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John F. Kennedy
President of the US during the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Flexible Response
the buildup of conventional troops and weapons to allow a nation to fight a limited war without using nuclear weapons
Fidel Castro
Cuban socialist leader who overthrew a dictator in 1959 and established a Marxist socialist state in Cuba (born in 1927)
Berlin Wall
A wall separating East and West Berlin built by East Germany in 1961 to keep citizens from escaping to the West
hot line
direct telephone line between the White House and the Kremlin set up after the Cuban missile crisis
Limited Test Ban Treaty
barred nuclear testing in the atmosphere
New Frontier
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.
mandate
an official order or commission to do something.
Peace Corps
(JFK) , volunteers who help third world nations and prevent the spread of communism by getting rid of poverty, Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Alliance for Progress
(JFK) 1961,, a program in which the United States tried to help Latin American countries overcome poverty and other problems, money used to aid big business and the military
Warren Commission
committee that investigated the assassination of President Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
36th U.S. President. 1963-1969. Democratic
Economic Opportunity Act
law passed in 1964 creating antipoverty programs
Great Society
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.
Medicare and Medicaid
Great Society programs to have the government provide medical aid to the elderly (Medicare) and the poor (Medicaid).