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Eisenhower Era

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Marshall Islands
Site of the first test of the Hydrogen Bomb
Integrated Circuit
Made advances in computer technology possible
John Foster Dulles
Believed only the threat of nuclear war would stop the Soviets
Beat Generation
Rejected many norms of American Society
Nuclear Fallout
Dangerous product of a nuclear explosion
Summit
A meeting of government heads
Air Force
Grew substantially in the 1950s because of advances in military technology
Levittown
Community of inexpensive homes built in the suburbs
Operation Alert
Proved that a nuclear attack would leave millions dead
CIA
conducted secret actions against foreign targets
"Affluent Society"
Used to describe an America overly focused on its own wealth
Satellite
An object put in orbit around the Earth
Jonas Salk
developed the Polio vaccine
Nikita Khrushchev
Emerged as the new leader of the Soviet Union after Stalin's death
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Promised to travel to Korea and end the war if elected
Interstate Highway System
Ambitious building project of the 1950s
ICBMs
developed to deliver powerful nuclear weapons
SEATO
Organization created to resist Communist aggression in Asia
Richard Nixon
made the Checkers speech to apologize for accepting money
Brinkmanship
going to the brink of war without actually getting into war
Massive retaliation
use of overwhelming force against the Soviets to settle a serous conflict
Warsaw Pact
Military alliance between Soviet dominated countries of Eastern Europe
Eisenhower Doctrine
The right of the US to help, on request, against communist expansion
Sputnik
First artificial satellite
NASA
Agency responsible for exploring outer space
Duck and Cover
Educational film designed to protect school age students in case of a nuclear explosion
Laika
First animal to orbit the Earth
Lucille Ball
Star of famous TV comedy "I Love Lucy"
Sunbelt
area where people started to settle because of its warmer climate
Albe and Baker
First animals to survive a space flight (US flight)