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ALL THE PEOPLE TEST
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Bay of Pigs
The United States CIA trained Cuban Refugees to overthow Fidel Castro. It was a botched invasion.
An actual wall constructed in 1961 by Russia to separate communist controlled East Berlin from free West Berlin.
Wrote the Feminist Mystique.
Major league baseball player. Hit the game-winning home run in a playoff game in 1951. Possibly the most famous homerun in baseball history, known as "the shot heard round the world"
Brown v Board of Education
Court case in 1954. Overturned Plessy v Ferguson. Outlawed segregation and led to the integration of public schools.
an economic system of free enterprise. People own their own businesses.
A migrant farm worker who fought for labor unions and the rights of migrant workers. He used methods of active,nonviolent protest similar to Gandhi and MLK,Jr.
An economic system run by the government. Profits are distributed among the people on the basis of need.
Characterizes the 1960s. hippies, drugs, rock and roll, women's rights, and antiwar protests.
Cuban Missile Crisis
13 days in October when the world waited for the possibility of a nuclear war between the United States and Russia.
a form of government in which the people rule.
A famous general of the United States. Was removed from command by President Harry Truman for publicly disagreeing with him on the direction of the Korean War.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
A general of the US. Became President of the US after Truman. Believed that we needed to be involved in Vietnam because of the Domino Theory but thought that a military victory there was impossible.
Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court during the Brown v Board of Education case.
A young black boy who was beaten to death by the KKK for whistling at a white woman.
Leader of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. A former lefthanded pitcher who tried out for the Minnesota Twins and did not make the team.
rode buses into the deep south to test segregation laws and to register black voters.
President after Reagan. President when the Berlin Wall was torn down. President during the early 1990s. President during the Persian Gulf War.
Served as President of the US but never elected to office. Pardoned Nixon and war protesters.
Great Leap Forward
Mao Zedong's plan to modernize China's communist state by expanding its farming and technological capabilites (all controlled by the government). It failed.
Gulf of Tonkin
US patrol boats were here illegally. It was falsely reported that the ships were fired upon. Johnson lied to the American public about being attacked and authorized the bombing of North Vietnam.
President of the US at the end of WWII. President of the US before Eisenhower. President of the US at the end of the 1940s and early 50s.
Ho Chi Minh
Leader of Communist North Vietnam.
Blocked out truth and freedom. Not a real wall. Separated land occupied by communist Russia after WWII from the rest of the free world.
nightclub owner who assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald (JFKs killer).
First black baseball player to integrate the major leagues. Played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Branch Rickey was his manager. Lettered in 4 sports at UCLA (tennis, golf, track, baseball)
James Earl Ray
Assassinated Martin Luther King, Jr.
President of the United States during the energy crisis of the 1970s. Iran Hostage Situation. President after Ford. President before Reagan.
John F. Kennedy
President after Eisenhower. President during the early 1960s. Johnson was his VP. President before Johnson. Assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.
Senator who used the public's fear of communism to get attention. Accused the government and military of being infiltrated by communists. Was an alcoholic.
Leader of Russia after Lenin but before Kkrushchev, killed millions of his own people.
Kent State University
National guard opened fire on a peaceful antiwar protest killing several students.
first armed conflict after WWII to stop the spread of communism. War between communist North and democratic south in the early 50s.
Lee Harvey Oswald
Assassinated MLK, Jr.
the first suburbs. Created by William Levitt.
Little Rock 9
nine black high school students that integrated the first school in Little Rock Arkansas.
Kennedy's VP. President after Kennedy. President before Nixon. Believed in a "Great Society" which wanted to eliminate poverty (a utopia).
Black leader that fought for Civil Rights and was not opposed to using violence.
Leader of Communist China.
Margaret Chase Smith
Republican Maine Senator- First woman to be elected to both the US Senate and the US House of Representatives.
Plan enacted by Truman to give money to countries in Europe to rebuild after WWII.Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights leader who preached the ways of Gandhi active, nonviolent protest.
Mahatma Gandhi Assassinated
by James Earl Ray.
Soviet Premier following Nikita Khrushchev.
Leader of Russia who was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Leader of Russia after Stalin. Leader of Russia during the Cold War. Leader of Russia before Gorbechev.
Plessy v. Ferguson
legalized segregation in the late 1800s. overturned by Brown v. Board of Education
Policy of containment
US policy commitment to stop the spread of communism.
term that describes the fear of communism in the US.
President of the US after Johnson. Ford was his VP. President of the US before Ford. Involved in the Watergate scandal. Improved relations with China. Had a famous Checkers speech where he talked to the American public about his dog Checkers which was a gift when he was accused of accepting illegal money contributions.
Senator from NY. Civil Rights activist. President Kennedy's closest advisor. Assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan while campaigning for President.
Roe v Wade
Landmark courtcase which legalized abortion
Republican President following Carter. Pres. before Bush Sr. Worked with Mikail Gorbachev to end the Cold War and reduce Nuclear Weapon supplies.
Julius and Ethel. Sentenced to death by electrocution in the United States in 1953 for being Russian spies.
the term that describes the development of towns surrounding cities in the 1950s.
Famous English rock band that formed in the 1960s. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
Famous American rock band formed in 1965. Jim Morrison
Thirty eighth Parallel
dividing line between communist North Korea and South Korea.
First African American to serve on the US Supreme Court. Was the lawyer for Brown v. Board of Ed.
Nobel Peace and Pulitzer prize winning author and poet.
a political system that has one political party that controls everything. (The people have no control, usually a dictatorship).
occurred from 1950 to 1973 (cease fire). Last troops leave in 75. War that started when Truman was President and ended when Ford was President.
Overpowered Kerensky after 1917 Russian Revolution. Leader of Russia before Stalin. Set up communist state.
democratic headquarters that were broken into by Nixon's party members. A famous scandal involving President Nixon which resulted in his resignation.
started when Truman was President and ended when Bush Sr. was President.
a traditionalist during the 1970s. fought against equal rights amendment (ERA) for women.
American Suffrage leader who later wrote the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) for women.
Gave 400 million in aid to Turkey and Hungry to stop the spread of communism.
Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Signed Jackie Robinson.
Jimmy Lee Johnson
Black teenager who was shot to death in the 1950s trying to defend his grandmother.
First man on the moon.
In the 1990s, was one of the world's richest men.
Young Urban Professionals who travelled, experimented, set trends, spent money, influenced the media and did not feel bound by old ideas. Term coined in the 80s.
The right to bear arms.
A dreamer and visionary poet who wrote about what America could and should be.
42nd President of the US. Democrat. Vice Pres. was Al Gore. Cut welfare, put more police on the streets, built prisons, stepped up war on drugs, expanded the death penalty, and balanced the budget!
Watson and Crick
Guarantees the freedom of the press.
a slogan used by the counterculture movement associated with hippies during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance.
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