Ap us history Unit 8 Terms Chapter 34 Francisco Franco

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Beat” poets – Poets like Allen Ginsberg and novelists like Jack Kerouac (who wrote On the Road) voiced these opinions of the Beatnik generation.

Robert F. Kennedy – “RFK,” the brother of JFK, ran for president in 1968 and stirred a response from workers, African Americans, Hispanics, and younger Americans. He would have captured the Democratic nomination, but was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan after a victory speech during the California primary in June 1968.

Lyndon B. Johnson – “LBJ” was a Democratic egotist who was Kennedy's vice president, and became president when Kennedy was assassinated. He escalated the war in Vietnam and the failure to win the war was largely blamed on him. Johnson had a great domestic policy called "The Great Society" and helped push for the passing of the Civil Rights Act to end discrimination. He also issued all federal contractors to take "affirmative action" against discrimination.

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