robert f. kennedy
Attorney General during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Assassinated by Sirhan Biashara Sirhan
robert s. McNamara
US Secretary of Defense under Kennedy and Johnson, became discouraged by lack of America's success in the war. Wanted to end it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
The US president who privately wanted to stay out of Vietnam but sent soldiers because his goal was to stop the spread of communism
Encouraged violence and wanted separate black communities, converted to a Black Muslim in jail
Four time governor of Alabama. Most famous for his pro-segregation attitude and as a symbol for states' rights.
for two nations to tolerate each other enough to where nothing will result in war, how Krushchev described U.S and soviet
The "new" liberal and civil rights ideas advocated by Kennedy, in contrast to Eisenhower's conservative view.
War on Poverty
President Lyndon B. Johnson's program in the 1960's, provide greater social services for the poor and elderly
LBJ's policies of fighting poverty and racial injustice, the term for the domestic programs of the Johnson administration
cuban missile crisis
the 1962 confrontation bewteen US and the Soviet Union over Soviet missiles in Cuba, brought the U.S. and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war.