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john f. kennedy

president assassinated in Texas; involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis

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.

Charles de Gaulle

French general and statesman, the leader of the Free French forces in exile

Martin Luther King Jr.

AfricanAmerican civil rights leader, "I Have A Dream" speech

Lee Harvey Oswald

United States assassin of JFK, shot by Jack Ruby

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

Barry Goldwater

senator of AZ, LBJ beat in the election

Malcom X

Encouraged violence and wanted separate black communities, converted to a Black Muslim in jail

Hubert H. Humphrey

Vice president elected in 1964, Politics of Joy

George Wallace

Four time governor of Alabama. Most famous for his pro-segregation attitude and as a symbol for states' rights.

peaceful coexistence

for two nations to tolerate each other enough to where nothing will result in war, how Krushchev described U.S and soviet

new frontier

The "new" liberal and civil rights ideas advocated by Kennedy, in contrast to Eisenhower's conservative view.

peace corps

a civilian organization sponsored by the United States government, controlled by JFK

Bay of Pigs

Failed invasion of Cuba planned by the US government, wanted to overthrow Castro.

War on Poverty

President Lyndon B. Johnson's program in the 1960's, provide greater social services for the poor and elderly

Great society

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.

24th amendment

eliminated the poll tax as a voting requirement

Tet offensive

surprise attacks on cities all over South Vietnam, no safe place

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