What term refers to the tense relationship that existed between commmunist and democratic countries throughout the 1950's and 1960's?
What Jewish state in the Middle East becamse a close ally of the United States?
Who stirred up a national controversy while serving as the chairman of several senate comittees investigating communist influence in government, education, defense industries, and other fields within the United States?
Which country did American and United Nations forces defend during the Korean war?
What communist country entered the Korean War on the side of North Korea?
President Harry. S. Truman removed what man as commander of United Nations force in Korea?
SOme people believed tat Franklin D. Roosevelt has been president for too many years. so an amendment was added to the constituition limiting future preidents to two terms in office. What amendment?
To Prevent the further spread of communism in the Far East, the United States signed a mutual defense treaty with Austrailia and New Zealand. What was this alliance called?
Who became the first republican to occupy the white house since Herbert Hoover left office in 1933?
The United States, Great Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Pakistan, and the Phillipines agrred to help each other if attacked by a communist nation, assist a member of the group whose independance was threatenened by and uprising from within the country, and take steps to strengthen themselves militarily. what was the name of this alliance?
The United States navy launced the wourlds first atomic powered submarine. It could travel around the world without refueling and could remain under water for several months. what was the name of this submarine?
Brown vs. Board of Education
The supreme court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in public schools violated the 14th amendment. What was the name of this famous court case?
Each year thousands of children in the United States were struck by the crippling diese Polio. What person developed a new vaccine which greatly reduced the incidence of this dreaded dieses?
when the United States, canada, and ten countries of Western Europe jointed NATO, the communist countries of Eastern europe organized their own military alliance. what was the name of this alliannce? ( included soviet union and its sattiliets- Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Albania, East Germany, Romania, and Czechoslavakia.)
What two labor unions merged to form one large national organization?
Martin Luther King Jr.
in Montgomery, Alabama, a black women Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white man. she was arrested. what civil rights activist led a boycott of the bus system which eventually led to its desegregation?
Congress approved President Dwight D. Eisenhowers request for economic and military aid for countries of the Middle East. He wanted to prevent the communists from taking control of countries within the region. what was Eisenhowers policy toward the Middle East called?
The "space Racae" began with the launching of Sputnik I. What country put this first earth satellite into orbit?
The US successfully launched its first earth satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida. What was the name of this sattelite?
National Arinotics and Space Assosiation
NASA was created for the purpose of direction Americas space program. What do the letters NASA stand for?
Who was the revolutionary leader who seized control of the government of Cuba and became a communist ally of the Soviet Union?
St. Laurence seaway
The completion of what seaway project made it possible for large ships to go from the Atlanctic Ocean to por cities on the Great Lakes?
Sovier premier Nikita Khrushchev cancelled and East West summit meeting after a U2 spy plnace was shot down over Russian territory. What country was using the plane to gather intelligence about the Soviet Union?
Kennedy 303 Nixon 19
In the Election of 1960, John F Kennedy defeated Richard M Nixon. How many electoral votes did each candidate recieve?
What name was given to the Kennedy admin.'s domestic program?
During the Kennedy Admin. a new program was started to help raise the standard of living of people in developing nations. Volunteers went to Africa, Asia, and Latin America to work among the people as teachers, agricultural experts. engineers. carpenters. doctors. and nurses. They tried to teach the people the same skills that they possessed. What was this volunteer agency called?
Bay of Pigs
About 1500 roops, trained by the American central Intelligence Agency (CIA), landed on the southeren coast of Cuba. Expected to be joined by people inside Cuba who wanted to overthrow communist dictator Fidel Castro. But the revolition was quickly crushed by the Cuban army. what was the name given to this US backed invasion?
Alliance for Progress
What program was started by president Kennedy to give increased aid to Latin America?
Which amendment gave the right to vote to residents in Washingon, D.C?
For years, millions of Germans has fled from East Berlin to West Berlin and then on to west germany in order to escape life under communist rule. But then the communist erected a barbed wire barrier-later changed to brike and concrete- to halt the flow of refugees. what was this barrier called?
Colorado Springs, CO
Army and Navy officers recieved their training at the US military academy at west point, new york, and at the naval academy at Annapolis, Maryland. In wht city and states was the air force academy established?
New York lost its long-held number one rnking as the nations most populous staes. Which state now has the most people?
Who was the president that ordered a blockade of Cuba and forced the Russians to remove their missiles form the island during the "cuban missle crisis"
Who was the first American astronaut to orbit the earth?
In what month and on what day was president Kennedy assassinated?
What name was given to the legislative program of President Lyndon B Johnson
The 24th amendment said that the righ of citizens to vote in national elections could not be denied by reason of failing to pay what kind of tax?
Civil Rights Act
A law passed by congress gave the federal government additional power to speed up school desegregation, reduce violations of the outlawed segregation in such public places as stores, restaurants, hotels, and theaters. What was this act of congress called?
What award was given to martin luther king jr. for his nonviolennt appraoch toward achieving justice for the Negro?
Lynden B Johnson
who was the president who declared a war on poverty?
Large numbers of American soldies fought against communist forces during what asain war?
What national organization was founded for the purpose of gaining full quality for American women?
If the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office, the vice president become the new president. The vice President also becomes the acting president if the president is disabled. Which constitiutional amendment established these rules?
What presidential candidate pledged to end the Vietname war, and won the election of 1968?
Who said: " that's one small step for a man, and one giant leap for mankind"?