Presentation on theme: "The Montgomery Bus Boycott and Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins are examples of A. enforcement by the Justice Department of the Brown decision B. President."— Presentation transcript:
The Montgomery Bus Boycott and Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins are examples of A. enforcement by the Justice Department of the Brown decision B. President Eisenhower’s use of federal troops to end segregation C. court-initiated efforts to end racial discrimination D. failures of nonviolent direct action by the NAACP E. protests against segregation coming from the African American community
The Black Muslims and the Black Power movement advocated A. equal opportunity and social integration B. voting rights and nonviolent protest C. multicultural education for whites and blacks D. Increased participation of African Americans in national politics E. Separatism and self-rule for African Americans
What stood out to you as interesting or unexpected? What questions do you still have? What, according to Harrington, contributes to the invisibility of the poor? Can you think of additional factors? What happened/changed to make the poor invisible (i.e. why wasn’t this true during earlier periods…or was it)? How is The Other America a challenge to the 1950’s ideal? Are the arguments similar or different to those presented in “America” or by Civil Rights activists? What would you do to address these problems?
How effective were New Frontier and Great Society programs in increasing the access of more Americans to the American Dream?
“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed…Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. We stand today on the edge of a New Frontier… [Americans must be] new pioneers [and explore] uncharted areas of science and space…unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus.” -John F. Kennedy DNC
New Frontier race to the moon Peace Corps Urban renewal, raised minimum wage Warren Court Baker v. Carr Mapp v. Ohio Gideon v. Wainwright Escobeda v. Illinois Miranda v. Arizona Engel v. Vitale Civil Rights Assassination (1963)prevents several goals from being achieved
“The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents. It is a place where leisure is a welcome chance to build and reflect, not a feared case of boredom and restlessness. It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community. It is a place where man can renew contact with nature. It is a place which honors creation for its own sake and for what it adds to the understanding of the race. It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods.” -Lyndon B. Johnson- 1964
Became president after JFK assassinated and carries/extends the torch Great Society War on Poverty (1, 2, 3)123 ▪ Economic Opportunities Act (HUD, Job Corp, VISTA, Head Start) ▪ Appalachian Development Act Medicare and Medicaid Funding for all levels of education Environmental Protections Civil Rights Increasingly heavy focus on foreign policy and unrest at home undermines his policy goals and ends his political career
Progressive Era New Deal Great Society Leaders? Objectives? Accomplishments? Those impacted? Role of government?
Did the New Frontier and Great Society increase the ability of more Americans to access the American Dream?
In what ways did the administration of President Lyndon Johnson respond to the political, economic, and social problems of the United States? Assess the effectiveness of these responses. Use the documents and your knowledge of the time period to construct your response. 1. What is the question asking? What do you need to address in your answer to insure a complete answer?
Brainstorm possible outside information…
Examine the documents What is the main idea? What inferences (“blinders off”) can you draw from this source? Why do you think this source was provided? What outside information relates to this source? You’ll get a couple of minutes to talk about each source, and then we’ll discuss as a class.
Examine the documents What is the main idea? What inferences (“blinders off”) can you draw from this source? Why do you think this source was provided? What outside information relates to this source? Write a paragraph that would appear in this essay. Make sure to include several pieces of outside information and at least one document. Do NOT quote the document, describe the document, rephrase the document – USE it to support your argument.