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U.S. History

Topic 11 "Kennedy Years"

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John F. Kennedy Served as the 35th President of the United States from 1961 until 1963. Notable events that occurred during his presidency included the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Space Race.
Fidel Castro Cuban politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, he is also known for his ties to communism and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Bay of Pigs Invasion 1961 failed invasion of Cuba by a CIA-led force of Cuban exiles
Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet Union resulting from the Soviet installation of missiles in Cuba.
Nikita Khrushchev Russian politician who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He was also known for his involvement in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Berlin Wall Dividing wall built by East Germany in 1961 to isolate West Berlin from Communist controlled East Berlin
Space Race The competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to develop the technology to successfully land on the moon
Economic Opportunity Act Law passed in 1964 creating antipoverty programs in the United States
Great Society President Johnson's goals in the areas of healthcare, education, the environment, discrimination, and poverty.
Medicare Federal program created in 1965 to provide basic hospital insurance to most Americans over the age of 65
Medicaid Federal program created in 1965 to provide low cost healthcare insurance to poor Americans of any age.
Created by: Mr. Peirce