CHAPTER SIXTEEN New Frontiers: Expanding Boundaries

 

 

THE RISE OF THEORY: STRUCTURALISM AND READING A PHOTOGRAPH

The 1960s was a decade of cultural, economic, and political upheaval that challenged American societal values. At age 43, John F. Kennedy became a young United States president and he invited artists, musicians, and poets, such as Robert Frost, to White House events. After Eisenhower, Kennedy brought a new sense of vitality to the nation as he declared a “New Frontier” of social reform that included aid to education, medical care for the aged, the extension of civil rights, the formation of the Peace Corps, and a physical fitness program. This progressive social agenda was juxtaposed with an aggressive foreign policy that included ...

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