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Election of 1960

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  1. Election of 1960 John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon TV Democrat Republican In an extremely close race Kennedy defeats Nixon by .02% to become the youngest President ever elected

  2. New Frontier Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You .

  3. We choose to go to the moon

  4. Bay of Pigs Invasion

  5. Kennedy’s New Frontier • Increased welfare spending • Cut taxes to increase the tax base and revenue • Civil rights reform for minorities • Increased education spending • Executive order gave federal employees the right to unionize • Reformed Social Security

  6. Cuban Missile Crisis

  7. Vietnam

  8. Ngo Dinh Diem

  9. Buddhist Self Immolation

  10. November 22, 1963 changes everything 25th Amendment – changes the succession of the President, Vice President can take over if President is disabled dead

  11. Johnson Inauguration Vows to continue Kennedy’s work

  12. The Return of the Conservatives Barry Goldwater Considered the father of modern conservatism, Goldwater was the first politician to argue against big government spending and for lower taxes. He was following the works of economist

  13. Milton Friedman Nobel Friedman was the leader of the Chicago school of economics which advocated for low taxes, lower government spending, less regulations and that social welfare causes more problems than it fixes. Friedman also believed that it was the Federal Reserve that caused the Great Depression. He won the Nobel peace Prize for economics in 1976. The Chicago School is considered the Americanized version of the Austrian School and anti-Keynesian

  14. Race and Economics

  15. Walter E. Williams

  16. Pound cake

  17. Election of 1964 Barry Goldwater Lyndon B. Johnson Democrat Republican In the first election between a true liberal and conservative in forty years Johnson wins in a landslide, but a new political figure makes an appearance on the scene Daisy

  18. A Time For Choosing

  19. Lyndon B. Johnson “Guns and Butter”

  20. Johnson’s War on Poverty The Great Society

  21. Medicaid – health insurance for the poor Medicare – health insurance for the elderly Food Stamp Plan – financial support to purchase food for low income families Head Start – education for low income families Housing and Urban Development – built homes for low income families 24th Amendment – banned the poll tax

  22. Feminist Movement

  23. Civil Rights Movement

  24. The Civil Rights Movement Ending Jim Crowe I have a dream The Rock Landed on Us 24th Amendment – bans the poll tax

  25. 16th Street Baptist Bombing

  26. Vietnam War

  27. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution Gives Power to Johnson to fight the war in Vietnam without declaring war

  28. The Draft

  29. Tet Offensive

  30. Over

  31. The Summer of Love