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155817362john f. kennedypresident assassinated in Texas; involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis
155817363robert f. kennedyAttorney General during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Assassinated by Sirhan Biashara Sirhan
155817364robert s. McNamaraUS Secretary of Defense under Kennedy and Johnson, became discouraged by lack of America's success in the war. Wanted to end it.
155817365Charles de GaulleFrench general and statesman, the leader of the Free French forces in exile
155817366Martin Luther King Jr.AfricanAmerican civil rights leader, "I Have A Dream" speech
155817367Lee Harvey OswaldUnited States assassin of JFK, shot by Jack Ruby
155817368Lyndon B. JohnsonThe US president who privately wanted to stay out of Vietnam but sent soldiers because his goal was to stop the spread of communism
155817369Barry Goldwatersenator of AZ, LBJ beat in the election
155817370Malcom XEncouraged violence and wanted separate black communities, converted to a Black Muslim in jail
155817371Hubert H. HumphreyVice president elected in 1964, Politics of Joy
155817372George WallaceFour time governor of Alabama. Most famous for his pro-segregation attitude and as a symbol for states' rights.
155817373peaceful coexistencefor two nations to tolerate each other enough to where nothing will result in war, how Krushchev described U.S and soviet
155817374new frontierThe "new" liberal and civil rights ideas advocated by Kennedy, in contrast to Eisenhower's conservative view.
155817375peace corpsa civilian organization sponsored by the United States government, controlled by JFK
155817376Bay of PigsFailed invasion of Cuba planned by the US government, wanted to overthrow Castro.
155817377War on PovertyPresident Lyndon B. Johnson's program in the 1960's, provide greater social services for the poor and elderly
155817378Great societyLBJ's policies of fighting poverty and racial injustice, the term for the domestic programs of the Johnson administration
155817379cuban missile crisisthe 1962 confrontation bewteen US and the Soviet Union over Soviet missiles in Cuba, brought the U.S. and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war.
15581738024th amendmenteliminated the poll tax as a voting requirement
155817381Tet offensivesurprise attacks on cities all over South Vietnam, no safe place

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