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James A. Henretta
Rebecca Edwards
Robert O. Self
America’s History
Seventh Edition
Uncivil Wars: Liberal Crisis and
Conservative Rebirth, 1964-1972
Copyright © 2011 by Bedford/St. Martin’s
I. The Great Society:
Liberalism at High Tide
A. John F. Kennedy’s Promise JFK inaugural
Lyndon B. Johnson the Liberal Resurgence
1. War on Poverty
2. The 1964 Election
3. Great Society Initiatives (pg. 887)
4. Assessing the Great Society
C. The Women’s Movement Reborn
1. Labor Feminists
2. Betty Friedan and the National Organization for Women
II. The War in Vietnam, 1963-1973
Escalation under Johnson
1. Gulf of Tonkin
2. Hanoi – Rolling Thunder
3. Saigon
4. Ho Chi Minh
5. “Hearts and minds”
6. Mekong River
7. Vietnamization
8. My Lai
9. Tet Offensive (1968)
10. Invasion of Cambodia
11. Christmas bombing
12. Paris Peace Accords
13. War Powers Act (1973)
14. Fall of Saigon (1975)
B. Public Opinion and the War
1. Television – the living room war
2. “Credibility Gap” – body counts, Senate Foreign
Relations Committee hearings
3. Cost of the war and inflation
4. N.Y. Times v. United States (1970)
C. Rise of the Student Movement
1. The New Left
2. Young Americans for Freedom
3. The Counterculture
Jimi Hendrix
III. Days of Rage, 1968-1972
A. Blood in the Streets
1. The Tet Offensive
2. Political Assassinations
III. Days of Rage, 1968-1972
B. The Antiwar Movement and the 1968 Election
1. Democratic Convention
2. Richard Nixon
3. George Wallace
4. The Southern Strategy
III. Days of Rage, 1968-1972
C. The Nationalist Turn
1. Chicanos
2. Black Power
D. Women’s Liberation
1. “Sisterhood”
2. “Sexual Politics”
III. Days of Rage, 1968-1972
E. Stonewall and Gay Liberation
1. “Come Out!”
2. Stonewall Inn
IV. Richard Nixon and the Politics of
the Silent Majority
A. Nixon’s War in Vietnam
1. Vietnamization and Cambodia
2. My Lai Massacre
3. Détente
4. Exit America
B. 1972 Election
1. Democrats in Disarray
2. George McGovern
IV. Richard Nixon and the Politics of
the Silent Majority
C. Watergate and the Fall of a President
1. “Plumbers”
2. Impeachment