The purpose of this policy, created by Truman, was to keep Soviet influence within existing borders.
Under this approach, the US supported any nations threatened by communism using $ or any other means possible.
Occurred when the countries controlling the zones in western Germany decided to unite them; Stalin had other plans.
A nation with the ability to influence economic and political events around the world is called this.
3,548,000 of these contributed to the youth culture of the 1950s.
These homes, created by William Levitt, were mass produced utilizing building strategies used in WWII.
For returning soldiers this provided Federal funds for education, businesses and new homes.
This was the Soviet leader during the 1950s and Cuban Missile Crisis.
This man was found guilty of giving the USSR A-bomb secrets; he was sentenced to 14 years.
This person led a successful communist revolution in China in 1949.
George Marshall created this plan to rebuild Europe by loaning $17 billion to 16 countries in need, but they had to buy American products.
This South Korean leader was an ally of the US during the Korean War.
The successful launch of this Soviet satellite put fear in the hearts of Americans and started the Space Race.
This man started "witch hunts" in America, ruining the lives of many with false accusations of communism.
It allowed Stalin to keep the territory his troops had recovered during WWII. It also stated that Germany would be split into four sections after the war.
A-bomb effect on 1950s
Bomb shelters, suburbs, and/or "duck and cover.
Churchill's name for an imaginary dividing line between eastern (communist) and western (democratic) Europe.
Nations controlled politically or economically by a more powerful nation. The nations of Eastern Europe were the USSR's satelite nations.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization- nations that supported each other economically after WWII.
Stalin's response to NATO-eastern block nations behind the iron curtain.
fear of communism
Planes flew in supplies to Western Berlin for 15 months to keep it democratic and free.
US and USSR fighting over ideologies in a third country.
Formed to create satellites and missiles to compete with the USSR after Sputnik. Later it created a mission to land a man on the moon.
Pilot of a US spy plane that crashed in the USSR. We pretended he was a weatherman who was blown off course.
Interstate Highway Act
Paid for a $250 million highway system in the 1950s.
Developed because of the need for space, automobiles, and A-bomb fears.
Everyone could afford one, diners and drive-ins developed.
House Un-American Activities Committee- accused people of being communists and "blacklisted" them.
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
American citizens found guilty of espionage and executed for it.
First man to walk on the moon.
Defeated by communists, he established the democratic Republic of China in Taiwan.
Kim Il Sung
Leader of North Korea during the Korean War.
General who challenged Truman's authority during the Korean War; he was fired.
Refers to music by black artists in the 1950s; early rock n' roll.
US strategy in Korea; we didn;t use all our resources (nuclear weapons).
"No Man's Land" along the 38th parallel, separates North and South Korea
Pilot who dropped candy to the children of Berlin during the airlift.
"Duck and Cover"
Bert the turtle's advice to children on what to do if attacked by an atomic bomb.
General Fulgencio Batista
Cuban dictator supported by the US in the 1950s.
Communist leader of Cuba
Bay of Pigs Invasion
An unsuccessful invasion of Cuba in 1961, which was sponsored by the United States.
In Eisenhower's plan the attack would be at this city.
US plan to destroy Cube economically and assassinate Castro.
Executive Committee of the National Security Council
The practice of pushing a dangerous situation to the limit in order to achieve the best outcome.
President Kennedy took this action, as opposed to a blockade which would have been an act of war.