Defining Documents in American History: The 1960s (1960-1969), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619258897
  • ISBN-13: 9781619258891
  • DDC: 973.922
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 347 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This new addition to the Defining Documents series profiles the first decade of the 20th century in America through careful, close analysis of historic documents from the era. Over forty primary source documents are studied, delivering a thorough examination of this crucial period in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Other Frontmatter.
Visions of a New Era.
1: JFK: “The New Frontier”.
2: Eisenhower's Farewell Address.
3: JFK: “Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You”.
4: EO 10924: Establishment of the Peace Corps.
5: Newton Minow: “Television and the Public Interest”.
6: JFK: “We Choose to Go to the Moon”.
7: George Wallace: “Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever”.
8: LBJ: “The Great Society”.
9: Barry Goldwater: “Extremism in the Defense of Liberty Is No Vice”.
10: Ronald Reagan: “A Time for Choosing”.
Confrontations with Communism.
11: Fidel Castro: Second Declaration of Havana.
12: JFK: Report on the Soviet Arms Buildup in Cuba.
13: Foreign Relations of the United States (1961–1963): Southeast Asia—Vietnam.
14: JFK: “A Strategy of Peace”.
15: JFK: “Ich bin ein Berliner”.
16: Limited Test Ban Treaty.
17: LBJ: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident.
18: LBJ: “Peace without Conquest”.
19: Robert S. McNamara: “No Attractive Course of Action”.
20: The Tet Offensive: A CIA Assessment.
21: LBJ: Address to the Nation Announcing Steps to Limit the War in Vietnam.
22: Richard Nixon: The “Silent Majority” and “Vietnamization”.
Civil Rights, Social Justice, and Antiwar Activism.
23: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Constitution.
24: Port Huron Statement.
25: Engel v. Vitale.
26: Gideon v. Wainwright.
27: MLK: “Letter from Birmingham Jail”.
28: Huldah (Beth) Taylor: Account of My Participation in the Sit-ins.
29: Equal Pay Act of 1963.
30: John L. Lewis: Address to the March on Washington.
31: MLK: “I Have a Dream”.
32: Malcolm X: “The Ballot or the Bullet”.
33: Civil Rights Act of 1964.
34: Mario Savio: “Put Your Bodies upon the Gears”.
35: Call for a March on Washington to End the War.
36: LBJ: “The American Promise”.
37: Griswold v. Connecticut.
38: Miranda v. Arizona.
39: National Organization for Women (NOW) Founding Statement.
40: Loving v. Virginia.
41: An Antidraft Call to Action.
42: Huey Newton: A Black Panther on Self-Defense.
43: EO 11246: Nondiscrimination in Government Employment.
44: RFK: “An Unwinnable War”.
45: Indian Civil Rights Act.
46: César Chávez: Prayer of the Farm Workers' Struggle.
47: Weathermen Manifesto.
48: Stonewall Riot Leaflet.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.