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Herbert hoover
ran the food administration and was elected president after Woodrow Wilson
speculation
Act of buying stocks at great risk with the anticipation that the price will rise.
stock market crash
October 29, 1929 black tuesday
great depression
A time of utter economic disaster; started in the United States in 1929.
bonus army
WW1 vets who want retirement money early.
Franklin roosevelt
President of the US during Great Depression and World War II
Eleanor roosevelt
Wife of FDR, known for campaigning for FDR
new deal
program of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to end the Great Depression
criticisms of new deal
too much money and close to communism
relief, recovery, reform
relief- help people
recovery- create jobs
reform- prevent another depression
FDIC
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
TVA
Reform - Built dams, power plants, schools, and health centers.
CCC
Civilian Conservation Corps-
work programs for young men doing conservation work
social security
federal program of disability and retirement benefits that covers most working people
collective bargaining
Negotiations between workers and their employers
dust bowl
The area of the Great Plains where wind erosion caused soil loss during the 1930s.
okies
general term used to describe Dust Bowl refugees
john steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath
packing supreme court
FDR - add six more judges to supreme court
Francis perkins
1st Female Cabinet Member
allies
Britain, France, and Russia- Later joined by Italy
axis powers
Alliance of Germany, Italy, and Japan during World War II.
september 1 , 1939
When Hitler invades Poland
neutrality laws
keep U.S.A out of WW2
lend-lease program
give supplies to britain
December 7, 1941
- Japanese naval bombers attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii
Four Freedoms
want, fear, worship, speech
second front
attack in france
D-Day
attack on beaches of normadany
holocaust
Mass murder of Jews under the Nazi Regime
island hopping
take over from one island to another,
Japanese interment
camps for Japanese in U.S.A
issei and nissei
issei- born in japan
nissei- born in U.S.A
Manhattan project
A secret U.S. project for the construction of the atomic bomb.
Hiroshima and nagaski
hit by atomic bomb
Rosie the riveter
women character that symbolized hard working women
zoot suits riots
1943's "Zoot Suit Riots" take their name from the high-waisted wool trousers and baggy, long-tailed suit coats then worn by many Los Angeles youths, but the violence was more about race relations than fashion.
A. Phillip Randolph
Father of civil rights
Marshall Plan
A United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952).
Domino Theory
If one country falls to Communism all countries would fall to Communism.
Iron Curtain
a "curtain" split between the democratic nations and communist nations
Cold War
1945-1991
Containment
American policy of resisting further expansion of communism around the world
George Kennan
Made the idea of containment
Truman Doctrine
Military aid to non communist countries
NATO
Protect the west from communism
Warsaw Pact
Alliance against democracy, supporting communism
McCarthyism
Blaming innocent people for being communist
Huac
Committee to find communists
Alger hiss
Accused of communist arrested for perjury
Rosenbergs
Gave the atomic bomb info to the ussr
United Nations (UN)
World peace
Korean War
1950-1953 to fight north communism
Berlin Airlift
Carried food water and supplies to West Berlin
Douglas MacArthur
General in Korea fired by truman
G.I bill of rights
Gave money to ww2 vets
Baby Boom
Huge boast in population after ww2
Suburban lifestyle
Everyone had the same house and the men would work and women would raise kids
Billy Graham
Helped shaped America
Alan Freed
Rock and roll
Sputnik
Soviet Union Satellite which they sent into space during the Cold War.
Nasa
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dr. Jones salk
Created polio vaccine
Election of 1960
JFK won
Bay of Pigs
Invasion of cuba
Cuban missile crisis
Nukes in cuba by ussr
Berlin Wall
Wall dividing east Berlin from west berlin
Peace Corps
Organization to help 3rd world countries
Lee Harvey Oswald
Killed jfk
Jack ruby
Killed Oswald
Warren Commission
Supreme Court under early Warren
Warren Court
Decided oswald is alone
LBJ
President after JFK
Great Society
LBJ's plan to help the poor
Rosa Parks
Women who didnt give up her seat and started the bus boycott
Brown vs Board of Education
Intergrated schools
Thurgood Marshall
First black supreme Court judge
Little Rock Nine
9 black kid who went to white school
Martin Luther King Jr.
