US and Soviet Union became the most powerful countries in the world after WWII.
Communities near the edge of the city
People who buy goods. In the 1950's they bought such things at TV's, grills, and new toys.
Credit used to buy goods
Era where rock n' roll, television, and hula hoops all became popular.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Major civil rights leader who led the march in Washington in 1963
Arrested for not giving up her seat in the white section of a Montgomery Alabama bus.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Supporters of Rosa Parks led this boycott.
Very passionate defender of African American civil rights
Brown vs. Board of Education
This court case took segregation out of schools in 1954
Conflict between the US and Soviet Union, fought with ideas, words, and money
A political and economic system in which the government owns all of the business and land
An imaginary line dividing Europe into communist and noncommunist countries
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a military alliance with the nations of Western Europe to promise to help each other if there was an attack against the Soviet Union
US and United Nations supported South Korea and China and the Soviet Union supported North Korea.
Korean War Causes
North Korea wanted to South Korea to be communist
Started a campaign to rid the US of communist
The campaign led by Joseph McCarthy
Cuban Missile Crisis
The Soviet Union placed nuclear missiles in Cuba.
Competition of space exploration between the US and Soviet Union
The competition between the US and Soviet Union to have the most powerful weapons
Barrier that separated West Berlin from East Berlin because of communist beliefs
Conflict between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam wanted South Vietnam to be communist.
People who believed the US should not be involved with Vietnam War
People who believed the US should be involved with the Vietnam War
The first satellite launched into space by the Soviet Union
The first American man to walk on the moon
Created for the purpose of negotiating with oil companies on matters of oil production, prices, and future concession rights (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries)