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1950s Causes 20 Years of Yuk! World War II Cold War Fears Capitalism Must Prevail
Influence of the Automobile The Automobile Interstate Highway Act Urban Sprawl= Suburbia Greater Access to Leisure Opportunities Shopping and Drive-ins
The Perfect America The Nuclear Family Dad Works in White Collar Corporate/Mom Stays at home. Suburbian Sprawl Thanks to groups Like Levitt Builders More Leisure Time Disney World Cars in every Garage and Television in Every livingroom
Civil Rights Begins to Bubble
Plessy v Furgeson
Separate but Equal
Truman Desegregates the Military (1948)
Brown V Board of Education (Topeka)
1954 Integration of Schools
Little Rock 9 (1957)
Legal Defense Fund
MLK & Bus Boycott
Martin Luther King Jr.
Focus on Martin Luther King
Arrested In Albany Georgia
178$ Fine or 45 Days in jail.
“ Letter From a Birmingham Jail”
Battle Segregation in the streets or in the courts?
Arrested in the 50s and became a member of the Nation of Islam
Spoke indifference about Kennedy assasination
Malcom X on King
Pushed for Black Nationalism
Assasinated in 1965
Early Years Sit-ins
Inspired blacks like Carmichael
Later Years Stokley Carmichael
Arrested 32 times
“ Black Power” in 66
Evolved into a black political party (Panther)
Black Panther Party
Huey Newtown & Bobby Seale
Political Party Started in California to Protect African American rights.
Equal Pay Act (1963)
Betty Friedan ( The Feminine Mystique)
National Organization of Women
Equal Rights Amendement (Died)
American Indian Movement
Caesar Chavez (UFW)
Supported The Civil Rights Movements
Supported Rights of the Accused
John F. Kennedy
Democrat (Defeated Nixon in 1960)
Attack Monopolies (Think of Today)
Increased Foreign Aid (Peace Corps & Alliance for Progress)
Partial Test Ban Treaty (Underground)
Space Program (Russia 1 st in ’61, we would top it by ’70)
Pre/ Bay of Pigs
Cuban Missle Crisis
Civil Rights Act
Kennedy Assasinations Theories
Nov 22nd, 1963 in Dallas, Texas
Theory Motive Evidence
Oswald pro-communist Warren Report
Russia Cold War Oswald lived there
Cuba Bay of Pigs Oswald- Pro Cuba
CIA JFK-anti CIA Oswald- agent?
FBI Hoover protection Hosty destroys note
Mafia Bay of Pigs Ruby kills Oswald
A little hmmm Question
Should the federal Government be collecting money from American Workers and distributing that money throughout the nation?
Preamble: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Takes office November 23, 1963
Great Society Plan
End Racial injustice (Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act)
Educate all (Head Start & Federal Funding of Programs)
Higher Education Act
Renew contact with Nature (Clean Air Act/Wild & Scenic Rivers Act)
War on Poverty
Economic Opportunity Act
HUD (Housing Act-7,000,000 Families)
End Poverty ( Medicare & Medicaid)
Food Stamp Act
Result (22.2% Poverty in 63 to 12 % in 70)
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964) Vietnam Support
Oral History Project
What is Oral History?
How you Do it.
First Indochina War (No U.S)
Ho Chi Minh (Viet Minh)
Rebellion against French Occupation in 1945
Appealed to the U.S.
French in Cities, Viet Minh in Countryside
Fear of Domino Theory
March 1954-Dien Bien Phu Falls
Second Indochina War
South Vietnam till 1956 (Ngo Dinh Diem)
Support from the U.S. to keep the south from falling.
Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Grace and Rolling Thunder
3 Years and 1 Million Ton of Bombs
From 1964-1975 up to 2,000,000 men were drafted to the Military (of the 9,000,000 men who served during the era)
2000 in 1961 to 553,000 in 1969
58,159 U.S. Killed……220,000 S. Vietnamese……1.2 Million N. Vietnamese