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  1. Sputnik
  2. George Wallace
  3. Black Power Movement
  4. Watergate
  5. Malcom X
  1. a First artificial Earth satellite, it was launched by Moscow in 1957 and sparked U.S. fears of Soviet dominance in technology and outer space. It led to the creation of NASA and the space race.
  2. b Spread ideas of black nationalism. disagreed w/ both the tactics and goals of the early civil rights movement. minister of the nation of islam. rejected his original name because it was his family's slave name
  3. c Racist gov. of Alabama in 1962 ("segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever"); runs for pres. In 1968 on American Independent Party ticket of racism and law and order, loses to Nixon; runs in 1972 but gets shot
  4. d 1972; Nixon feared loss so he approved the Commission to Re-Elect the President to spy on and espionage the Democrats. A security guard foiled an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee Headquarters, exposing the scandal. Seemingly contained, after the election Nixon was impeached and stepped down
  5. e African American movement that focused on gaining control of economic and political power to achieve equal rights by force in necessary. (Malcolm X)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The main negotiator of the peace treaty with the North Vietnamese; secretary of state during Nixon's presidency (1970s).
  2. In 1964, when blacks and whites together challenged segregation and led a massive drive to register blacks to vote.
  3. 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.
  4. Became a popular music genre in the fifties with the introduction of Elvis Presley
  5. 1965; invalidated the use of any test or device to deny the vote and authorized federal examiners to register voters in states that had disenfranchised blacks; as more blacks became politically active and elected black representatives, it procured jobs, contracts, and facilities and services for the black community, encouraging greater social equality and decreasing the wealth and education gap

5 True/False questions

  1. McCarthyismhealth care for the needy -poverty line


  2. Robert KennedyHe was a Democrat who ran for president in 1968 promoting civil rights and other equality based ideals. He was ultimately assassinated in 1968, leaving Nixon to take the presidency but instilling hope in many Americans.


  3. Salk VaccineA polio-virus vaccine consisting of inactivated polio virus that is injected subcutaneously to provide immunity to poliomyelitis


  4. Watts RiotA 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.


  5. General George PattonHe fought during World War I, he joined Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur in dealing with the Bonus Army in Washington.Then on October 1940 was promoted as general and given command of the 2nd Armed Division based at Fort Benning., General in the U. S. Army who helped lead the allies to victory in the battle of the bulge


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