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John. F. Kennedy
Senator of Massachusetts who eventually emerged as the democratic candidate and eventually president.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Chosen as JFK's vice president, even though they did not like each other.
Flexible response
Having a number of options in case of an international crisis.
Peace Corps
Sent American volunteers to work for two years in developing countries.
Alliance for Progress
Offered billions of dollars in aid to participating countries.
Fidel Castro
Rebel leader who led an uprising that succeeded in overthrowing the Cuban dictator. He then established a communist-stlyed dictatorship in Cuba.
Berlin Wall
Barrier built between East Germany and West Germany that became the most widely recognized symbol of the Cold War.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Marked a historic turning point in US-Soviet relations.
Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Was signed to end the testing of nuclear bombs in the atmosphere and underwater.
Hot line
Set up between the US and the Soviet Union that enabled the leaders to communicate directly during a crisis.
Jackie Kennedy
Wife of JFK contributed to the glamour and mystique that surrounded the Kennedy White House.
Donna Shalala
Served as secretary of health and human services in the admin of President Bill Clinton.
Bobby Kennedy
Younger brother of JFK, was attorney general.
New Frontier
Because JFK had spoken of a "new frontier" during the presidential campaign, his agenda became known as this.
Area Redevelopment Act
A bill to provide financial assistance to economically distressed regions that former president Eisenhower had previously vetoed.
Michael Harrington
Social activist who published The Other America, a well documented study of poverty in America.
Lee Harvey Oswald
Arrested as suspect in the shooting of JFK.
Warren Commission
Chief Justice Earl Warren spent 10 months reviewing evidence of JFK's assassination.
War on Poverty
Trying to battle the poverty in America.
Office of Economic Opportunity
Coordinated a series of new antipoverty programs.
Volunteers in Service to America
Domestic version of the Peace Corps.
Great Society
Johnson's domestic reform program.
Barry Goldwater
Chosen by republicans as presidential nominee.
Medicare
National health insurance program for people over the age of 65.
Medicaid
Govt. program that provides free health care to the needy.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Provided $1.3 billion in aid to schools in poor areas.
Robert C. Weaver
Headed new department of HUD, making him first African American member of a presidential cabinet.
Corp. for Public Broadcasting
Nonprofit organization dedicated to offering educational TV programming.
Rachel Carson
Marine biologist who contributed to environmental movement.