21&22 Kennedy & Johnson Era


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21&22 Kennedy & Johnson Era

  1. 1. Kennedy & Johnson Era Objective: Analyze the presidency and domestic policies of Kennedy and Johnson
  2. 2. JFK as President <ul><li>Kennedy’s program for the nation was the New Frontier for his sweeping domestic legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Kennedy created the Peace Corps which helped developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Under Kennedy Congress created NASA (National Aeronautical Space Administration) </li></ul><ul><li>First Catholic president and was apart of the first televised presidential debate </li></ul>
  3. 3. JFK Assassination <ul><li>Nov. 1963 JFK Shot in Dallas, TX while riding in a open motorcade by Lee Harvey Oswald </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson is sworn in as President aboard Air Force One </li></ul><ul><li>Two days later Oswald is shot on national T.V. by Jack Ruby </li></ul>
  4. 4. President Johnson <ul><li>Johnson’s program for domestic reform for the nation was called the Great Society </li></ul><ul><li>Johnston signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>He also passed laws to increase aid to the needy (War on Poverty) </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson had to divert money from his program to pay for the Vietnam war </li></ul>
  5. 5. Working for Equal Rights <ul><li>Betty Freidan wrote about the need for equal rights for women </li></ul><ul><li>Started National Organization for Women (NOW) </li></ul><ul><li>NOW worked with Congress to pass laws that gave equal Civil Rights to women in jobs and education </li></ul><ul><li>1973 Roe v. Wade legalized abortion and stated states could not stop women from having abortions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cultural Revolution <ul><li>During 60’s and 70’ many young people protested against the war </li></ul><ul><li>Many young people revolted against everything their parents believed in </li></ul><ul><li>Young people became hippies </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of the 70’s most people gave up the hippie lifestyle </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cesar Chavez <ul><li>Organized the United Farm Workers (UFW) </li></ul><ul><li>UFW organized strikes and boycotts to protest for, and later win, higher wages for those farm workers who were working on farms </li></ul><ul><li>César Chávez died on April 23, 1993 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Review <ul><li>UFW organized strikes and boycotts to protest for farm workers </li></ul><ul><li>Ans. Cesar Chavez </li></ul><ul><li>Name Pres. Johnson’s program for domestic reform </li></ul><ul><li>Ans. Great Society </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to include women in the Civil rights Act </li></ul><ul><li>Ans. National Organization of Women </li></ul>
  9. 9. Review <ul><li>Who was greatly affected by the Dust Bowl? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Who made up the Bonus Army? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: Veterans of WWI </li></ul><ul><li>Name three causes of the Great Depression. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: Over production, wealth not share by everyone, Banking problems, high tariffs </li></ul><ul><li>What is a Hooverville? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: shacks made out of discarded wood by homeless people </li></ul>
  10. 10. Review <ul><li>What Amendment started Prohibition? </li></ul><ul><li>Ans. 18 th </li></ul><ul><li>What Amendment ended Prohibition? </li></ul><ul><li>Ans. 21 st </li></ul><ul><li>What organization was started as a result of the Red Scare? </li></ul><ul><li>Ans. ACLU </li></ul><ul><li>Harlem Renaissance refers mainly to? </li></ul><ul><li>Ans. The Black Literary movement </li></ul>
  11. 11. Review <ul><li>What happen after TET? </li></ul><ul><li>Ans. Public opinion turned against the war </li></ul><ul><li>Four students were shot protesting the war at what college? </li></ul><ul><li>Ans. Kent State in Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>What is Napalm? </li></ul><ul><li>Ans. A flaming liquid gel </li></ul>