Ch 20: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 20: The New Frontier and the Great Society

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The New Frontier and the Great Society chapter of this McDougal Littell The Americans textbook companion course helps students learn the essential American history lessons of the New Frontier and the Great Society. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the New Frontier and the Great Society textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell The Americans The New Frontier and the Great Society chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the New Frontier and Great Society topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The presidential election of 1960
  • John F. Kennedy's role in the Cold War
  • Communism and the Cuban Revolution
  • The building and tearing down of the Berlin Wall
  • Events of Kennedy's New Frontier
  • Kennedy's assassination
  • Lyndon B. Johnson's road to the presidency
  • The Great Society program and LBJ
  • The Warren Court reforms

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6 Lessons in Chapter 20: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 20: The New Frontier and the Great Society
The Election of 1960: Kennedy vs. Nixon

1. The Election of 1960: Kennedy vs. Nixon

In this lesson, we will be learning about the exciting election of 1960. We will learn about the men running for president in this election (John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon) and why this election was important.

John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

2. John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

Upon entering office in 1961, President John F. Kennedy was tasked with the challenge of maintaining the upper hand in the United States' battle against communism. Learn about Kennedy's successes and failures in handling the Cold War.

Communism and the Cuban Revolution: Castro, the Bay of Pigs & the Cuban Missile Crisis

3. Communism and the Cuban Revolution: Castro, the Bay of Pigs & the Cuban Missile Crisis

In this lesson, we will examine the relationship between communism and the country of Cuba. We will focus specifically on the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro's rise to power, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Building and Tearing Down the Berlin Wall: History and Timeline

4. Building and Tearing Down the Berlin Wall: History and Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the history of the Berlin Wall, from its beginnings as a makeshift barrier between East and West Berlin, to its final demise as communism fell across Eastern Europe in the late 1980s.

The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

5. The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

In this lesson, we'll learn about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its aftermath and the subsequent investigations, as well as some of the resulting conspiracy theories.

President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

6. President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

The Great Society was an ambitious legislative program which attempted to eliminate poverty and racial inequity within the United States. Learn about the creation of the program, its endeavors and its ultimate legacy.

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