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John F. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee for President in 1960, was a senator from



Kennedy appointed his brother, Robert, to serve as

attorney general.


The hot line established in 1963 did all of the following except

bar nuclear testing.


The Peace Corps, a program of volunteer assistance to developing nations, was

proposed by Kennedy and succeeded.


After investigating the assassination of JFK, the Warren Commission concluded that

Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.


The Economic Opportunity Act did all of the following except

offer foreign aid to Latin American countries.


Lyndon Baines Johnson, who became president when Kennedy was assassinated, was

an experienced politician.


Medicare, a federal program established for Americans age 65 and over, was intended to provide

health insurance.


The Immigration Act of 1965

ended quotas based on nationality.


Decisions of the Warren Court were

praised by liberals.


How many Soviet missiles sites are shown?



How many U.S. air bases are shown?



Which of the following locations in the United States is closest to Cuba?

Key West


Which statement about the U.S. blockade is true?

The naval blockade covered a larger area than the air patrol.


Which U.S. air base is closest to the Soviet missiles?

Key West


Who is the taller man in the cartoon?

John Kennedy


Who is the shorter man?

Nikita Khrushchev


What does each man have in his hands?

a tape measure


What is the expression on the face of each man?



Which event is least related to this cartoon?

the Kennedy assassination


Name two laws that were passed as part of the Great Society and explain the purpose of each law. Think About:
• discrimination
• “war on poverty”
• health insurance
• standards in the automobile industry

For discrimination they made the civil rights act which outlawed discrimination in public accommodations, housing, and jobs. Also it increased federal power to prosecute civil right abuse. For the war on poverty, they made the economic opportunity act which created job corps, VISTA, project head start, and other programs to fight the wR on poverty. For health insurance they made Medicare which provided hospital insurance and low cost medical insurance for almost every American age 65 or older. Also they made Medicaid which extended health insurance to welfare recipients. And for standards in the automobile industry, they made the national traffic and motor vehicle safety act which set federal safety standards for auto and tire industries.


Explain how the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban missile crisis, and the Berlin crisis each placed the United States in conflict with the Soviet Union. Think About:
• Castro’s ties to the Soviet Union
• placement of missiles in Cuba
• reasons for the construction of the Berlin Wall

In the bay of pigs, Castro took over Cuba so people started traveling to the United States in the southern coast. They were getting mad so they were trying to attack America but the United States weren't letting any body else get in so they weren't able to get by. In the Cuban missile crisis, Cuba was planning to send missiles to the U.S. And they heard about it so they were going to as well, but they knew that if they sent missiles to each other it would start a nuclear war so they didn't. And in the Berlin Wall crisis, people were fleeing to West Berlin because they were trying to get away from communist rule, so they communist leaders closed all the paths to West Berlin and they almost called war over it. But they solved that problem by making the Berlin Wall.


True/False. A decisive factor in the election of 1960 was television coverage of the Eisenhower endorsement.

False. the coverage of the kennedy v. nickson debate


True/False. Concerned that reliance on nuclear weapons limited U.S. military options, the Kennedy administration developed the flexible response policy



True/False. For several days, the Berlin Wall crisis brought the world uncomfortably close to the brink of nuclear war.

False. the cuban missle crisis


True/False. The Alliance for Progress was a foreign aid program for Latin American countries.



True/False. The Kennedy family reminded many Americans of the romantic and optimistic vision presented in the Broadway musical My Fair Lady.

False. camelot


True/False. In the moments before an assassin’s bullet ended his life, President Kennedy waved to cheering crowds of Houston citizens.

False. dallas


True/False. Johnson’s VISTA program was sometimes called the “domestic Peace Corps” because it organized volunteers to help people in the United States.



True/False. Medicare extended health insurance to those on welfare.

False. old people