agreement by which Germany gained control of the sudetenlad
lend lease act
this was amended so that arms would be sold on a cash-carry basis to nations who were victims of aggression
code name for US program to produce atomic weapon in NYC
post-war issues like the fate of eastern europe and the creation of the UN
an act to diminish the causes of labor disputes burdening or obstructing interstate and foreign commerce
interstate highway system
made by dwight eisenhower, which is a network of limited access roads, of freeways, highways, and expressways
american first committee
was the foremost non-interventionist pressure group against the american entry into WWII (Charles lindbergh)
a political system where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible
the belief that all individuals, or nearly all individuals, can succeed ontheir own and that government helps for people should be minimal. the phrase is often associated with policies of the republican party was widelt used by the republican president herbert hoover.
pearl harbor dec 7 1941
attack by the japanese led by isoruko yamamoto
was a landmark untied states supreme court case concerning the constitutionality of executive order of 9066, which ordered japanese americans into internment camps during WWII.
the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. the term has its origins in the period in the US known as the second red scare, lasting roughly from 1950 to 1954 and characterized by heightened fears of communist influence on american institutions and espionage by soviet agents
leader of mccarthyism
june 6th 1944 it was on a beach during wwii
were suicide attacks by military aviators from the empire of japan against allied naval vessels in the closing stages of the pacific campaign of ww11.
turning point of the pacific theater?
end war, save lives, and to show we didnt wanna be messed with
reasons to drop atomic bomb
election of 1960
JFK ran against Nixon
who won the election of 1960
election of 1964
lyndon B. johnson and hubert humphrey vs barry goldwater
who won the election of 1964
got rid of poll tax
cuban misslie crisis
US U-2 flights photographed construction of long- range missiles in cuba
conventional bombing, or a quarantine, or missile strike
the investigation of the kennedy assassination
democratic national convention 1968
was held at the international amphitheatre in chicago, illinois, because demorcratic president lyndon johnson had announced he would not seek a second term, the purpose of the convention was to select a new nominee to run as the democratic partys candidate for the office.
who was assassinated in dallas texas nov. 22 1963
Lee harvey oswald, jack ruby
who assassinated JFK and then who killed this man?
Martin luther king
who was assassinated april 4th 1968 in memphis by james earl ray
Robert f kennedy
who was assassinated june 5th 1968 by Sirhan sirhan
who led the great society program?
town of quickly made identical houses built after WW2 in wake of housing crisis by William Levitt
declared that the US would aid any middle eastern country militarily if it were threatened by communism
suez canal crisis
was a diplomatic and military confrontation in late 1956 between egypt on one side, and britain, france and israel on the other, with the US, the soviet union and united nations playing major roles in forcing britain, france and israel to withdraw
US policy whose goal was to prevent the spread of communism. reason why vietnam war started
the soviet union blocked the western allies railway, road and canal access to the sectors of berlin under allied control. their aim was to force the western powers to allow the soviet zone to start supplying berlin with food and fuel, thereby giving the soviets practical control over the entire city.
the ongoing political tension between the US and its NATO allies, and the communist world, led by the soviets
who was president during the cold war?
provided $400 million in military aid to greece and turkey.
massive aid program to speed economic recovery of european nations, including former axis lands
north atlantic treaty organization
a collective security agreement. "an attack on one member nation will be considered an attack on all member nations"
the threat of nuclear force
allowing for arms trade with belligerent nations on a "cash-and-carry" basis, thus in effect ending the arms embargo
the USSR created this in response to NATO.
US, GB, france, china, russia
UN security council permanent members
GI bill of rights
gave veterans low interest loans for education, housing and business opportunities
trumans update of the new deal, which included a rise in the minimum wage money for low-income housing and proposed national health insurance
this law provided for an 80 day injuntion against strikes and limited union political contributions
election of 1948
biggest upset in american history. everyone believed harry truman would be defeated by dewey. storm thurmond ran as a dixiecrat in this election and retired at the age of 100 in 2002, for US senate
democrat winner in the 1948 election
civil rights act of 1964
outlawed racial(african american) discrimination- employment, public palces
July 20th 1969
date when apollo 11 landed on the moon
neil armstrong and buzz aldrin
people who landed on the moon
was an american psychologist and writer, known for his advocacy of psychedelic drugs. "turn on, tune in, drop out!"
wrote silent spring, marine biologist
wrote the feminine mystique, and leader of national organization of women
sex, and birth control activist. established planned parenthood
ken kesey and Merry Pranksters are remembered chiefly for the sociological significance of a lengthy roadtrip they took in 1964, traveling across the US in a psychedelically painted school bus enigmatically labeled Further and for the "acid tests"
little rock 9
in 1957 nine black students tried to attend little rock high school in little rock arkansas
black power movement
emphasizing racial pride and the creation of black political and cultural institutions to nurture and promote black collective interests and advance black values
express a rang of political goals, from defense against racial oppression, to the establishment of social institutions and a self-sufficient economy
university of miss.
james meredith was the first black to attend this school
gulf of tonkin resolution
gave president lyndon b johnson authorization without a formal declaration od war by congress, for the use of "conventional" military force in southeast asia. authorized the president to do whatever necessary in order to assist "any member or protocol state of the southeast asia collective defense treaty"
operation rolling thunder
aerial raid of north vietnam by US and SK
shootings that occurred may 4th which was a protest against the invasion of cambodia
war powers act
limits the presidents power to deploy troops
refers to the act of deliberately assassinating another member, or members of the military, particularly members of ones own command or fighting squad
the easing of relations with america, russia, and china. a lax period of international affairs during the cold war
the five men who broke into the democratic national committee headquarters to take pics of documents and tap phones
vice president who resigned amidst investigation for bribery, extortion, and tax evasion
egypt and israel
who signed the camp david peace accord
panama canal treaty
the canal was ceded to panama by 2000
election of 1980
jimmy carter vs. ronald reagan
who won the election of 1980?
iran contra scandal
reagans administration secretly sells weapons to iran to win release of US hostages being held Lebanon. the money gained by the sale of arms is used to support the anti-communist contras in nicaragua.
first war fought with a desegregated military
president of US
joseph r biden
vice president of US
department of state
leon e panetta
timothy f geithner
attorney general eric h holder jr
president who started vietnamization