Modern America Matrix
Part A
Choose one of the following topics:

• Native Americans
• Women
• Environment
• Latin Americans
• Sexual liberation

Read at least three different newspaper articles between 1968 and 1980 that cover important changes affecting your topic.:

• New York Times
• Washington Post
• Wall Street Journal
• Los Angeles Times
• Christian Science Monitor

Write a 650 word paper in which you describe the status of the chosen group or idea and how that group or idea was affected by the changes brought about during the 1960s. Include information gleaned from the newspaper articles as well as other material.
Part B

Complete the America’s War in Vietnam presentation using Microsoft® PowerPoint® software The main presentation must include 4 to 5 slides that do the following:

• Evaluate how the United States became involved in Vietnam.
• Explain the political, military, and social outcomes of the end of the war in Vietnam.

Use two sources other than your textbook and include speaker notes with the presentation slides.

Create a title page, an introduction slide, references slide, and a visual template to use on each slide throughout the presentation. The title, introduction, and references slides do not count towards the 4 to 5 slide requirement.


Modern America Matrix Week 3

Week 3: 1960s Part Two

Johnson’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.

• Medicare
• Medicaid
• The War on Poverty
• The Apollo Program
• The Department of Housing and Urban Development
• The Civil Rights Act of 1964
• Tax Cuts for Economic Growth
• Job Corps
• National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities
• National School Lunch Act of 1946
• Wilderness Act of 1964
• Food Stamp Act of 1964
• The Voting Rights Act of 1965
• The Immigration Act of 1965
• The Rolling Stones
• The Beatles
• Flower Children
• Abbie Hoffman and the Chicago Seven
• Kent State killings

Event Identify Significance Reference




Modern America Matrix