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U.S. History Name: Guided Notes Chapter 15 (part 1)
The New Frontier and the Great Society, 1961-1968 | Lesson 1: The New Frontier
Fun Facts! Presidential Election of 1960
Kennedy carried the election with 303 electoral votes to Nixons 219 Kennedy won only 22 states while Nixon won 28 Kennedy won by a margin of less than 0.2% of the popular vote (34,220,984 to Nixons 34,108,157)
What event was televised for the first time during this election?
Use the following chart to compare Kennedy to Nixon in the 1960 election
John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon
Directions: Put a check or x in the column to mark whether the initiative was a success or a failure. Initiative Success Failure
Equal Pay Act (affirmed womens right to equal pay for equal work)
Funding for space exploration
Healthcare for seniors
Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act
Reduced wage increases from labor unions
Lower prices from steel companies
Funding for education
Area Redevelopment Act and Housing Act
Warren Court Reforms How important are some of the Warren Court rulings for todays society?
Directions Put a check or an x in the column to mark the subject each case relates to. Also include a short description.
Supreme Court Case Due Process Civil Rights Freedom of Speech and Religion
Baker v. Carr (1962)
Reynolds v. Sims (1964)
Mapp v. Ohio (1961)
Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)
Escobedo v. Illinois (1964)
Miranda v. Arizona (1966)
Engle v. Vitale (1962)
Abington School District v. Schempp (1963)
Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
The New Frontier and the Great Society, 1961-1968 | Lesson 2: JFK and the Cold War
During his term as president, Kennedy continued to enforce what policy towards communism?
Unlike Eisenhower, Kennedy preferred not to rely on a nuclear arsenal and advocated this instead?
What did the Alliance for Progress do?
Why was the alliance sometimes unsuccessful?
Kennedy also established the Peace Corps, an organization that did what?
U.S. History Name: Guided Notes Chapter 15 (part 2)
The Space Race!
Three Cold War Crises under Kennedy
Cause Event Effect
United States facilitates invasion of Bay of Pigs.
Khrushchev orders construction of
United States and Soviet Union enter standoff over Cuban missile crisis.
November 22, ___________: While traveling in a motorcade with his wife in ____________, Texas, Kennedy was shot
____________ in the ____________. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a nearby hospital. ____________
_________________ _________________, the gunman, was arrested and believed to have assassinated Kennedy for
_____________________ reasons. ___________________ was killed two days later by ___________ ____________.
The ________________ _____________________ was the investigation into the assassination and concluded that
_________________ acted alone.
And so Vice-President Johnson becomes President
What experience did Johnson have in politics?
How was this experience going to help with his potential legislation?
What did The Other America have to say about Americans?
The Great Society
Health and Welfare
The War of Poverty
Consumer and Environmental Protection
Civil Rights and Immigration