Because of the public interest in this subject, this article has been reprinted from
THE FLORIDA SCHOOL BULLETIN, DECEMBER, 1961
Published by the
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
THOMAS D> BAILEY, Superintendent
State Library of Florida: Florida State Documents, F320.532s A512
Reprinted pamphlet describing Florida State Department of Education efforts to develop a high school course on "Americanism vs. Communism."
Following the Bay of Pigs Invasion in April 1961, the 1961 Florida Legislature passed a law (233.064 (1961), Florida Statutes) mandating all junior and senior public high school students in Florida take the six-week course, Americanism vs. Communism. An educational television version of the course was also filmed and circulated to students. The course remained an educational requirement until the law was repealed in 1983 and replaced with a mandatory economics course.