Kennedy and Johnson. Liberal Ascendancy and Turmoil, 1961-1961. 1960 Election. Nixon v. Kennedy Catholic Issue TV Debate JFK through Bobby intervened to secure MLK’s release from jail Close election—118,000 popular votes difference and 303 to 219 in electoral college. JFK Cabinet.
Liberal Ascendancy and Turmoil, 1961-1961
“Let the word go forth from this time and place, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans
. . . Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty;
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.
Funeral caisson, Caroline and JFK, Jr., place
JFK’s P.T. 109 pin on their father’s grave;
Jackie and Teddie walk behind the caisson.
War on Poverty
Economic Opportunity Bill (Job Corps, Head Start, Work Study—etc.)
1964 Election vs. Barry Goldwater
Elementary and Secondary School Act
Appalachian Redevelopment Act
1965 Immigration Act
435 Total Bills of Great Society LegislationLBJ
Personnel at My Lai—March 16, 1968