Part 1. I. The Kennedy Years A. Young, Idealistic, elected 1960 B. Promised a “New Frontier,” using federal power to solve problems at home and defend freedom abroad
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Unit 10 chapters 20, 22, and 23
Gateway Chapter 15
A. Young, Idealistic, elected 1960
B. Promised a “New Frontier,” using federal power to solve problems at home and defend freedom abroad
C. Space Program – competed with the Soviets
A. Lyndon B. Johnson became President in 1963
B. Johnson called for a War on Poverty
a. Job Corps to train youths
b. VISTA – a domestic “peace corps”
Johnson won a landslide victory against Barry Goldwater in 1964, giving him control of Congress
Medicare and Medicaid gave health insurance to seniors, the poor, children, pregnant women, and the disabled. These were the most enduring of all the “Great Society” programs.
The Appalachian Regional Development Act gave aid to one of America’s poorest regions.