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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


Jfk s new frontier
JFK’s “New Frontier” China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience

“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 China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience

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” China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience


Defcon 2
DEFCON-2 China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience


American university speech 1963
American University Speech, 1963 China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience

  • LTBT (Limited Test Ban Treaty)

  • Hotline between Kremlin and White House


November 1963
November China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience, 1963


From vp to president
From VP to President China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience


The liberal promise
The Liberal Promise China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience


The great society
The Great Society China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience

  • 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 China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience


Civil rights act of 1964 and voting rights act of 1965
Civil Rights Act of China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965


Guns v butter
GUNS v. BUTTER China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience

Vietnam War (Cold War)

Great Society


I will neither seek nor accept the nomination
“I will neither seek nor accept the nomination…” China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience


Retirement
Retirement China fall!) and JFK’s inexperience