Modern America Matrix 1960s

Modern America Matrix 1960s

Resources: Ch. 7 & 8 of Moving On, MySearchLab, and the University Library
Complete the Material: Modern America Matrix Week 2on the first part of the1960s.

Week 2: 1960s Part One

Kennedy’s Presidency

From the following list, choose five events from the 1960s. Identify the basic facts, dates, and purpose of the event in 2 to 3 sentences in the Identify column. Include why the event is significant in the Significance column, and add a reference for your material in the Reference column.

  • Domestic Reforms
  • Tariff Reductions
  • Tax Cuts to Spur Growth
  • The Age of Camelot
  • The Peace Corps
  • Space Exploration
  • The Alliance for Progress
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Jacqueline Kennedy
  • JFK’s Assassination
Event Identify Significance Reference

Civil Rights Diary

Create a journal entry of 700 to 1,050 words from the perspective of one of the following 1960s personas:

  • Student at the University of Mississippi when James Meredith tried to enroll
  • Witness to the assassination of Malcolm X
  • Protestor at the Lincoln Memorial who hears King give his “I Have a Dream” speech
  • A freedom rider headed to New Orleans in 1960
  • Store owner and witness to the Watts riots in LA
  • African American participant in one of the Selma marches in 1965
  • An African American supporter and political organizer for Robert Kennedy in 1968

Consider the social, economic, and political forces at work. For example, if you have chosen to be a student at the University of Mississippi, describe the court cases that resulted in the desegregation of the campus.

Ensure that your journal entry aligns with fact and that all facts are supported by proper citations.
two sources other than your textbook. You may include the videos this week as part of your sources.
the text of your journal entry consistent with APA guidelines.

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