Guiding Questions and Identifications
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 NOW
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