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John F. Kennedy

the 35th president of the United States

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Jacqueline Kennedy

Wife of John Kennedy

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Bobby Kennedy

The attorney general also JFK’s younger brother

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J. Edgar Hoover

Director of the FBI Who resisted “bobby’s” reform

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Robert McNamara

Business wiz who left Ford to head the Defense department.

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Peace Corps

proposed by Kennedy to use volunteering young people to bring American skills to underdeveloped countries

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Berlin Wall

wall separating east and west Berlin created by the soviet union.

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Common Market

Free trade area that later became the European Union

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Trade Expansion Act

initiated tariff cuts of up to 50% to promote trade with the common market

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Charles de Gaulle

President of France who vetoed the british application to the common Market and developed a french Nuclear program

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Laos

country let loose by the french that underwent a civil war involving Communism

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Flexible Response

Military options that could be matched to the gravity of the situation i.e. The Green Berets

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Ngo Dinh Diem

The corrupt right wing government in vietnam

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Viet Cong

Guerrilla group during the Vietnam War

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Alliance for Progress

Alliance with latin American countries that was built to create a stronger middle class in the countries.

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Fidel Castro

Communist dictator of Cuba

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Bay of Pigs

Plan using exiles from cuba to topple Fidel Castro that failed.

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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.

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Nikita Khrushchev -

The soviet leader During the cold war who was unpersoned

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Quarantine

The Blocking Of cuba from any supplies to end the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Hot Line

permitted immediate teletype communications in a time of crisis.

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Freedom Riders

People who toured the south in a bus to protest discrimination and civil violence

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Martin Luther King Jr

revered leader during the Civil rights movement

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SNCC

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

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James Meredith

Student who was violently opposed when he applied to Ole Miss

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Birmingham

The most segregated city that existed in America

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March on Washington

Civil rights protest march lead by Martin Luther King jr.

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"I Have a Dream"

Famous speech given by MLK jr. during the March on washington.

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Medgar Evers -

black mississippi worker who was killed after the march on washington

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Lyndon Baines Johnson

Vice President who took over after Kennedy's assassination.

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