5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Smith Alien Registration Act
- Alger Hiss/Whitaker Chambers
- Cash and Carry
- Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
- Atlantic Charter
- a 1941-Pledge signed by US president FDR and British prime minister Winston Churchill not to acquire new territory as a result of WWII and to work for peace after the war
- b made it illegal for anyone in the United States to advocate, abet, or teach the desirability of overthrowing the government. also required all alien residents in the United States over 14 years of age to file a statement of their personal and occupational status and a record of their political beliefs.
- c he case catapulted an obscure California congressman named Richard Nixon to national fame, set the stage for Senator Joseph McCarthy's notorious Communist-hunting, and marked the beginning of a conservative intellectual and political movement that would one day put Ronald Reagan in the White House.
- d communists who received international attention when they were executed having been found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage in relation to passing information on the American atomic bomb to the Soviet Union
- e policy adopted by the United States in 1939 to preserve neutrality while aiding the Allies. Britain and France could buy goods from the United States if they paid in full and transported them.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 1940 America traded old WWI Destroyers to Britain for access to naval basses by our east coast.edn of US neutrality
- Called for spending $12.5 million over four years in sixteen cooperating countries. The Marshall plan was designed to aid the Europeans in recovery and get the Europeans back on their feet.
- Equal Rights Amendment. No discrimination based on sex. Was almost passed, but was vetoed by Nixon, who argued that it would hurt the family environment.
- hearings to investigate the country's involvement on WW1; this committee documented the huge profits that arms factories had made during the war
- a general for the U.S. military. commanded allied forces in the South Pacific
5 True/False Questions
Berlin Wall → As the four regions of Germany were said to be united as one, the Soviet Union wanted to keep their side divided from the rest. The blockade came to represent the split between East and West Germany (between capitalism vs. communism). The split obviously being the capitalist East (US, Britain, France pieces), and the communist West (Soviet Union piece). The West stopped all rail and highway access to Berlin from the east side, trying to destroy the four-part control. We supported Berlin with airlifts for a year. Eventually in 1949, the Soviets dropped the blockade and the East and West were formally established.
Lend-Lease Act → response to FDRs "four freedoms" speech. abandon neutrality for econ declaration of war. limitless supply of arms, convoy system and shoot german subs on sight
Arsenal of Democracy Speech → (1957) The Marshall Plan for the Middle East. US pledges military and economic aid to the Middle East threatened by communist aggression. Turns out that Nationalism among those nations is the bigger problem (as we see now).
Kerner Commission → hearings to investigate the country's involvement on WW1; this committee documented the huge profits that arms factories had made during the war
Yalta → When FDR, Churchill, and Stalin meet; they agreed to wage war on Japan, to divide Germany into 4 equal parts, on the big 5's veto, and to hold free elections for the liberated countries