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
prospect of integration among the protestors? Were they open to issues not
only facing blacks but to other minorities as well?

While fighting “white oppression” did the SNCC concentrate mainly on
the plight of blacks in American society, or was the committee more

While the literature of the 1960’s seems to have encompassed various
issues, were these works (or the approach to these works) incorporated
into the movements of the 1960’s, or were they designed with movements
in mind?

How did the relationships between young and old become so
overwhelmingly strained during the 1960’s? Was there always a strain
between these ages? Was the strain really there as much as we may think?

How important did it become for the establishment (government) to
address the issues of the young people? Did the government reasonably
address these issues?

While researching foreign relations documents of the 1960’s, is the
position of the United States Government ever changing? Was there a
clear-cut objective when entering Vietnam? Was it politically based or
economically based?