What was the Cold War?
war of words between US and USSR
What is the Berlin Wall?
it separated free Berlin from communist Berlin
What was the Containment policy?
it kept communism from spreading
What is the United Nations?
international organization, based on League of Nations, in NYC
What was the Korean War?
North Korean communists invaded South Korean non-communists; US fought back
When was the Korean War?
What did Senator McCarthy stand for?
Who was Khrushchev?
Russian communist leader in 60s
Who was the US president in the 60s?
Who was the Cuban communist leader?
What was the Bay of Pigs?
when Cuban refugees tried to overthrow Castro with the help of US
Was the Bay of Pigs a success?
What was the Cuban missile crisis?
USSR put missiles in Cuba; Kennedy ordered them removed
Did the missiles in Cuba get removed?
What was Sputnik?
the 1st satellite
What country was Sputnik from?
When was the most fighting done in the Vietnam war?
When did the Vietnam war end?
Who was the Vietnam War against?
N. vietnamese communists vs. S> vietnamese non-communists
Who helped S. Vietnam in the Vietnamese War?
Who invaded who in the Vietnamese War?
N. Vietnam invaded S. Vietnam
Who are vietcong?
What is Guerrilla warfare?
sniper attacks; in jungle fighters
What are doves?
stood for peace
What are hawks?
fought until they won
What president sent the most troops into the Vietnam war?
Who ended US involvement in the Vietnamese war?
When did the Berlin Wall fall?
in the late 80s
What did the fall of the Berlin Wall symbolize?
no more communism in Eastern Europe
Who was the president at the end of the COld War?
When was the fall of communism in the USSR?
Who was the president in the 50s?
What was the purpose of the Brown vs. Board of Education supreme court case?
schools must integrate
Who is Rosa Parks?
she wouldn't move her bus seat
Who was MLK, Jr?
great civil rights leader, and he believed in non-violence
What is the "I Have Dream" speech?
the most famous speech given by MLK, Jr.
How did MLK, JR. die?
he was assassinated
Who was the president in the 60s?
When was JFK assassinated?
Who killed JFK?
Lee Harvey Oswald
Who was the president after Kennedy?
What was Apollo 11?
flight to the moon
Who was Neil Armstrong?
the 1st man on the moon
When did Neil Armstrong land on the moon?
Who said "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Armstrong, when he was the first person to set foot on the moon.
What president was involved in Watergate scandals in the 70s?
What was the Watergate scandal?
scandal over power
Instead of being impeached, what did Nixon do?
Who was the president after Nixon?
When was the Persian Gulf War?
Who was the president during the Persian Gulf War?
What was the Persian Gulf War?
Iraq invaded Kuwait, and UN pushed Iraq back
What was Clinton impeached for?
Was Clinton found guilty?
When was the election of Bush vs. Gore?
What was the closest election?
Bush vs. Gore
What happened September 11, 2001?
terrorists attacks on New York and Washington
Who is Osama bin Laden?
leader of the terrorist group
What is Al Qaida?
the group Osama bin Laden was in; now dead
What is Operation Iraqi Freedom?
Us fought in Iraq
When was Operation Iraqi Freedom?
Who was Hussein?
Is Hussein alive?
Who is Obama?
the president of the US today