Stand Up for the Working Man: George Wallace and the New Right
104-105 Describes the discontent among white working class Americans
Why were the New Deal supporters hostile to Liberalism?
How did conservatives use liberalism to their advantage?
105 How did the increase in the middle class contribute to the rise in conservative groups?
107-110 George Wallace- early history and preparations for a political career
Was George Wallace a racist or was he protesting against a government Americans felt uneasy about?
Was his popularity a result of racism or his concern for white working class Americans?
110 Describes how Wallace uses the same populist approach that others have used but with a different target
112 1968 election
Was Wallace a strong political force?
115 Description of Kennedy’s style and created image
116 Introduction to the concept of corporate liberalism
How did Kennedy work with the business community to improve the economy?
117-121 Free trade and Kennedy’s economic policies
119 Confrontation with big business and steel industry
How did Kennedy use the federal government to fight big business?
Did Kennedy’s approach bring more hostility between the democrats and the business community?
121 Alliance between Keynesian economics and corporate liberals
124-125 Kennedy’s economic transformation
126 Did the Keynesian economic strategies revitalize American economy?
Politics and Principle: The Issue of Civil Rights
130-132 Background information on the growth of the civil rights movement from reconstruction
How did Kennedy strike a balance between white and black southerners?
How did Kennedy respond to pressures from both sides?
How effective was the Presidents committee on Equal Employment Opportunity?
132-134 Different attempts taken by African Americans to achieve justice from American government?
How much power did Kennedy have to end discrimination?
135-138 RFK involvement in interstate transportation discrimination and freedom riders
How effective was SNCC grassroots movement?
140-142 FBI’s interference with civil rights activities
Why did the FBI try to compromise Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights activities?
Why didn’t the white house interfere with the FBI’s activities?
142-145 How did Kennedy respond to Governor Barnett’s defiance of federal authority?
How did the events in Birmingham affect white house policy?
Origins of the War on Poverty
148-153 Kennedy’s expansion of the welfare state
Did Kennedy increase New Deal traditions?
How did Congress react?
How did Kennedy appeal to American workers?
153-157 RFK’s Juvenile Delinquency Crusade
How was institutional reform implemented and how effective was it?
159 Kennedy’s war on poverty
Was Kennedy really committed to social reform?
Freedom Now: The New Left and the Assault on Liberalism
166-168 Trying to find a definition for 1960’s culture – right and left
politics not so "black and white"
What is the New Left? How did it emerge?
How did Kennedy inspire the New Left?
169 Similarities between the New Left and the counterculture
What role did rock and roll play in the civil rights movement?
171-172 How did liberalism come to be identified with ant-communism?
Who was attracted to the New left and why?
175 Are the goals of the New Left and conservatives the same?
For reasons other than activism, was the SNCC encouraging to the