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Chapter 22 - Kennedy and Johnson Years
Terms in this set (17)
an official order or commission to do something.
Kennedy's plan to improve economy, assist the poor, and speed up the space program
committee that investigated the assassination of President Kennedy
1964, LBJ's policies of fighting poverty and racial injustice
a preschool program for children from low-income families that also provides healthcare, nutrition services, and social services
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)
Federal program that sends volunteers to aid poor communities in the United States.
A federal program of health insurance for persons 65 years of age and older
A federal and state assistance program that pays for health care services for people who cannot afford them.
Immigration Act of 1965
Abolished the national-origins quotas and providing for the admission each year of 170,000 immigrants from the Eastern Hemisphere and 120,000 from the Western Hemisphere
the constitutional rights which police must read to a suspect before questioning can occur (You have the right to remain silent, etc.)
Distribution of representatives among the states based on the population of each state
Bay of Pigs Invasion
failed invasion of Cuba in 1961 when a force of 1,200 Cuban exiles, backed by the United States, landed at the Bay of Pigs.
A wall separating East and West Berlin built by East Germany in 1961 to keep citizens from escaping to the West
Cuban Missile Crisis
1962 crisis that arose between the United States and the Soviet Union over a Soviet attempt to deploy nuclear missiles in Cuba
Limited Test Ban Treaty
the 1963 treaty in which the United States and the Soviet Union agreed not to conduct nuclear weapons tests in the atmosphere
Alliance for Progress
President Kennedy's program which gave economic aid to Latin America
(JFK) , volunteers who help third world nations and prevent the spread of communism by getting rid of poverty, Africa, Asia, and Latin America
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