Subject: History
Language: English (U.S.)
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Liberal consensus and its challenges

RA 13

Reading for Week 12:

Chapter 26: The Liberal Consensus and Its Challenges: 1960-1973

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Type your answer to the questions in the WHITE space provided (i.e., below the questions). (The space will expand as you type.) Label the sub-set of questions as (a), (b), (c), etc., where required.


(a) Where (i.e., country) did President Kennedy’s first Cold War battle take place?

(3 points)

(b) Why did Kennedy neglect to support the Bay of Pigs invasion with the U.S. military? Quote from the textbook. (4 points)

(c) Who was the South Vietnamese leader backed by the United States, but was eventually assassinated in a coup d'état endorsed by the Kennedy administration? Provide full name. (3 points)

a). Cuba

b). Kennedy refused to provide backup military forces for fear of revealing America’s role in the attack.

c). Ngo Dinh Diem  


(a) What was the number of American troops serving in Vietnam when Johnson assumed the presidency? (2 points)

(b) What event during the war in Vietnam constituted the peak of the disreputable behavior of some American soldiers? (3 points)

(c) Where (i.e., place) were the freedom riders who began their journey from Birmingham, Alabama, attacked by a mob? (3 points)

(d) Three civil rights workers involved in the Freedom Summer of 1964 were murdered with the complicity of local enforcement officials.  Who was responsible for their death? (2 points)

a). 16,000 American military advisers

b). The My Lai massacre constituted the peak of the disreputable behavior of some American soldiers.

c). Montgomery

d). Ku Klux Clan


(a) Apart from poverty and race, what were the three other broad areas President Johnson wanted to address in his liberal reform program, the Great Society? (3 points)

(b) What was the result of the1965 Immigration Act? Quote from the textbook. (3 points)

(c) Which student organization advocates the formation of a “New Left”? (4 points)

a). The environment, education, and cities.

b). The 1965 Immigration Act repealed discriminatory national origins quotas established in 1924, resulting in a shift of immigration from Europe to Asia and Central and South America.

c). Students for a Democratic Society.


(a) Which conflict accelerated student radicalism? (3 points)

(b) Who was the author of a book published in 1963 that became a landmark work in the history of women’s rights movement by questioning society’s prescribed gender roles? (3 points)

(c) How did justices in the Roe v. Wade decision classify abortion? Quote one sentence from the textbook. (4 points)

a). The Vietnam War

b). Betty Friedan.

c). In furthering the constitutional right of privacy for women, the justices classified abortion as a private medical issue between a patient and her doctor.


(a) How did white Americans perceive the black ghetto uprisings of the 1960s? (4 points)

(b) Who was the Hispanic American who shared Martin Luther King’s Jr. nonviolent principles? Provide full name. (2 points)

(c) Conservative Senator Barry M. Goldwater lost to Lyndon Johnson by a landslide in the 1964 presidential election. Why did voters ditch him? (4 points)

a). The White Americans perceived the ghetto uprisings solely as an exercise in criminal behavior.

b). Cesar Chavez.

c). His brand of conservatism was considered too extreme and they were not ready to support him.