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The Presidencies of
John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
Webquest
Name _________________
Go to http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/ and click on each president to find the following
information:
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
___th President of the United States
___th President of the United States
Born:
Born:
Died:
Died:
Religion:
Religion:
Political Party:
Political Party:
Occupation:
Occupation:
Other government Positions:
Other government Positions:
Go to http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres56.html and read President Kennedy’s Inaugural
Address and answer the questions. Then click next, read President Johnson’s Inaugural
address and answer the questions.
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
In section 1, JFK refers to today as a
In section 1, where does LBJ say the fate of
__________________________________ the nation and future lay?
In section 2, what powers does he say rests
in the hands of mortals?
What 3 issues does LBJ address in sections
7-11?
In which sections, does JFK talk about the
Cold War and foreign policy?
What are the 3 parts of LBJ’s American
In whose hands does JFK say “rests the
Covenant?
final success or failure of our course.”?
Who does JFK say are the “common
enemies of man”?
What does LBJ say is the reason why
America will achieve victory, no matter
what?
What does JFK ask of Americans?
“The 1960s were a very turbulent period. America needed leaders who could react to enormous public
pressure and meet the challenges of a nation moving towards a new modern era. Presidents Kennedy
and Johnson had to deal with civil right issues, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and the social upheaval
of the turbulent sixties. Kennedy has a wonderful reputation, but was he really a better president?”
Go to http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_104_Notes.htm and answer the
following questions. You will need to click on the “for more information, click here” to
get the necessary details
The Presidencies of
John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
Webquest
Name _________________
A. What types of issues did both Kennedy and Johnson have to deal with in the sixties?
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John F. Kennedy
What were the significant
accomplishments of the Kennedy
administration? List and describe.
Lyndon B. Johnson
What were the significant accomplishments of the
Johnson administration?? List and describe. Include
the Great Society.
http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_104_LBJ.htm
The Presidencies of
John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
Webquest
Name _________________
What were the significant setbacks of
the Kennedy administration? List and
describe.
What was the significant setback of the Johnson
administration? List and describe.
http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_104_GreatQuotes.htm
Using the above link, search for quotes from both presidents and then choose the 3 you believe
best represent the essence of him as President of the United States. (What he believed, what he
valued, etc?)
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
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The Presidencies of
John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
Webquest
Name _________________
Answer the questions below.
1. Why do you suppose that most Americans viewed JFK more favorably than LBJ during
their presidencies?
2. Why did they consider JFK’s administration a success and LBJ’s a failure?
3.
Which one do you believe has the biggest impact on the United States? Explain
4. Which one do you believe had the most positive, long-lasting impact on the United
States? Explain