Chapter 28 GQ-ID

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Unit 8: The Modern State and the Age of Liberalism, 1945-1980
Chapter 28: Uncivil Wars: Liberal Crisis and Conservative Rebirth, 1880-1917
Guiding Questions and Identifications
1. How did the U.S. involvement in Vietnam grow? What role did the strategies of the Cold War play
in the escalation?
2. What effect does the Vietnam War have on U.S. society? How do various groups react to the war?
How do they get their various messages out?
3. What is the idea of a “silent majority” espoused by Richard Nixon? What does it mean in the area
of politics?
4. What role does the Supreme Court under Earl Warren play in the area of civil rights?
5. Describe the Great Society program pushed by President Johnson. How was it similar and different
from the New Deal? What are the successes and failures of the Great Society?
Identifications:
28.1 Liberalism at High Tide
Great Society
Lyndon B. Johnson
Barry Goldwater
Economic Opportunity Act
Medicare
Medicaid
Equal Pay Act
Betty Friedan
The Feminine Mystique
Presidential Commission on the Status of Women
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28.2 The Vietnam War Begins
Ngo Dinh Diem
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Operation Rolling Thunder
Students for a Democratic Society
Port Huron Statement
New Left
Young Americans for Freedom
Sharon Statement
counterculture
28.3 Days of Rage, 1968-1972
Robert F. Kennedy
Tet offensive
1968 Democratic National Convention
Richard M. Nixon
George C. Wallace
Chicano Moratorium Committee
women’s liberation
Title IX
Stonewall Inn
28.4 Richard Nixon and the Politics of the Silent Majority
silent majority
Vietnamization
My Lai
détente
Henry Kissenger
Warren Court
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