5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Douglas MacArthur
- Nuremberg trials
- liberty ships
- Truman Doctrine
- a an extended meeting or class held to discuss a social or political issue
- b United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II
- c Series of trials in 1945 conducted by an International Military Tribunal in which former Nazi leaders were charged with crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and war crimes
- d President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
- e large, sturdy merchant ships that usually carried supplies or troops, but were sometimes converted to hospital ships
5 Multiple choice questions
- Vietnamese communist statesman who fought the Japanese in World War II and the French until 1954 and South vietnam until 1975 (1890-1969)
- the government agreed to pay a company whatever it cost to make a product plus a guranteed percentage of the costs as a profit
- US battleship that was allegedly fired upon by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin
- location of the killing of over 400 Vietnamese civilians by American soldiers
- The World War II-era effort of black Americans to gain "a Victory over racism at home as well as Victory abroad."
5 True/False questions
William Westmoreland → The Democratic candidate who ran against Eisenhower in 1952. His intellectual speeches earned him and his supporters the term "eggheads". Lost to Eisenhower.
Henry Kaiser → He had supervised the constrution of Boulder Dam and reduced the prodution time to less than two weeks instead of 6 months and then to one ship a day
Suez Crisis → July 26, 1956, Nasser (leader of Egypt) nationalized the Suez Canal, Oct. 29, British, French and Israeli forces attacked Egypt. UN forced British to withdraw; made it clear Britain was no longer a world power
Leyte Gulf → this is a military base in northwestern South Vietnam that was attacked by communist troops. There was an increased traffic on the Ho Chi Minh Trail right before the assault.
Island Hopping → `, the American navy attacked islands held by the Japanese in the Pacific Ocean. The capture of each successive island from the Japanese brought the American navy closer to an invasion of Japan.