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1960s

TermDefinition
The New Frontier JFK's programs for social reform; not much was accomplished before he was assasinated
John F. Kennedy young president who led the path for civil rights reform; was assassinated only three years after he was elected
Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as president when Kennedy was assassinated; created The Great Society"; popularity decreased because of the Vietnam War
arms race build up of military, especially nuclear weapons, during the Cold War
space race the race to send people into space during the Cold War
Bay of Pigs attempt by the U.S. to overthrow communist dictator of Cuba, Fidel Castro; unsuccessful
Fidel Castro communist leader of Cuba
Berlin Wall physical wall set up across the city of Berlin that separated the East and the West (or communism and democracy); was up until 1989
Cuban Missile Crisis 11 days of panic over a nuclear missile crisis in Cuba; Kennedy staged a blockade to get the U.S.S.R. to remove nuclear missile sites from Cuba
Sputnik first to orbit the Earth; U.S.S.R shuttle
Created by: Mrs.Rizzo