Kennedy's 'New Frontier' 1961-63)

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How was elected President in November 1960?
John F Kennedy-democrat
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What did he introduce?
New Frontier
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What wwere the three aims he wanted to tackle?
poverty , inequality and deprovation
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What are the two types of new frontier?
civil rights , economy , social reform
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What is the civil rights new frontier?
1)Kennedy appointed Marshall as America's fist black federal judge 2)he sent troops to ensure that James Meredith could be the first student in Mississippi uni and introduces civil rights bill
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What is the economy new frontier?
1)Kennedy introduced $900 million public works programme to build roads and public buildings 2)he increased spending on defence and tech which created jobs 3) he cut taxes to encourage people to buy goods
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What is the social reform new frontier?
1) Kennedy proposed introduced Medicare-a cheap system of state health insurance 2)Social security act 1962 gave financial help to elderly and unemployed 3)the Area Redevelopment Act 1961 gave loans and grants to stay with long term unemployment
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However what did Kennedy face?
Opposition in Congress to his ideas and many of his bills were rejected. He was assassinated in November 1963 and so was unable to complete his reform programme
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What does New frontier mean?
The reform policies of President Kennedy in the early 1960sK
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Kennedys successor as President , Lyndon B Johnson decided yo continue with the reform programme and develop it further. What was Johnson's 'Great Society'?
declared war on poverty, aiming to make America a country with high living standards and sense of community
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What does Great Society mean?
the reform programme of President Johnson in the 1960s
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What was the effect on civil rights from the 'Great Society'?
1) The civil rights act 1964 banned discrimination and set up Equal Opportunities Commission 2)The Voting Rights Act 1965 ensured fair voting procedures 3)in 1967 the ban on mixed marriages was lifted
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What was the effect on the economy from the 'Great Society'?
1) Johnson cut taxes to encourage people to spend, help businesses grow and create jobs 2)he improved the railways and highways 3)he gave federal funds to help depressed areas such as the Appalachians
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What was the effect on social reform form the 'Great Society'?
1) The Medical Care Act 1965 provided Medicare (for the old) and Medicaid (for the poor) the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 1965 provided the first ever federal funding for state eduation
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Johnson faced?
Powerful opposition in Congress to his reform measures
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However?
Follwoing Kennedy's assissination the American people were more sympathetic to the reforms he had wanted for the US and Johnson was an experienced politican able to win support for such measures
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