Students analyze important events and trends in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Explain the effect that the assassination of President Kennedy had on the nation.
List and identify the major components of Johnson’s Great Society programs: aid to education, attack on disease, Medicare, urban renewal, beautification, conservation, the war on poverty, crime prevention, and removal of obstacles to the right to vote.
Describe the Southern Strategy and the success of Nixon’s appeal to the silent majority.
Analyze the rise of social activism and the antiwar and countercultural movements.
Describe the dimensions of the energy crisis, the creation of a national energy policy, and the emergence of environmentalism (e.g., creation of the Environmental Protection Agency; Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; disasters such as Love Canal, Three Mile Island, and the Exxon Valdez).