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Ch. 24-27

JFK, LBJ, Vietnam & Civil Rights

TermDefinition
JFK vs. Nixion Closest election in History
Bay of Pigs Castro overthrew the Cuban dictator that Kennedy authorized
Great Society Goals of this was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice
Brown vs. Board of Education A court hearing that fought for equality within the schools.
Martin Luther King Civil Rights activist. Spoke the "I have a dream" speech. He was assassinated
Malcolm X Human rights activist. He often used violent acts. He was assassinated.
"Black Power" political slogan for the Black Americans
Montgomery Bus Boycott A protest sparked by Rosa Parks to allow anyone to ride a bus and sit wherever they want.ma
Little Rock 9 An Africian American that was trying to go to school and was escorted by National Guard
March on D.C. MLK famous speech
Selma Blood Sunday
Civil Rights Act of '64 Segregation was made illegal that was based on race, color, religion or sex
Voting Rights of '65 Johnson Prohibits racial discrimination in voting
Watts Riots Los Angeles, AA motorist arrested for drunk driving
SCLC It was the Southern Christian Leadership Conference that was put on by MLK
SNCC Student Non-Violent Coordinating Communication they organized
JFK vs. Nixion Closest election in History
Bay of Pigs Castro overthrew the Cuban dictator that Kennedy authorized
Great Society Goals of this was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice
Brown vs. Board of Education A court hearing that fought for equality within the schools.
Martin Luther King Civil Rights activist. Spoke the "I have a dream" speech. He was assassinated
Malcolm X Human rights activist. He often used violent acts. He was assassinated.
"Black Power" political slogan for the Black Americans
Montgomery Bus Boycott A protest sparked by Rosa Parks to allow anyone to ride a bus and sit wherever they want.ma
Little Rock 9 An Africian American that was trying to go to school and was escorted by National Guard
March on D.C. MLK famous speech
Selma Blood Sunday
Civil Rights Act of '64 Segregation was made illegal that was based on race, color, religion or sex
Voting Rights of '65 Johnson Prohibits racial discrimination in voting
Watts Riots Los Angeles, AA motorist arrested for drunk driving
SCLC It was the Southern Christian Leadership Conference that was put on by MLK
SNCC Student Non-Violent Coordinating Communication they organized student sit-ins
Sit-Ins Non Violent protest and refusal to leave until a point was proven
Domino Theory "One Falls and they All fall"
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution North Veitnam torpedo a US ship and starts the war
Strategies of Vietcong & U.S. an ambush with the agent Orange Napalm on the Ho Chi Ming Trail using Guerilla Tactics
Tet Offensive South Vietnam won the battle but lost support for the effort. It was a surprise attack
Anti-War movement Hippies and Counter Culture
Kent State 4 college students killed while protesting Cambodia
Ho Chi Minh Leader of Vietnam
Ceaser Chavez Labor leader that founded the National Farm workers Association
Thurgood Marshall 1st African American Supreme court justice
James Farmer CRM Served along side MLK head of CORE and pushed for Racial equality
Gerorge Wallace He was a governor of Alabama and wanted segregation
Betty Friedan Feminine Mystique author during the Woman's Movement
Roe vs. Wade abortion rights
Created by: nufinals