This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on the Liberal Agendas of Presidents Kennedy & Johnson who served during the Civil Rights Movement. All three presentations together number 69 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
In the 1960s, presidential initiatives, judicial rulings, and social protest movements generated reform. This included the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, the youth movement, and the environmental movement. They also created a climate of rebellion, confrontation, and upheaval.
John Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon in the presidential election of 1960, the first election in which televised debates between presidential candidates played a major role. Kennedy was handsome, dynamic, articulate, and youthful. When he accepted the Democratic nomination, Kennedy urged Americans to meet the challenges of a "New Frontier." Unfortunately he died before he saw any progress in these movements.
Power point #1 is entitled, The Liberal Agendas & Domestic Policies and contains 20 slides and covers the following:
President John Kennedy
Kennedy’s “New Frontier”
Cold War Policies Continue
The Peace Corps
President Lyndon Johnson
Johnson’s “War on Poverty”
Johnson’s “Great Society”
Johnson’s Medical Programs
The Voting Rights Act
Arts Funding & Clean Air
Immigration Act of 1965
War of Vietnam
End of Presentation
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. 43-year-old John F. Kennedy became the youngest man and the first Roman Catholic to hold the office of president.
The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the establishment of the Peace Corps, developments in the Space Race, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Civil Rights Movement, the "New Frontier" domestic program, abolishment of the federal death penalty, and increased U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War all took place during his presidency.
He was born into one of America’s wealthiest families and parlayed an elite education and a reputation as a military hero into a successful run for Congress in 1946 and for the Senate in 1952. As president, Kennedy confronted mounting Cold War tensions in Cuba, Vietnam and elsewhere. He also led a renewed drive for public service and eventually provided federal support for the growing civil rights movement.
On November 22, 1963, the president and his wife landed in Dallas. From the airfield, the party then traveled in a motorcade to the Dallas Trade Mart, the site of Jack’s next speaking engagement. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., as the motorcade was passing through downtown Dallas, shots rang out; Kennedy was struck twice, in the neck and head, and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a nearby hospital.
Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidents #35 - John Kennedy - Summary and contains 31 slides and covers the following:
Background Summaries (2)
Road to the Presidency
Bay of Pigs
Cuban Missile Crises
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Viet Nam Escalation
Warren Commission Report
Committee on the Assassination
Multiple Gunman Theories
End of Presentation
Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States, a position he assumed after President Kennedy was assassinated. Johnson was a Democrat from TX who served as a United States Representative from 1937 to 1949 and as a United States Senator from 1949 to 1961, including 6 years as Senate Majority Leader, 2 as Senate Minority Leader, and 2 as Senate Majority Whip.
During his administration, Johnson initiated the "Great Society" social service programs, signed the Civil Rights Act into law, and bore the brunt of national opposition to his vast expansion of American involvement in the Vietnam War. By 1967, the escalating war in Vietnam was consuming Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency. Criticism surrounded his administration's handling of the war found in the nation's media, and anti-war protests had begun to spring up on college campuses and major cities. By 1968, more than 500,000 U.S. troops were in Vietnam, and there seemed to be no end in sight.
As the next election campaign geared up, Democrats were split into 4 factions, each despising the other 3, and Johnson had lost control of his party. His approval rating plummeted to 36%. On March 31, 1968, Johnson shocked the nation by announcing that he would not seek re-election. When Johnson left office in January 1969, peace talks in Vietnam were under way, but it would take another 4 years before the United States was completely out of Vietnam.
Power point #3 is entitled, US Presidents #36 - Lyndon Johnson - Summary and contains 18 slides and covers the following:
Education & Politics
Early Political Career
The "Great Society“
"Great Society“ Legislation
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The Civil Rights Movement.