The 1960s - Midterm Review
The 1960s - Midterm Review 49-2660-01
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The 19605 Midterm Notes JFK s Presidency a Image was large portion of his presidency i Represented vitality and youth ii Charismatic and goodlooking iii Beautiful wife and family b Inaugural speech quotAsk not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your countryquot c Bay of Pigs Operation i Invasion of Cuba ii Epic failure d Heavy on foreign politics Cuban Missile Crisis a Large Players i Khrushev Communist leader during Cold War ii Castro leader of Cuban Revolution instrumental in bringing Communism to Cuba iii Kennedy US President b Cuba quotsemiUS colonyquot heavily dependent on Soviets for economic and military aid c American U2 plane spotted Soviet missile in Cuba Cuba 90 miles south of Florida Bay of Pigs invasion failed e Set up a blockade around Cuba f Standoff between US amp Soviets at Cuba no ghting took place g Agreement USSR removed Cuban missiles if US removed Turkish missiles Student Revolutions of the 60s a Purposes i To oppose Vietnam War ii Went to school to avoid draft b Causes of revolutions i Vietnam War ii Dissatisfaction with college experience students treated like products of quotindustrial needs of modern economyquot iii Opposition to statesanctioned racism c New Left i Questioned HUAC ii Rejected Sovietstyle authoritarianism iii Shift from quotOld Left squot emphasis on working class iv Concerned with effect of corporate culture upon society v Shift of focus onto intellectuals and students vi Interested in quotThird Worldquot struggles Q d Students for a Democratic Society i Attempted to create quotan interracial movement for the poon ii Called for reform of politics and society iii Primary cause Vietnam War opposition e Reasons for not so strong student movement since 605 i Safety net 39 Job security iii Rise of conservatism iv Possible lack of wars and focus v Isolation from American middle class IV Early Civil Rights Movement a Tactics i Sitins ii Marches iii Emphasis on nonviolence MLK perspective iv Televised violence changed public opinion v Re ected in pop culture b Pushed for legislation and political reform c Possible causes for Black Power Movement i Soldiers being unfairly treated when returning from war WWII and Vietnam ii Nazis treated better than blacks iii Decolonization of African nations iv Questioning the system V Vietnam War a Causes for involvement i US didn t want to lose Vietnam like they had China ii Fight against communism iii Red Scare iv Supplied West Germany with weapons as long as Vietnam remained a French coony b Difficulties i Viet Cong difficult to ght back could not control countryside
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