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Georgia Performance Standards:
Describe the Cuban Revolution, the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban missile crisis.
Describe the impact television has had on American culture, including the Presidential Debates (Kennedy/Nixon, 1960), news coverage of the Civil Rights movement.
Explain Brown v. Board of Education and efforts to resist the decision.
Describe the significance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail and his I have a dream speech.
Describe the causes and consequences of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Describe the political impact of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy including the impact on Civil Rights legislation.
Explain Lyndon Johnson's Great Society including the establishment of Medicare.
Describe the social and political turmoil of 1968 to include the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, and the events surrounding the Democratic National Convention.
Compare and contrast the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) tactics, including sit-ins, freedom rides, and changing composition.
Describe the rise of the conservative movement as seen in the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater (1964) and the election of Richard M. Nixon (1968).
Explain the impact of Supreme Court decisions on ideas about civil liberties and civil rights including such decisions as Roe v. Wade (1973 and the Bakke decision on affirmative action).