Flashcards in Chapter 38 - The Stormy Sixties, 1960-1968 Deck (72)
John F. Kennedy
the 35th president of the United States
Wife of John Kennedy
The attorney general also JFK’s younger brother
J. Edgar Hoover
Director of the FBI Who resisted “bobby’s” reform
Business wiz who left Ford to head the Defense department.
proposed by Kennedy to use volunteering young people to bring American skills to underdeveloped countries
wall separating east and west Berlin created by the soviet union.
Free trade area that later became the European Union
Trade Expansion Act
initiated tariff cuts of up to 50% to promote trade with the common market
Charles de Gaulle
President of France who vetoed the british application to the common Market and developed a french Nuclear program
country let loose by the french that underwent a civil war involving Communism
Military options that could be matched to the gravity of the situation i.e. The Green Berets
Ngo Dinh Diem
The corrupt right wing government in vietnam
Guerrilla group during the Vietnam War
Alliance for Progress
Alliance with latin American countries that was built to create a stronger middle class in the countries.
Communist dictator of Cuba
Bay of Pigs
Plan using exiles from cuba to topple Fidel Castro that failed.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Soviets used cuba as a Nuclear storing ground that lead to a fierce standoff between the two countries who threatened each other with missile attacks for a week.
Nikita Khrushchev -
The soviet leader During the cold war who was unpersoned
The Blocking Of cuba from any supplies to end the Cuban Missile Crisis.
permitted immediate teletype communications in a time of crisis.
People who toured the south in a bus to protest discrimination and civil violence
Martin Luther King Jr
revered leader during the Civil rights movement
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Student who was violently opposed when he applied to Ole Miss
The most segregated city that existed in America
March on Washington
Civil rights protest march lead by Martin Luther King jr.
"I Have a Dream"
Famous speech given by MLK jr. during the March on washington.
Medgar Evers -
black mississippi worker who was killed after the march on washington