An attempt by Germans to assassinate Hitler.
dictator of the Soviet Union; worked with US during WWII, but escalated Cold War
major concern of creation of UN. Big 3 reaffirmed germ must surrender unconditionally and created 4 occupation zones. Germ reparation $20 billion
John F. Kennedy
1st Catholic President of the US
The order that sent the Russian soldiers fighting in the war back to Russia, despite the fact that the communists had taken over the country while they were away and their return meant almost certain death or banishment to Siberia, since they were soldiers of the Czar.
This policy provided economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
Arrested in the Summer of 1950 and executed in 1953, they were convicted of conspiring to commit espionage by passing plans for the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.
Signed executive orders assisting the abortion industry in the US and in countries that receive US aid.
This was a secret research and development project of the U.S to develop the atomic bomb. Its success granted the U.S the bombs that ended the war with Japan as well as ushering the country into the atomic era.
Roe vs Wade
the 1973 decision holding that a state ban on all abortions was unconstitutional.it permitted states to protect the fetus during the third trimester.
Cuban Missile Crisis
1962-This Crisis evolved form Khrushchev placing nuclear Missiles in Cuba under the direction of Fidel Castro. Negotiations eventually got the missiles off the island, and the disgraced Khrushchev in his own country was thrown out 2 years later
Nixon's foreign policy to achieve friendly relations with the USSR and Red China.
When he came to power in Chile, he communized much of their industry while reaping profits for himself. His regime was put down by the military when they discovered his plan to purge the country of traditionalists.
Ngo Dinh Diem
Catholic ruler of Vietnam whom the US helped remove from power. Soon after, Vietnam was taken over by the communist Vietcong.
This was the most important battle in the European theater of war during WW!! and perhaps the most important of the entire war.
This president's wife, Eva, acted as the virtual minister of labor in his government. She won the hearts of the Argentinean people and used her influence to gain more support for her husband.
When court actions write law and make major social changes. Judge Earl Warren was the first to introduce this into US political history.
A strategic location for an airstrip which resulted in a major struggle between the US and Japan in the Pacific theater of war.
The Japanese attack on this site brought the US into the 2nd World War.
President Franklin Roosevelt's precursor of the modern welfare state (1933-1939); programs to combat economic depression enacted a number of social insurance measures and used government spending to stimulate the economy; increased power of the state and the state's intervention in U.S. social and economic life.
The Allies of WWII called for this from the Axis force in order to end the war.
Franklin D Roosevelt
Served 3 terms in office as the president of the US
The Great Depression
a time period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment.
2nd New Deal
1935-1938 - shift from economic relief to economic reform, Legislative program focusing on REFORM begun by FDR in 1935 when the first attempt to end the Depression failed., Improving welfare services: Social Security Act ,Wagner Act, Second hundred days focused more on social welfare benefits, stricter controls over businesses, stronger supports for unions and higher taxes for the rich
1st governor of CA to sign a bill permitting abortion in his state. However, later he realized his mistake and became a pro-life advocate, supporting the pro-life position even as president of the US.