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17 Cards in this Set

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Kennedy's legislative program

Blocked by conservatives

Letter from Birmingham city jail

Nonviolent protest to defy unjust laws

Michael Harrington

The other America, blueprint for the Great Society

South Vietnam

Kennedy increasing the number of military advisors

Stokely Carmichael and H rap Brown

Massive integration

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Expanded African American voting in the south

Babe Pigs invasion

Failed CIA invasion of Cuba

George Wallace

Attempted to Halt integration of the University of Alabama, stood in the doorway, but encouraged to stand aside

Cuban Missile Crisis

Soviets place missiles on Cuba to thrwart a feared American invasion

Barry Goldwater

Republican candidate for president in 1964

Tonkin Gulf resolution

Blank check to escalate the war in Vietnam


Medical insurance for the elderly

James Meredith

Attempted to integrate University of Mississippi

Immigration Law of 1965

Remove the quota system

Berlin Wall

Escalated the Cold War tensions

Tet Offensive

American victory in Vietnam, but negatively affected support for the war

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Outlawed segregation