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Chapter 28 Vocab; American History II
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John F. Kennedy
Thirty-fifth president of the United States. First Roman Catholic U.S. President, known for his decisions on The Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs Invasion and opposition to the Berlin Wall
Nixon/ Kennedy Debate
The first televised rhetorical meeting between presidential candidates on September 26, 1960.
Policy change by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, during the Kennedy administration, that involved preparing for a variety of military responses to international crises rather than focusing solely on a nuclear action
Cuban revolutionary leader promising democracy, turned Soviet puppet and dictator.
Bay Of Pigs
Ill advises attempt to remove Castro as dictator of Cuba, ending in disaster for the invaders and America's reputation.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Situation caused by the location of nuclear missile sites in Cuba during October 1962, which led to a blockade of Cuba by the U.S. and the removal of the missiles and launch facilities by the Cubans
Barrier created by the Soviet backed East Germans, preventing East Berliners from crossing over to free West Berlin, finally brought down in 1989.
Legislative Program by President Kennedy including proposals to provide medical care for the elderly, urban renewal, aid education, bolster national defense, increase international aid and expand the space program.
A communication link established in 1963 to allow leaders from the United States and Soviet Union to contact each other during times of crisis.
Limited Test Ban Treaty
A 1963 agreement in which the U. S. and U.S.S.R. refused to detonate nuclear weapons in the atmosphere
The authority to act that an elected official receives from the voters who elected him or her
An agency established in 1961 to provide volunteer assistance to developing nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America
Alliance for Progress
A U.S. foreign-aid program of the 1960's providing economic and technical assistance to Latin American countries
Group headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren that investigated the Kennedy assassination, concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
Lyndon B. Johnson
Thirty-sixth president of the United States known for the Great Society and U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War
Economic Opportunity Act
A law enacted in 1964 that provided funds for youth programs, antipoverty measures, small business loans and job training
A 1965 federal program that provides hospital insurance and low-cost medical insurance for Americans aged 65 and over
A 1965 federal program that provided health insurance for people on welfare
Immigration Act of 1965
A law that increased the number of immigrants allowed to settle in the United States
Supreme Court during the period of Chief Justice Earl Warren known for activism in Civil Rights and free speech
The redrawing of election districts to reflect changes in population
Miranda vs. Arizona
Supreme Court case which upheld the rights of the accused not to speak to law enforcement or incriminate oneself without first speaking with legal counsel
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