Florida School Bulletin on Americanism vs. Communism, 1961

Florida School Bulletin on Americanism vs. Communism, 1961

Transcript

AMERICANISM
vs. COMMUNISM

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
Tallahassee, Florida

THOMAS D> BAILEY, Superintendent

Source

State Library of Florida: Florida State Documents, F320.532s A512

Description

Reprinted pamphlet describing Florida State Department of Education efforts to develop a high school course on "Americanism vs. Communism."

Date

December 1961

Creator

Florida State Department of Education

Publisher

Florida. State Department of Education.

Format

Bulletins

Coverage

Cold War Florida (1945-1990)

General Note

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 The course remained an educational requirement until the law was repealed in 1983 and replaced with a mandatory economics course.