Presentation on theme: "Chapter 20 Section 2. Addressing poverty abroad Peace Corps Established 1961 by JFK Volunteer assistance to developing nations Alliance for Progress."— Presentation transcript:
Addressing poverty abroad Peace Corps Established 1961 by JFK Volunteer assistance to developing nations Alliance for Progress Offered economic and technical assistance to Latin American countries Invested $12 billion between 1961 and 1969 Wanted to deter communism Race to the Moon April 12, 1961 Yuri A. Gagarin first man in outer space Kennedy begins race to the moon Research and development spawned new industries 1969 Neil Armstrong becomes first man to land on the moon
New Frontier Legislative program which included … Not too successful in pushing legislation because he lacked a mandate Stimulating the economy Pushed for deficient spending Increased defense budget Increased minimum wage
By 1963, JFK losing popularity because of his stance on civil rights November 22, 1963 President Kennedy assassinated Lyndon Baines Johnson becomes president Lee Harvey Oswald charged with assassination Jack Ruby kills Lee Harvey Oswald
Warren Commission 1963 Determined Oswald acted alone Reinvestigation 1979 Determined he was not a lone gunman but was part of a larger conspiracy We learned that our government really does rock
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