Unit 8 Vocab
Mariessa Aleman p.6
John F. Kennedy
The President of the U.S. during the time of the Civil Rights movement who won his presidency due to his good looks during a televised debate. Before he was assassinated JFK was able to put the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to be brought into the world which would end segregation and give African Americans their equality.
This was a program that taught people ages 16-24 skills they would need to use in the workforce for jobs other than the usual. This caused for going to college not being required because people could now go to the job corps and be trained in culinary and other fields that didn't require a college degree.
Cuban Missile Crisis
This was the event in which America had discovered the missiles the Khrushchev had placed in Cuba and JFK had decided that they were way too close to the U.S. This caused for America to put a blockade so the the Soviets could place no more and was also the closest the world has ever come to nuclear war.
The Great Society was what Johnson declared as liberty for all and a society in which no racial injustice or poverty exists. Johnson's determination to have a Great Society caused for many programs to come about such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development and many others which tried to end pollution, poverty and fix other things.
Brown vs Board of Education
This case was taken to court because an African American girl was prohibited from going to a white school in Topeka, Kansas. This case deemed segregation in schools as unconstitutional because it violated the 14th amendment and declared that separate but equal is not really equal.
UC vs Bakke
This was the case in which a white college student was denied admission into a medical program due to the limits on how many white students and minorities had to be included into said programs. He won the case and it was decided that it was wrong to set aside places for minorities within programs because then people who were more qualified for the position were denied it.
He was the leader of the Huelga movement which fought for the rights of farm workers because they were being treated so poorly by their bosses. With his nonviolent protests and boycotts he was able to give the workers the rights they deserved because he made their bosses lose millions of dollars due to having people boycott their products.
Stonewall Inn Riots
These riots were based off of the oppression being faced by the LGBT community which stemmed off of a group of males being harassed by police officers at the Stonewall Inn. The effect this had was that from this many advocates of LGBT rights came about and it was realized and shown how they were being oppressed.