American Politics Flashcards

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KENNEDY- Area Redevelopment Act (1961)
Granted $394m to extend employment opportunities in states like West Virginia, but was poorly funded. Created 26k jobs and made training programmes that benefited 15k people.
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KENNEDY- Manpower Development and Training Act (1962)
By end of year, 351 approved programmes for 12,600 trainees in 40 states. No historical impact.
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KENNEDY- Social Security Amendments Act (1961)
Benefits for the elderly and disabled were expanded.
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KENNEDY- Minimum Wage Act (1961)
Raised the minimum wage from $0.25 an hour to $1.25 an hour, as well as covering an extra 3.6m people.
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KENNEDY- What happened to the National Highway system under this president?
It was expanded and gave people construction jobs.
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KENNEDY- Food and Agriculture Act (1962)
Despite giving subsidies to farmers, rural poverty persisted.
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KENNEDY- Omnibus Housing Act (1961)
Congress granted $5bn for the extension of urban renewal/public housing/authorised low-interest loans for struggling middle-income families.
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KENNEDY- How many people did Kennedy's Pilot Food Stamp programme feed? And at what cost?
It fed 240,000 at a cost of $22m annually.
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KENNEDY- How many kids had free hot meals at school when Kennedy extended the programme?
700k
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KENNEDY- A senior citizen Healthcare bill was rejected in 1963- what did this become under Johnson?
Medicare/Medicaid.
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KENNEDY- What do Historians judge the New Frontier as?
A failure- simply an extension of old, existing programmes.
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KENNEDY- Who headed the Peace Corps? And how many people did they reject?
Sargent Shiver, and 22%.
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KENNEDY- Between 1961-63, how many countries did the USA send aid to?
44
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KENNEDY- How many Americans approved of the Peace Corps?
71%
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KENNEDY- How many Americans favoured the moon project by 1965?
58%
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