U.S. History Chapter 13-15
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Nations politically and economically dominated or controlled by another more powerful country
The political and military barrier that isolated Soviet-controlled countries of Eastern Europe after WWII
The policy of process of preventing the expansion of a hostile power
A war fought with limited commitment of resources to achieve a limited objective, such as containing communism
a systematic attempt to overthrow a government by using persons working secretly from within
Loyalty review program
a policy established by president Truman that authorized the screening of all federal employees to determine their loyalty to the US government
lying when one has sworn under oath to tell the truth
To express a formal disapproval of an action
Radioactive particles dispersed by a nuclear explosion
Following WWII, how did the Red Scare affect the US?
How did Senator McCarthy's accusations of communist influence affect domestic life and intensity Cold War tensions?
A policy of threatening a massive response including the use of nuclear weapons against a communist state trying to seize a peaceful state by force
The practice of pushing a dangerous situation to the limit to force an opponent to back down
Not openly shown or engaged in; secret
A nation whose economy is primarily agricultural
An informal relationship that some people believe exists between the military and the defense industry to promote greater military spending and influence government policy
What was the role of brinkmanship in Eisenhower's foreign policy? Why was it controversial?
Compare the Eisenhower Doctrine with the Truman Doctrine. What action took place following the establishment with the Eisenhower Doctrine?
An agreement in which a company agrees to hire only union members
A law making it illegal to require employees to join a union
A business that requires employees to join a union
A policy of balancing economic conservatism with some activism in other areas
How did the GI Bill boost the postwar economy?
Summarize the actions by he Eisenhower administration that improved transportation both on land and waterways.
A marked rise in birth rate, such as occurred in the US following WWII
A job in a field not requiring work clothes or protective clothing, such as sales
A worker who performs manual labor, particularly work that requires protective clothing
Large corporation with overseas investments
The right or license to market a company's goods or services in an area, such as a store chain operation
Rock 'n' roll
Popular music usually played on electrically amplified instruments and characterized by a persistent, heavily accented beat, much repetition of simple phrases and often country,folk or blues elements
A cultural separation between parents and their children
In what ways did beat poets express the characteristics and issues of the 1950s? What was the positive and negative impact of the Beat Movement?
Which significant medical breakthroughs were made in the 1950s?
A level of personal or family income below which one is classified as poor by the federal government
Government programs that attempt to eliminate poverty and revitalize urban areas
A government policy to bring Native Americans into mainstream society by withdrawing recognition of Native American groups as legal entities
Antisocial or criminal behavior of young people
Describe the conditional for Native Americans in the mid-1900s, as well as the government policies implemented and the struggles that follower implementation.
What were some factors that people believed contributed to a rise in juvenile delinquency and how did they try to solve the problem?
A supposed shortage in the number of nuclear weapons possessed by the United States compared to the number the Soviet Union had
The method states use to draw up political districts based on changes in population
A judicial requirement that laws may not treat individuals unfairly, arbitrarily or unreasonably and that courts must follow proper procedures and rules when trying cases
The build up of conventional troops and weapons to allow a nation to fight a limited war without using nuclear weapons
The Cold War competition over dominance of space exploration on capacity
How did the arms race contribute to events in Cuba and intensify the Cold War?
Describe how Cold War tensions were intensified by the space race
Why did president Johnson try to help Americans living in poverty?
Why did programs of the Great Society harken back Roosevelts New Deal and Teumans Fair
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