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  1. Equal Rights Amendment
  2. The New Frontier
  3. Nikita Khrushchev
  4. National Organization for Women
  5. Massive Retaliation
  1. a Constitutional amendment passed by Congress but never ratified that would have banned discrimination on the basis of gender
  2. b Ruled the USSR from 1958-1964; lessened government control of soviet citizens; sought peaceful coexistence with the West instead of confrontation
  3. c Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) called for equal employment opportunity and equal pay for women. NOW also championed the legalization of abortion and passage of an equal rights amendment to the Constitution.
  4. d Made by JFK with hopes to increase aid to education, provide health insurance to the elderly, created department of Urban Affairs and helped migrate workers, Characterized by minimum wage hikes, modest increases in Social Security, and expanded military spending. Policy of JFK.
  5. e The "new look" defense policy of the Eisenhower administration of the 1950's was to threaten "massive retaliation" with nuclear weapons in response to any act of aggression by a potential enemy.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Group of American writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, and also the cultural phenomena that they wrote about and inspired (later sometimes called "beatniks"). Central elements of "Beat" culture include a rejection of mainstream American values, experimentation with drugs and alternate forms of sexuality, and an interest in Eastern spirituality. Examples: Ginsberg and Kerouac
  2. During WWII, FDR established it to allocated scarce materials, limited or stopped the production of civilian goods, and distributed contracts among competing manufacturers
  3. 1955 two larger labor unions united. American Federation Labor- Congress of Industrial Organization.
  4. An increase in population by almost 30 million people. This spurred a growth in suburbs and three to four children families.
  5. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress passed on August 7, 1964 in direct response to a minor naval engagement known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. It is of historical significance because it gave U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorization, without a formal declaration of war by Congress, for the use of military force in Southeast Asia.

5 True/False questions

  1. 1963 March on WashingtonWas a large political rally that took place in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech advocating racial harmony at the Lincoln Memorial during the march.


  2. Manhattan ProjectCode name for the U.S. effort during World War II to produce the atomic bomb. Much of the early research was done in New York City by refugee physicists in the United States.


  3. James DeanAn economic extension of the New Deal proposed by Harry Truman that called for higher minimum wage, housing and full employment. It led only to the Housing Act of 1949 and the Social Security Act of 1950 due to opposition in congress.


  4. Civil DisobedienceSouth Vietnamese president that was catholic and strongly opposed communism. His poor leadership and corrupt government spelled doom


  5. New FeminismMachine for seeing things that are far away