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1960s and Kennedy
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President Johnson called his version of the Democratic reform program the Great Society. In 1965, Congress passed many Great Society measures, including Medicare, civil rights legislation, and federal aid to education.
War on Poverty
Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty in his 1964 State of the Union address. A new Office of Economic Opportunity oversaw a variety of programs to help the poor, including the Job Corps and Head Start.
Economic Oppertunity Act
Congress passed and approved bill for new youth programs
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
Book written by Rachel Carson supporting environmental protection
the chief justice that overturned Plessy v. Ferguson in Brown v. Board of Education (1954); he was the first justice to help the civil rights movement, judicial activism
A list of rights that police in the United States must read to suspects in custody before questioning them, pursuant to the Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona.
The campaign program advocated by JFK in the 1960 election. He promised to revitalize the stagnant economy and enact reform legislation in education, health care, and civil rights.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration started because of the space race.
Cuban Missile Crisis
The 1962 confrontation bewteen US and the Soviet Union over Soviet missiles in Cuba.
Test Ban Treaty
A treaty that albeit ended the arms race, it prohibited the testing of any nuclear weapons anywhere.
(JFK) , volunteers who help third world nations and prevent the spread of communism by getting rid of poverty, Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Kennedys first foreign policy innitiative the Bay of pigs invasion was an attempt to remove Fidel Castro from power in Cuba it failed miserably
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