The Presidential Issues of the Sixties and Seventies

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The sixties and seventies were a major time in American history when many things were taking place that would set a standard for years to come. It was a time for rebellion, counterculture, and certain freedoms that only Americans have, a time when many people became angry about politics, the government, and a time when there was either too much or not enough liberalism. It was also a time of war, a time when certain crises became major factors in American culture and people wanted to absolve the violence to make a better way of life.
In 1960, John F. Kennedy became the President of the United States. Kennedy was a young man with a vision and he wanted to forge a New Frontier for the American people. During Kennedy’s time as President there were many issues that arose, such as, the construction of the Berlin Wall, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Civil Rights Act, and the war in Vietnam. These issues merely started in the early sixties and continued throughout parts of the seventies. Not only did these issues affect President Kennedy but they also affected President Johnson and President Nixon. As with several of the Presidents before him, Kennedy had to deal with communism and communists, which was all a part of the Cold War. President Kennedy gave a speech about the Berlin Wall and why it was constructed. It was not to keep people out, but to keep people in, to prevent the East Berliners from moving to the West. Kennedy was speaking to the citizens
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