Archive for April 4th, 2007

Chapter 41 Outlines due Tuesday April 10

41 Outline—The Stormy Sixties

I. The Kennedy Years—Was it really “Camelot?”
—–A. Kennedy- the man. What made him fascinating?
———-Kennedy v. Nixon in 1960
———-The role of television in politics
—–B. How did the election of 1960 influence his presidency?
—–C. New Frontier at home
———-Civil Rights—Freedom Ride, Mississippi, Birmingham (aka “Bombingham”), March on Washington
———-Hoover and King
—–D. Foreign Relations
———-Berlin Wall
———-Kennedy Round
———-Marshall Plan and Common Market—why does Britain suffer?
———-Flexible Response and “brushfire wars”
———-Escalation in Vietnam—how much was Kennedy responsible for? How bad was Diem?
———-“Cuber”—Alliance for Progress, Bay of Pigs, missile crisis
—–E. Assassination—how does it impact America? What is Kennedy’s legacy?

II. LBJ takes the helm and starts a revolution
—–A. How does LBJ use Kennedy’s ghost to get things done?
———-Civil Rights ACT 1964
———-War on Poverty
—–B. How is LBJ different from Kennedy?
—–C. Great Society
———-Office of Economic Opportunity
———-Medicare and Medicaid
———-Head Start
—–D. Signs that Americans want “normalcy”—the Republican challenge
———-Republican Criticisms of Great Society and Democrats
—–E. Civil Rights Movement Explodes
———-Klan response
———-Mississippi (again) and the Freedom Summer
———-Voting Rights 1965
———-Black Power
—————Malcolm X and Nation of Islam
—————White backlash
—————King’s and Malcolm’s assassinations – what effect do these have?
—–F. Vietnam
———-Fulbright and “credibility gap”
———-Hawks and Doves
———-Saving Vietnam by destroying it—explain
———-Political fallout—McCarthy’s challenge and Bobby Kennedy in 1968
—————Chicago Democratic Convention

III. The nation shudders back toward the Right
—–A. Cultural Upheaval and the Counterculture
—–B. Backlash
—–C. Berkeley Student Movement—look up Mario Savio
—–D. The Sixties: Constructive or Destructive?
—–E. Nixon reappears


Afterschool review sessions start April 9

AP United States History
Test Date—MAY 11

Review Schedule:

We will be available in the library on each of the following days after school for review. We will try to focus the review each day on the time period listed. Each time period will usually be offered twice, so figure out what best fits your schedule. We will also review in class starting about April 30th.

April 9-10 Colonization

April 11-12 Revolution / Early Republic Period

April 16-17 Nationalism / Expansion Period

April 18-19 Civil War / Reconstruction

April 23-24 Industrialization / Urbanization

April 25-26 Gilded Age / Imperialism

April 30-May 1 Progressive Era / World War I

May 3-4 Great Depression / World War II

May 7-10 General Review on whatever you feel you need to review

Other ways to review:

• Review your study material from 1st semester final exam
• Review the attached content outline
• Borrow review materials from Mr. Brueckmann’s room
• Check online for review materials