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What were the positives of the New Frontier?
Equal rights for blacks, introduced civil rights act, cut income taxes, increased minimum wage
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What were the negatives of the New Frontier?
Still unemployment, lots of government spending, JFK was more interested in foreign policies
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Who did the Great Society?
Lyndon B Johnson
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What were the economic policies of the Great Society?
Cut taxes, improved high/railways, shops had to clearly and fairly label goods + people can return/exchange faulty goods
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What were the social policies of the Great Society?
Medical care act 1965, elementary and secondary education act 1965, voting rights act, clear the slums
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What were the civil rights policies of the Great Society?
Civil rights act 1964, voting rights act 1965, 1967- all laws that banned mixed race marriages to be removed
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What were the criticisms of the Great Society?
Republicans accuse him of over spending, doing too little to attack problems in the inner cities, US involvement in the Vietnam war, taxes and inflation increase
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When was the first drive in cinema opened?
1930s
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When was the first multiplex cinema opened?
1963
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What decade saw the emergence of blockbuster films?
1970s
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What decade was the time of the mega paid movie star?
1990s
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Name some mega paid movie stars
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone
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When was the first DVD sold?
1997
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How many people owned a car in 1945 compared to 1960?
1945- 25 million, 1960- 60 million
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What was the Interstate Highways Act and what date was it?
1956, 41,000 miles of new highways
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What fraction of people owned a car in 1960 compared to 1970?
1/3 in 1960, 1/2 in 1970
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Name some popular Westerns in the 1960s/70s
The Lone Ranger, Bonaza, I love Lucy
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What did early TV create the image of America as?
White middle class family
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Name some popular soap operas
Dallas, Dynasty, Beverly Hills 90210
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Name some popular chat shows
Phil Donahue, Jerry Springer, Oprah Whinfrey
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Who set up Microsoft and what date?
Bill Gates 1975
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Who set up Apple and what date?
Steve Jobs 1976
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What was the concern of more social networking and technology?
Less active lifestyle among children
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What did teens have in the 1950s onwards?
Fashion, more money=freedom, rock and roll
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Why did parents disapprove of teens new ways?
Encouraged sex drugs and crime
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What singer had 'sexually explicit words and movements'
Elvis Presley
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What caused teenagers to be more dangerous?
Nuclear threats
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Name some things to do with the Hippy movement?
Drugs, sexual freedom, flower power, peaceful protest, support of civil rights, refused to fight in Vietnam, disenchanted with government
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What did hippies 'experiment' with?
The pill, LSD and marijuana
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What type of people were hippies seen as?
Rejected middle class background young people
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What music was in the 1960s?
Bob Dylan (protest) Beatles + Rolling Stones, Beach Boys
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When was the KKK set up?
1865
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What type of people were allowed to be part of the KKK?
WASPS
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What did the KKK's white robes symbolise?
White supremacy and purity
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What happened to anyone who tried to "rise above their place"?
Beaten, tarred and feathered or ***** or murdered (lynching)
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Why wasn't the KKK convicted in 1924-25?
They threatened the jury
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By 1924 how many members of the KKK was there?
5 million
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What year did the KKK kind of end and why?
1925- D.C Stepheson was put in prison for life for ****** a young girl
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What does NAACP stand for?
National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People
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When was the NAACP set up?
1909
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What were the NAACP's aims?
Abolish segregation, end lynchings, get black people the vote, equal education opportunites
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How did the NAACP try to achieve its aims?
Discussion, persuasion, petitions, sit-ins, freedom rides and education
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Who was the most famous member of the NAACP?
Martin Luther King?
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