KENNEDY

PRERANA RAMADURGUM

ELECTION (1960)

DEMOCRATIC


  • Running mate was Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Almost 50% popular vote
  • Very close election
  • New Frontier (JFK's campaign)
  • Focused on education, health, and rights

COLD WAR

  • Civil War in Laos
  • Increased spending on military
  • Increase in military advisers
  • Marshall Plan in Latin America
  • Bay of Pigs incident pushes Cuba fully into communism
  • 1962 Cuba Quarantined
  • Khrushchev pulls out of Cuba so quarantine would end
  • Berlin Wall constructed by USSR

CIVIL RIGHTS

  • Promised to end racial discrimination
  • Focused on education and medical bills
  • Freedom Riders (end to segregation)
  • James Meredith had troops escort him to enroll at Ole Miss
  • 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. in Birmingham
  • Kennedy televised speech about discrimination
  • Martin Luther King Junior "I Have a Dream"
  • MLK assassinated in Dallas '63 from balcony