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New Frontiers, Famaliar Enemies

  • The Domino Theory

    The Domino Theory
    The Domino Theory was a speculation that if one nation fell to communism, then others would also fall.
  • Anti-War Movement

    Anti-War Movement
    Anti-War Movement a social movement, usually in opposition to a particular nation's decision to start or carry on an armed conflict. Television coverage of the Vietnam War gave this momentum.
  • Chicano Mural Movement

    Chicano Mural Movement
    The Chicano Mural Movement began in 1960 Mexican-American barrios throughout the Southwest as artist began using the walls of city buildings, housing projects, schools, and celebrate Mexican-American culture.
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action
    Affirmative Action refers to equal opportunity employment measures that Federal contractors and subcontractors are legally required to adopt. Affirmative action in the United States began as a tool to address the persistent discrimination against African Americans in the 1960s. This specific term was first used to describe US government policy in 1961.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969), a position he assumed after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States. Johnson was greatly supported by the Democratic Party and as President, he was responsible for designing the "Great Society" legislation that included laws that upheld civil rights.
  • Great Society

    Great Society
    Great Society Programs was a set of domestic programs in the United States announced by President Lyndon B. Johnson at Ohio University and subsequently promoted by him and fellow Democrats in Congress in the 1960s. Some of the things that fell under the programs were Medicare, Head Start, Upward Bound, etc.
  • Escalation

    Escalation is a simulation of the Vietnam War where you can make decisions as President Johnson.
  • Gulf of Tonkin

    Gulf of Tonkin
    President Johnson made a speech by radio in which he described an attack by North Vietnamese vessels on two U.S. Navy warships, which caused the undertake of a military response. This increased presidential powers for war options.
  • Head Start

    Head Start
    Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. It was officially first launched in 1965
  • Federal Housing Authority

    Federal Housing Authority
    Federal Housing Authority is a United States government agency created as part of the National Housing Act of 1934. It insured loans made by banks and other private lenders for home building and home buying.
  • Abby Hoffman

    Abby Hoffman
    Abby Hoffman was a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies").
  • The Tet Offensive

    The Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive began on January 30th when the South Vietnamese National Liberation Force simultaneously attacked a number of targets, many with a high concentration of U.S. troops.
  • Roy Benavidez

    Roy Benavidez
    Roy Benavidez was a member of the Studies and Observations Group of the United States Army. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat in South Vietnam on May 2, 1968
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States from 1969 to 1974. Although Nixon initially escalated America's involvement in the Vietnam War, he subsequently ended U.S. involvement in 1973.
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines
    Tinker v. Des Moines was a decision by the United States Supreme Court that defined the constitutional rights of students in U.S. public schools. The Tinker test is still used by courts today to determine whether a school's disciplinary actions violate students' First Amendment rights.
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization was an attempt to empower and equip the South Vietnamese Army.
  • Draft

    On December 1, 1969, the United States conducted two lotteries to determine the order of call to military service in the Vietnam War for men born from 1944 to 1950. "The draft" occurred during a period of conscription, controlled by the President, from just before World War II to 1973.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    26th Amendment to the United States Constitution barred the states or federal government from setting a voting age higher than eighteen. It was adopted on July 1, 1971.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    Title IX is a portion of the Education Amendments of 1972. U.S. legislation also identified its principal author's name as the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act.
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act
    The War Powers Act was disagreed upon by U.S. presidents since 1973 due to the fact they feel it is unconstitutional and restricts the presidential power to send troops into combat.
  • OPEC

    In response to their support for Israel in 1973, OPEC placed embargoes on U.S. oil shipments.
  • Fal of Saigon

    Fal of Saigon
    The Fall of Saigon occured when the last American helicopteer left on April 30, 1975. Communist forces took control of the city, and many evacuated by sea eventually becoming known as "Boat People."
  • Vietnam

    Vietnam was under a Communist government, but was politically isolated. In 1986, the government initiated a series of economic and political reforms, which began Vietnam's path towards integration into the world economy.
  • Potsdam Agreement

    Potsdam Agreement
    The Potsdam Agreement was the Allied (UK, US, USSR) plan of military occupation and reconstruction of Germany.

    North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating trade in North America. The agreement came into force on January 1, 1994. It superseded the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Canada.