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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

    Kennedys Initiatives

    Directions: Put a check or x in the column to mark whether the initiative was a success or a failure. Initiative Success Failure

    Defense funding

    Equal Pay Act (affirmed womens right to equal pay for equal work)

    Funding for space exploration

    Tax cuts

    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!

    Year Event









    Three Cold War Crises under Kennedy

    Cause Event Effect

    United States facilitates invasion of Bay of Pigs.

    Khrushchev orders construction of

    Berlin Wall.

    United States and Soviet Union enter standoff over Cuban missile crisis.

    Kennedys Assassination

    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


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