Residential areas surrounding a city. Shops and businesses moved to suburbia as well as people.
the aspects of current culture that make up its arts and entertainment (such as fads, fashions, art, media, music, movies, sports, advertising, etc.)
a competition between nations to have the most powerful armaments
Conflict that began with North Korea's invasion of South Korea and came to involve the United Nations (primarily the United States) allying with South Korea and the People's Republic of China allying with North Korea. (p. 836)
a wall separating East and West Berlin built by East Germany in 1961 to keep citizens from escaping to the West
North Atlantic Treaty Organization; an alliance made to defend one another if they were attacked by any other country; US, England, France, Canada, Western European countries
organization founded after World War II to promote international peace and cooperation.
Organization of petroleum exporting countries- An internal economic organization whose member countries produce and export oil.
Cuban Missle Crisis
The Soviet Union was secretly building nuclear missile launch sites in Cuba, which could have been used for a sneak-attack on the U.S. The U.S. blockaded Cuba until the U.S.S.R. agreed to dismantle the missile silos.
economic and political system in which the gov't controls the economy by owning its farms and businesses
any kind of economic activity that produces a service rather than a product
the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial
a competition of space exploration between the United States and Soviet Union
A conflict that was between the US and the Soviet Union. The nations never directly confronted eachother on the battlefield but deadly threats went on for years.
Intense fear of communism and other politically radical ideas
Under President Johnson, the United states sent some 500,000 American soldiers to South Vietnam to defend freedom in a no-win conflict known as
ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause
The term associated with Senator Joseph McCarthy who led the search for communists in America during the early 1950s through his leadership in the House Un-American Activities Committee.
sudden unexpected attacks carried out by an unofficial military group or groups that are trying to change the government by assaults on the armed forces
travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home
a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered
A type of credit granted by retailers that is used by individuals or families for satisfaction of their own wants.
G.I. Bill of Rights
Law Passed in 1944 to help returning veterans buy homes and pay for higher education
the union of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organization in 1955
airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin
a system of social or political ideas
A plan that the US came up with to revive war-torn economies of Europe. This plan offered $13 billion in aid to western and Southern Europe.
(n.) person or nation that initiates hostilities or makes an unprovoked attack