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1 The Collision Of Cultures
2 Britain And Its Colonies
3 Colonial Ways Of Life
4 The Imperial Perspective
5 From Empire To Independence
6 The American Revolution
7 Shaping A Federal Union
8 The Federalist Era
9 The Early Republic
10 Nationalism And Sectionalism
11 The Jacksonian Impulse
12 The Dynamics Of Growth
13 An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, And Reform
14 Manifest Destiny
15 The Old South
16 The Crisis Of Union
17 The War Of The Union
18 Reconstruction: North And South
19 New Frontiers: South And West
20 Big Business And Organized Labor
21 The Emergence Of Urban America
22 Gilded-age Politics And Agrarian Revolt
23 An American Empire
24 The Progressive Era
25 America And The Great War
26 The Modern Temper
27 Republican Resurgence And Decline
28 New Deal America
29 From Isolation To Global War
30 The Second World War
31 The Fair Deal And Containment
32 Through The Picture Window: Society And Culture, 1945–1960
33 Conflict And Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years
34 New Frontiers: Politics And Social Change In The 1960s
35 Rebellion And Reaction In The 1960s And 1970s
36 A Conservative Insurgency
37 Triumph And Tragedy: America At The Turn Of The Century

Chapter 34: New Frontiers: Politics And Social Change In The 1960s

Chapter Outline

  1. The New Frontier
    1. The 1960 election
      1. Nixon’s experience
      2. Kennedy’s background
      3. Campaign
        1. Televised debates
        2. Results
    2. Start of the administration
      1. Appointments
      2. Inaugural address
    3. Legislative achievements
      1. Urban renewal, minimum wage, social security
      2. Alliance for Progress
      3. Peace Corps
      4. Trade Expansion Act
    4. Warren Court
      1. School prayer
      2. Rights of defendants
  2. Civil rights movement
    1. Kennedy’s attitude
    2. Mass protests
      1. Sit-ins
        1. Greensboro
        2. Formation of SNCC
      2. Freedom rides
    3. Federal action
      1. University of Mississippi
      2. King in Birmingham
        1. New strategy
        2. Letter from jail
      3. University of Alabama
    4. March on Washington, D.C.
  3. Kennedy and foreign affairs
    1. Early Setbacks
      1. Bay of Pigs disaster
      2. Vienna summit
      3. Berlin
    2. Cuban missile crisis
      1. Causes of crisis
      2. Kennedy’s action
      3. Resolution of crisis
      4. Aftereffects
    3. Vietnam
      1. Problems with Diem
      2. Kennedy’s reluctance to escalate
      3. Overthrow of Diem
    4. Assassination of President Kennedy
      1. Lee Harvey Oswald
      2. Warren Commission
      3. Continuing controversy
  4. Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society
    1. Lyndon Johnson
      1. Personal style
      2. New Dealer
      3. Goals
    2. Achieving Kennedy’s promises in 1964
      1. Tax cut
      2. Civil rights legislation
    3. War on poverty
      1. The Other America
      2. Economic Opportunity Act
        1. Job Corps
        2. VISTA
        3. Community Action Program
    4. Election in 1964
      1. Goldwater
      2. LBJ appeals to consensus
      3. Johnson landslide
    5. Landmark legislation
      1. Health insurance
      2. Aid to education
      3. Appalachian redevelopment
      4. Housing and urban development
      5. Immigration Act of 1965
        1. End to national quotas
        2. Influx from Asia and Latin America
    6. Achievements and shortcomings of Great Society
  5. From civil rights to black power
    1. Federal legislation
      1. Civil Rights Act of 1964
        1. Public accommodations
        2. Employment
      2. Voting Rights Act of 1965
        1. Selma march
        2. Johnson’s support
        3. Federal voting examiners
        4. End to literacy tests
    2. Black Power
      1. Urban upheavals
      2. Northern racial problems
      3. Racial separatism
        1. Ideology
        2. Stokely Carmichael
        3. Malcolm X
      4. Effects
        1. Racial pride
        2. King and economy
  6. The tragedy of Vietnam
    1. Escalation
      1. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
      2. Bombing and combat troops in 1965
    2. Context for policy
      1. Containment theory
      2. Not an accident
      3. Erosion of support for war
      4. Unity of north Vietnamese
    3. Turning point of the war
      1. Tet Offensive
      2. Presidential primaries
      3. LBJ decides not to run
  7. The crescendo of the sixties
    1. Assassinations in 1968
      1. Martin Luther King Jr.
      2. Robert F. Kennedy
    2. Election of 1968
      1. Chicago and Miami
      2. George Wallace
      3. Election of Nixon

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