Historical THINKING

Rely on the primary sources in Chapters 27 and 28 in Reading American Horizons as evidence to respond to the following prompt. You are required to use a minimum of three (3) documents to support your answer:

According to your textbook, “The 1960s began with great optimism that a prosperous country would solve long-standing problems of racial injustice and end poverty.” (p.1026) But what happened after 1965? How did the war in Vietnam affect Johnson’s Great Society and the Civil Rights Movement? How did the radicalization of the Civil Rights Movement affect American attitudes about the wars in Vietnam? Be as specific as you can, using concrete examples and quotes from your reading.

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