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Ch 28: Prentice Hall US History Chapter 28: The Kennedy and Johnson Years (1960-1968)

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The Kennedy and Johnson Years (1960-1968) chapter of this Prentice Hall United States History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the Kennedy and Johnson presidencies. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Kennedy and Johnson Years (1960-1968) textbook chapter.

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Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the US history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • The 1960 presidential election
  • JFK and the Cold War
  • The Cuban Revolution, Bay of Pigs Invasion and Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Timeline of the Berlin Wall
  • JFK's new frontier and assassination
  • President LBJ and the Great Society
  • Chief Justice Earl Warren and major cases

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8 Lessons in Chapter 28: Prentice Hall US History Chapter 28: The Kennedy and Johnson Years (1960-1968)
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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.

Lyndon Johnson's Path to the Presidency

7. Lyndon Johnson's Path to the Presidency

Few politicians went from unknown to nation-wide players as quickly as Lyndon Johnson did. This lesson explains his rise from congressional staffer to Vice President, and how he didn't always see eye to eye with those around him.

What is the Peace Corps? - History & Criticism

8. What is the Peace Corps? - History & Criticism

Experience the history of the Peace Corps, a 54-year old American government program dedicated to sending men and women abroad to share knowledge and skills with other nations. Learn about its accomplishments as well as its critics' views.

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