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- Tet Offensive
- Montgomery Bus Boycott
- John F. Kennedy
- Beat Generation
- a A president during part of the cold war and especially during the superpower rivalry and the cuban missile crisis. he was the president who went on tv and told the public about the crisis and allowed the leader of the soviet uinon to withdraw their missiles. other events, which were during his terms was the building of the berlin wall, the space race, and early events of the Vietnamese war.
- b June 6, 1944 - Led by Eisenhower, over a million troops (the largest invasion force in history) stormed the beaches at Normandy and began the process of re-taking France. The turning point of World War II.
- c In 1955, after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus, Dr. Martin L. King led a boycott of city buses. After 11 months the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of public transportation was illegal.
- d 1968; National Liberation Front and North Vietnamese forces launched a huge attack on the Vietnamese New Year (Tet), which was defeated after a month of fighting and many thousands of casualties; major defeat for communism, but Americans reacted sharply, with declining approval of LBJ and more anti-war sentiment
- e Group of American writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, and also the cultural phenomena that they wrote about and inspired (later sometimes called "beatniks"). Central elements of "Beat" culture include a rejection of mainstream American values, experimentation with drugs and alternate forms of sexuality, and an interest in Eastern spirituality. Examples: Ginsberg and Kerouac
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- British Air Force Bombed the city of Dresden as a way of completely destroying the moral of the Germans
- Coalition of younger members of the Democratic party and radical student groups. Believed in participatory democracy, free speech, civil rights and racial brotherhood, and opposed the war in Vietnam.
- Supported by the National Organization for Women, this amendment would prevent all gender-based discrimination practices. However, it never passed the ratification process.
- Group that sent its own delegates to the Democratic National Convention in 1964 to protest discrimination against black voters in Mississippi
- Truman removed MacArthur from command in Korea as punishment for MacArthur's public criticism of the U.S. government's handling of the war. Intended to confirm the American tradition of civilian control over the military, but Truman's decision was widely criticized.
5 True/False Questions
Zoot-Suit Riots → A white officer beat a black motorist in LA which caused 6 days of violence and thirty four people to die. Home were burned and the national guard had to be brought in.
Little Rock Nine → 1968; National Liberation Front and North Vietnamese forces launched a huge attack on the Vietnamese New Year (Tet), which was defeated after a month of fighting and many thousands of casualties; major defeat for communism, but Americans reacted sharply, with declining approval of LBJ and more anti-war sentiment
Medicaid → 1955 two larger labor unions united. American Federation Labor- Congress of Industrial Organization.
United States v. Richard Nixon → Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the president must relinquish the Watergate Tapes. The tapes revealed concrete evidence of Nixon's involvement, giving proof of the president ordering the FBI to stop investigating the break-in only three days after it had occurred.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki → Alabama city against equal rights; peaceful marches in 1963 were broken up brutally by city police.