New Frontiers, Familiar Enemies

  • Lyndon B. Johnson was born.

    Lyndon B. Johnson was born.
    Was born in Stonewall, Texas. LBJ was a Texan who had served in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, until he became the 36th president after the assasination of JFK.
  • Richard Nixon was born.

    Richard Nixon was born.
    A former Republican congressman and U.S. senator from California.Nixon was the 37th president of the U.S. He's most reconized by being the only president ever to resign from office.
  • Federal Housing Authority

    Federal Housing Authority
    A United States government agency that provides mortgage insurance to qualified, FHA-approved lenders. FHA mortgage insurance helps protect lenders from losses associated with mortgage default; if a borrower defaults on a loan, the FHA will pay a specified claim amount to the lender.
  • Roy Benavidez was born.

    Roy Benavidez was born.
    Born in Lindenau, Texas. Roy member of the Studies and Observations Group of the United States Army. Benavidez received the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat.
  • Abby Hoffman was born.

    Abby Hoffman was born.
    Born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party - a party founded on Dec. 31, 1967. It was a radically youth-oriented and countercultural revolutionary offshoot of the free speech and anti-war movements of the 1960s.
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act
    Was an American emergency law that increased Federal power during World War II.
  • Potsdam Agreement

    Potsdam Agreement
    Was the Allied plan of tripartite military occupation and reconstruction of Nazi Germany and the entire European Theatre of War territory.
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    New Frontiers, Familiar Enemies

  • Vietnam

    Vietnam
    A country located south of China. Vietnam once was ruled by China, but is now a independent country best known for it's relationships with a lot of countries along the world.
  • Anti-War Movement

    Anti-War Movement
    A type of movement opposing a particular nation's decision to start or carry on an armed conflict.
  • Domino Theory

    Domino Theory
    A theory based on the spread of communism that basically stated: "If one country is taken over by communism, its neighbors will be taken over one after another."
  • Chicano Movement

    Chicano Movement
    A movement that covered issues from restoration of land grants, to farm workers' rights, to enhanced education, to voting and political rights, as well as emerging awareness of collective history.
  • OPEC

    OPEC
    Formally known as Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries. OPEC is an organization formed to administer a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action
    Equal opportunity employment measures that Federal goverrnment are legally required to adopt. Factors like: race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.
  • Draft

    Draft
    Defintion: a heavy demand of resource. During the Vietnam war, the "Draft" was a demand of soldiers, sent to all men 18+ in America.
  • Great Society

    Great Society
    A plan by President Lyndon B. Johnson, chiefly to enact domestic programs to improve education, provide medical care for the aged, and eliminate poverty.
  • Gulf of Tonkin incident

    Gulf of Tonkin incident
    A incident by onne actual and one false, involving North Vietnam and the United States in the waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • Head Start

    Head Start
    A Federal program targeting children ages 3-5 and providing a variety of services, including education in the form of preschool, and nutrition and medical services.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    A series of fierce attacks on more than 100 cities and towns in South Vietnam.
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization
    A plan made by Nixon. It was aimed at ending American involvement in the Vietnam War by transferring all military responsibilities to South Vietnam.
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines
    This case affirmed the First Amendment rights of students in school. The Court held that a school district violated students’ free speech rights when it singled out a form of symbolic speech – black armbands worn in protest of the Vietnam War – for prohibition, without proving the armbands.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    Allows us citizens over the age of 18 vote in elections.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    Protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.
  • Fall of Saigon

     Fall of Saigon
    Was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front. This was the mark that ended the Vietnam war.
  • NAFTA

    NAFTA
    Formally known as the Implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, this agreement allowed free trade and investment among the United States, Canada, and Mexico countries.
  • Escalation

    Escalation
    Definition: ncrease in extent, volume, number, amount, intensity, or scope. This was popular in the Vietnam war to get soldiers, but it walso decribed as the war, since it was supposed to be a quick and easy far.