History and culture of the United States
Turbulent years

rev. 2007-06-08

Affluent society. Civil-rights movement. New Frontier. Triumphant liberalism. Vietnam War. Mobilization of minorities. New feminism. Watergate.

Study guide

Brown decision (1954), massive resistance

Rosa Parks

Martin Luther King, Jr.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, New Frontier

Lee Harvey Oswald, Warren Commission

Lyndon Baines Johnson, Great Society

Medicare (1965), Medicaid (1966)

Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), Community Action

Housing Act (1961), Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965), Immigration Act (1965)

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), freedom rides

Civil Rights Act (1964)

Freedom Summer (1964), Selma march (1965)

Affirmative action

Commission on Civil Disorders

Black power, Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, Malcolm X

Special Forces

Alliance for Progress

Bay of Pigs, Cuban missile crisis

Viet Cong, Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, pacification and relocation

Guns and butter

Tet offensive

New Left, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Free Speech Movement (1964)

Counterculture, hippies, social dropouts

Melting pot

Termination, Declaration of Indian Purpose (1961), Indian Civil Rights Act (1968)

Stonewall riots (1969)

Equal Pay Act (1963), National Organization for Women (NOW), Equal Rights Amendment (1972), Roe v. Wade decision (1973)

Henry Kissinger

Vietnamization, Pentagon Papers, Christmas bombing

Nixon Doctrine

First Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT I)

Family Assistance Plan

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)


Watergate, impeachment

Essay questions

Please pay special attention to the following topics: