APUSH Chapters 27-29 Matching
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First black Supreme Court Justice. Ruled in the cases Loving v VA, Miranda v. AR, Engle v Vitale, and assisted Oliver Hill in the case Brown v Board of Education.
Francis Gary Powers
American pilot whose CIA plane was shot down during a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 U-2 incident.
Emerged as a leader in the Soviet Union after the death of dictator Josef Stalin. In 1956, he advocated reform and indirectly criticized Stalin and his methods. He became the Premier of the Soviet Union from 1958 to 1974.
Ho Chi Minh
Leader of Vietminh.Established a communist nation
. Became prime minister and eventually president of North Vietnam) Defeated the French Union.
Ngo Dinh Diem
South Vietnam leader. Installed by the CIA. Anti-comunist and autocratic
Richard Nixon's vice president. Charged with income tax evasion and accepting bribes--resigned from office.
Lieutenant William Calley
Led the My Lai Massacre in South Vietnam
The shah of Iran. Brutal, pro-western dictator.
Head of the CIA. Helped with the covert action
Gamel Abdel Nasser
Came to power in Egypt. US was going to give him money until he took arms from Czechoslovakia and recognized the People's Republic of China. Nationalized the Suez Canal. Britain and France wanted to start war, but US stopped them.
Martin Luther King Jr
African American and civil rights activist. Used nonviolent methods. Helped with the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Also a African American and civil rights activist. Refused to stand up so a white man could have her seat on a bus. Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Secretary of the NAACP.
Ran for president in election of 1968 and 1972(but was shot and dropped out) for the American Independent Party. Segregationist governor of Alabama
Dr. Timothy Leary
American psychologist and advocate of drug such as LSD (when drugs were legal).
Dr, Jonas Salk
Created an effective polio vaccine
Dr. Benjamin Spock
Wrote "Common Sense Book of Babies and Child Care"-- very popular. Urged women to stay at home to love and nurture their children.
Assisted by Thurgood Marshall in the case Brown v Board of Education. Argued for Brown
Wrote "The Other America". The answer to "Affluent Society" (by John Kenneth). About the poor and how they were trapped in a cycle of want a culture of deprivation.
Lee Harvey Oswald
Killed President Kennedy
First African American to serve in a cabinet; served as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Johnson
Jay Edgar Hoover
Chief of the FBI
First man on the moon, "one small step for man one giant leap for mankind"
Chicago mayor and political boss 50s-70s. Credited with helping elect JFK in Illinois and for using force against protestors during Democratic convention in 1968.
First president to be solely elected by a vote from Congress. He entered the office in August of 1974 when Nixon resigned. He pardoned Nixon of all crimes that he may have committed. Nixon's vice president
Liberal senator from Minnesota and Lyndon Johnson's vice president who tried to united the party after the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago; he narrowly lost the presidency to Richard Nixon that year.
Secretary of State under Nixon who designed plan for U.S. pullout of Vietnam
Former US representative, senator, and democratic presidential nominee. McGovern lost the 1972 presidential election in a landslide to Richard Nixon. McGovern was most noted for his opposition to the Vietnam War.
Former American military analyst who released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of government decision-making about the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers.
Woodward & Bernstein
Reporters for the Washington Post who uncovered the Watergate scandal by constant digging and tips from "Deep Throat" bringing down Nixon in 1974
North Carolina senator and head of a special senate investigation committee during the Watergate trials.
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