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The future depends on what we do in the present. - Mahatma Gandhi

Chapter 22 Preview

The Kennedy and Johnson Years

1961 – 1968





1          734 – 742                  mandate, New Frontier, Yuri Gagarin, Lee Harvey Oswald,

                                                Jack Ruby, Warren Commission


2          743 – 750                  Great Society, Head Start, VISTA, Medicare, Medicaid,

                                                Immigration Act of 1965, Earl Warren


3          751 – 759                    Bay of Pigs invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis, Nakita Khrushchev,

                                                Limited Teat Ban Treaty, Peace Corps





Reading Objectives – All students u, upon completion of the above reading assignments will

                                    be able to


1a)             Name and describe domestic programs pursued by President Kennedy.     

1b)             Understand the findings and conclusions contained in the Warren Report.


2a)             Name and describe cases that made the Warren Court important and powerful.

2b)             Name and describe key features President Johnson’s Great Society.


3a)             Identify and understand the significance of the events that led up to the

                  Berlin Crisis and the Cuban Missile Crisis and their outcomes.

3b)             Understand and describe President Johnson’s Viet Nam policy.






Time Line and Chronology – Using your text book as a reference, find the correct month and

                                                year that the following events occurred. Place the dates on this

                                                preview next to the event. Transfer the event and dates into section

                                                2 of your notebook and place each event in chronological order,

                                                1 thru 10.


The Miranda Decision is given by the Supreme Court

The Berlin Wall is built

President Kennedy is assassinated

The Cuban Missile Crisis happens

President Johnson announces that he will not run for re-election

The Medicare and Medicaid programs are launched



President Johnson launches his war on poverty

Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin circles the earth

The Supreme Court decision Engle v. Vitale is announced

22,000 U.S. marines are sent to the Dominican Republic





Indiana State Standards covered in this unit


7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7