1960s Unit Packet directions



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DOMESTIC

ISSUES



  • “Great Society” was the name for his presidency’s platform

  • Economic Opportunity Act created the Job Corps

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

  • Immigration Act of 1965

  • Declared “War on Poverty”



THE GREAT

SOCIETY”



  • GREAT SOCIETY: LBJ administration’s focus on combating poverty and racism

  • CIVIL RIGHTS: CRA of 1964, VRA 1965, CRA 1968

  • POVERTY: “War on Poverty,” Job Corps, EOA, VISTA, Head Start, Dept. of HUD

  • HEALTH CARE: Medicare and Medicaid

  • CULTURE: National Endowment for the Arts, Public Broadcasting Act=PBS, NPR, etc.

  • IMMIGRATION: Immigration Act of 1965

  • ENVIORNMENT: Silent Spring, Clean Air Act



FOREIGN

ISSUES



  • LBJ escalated the US’s involvement in Vietnam

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964 essentially made it a full scale war

  • The implementation of the draft caused an uproar

  • The Tet Offensive in 1968 deterred the hopes of any chance of victory in Vietnam









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