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Cold War U.S History
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Alliance between the U.S, Canada, and most of Western Europe.
Containment is a military strategy to stop the expansion of an enemy
The Korean War was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North
practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence
John Foster Dulles
John Foster Dulles served as U.S. Secretary of State under Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959. He was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, advocating an aggressive stance against Communism throughout the world.
The 1960 U-2 incident happened during the Cold War on 1 May 1960, during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the premiership of Nikita Khrushchev, when a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down while in Soviet airspace.
Leader of communist China.
The willingness of going to the edge of an all out war.
Organization that used spies to gather information abroad; it carried out actions to weaken or overthrow governments unfriendly to the U.S.
Leader who took over the Soviet Union after Stalin.
What were the goals of U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War?
To stop the spread of communism.
How did Americans react to the Truman Doctrine?
They supported it because it stopped communism in some European countries including Turkey and Greece
What was the purpose of NATO?
It was formed to prevent Soviet aggression and protect Western Europe.
What global events helped bring about the U.S. involvement in Korea?
Communist victory in China and North Korea's attack on South Korea.
What issue of military strategy led to a disagreement between General Dougals MacArthur and President Truman, eventually costing MacArthur's job?
MacArthur wanted to bomb and invade China. Truman wanted to limit the Korean War to Korea.
What actions of Joseph McCarthy worsened the national hysteria about communism?
McCarthy's allegation of communists in the government and in the armed forces.
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