democratic candidate of 1960
republican candidate of 1960
dixiecrat candidate of 1960
domestic reform program complicated by conservative dems and rep in Congress, did lower tariffs
United States assassin of President John F. Kennedy (1939-1963)
man who killed Oswald
Commission made by LBJ after killing of John F. Kennedy. (Point is to investigate if someone paid for the assasination of Kennedy.) Conclusion is that Oswald killed Kennedy on his own. Commissioner is Chief Justice Warren.
President Johnson called his version of the Democratic reform program. In 1965, Congress passed many of these measures, including Medicare, civil rights legislation, and federal aid to education.
Republican nominee in election of 1964
a federal program of health insurance for persons 65 years of age and older
health care for the needy
War on Poverty
President Lyndon B. Johnson's program in the 1960's to provide greater social services for the poor and elderly
Office of Economic Opportunity
oversaw many programs dealing w/ improving life in inner cities (ex: Job Corps: education and job training program for at-risk youth), Set guidelines for equal hiring and education practices (started "quotas")
effort to involve members of poor communities themselves in the planning and administration of the programs designed to help them. Provided jobs for many poor people and gave them valuable experience in administrative and political work. Eventually fell apart- administrative failures, and excesses of a few agencies.
Housing Act of 1961
Offered $4.9 billion in federal grants to cities for preserving open spaces, developing mass-transit systems, and subsidizing middle-income housing.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
the United States federal department that administers federal programs dealing with better housing and urban renewal
first black American cabinet officer; of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Model Cities Program
paid federal subsidies to pilot urban redevelopment programs
Elementary and Secondary Education Act
provided education aid to states based on the number of children from low income homes
Immigration Act of 1965
Ended quotas based on national origin; occupation and skills are now the criteria used to judge entry into the US; preference given to those w/ relatives in the US