Foreign Policies

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  • Created on: 05-12-14 18:24

KENNEDY:

  • called his domestic program 'New Frontier' which promised federal funding for education, medical care for the elderly, economic aid to rural regions and government intervention to halt recession
  • he also promised to end racial discrimination
  • his foreign policy was dominated by American confrontations with the Soviet Union
  • 'Flexible Response' was also his foreign policy that was developed
  • it marked moving away from the emphasis of nuclear weapons to an approach that relied on developing a wider range of strategies to meet the threat of communism
  • Flexbile Response would give the US President a choice of options, as Kennedy stated in July 1961; "we intend to have a wider choice than humiliation or all-out nuclear war"
  • economic aid would be targeted at…

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