New frontiers

unit 11. new frontiers, familiar enemies.

  • lyndon b. johnson

    lyndon b. johnson
    "A Great Society" for the American people and their fellow men elsewhere was the vision of Lyndon B. Johnson. In his first years of office he obtained passage of one of the most extensive legislative programs in the Nation's history. Maintaining collective security, he carried on the rapidly growing struggle to restrain Communist encroachment in Viet Nam
  • richard nixon

    richard nixon
    Reconciliation was the first goal set by President Richard M. Nixon. The Nation was painfully divided, with turbulence in the cities and war overseas. During his Presidency, Nixon succeeded in ending American fighting in Viet Nam and improving relations with the U.S.S.R. and China. But the Watergate scandal brought fresh divisions to the country and ultimately led to his resignation.
  • federal housing authority

    federal housing authority
    provides mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders throughout the United States and its territories. FHA insures mortgages on single family and multifamily homes including manufactured homes and hospitals. It is the largest insurer of mortgages in the world, insuring over 34 million properties since its inception in 1934.
  • roy benavidez

    roy benavidez
    a soldier from texas, who won the congressional medal of honor and saved the lives of fellow soldiers during vietnam war.
  • wars power act

    wars power act
    t is an act of congress passed after the Vietnam War, over President Nixon's veto, and of dubious constitutionality, which seeks to define and limit the powers of the president of the United States to command the armed forces. The most important provision is that if the U.S. armed forces go into combat the president must get a resolution from congress authorizing the mission. If the resolution is not passed then the forces must be withdrawn from the combat within sixty days. Since it was passed
  • domino theory

    domino theory
    was to prevent countries becoming communism.
    the speculation that if one nation fell to communism, then others would also fall.
  • abby hoffman

    abby hoffman
    Abbie Hoffman was a leader of the Youth International Party. At trial, Hoffman described himself as "an orphan of America" and "a child of Woodstock Nation."
  • chicano movement

    chicano movement
    began in 1960 mexican american barrios throughout the southwest as artist began using the walls of city buildings, housing projects, schools, and churches to depict and celebrate mexican american culture.
  • gulf of tonkin

    gulf of tonkin
    President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats and 'certain supporting facilities in North Vietnam' after renewed attacks against American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin
    which gave president LBJ war power.
  • head start

    head start
    provides children quality education.proving them with pre-school giving them a head start on their education.
  • vietnamization

    vietnamization
    an attempt to empower and equiped the south vietnamese army. provided them with, food, education, training and weapons.
  • anti-war movement

    anti-war movement
    television coverage of the vietnam war gave momentum to the antiwar movement.
  • tinker v. des moines

    tinker v. des moines
    mery beth tinker 13 year of age. decided to protest against the vietnam war. she refused to stop."shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.
    he Court ruled that the First Amendment applied to public schools, and school officials could not censor student speech unless it disrupted the educational process. Because wearing a black armband was not disruptive, the Court held that the First Amendment protected the right of students to wear one
  • title ix

    title ix
    the right to give women/teenage girls a chance to be a part of any sport. allowing for girls/women receive a scholar ship.
  • tet offensive

    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
  • OPEC

    OPEC
    when U.S supported israel, U.S was placed on embargoes on oil shipments.
  • vietnam

    vietnam
    where world war II was fought and U.S lost the war.
  • fall of saigon

    fall of saigon
    occured when the last american helicopter left on april 30, 1975. communist forces took control if the city and many evacuated by sea eventually becoming known as "boat people".
  • draft

    draft
    when 18 year olds were being sent to vietnam for war.
  • 26th amendment

    26th amendment
    because 18 year olds were being drafted into war, yet they could vote.
  • great society

    great society
    was mean to end poverty, helped poor people on paying for their health, food, clothing. medicare. .. but people took advantage of it and have been scrutinized for possesion programs that could lead to lack of motivation to find enduring work.
  • affirmative action

    affirmative action
    was a policy enacted to the right the wrongs of the discrimination of the past by increasing representation in employedment and education for minorities. you have to hire minorites and women. at least give them an opportunity
  • NAFTA

    NAFTA
    1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico (NAFTA) entered into force.
    NAFTA created the world's largest free trade area, which now links 450 million people producing $17 trillion worth of goods and services.
  • postdam agreement

    postdam agreement
    Agreement was the Allied (UK, US, USSR) plan of tripartite military occupation and reconstruction of Nazi Germany and the entire European Theatre of War territory. During the Second World War (1939–45), in the Potsdam Conference (17 July –2 August 1945), the Allies agreed to and adopted the Berlin Conference (formal title of the Potsdam Agreement); the signators were Prime Minister Winston Churchill, President Harry Truman, and Secretary Joseph Stalin; afterwards, consequent to the popular UK Ge
  • escalation

    escalation