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Projects that called for new projects to create jobs, build more public housing and end racial discrimination. Congress passed only a few of the plans.
State of hostility between two nations without any direct fighting.
Concept to stop spread of communism.
Extension of the Roosevelt Corollary and Monroe Doctrine. Allowed president to send help to people struggling against threats to democratic freedom.
To to revitalize Europe's economy after the war.
Where the USSR blockaded West Berlin from the Allies. Allies had to airlift supplies over.
House Committee on Un-American Activities. Targeted Americans for suspected communist activities.
Leader of Communist China in 1949
Line of latitude where Korea was divided into North and South
War that attempted to contain communism
Claimed that communists were working in the government. Called for a hunt of many alleged "Communists", most charges were false.
Going to the brink of war to get something.
First satellite to orbit the Earth. Made by USSR.
Increase of birthrate in the 1950s
Region comprising the states of South and Southwest.
Group of people protesting the shallowness of American society
Kennedy very narrowly won against Richard Nixon.
Plessy v. Ferguson
Ruled that "Seperate but Equal" was constitutional.
Brown v. Board of Education
Ruled that seperate schools for blacks and whites was unconstitutional.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Inspired by Rosa Parks, African Americans refused to ride the public buses.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Declared that equality should be worked for through nonviolent means.
Where people protest by sitting in in a place and refuse to move until demands are met.
Congress of Racial Equality
Desegregated interstate buses.
Marchers sough to integrate public facilities. Dogs and firehoses on marchers. Television broadcasted drama throughout the nation.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Made segregation illegal
Voting Rights Act
Banned state laws that kept blacks from registering to vote.
Helped the poor, the elderly and women. Included legislation to promote education, end discrimination, and protect the environment.
First thought that races should be separated. But soon thought that races could live in peace together. Gunned down by the Nation of Islam.
Fought for better jobs, pay and housing for latinos
National Congress of Indian Americans
Wanted to end termination of Indian American rights.
National Organization for Women
Goal was to help women get good jobs and equal pay.
Equal Rights Amendment
Amendment for equal rights for minorities and women. Amendment was defeated.
Supply side economics
Theory that if people saved more money from taxes, they would spend more.
Reagan gave money to anticommunist rebels, even if it was against the law.
Persian Gulf War
Drove Iraq out of Kuwait.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Made tariffs lower to North America.
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986
Made immigration laws stronger.
Laying off workers to increase profits.
Gave some of the tax money to state and local governments.
Where Nixon Attempted to cover up his attempts in espionage.
Camp David Accords
First peace treaty between Israel and an Arab nation.
Book written by Rachel Carson. Wrote about use of pesticides.
Civil Rights organization led by WEB DuBois
Suburban housing developments
Festival protesting the Vietnam war and the overall atmosphere of the time.
34th President. Pleased both sides of the political spectrum.
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
40th president. Conservative
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