Kennedy Flashcards

  • AP US History – Unit 6

    Harry Truman He was the thirty-third President of the United States (1945-1953). As vice president, he succeeded Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died less than three months after he began his fourth term. Dean Acheson He was an American statesman and lawyer; as United States Secretary of State in the administration… View Article

  • APUSH Ch. 29-30

    One of the chief obstacles in John Kennedy's presidential bid in 1960 was his A. religion. B. public image. C. wealth. D. womanizing. E. lack of resources. A. religion. In the 1960 presidential election results, A. John Kennedy narrowly lost the popular vote but won the electoral vote. B. Richard… View Article

  • APUSH: JFK – 1969

    "The New Frontier" Promoting this was Kennedy's way of putting a new spin on the Cold War, pushing for increases in technology and the space race etc.; liberal activism at home adn abroad. CIA Operation Zapata Drawn up under President Eisenhower, this was a plan to invade Cuba and hopefully… View Article

  • Ch. 25 – The Sixties

    The sit-in at Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960 reflected mounting frustration at the slow pace of racial change By the end of 1960, some 70,000 demonstrators had taken part in sit-ins across the South to protest segregation Freedom Riders challenged segregation of interstate bus terminals James Meredith is best known… View Article

  • Chapter 10

    b 1. What is the main difference between elections in a democracy and elections under an authoritarian regime? a. In democracies, elections are about issues, while under authoritarian governments, elections concern the personalities of leaders. b. Democratic regimes allow for viable opposition, while the leaders do not permit themselves to… View Article

  • Chapter 20, Section 1: Kennedy and the Cold War

    Who was the 35th President of the United States? John F. Kennedy What year was he inaugurated? 1961 What did JFK say in his inauguration speech? - issued a challenge to the population - mentioned the world was at maximum danger because of the Cold War - rather than shrinking… View Article

  • Chapter 19 US History

    Why was the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 necessary? It opened the borders for immigration and boosted the workforce From his time in Congress, Johnson was known for his skills in what? Military stragtegies The Warren Commission concluded that That JFK's assassin was a lone killer What injustice did… View Article

  • Chapter 31

    T/F: John Kennedy's religion played a significant role in the 1960 election; he overcame the traditional American bias against Roman Catholicism to become the nation's first Catholic president. True T/F: In the 1960 presidential election, Nixon carried more states than Kennedy did True T/F: President Kennedy's program to help Latin… View Article

  • Chapter 26/27–Cold War & Politics

    western allies United States, Great Britian, Soviet Union cold war (1947-1989) tense and hostile relationship between between two superpowers (US & USSR); cold-hostility stopped short of direct arm conflict impact of WWII on Soviet Union made supreme wartime sacrifices (lost 20 million+ citizens) and agricultural/industrial capacity; first instance of Soviet… View Article

  • Chapter 29, Civil Rights, Vietnam, and the Ordeal of Liberalism

    One of the chief obstacles in John Kennedy's presidential bid in 1960 was his religion In the 1960 presidential election results none of these answers are correct In 1961, President John Kennedy saw most of his legislative success in he area of tariff reductions Regarding the assassination of President John… View Article

  • cold war

    Explain why the Cold War had broken out between 1945 and 1950. there were deep ideological differences between the USA (capitalist) and the Soviet Union (communist) American President Truman and the Soviet leader Stalin did not trust each other the distrust between the USA and the Soviet Union intensified when… View Article

  • Final Exam 2012 -US History Civil Rights Movement; Kennedy & Johnson Years Set 3

    What was the outcome of the Alliance for Progress? Relations between the United States and Latin America improved. The Bay of Pigs invasion was an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro Kennedy prevented completion of missile bases in Cuba by approving a naval blockade. What issue led to the construction of… View Article

  • History- Kennedy and a New Frontier

    Which environmental issue did President Kennedy champion? the establishment of national seashores During the early 1960s, NASA's Mercury program sent Americans into space. Who was the first African American student to challenge segregation at University of Mississippi? James Meredith Which program did President Kennedy establish to help other nations? the… View Article

  • History- Test Review

    The Warren Court's decision about prayer in public schools outlawed official prayers in public schools. In April of 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. had come to Memphis to speak in support of a labor strike. How did the Tet Offensive affect the South Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War? It… View Article

  • History Topic Test

    As a result of Henderson v. United States (1950), C. segregation on interstate forms of transportation was outlawed What was one effect of Jackie Robinson's joining Major League Baseball? C.Other minorities began to play professional baseball When some people reacted negatively to Jackie Robinson's presence on the Brooklyn Dodgers, baseball… View Article