Head of sclc and drove the bus boycott
Civil Disobedience
A nonviolent, public refusal to obey allegedly unjust laws.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Blacks don't use bus until bus segration is over
March on Washington
March for job equality and mlk jr gave I have a dream speech
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Ended desure segration
Freedom Summer
College students went to the south and try to get blacks to vote
Selma
Protesters are violently beated
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Everyone can vote no obstructions
Megar evers
Fought for civil rights in Mississippi and was killed for it
Stokely Carmichael
Head of sncc and dropped the n
Black panther party
A political party to help blacks, set up clinics
Malcom X
Fought for civil rights and said you defend urself
Betty Friedan
Wanted to more as a women
NOW
Organization for women's rights
Roe v. Wade
Abortion
ERA
A bill that failed to make women the same as men
Phyllis Schlafly
Power of postive women
AIM
American Indian movement
UFW
United farmers workers
Cesar Chavez
Created ufw
Ralph nader
Cared for customers
Earth Day
The day the Paris agreement was signed
counter culture
Against Vietnam war
Timothy Leary
Pushed the use drugs forward
Woodstock
A music festival for the hippees and counter culture
Vietnam War
War to split vietnam for communist and capitalist
Ho Chi Minh
Leader in North vietnam
Ngo Dinh Diem
Leader of south vietnam killed by usa
Westmoreland
General in vietnam
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Gave lbj full power in vietnam
Pentagon Papers
Released classified info about the Vietnam war
Vietnamization
Nixons plan to remove troops from vietnam
Bobby Kennedy
JFK brother who became president and was assassinated shortly after
Tet Offensive
Failed us attack in vietnam and changed public opinion on the Vietnam war
Henry Kissinger
Nixons advisor for foreign affairs and then sec. Of state
SDS
Radical organization to end poverty, racism, and violence
Kent state
National guard killed 4 students
My Lai Massacre
Us solider round up women, children, and elderly and shot them in a ditch
Nixon
Water gate and remove troops from vietnam and the first the president to resign
Silent Majority
Term by Nixon meaning Americans are the non shouters and want to be free from domestic violence
Southern Strategy
A strategy by Nixon the win white southerns to the Republican party
Dentete
U.s treaties to create relationships with ussr and poland
Realpolitik
realistic politics based on the needs of the state
Watergate Scandal
Watergate was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s, following a break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972 and President Richard Nixon's administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement.
CRP(CREEP)
Committee for the Re-Election of the President under nixon
Enemies list
A list by Nixon to screw up his political enemies
Plumbers
People who kept secrets for nixon
Gerald Ford
Became president after Nixon resigned
Stagflation
An increase in the price level as well as an increase in unemployment
W.I.N
Whip inflation now is a campaign that failed
OPEC
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Jimmy Carter
President and boycotted the Olympics in moscow, put feral embargos, delayed salt-ll
Camp David Accords
A peace treaty by the USA for Egypt and isreal
Panama Canal treaties
USA gave the Panama canal back to panama
Iranian hostage crisis
Collage students in Iran took over the us embassy
Ronald Reagan
Governor of California who became president and wanted to reduce taxes and federal activity but wanted strengthed the armed forces
Reaganomics
More supply side economics
Sandra Day O'Connor
The first women in the supreme court
Star wars(sdi)
SDI was intended to defend the United States from attack from Soviet ICBMs by intercepting the missiles at various phases of their flight.
Iran-Contra affair
Iran-Contra scandal, was a political scandal in the United States that occurred during the second term of the Reagan Administration. Senior administration officials secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, which was the subject of an arms embargo.
George bush
President who won florida because of the supreme court
Fall of the Berlin wall
Nov. 9, 1989
Operation Desert Storm
A palm to drive Iraq out of kuwait