CHAPTER 38


DAILY HOMEWORK 

Please view the "UNPINNED" Video (bottom right hand side) from minute 29:00-End.
In addition, please come to class tomorrow with at least 2 questions you have regarding Chapter 38. 

HOMEWORK FOR 4/7
 
Please read the remainder of Chapter 38. 
 
Answer the following questions: 
A. Summarize in detail LBJ’s Domestic Policy agenda called the "Great Society". 

** We will be watching a video in class tomorrow that will tie in nicely with the topics of the second half of the 1960s under President LBJ.


HOMEWORK FOR 4/6

Print out all necessary handouts for Chapter 38 
For this Chapter we will be looking at the following topics: 
1 - Kennedy Administration 
2 - Civil Rights Movement 
3 - Johnson Administration 
4 - Vietnam War 

Begin by reading Chapter 38 - p. 909-918 
(Focus the reading on topics relating to the Kennedy Administration's domestic and foreign policy agenda and actions). 

Answer the following questions: 
A. Summarize in detail JFK's Domestic Policy agenda called the "New Frontier".  Highlight specifically it's successes and failures. 

B. Summarize JFK's Foreign Policy agenda during the Cold War. Highlight specifically his actions against both the Russians and Third World Communists.

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VIETNAM WAR VIDEO
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VIDEO 1 -  sets up the reasons for the US becoming more involved in Vietnam. Beginning with the advisor relationship in the 1950s through the landing of the ground troops, the U.S. was attempting to support South Vietnam in the face of aggressions from the Viet Cong and the communist North. In short, the Cold War became hot in Vietnam.

YouTube Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o4ujUxX9o4

VIDEO 2 - The idea is that U.S. forces will drive the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese (NVA) out of the South by waging a war of attrition. The year 1966 is one of unprecedented escalation, with U.S. troop strength in Vietnam rising from 180,000 at the start of the year to 389,000 at the end. For the 19- and 20-yearold American troops, it is clear that Vietnam is not their father’s war. By the end of 1967, public support for the war is severely dropping.

YouTube Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sI6WzCH_C8

VIDEO 3 -  In mid-January 1968, the North Vietnamese (NVA) surround and attack the Marine base at Khe Sanh, shocking the American forces and the public back home. Less than two weeks later, what becomes known as the Tet Offensive is lauched. It is the largest enemy offensive of the entire war; more than 120 cities, towns and installations are simultaneously hit. Though U.S. forces prevailed, it seems that the war in Vietnam may not be winnable.

YouTube Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9PnqsbsWJk

VIDEO 4 -  Although severely depleted after the Tet Offensive, North Vietnamese forces take advantage of the American social and political upheaval. May 1968 is the deadliest month of the entire war – 2,169 Americans are killed in action. In June 1968, General Creighton Abrams replaces General William Westmoreland as overall commander in Vietnam. The episode culminates in the battle for Hill 937 in the A Shau Valley.

YouTube Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DVSF8sSFTg

CHAPTER SUMMARY

Chapter 38 
Kennedy’s New Frontier initiatives bogged down in congressional stalemate. Cold War confrontations over Berlin and Russian missiles in Cuba created threats of war. Countering Third World communism through flexible response led the administration into dangerous involvement in Vietnam and elsewhere.Johnson succeeded Kennedy and overwhelmingly defeated Goldwater. The black movement for integration and voting rights won great victories. Johnson used his huge congressional majorities to push through a mass of liberal Great Society legislation. Northern black ghettos erupted in violence amid calls for black power.Johnson escalated military involvement in the Dominican Republic and Vietnam. As the number of troops and casualties grew without producing military success, dovish protests against the war gained strength. Political opposition forced Johnson not to seek reelection, and the deep Democratic divisions over the war allowed Nixon to win the White House.

YouTube Video



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THE CENTURY: AMERICA'S TIME 
POISONED DREAMS (1960-64)
Election of 1960 - Kennedy Administration - Space Race - Berlin Crisis - Cuban Missile Crisis -Civil Rights Movement (Major events) - Peace Corps - Early Intervention in Vietnam - JFK Assassination - LBJ Presidency - Student Protests - American action in Vietnam - Selma March - Civil Rights Legislation - Black Power Movement - Race Riots - Cultural Movement - Realities of Vietnam - 1968

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THE CENTURY: AMERICA'S TIME
UNPINNED (1965-1970)
1964 World's Fair - Freedom Summer - University and Student protests - Growing involvement in Vietnam - the Height of the Civil Rights Movement - MLK v Malcolm X - The 1960s Youth Movement - Rise of the Counter Culture - Women's Liberation Movement - Vietnam Protests

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