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US History Since 1865
Lecture Outlines 19 & 20

War Without, War Within

I. From Revolution to Civil War
A. Ho Chi Minh vs. the French (1945-54)
B. Eisenhower and Ngo Dinh Diem
C. Vietminh, Viet Cong & the Republican Army

II. Cold War in Southeast Asia
A. Tonkin Gulf Resolution (1965)
B. Rolling Thunder & Strategic Hamlets
C. Tet Offensive (1968)
D. Lt. Calley & the My Lai Massacre (1968)

III. Opposition, Counter-Culture & Peace
A. Sen. Fulbright, Arrogance of Power (1966)
B. Students for a Democratic Society (1962-70s)
C. Woodstock Generation (1969)
D. Kent State, Jackson State & “Law & Order”

IV. Nixon & Vietnamization (1969-75)
A. The Green Berets

America’s Right Turn:
The Republican Revolution

I. Nixon & the White Backlash
A. Silent Majority, Southern Strategy (1968)
B. CREEP & Watergate (1972-74)
C. Jimmy Carter: Liberal Anomaly (1976-80)

II. Culture & Conservatism
A. The “Me Decade” (1970s)
B. From Rustbelt to Sunbelt
C. Jerry Falwell & the “Moral Majority”
D. Phyllis Schlafly & Family Values

III. Ronald Reagan’s Rise
A. Stud of the Silver Screen (1930s-50s)
B. Governor of California (1966-74)
C. The Great Communicator (1980)

IV. Reagan’s Domestic Policies
A. Reaganomics (Supply-Side Economics)
B. New Federalism (Not “Big Government”)
C. Deregulation & the Environment
D. Military Build-Up
E. Shifting Budgetary Priorities

V. Republicans Riding High (1980-94)
A.“Reaganomics” or “Trickle-Down Economics”
B. Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous (1984)
C. George H. W. Bush (1988-92)
D. Gingrich’s “Contract With America” (‘94)