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The Peace Corps

a volunteer agency that would let Americans share their experience and knowledge with people of less fortunate nations

Cold War

X

CORE

Congress for Racial Equality

NAACP

NAACP

the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an organization of blacks and whites formed to fight racial injustice

SCLC

Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Sit-in

tactic used by protesters who sat down in segregated establishments and refused to leave

SNCC

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

New Frontier

Kennedy's program to improve the economy and guarantee equality to all Americans.

ZIP code

Zone Improvement Program number that tells the post office what area or place to deliver the mail

Great Society

Lyndon Johnson's program to improve the lives of Americans

war on poverty

Lyndon Johnson's plan to end poverty in the United States

guerrilla

a soldier who fights by using surprise tactics to bring down the enemy

napalm

jellied-gasoline explosives

My Khe [MEE-khair]

X

My Lai [MEE-liy]

X

César Chávez [SAY-sahr CHAHV-ez]

X

Fidel Castro

the communist dictator of Cuba