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American citizens of Japanese heritage
I was elected President by promising to bring law and order to the streets of America
and to find an honorable end to the Vietnam War
The "mother" of the Civil Rights Movement who refused to give up her seat on a public
American citizens of Japanese heritage
We are the Communist guerillas of South Vietnam
Led the Nationalist forces fighting against the Communists in China after WWII.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I was recognized as the leader of the Civil Rights Movement until my death in 1968.
Led the Communist guerilla forces that gained control in China after WWII.
He made millions from the McDonald's franchise.
Native Americans who used their language to transmit allied messages in the Pacific.
The first African American to play baseball in the major leagues.
I led the Black Muslims in calling for a separation of the races but later rejected
separatism and hatred of whites.
Investigated products and practices that could affect the consumer.
Ho Chi Minh
I was the Communist leader of North Vietnam.
Woodward & Bernstein
As newspaper reporters we conducted a governmental investigation that led to the
resignation of the President of the United States.
Writers, directors, actors, and producers who were blacklisted because of our alleged
connections to Communism
I was the Secretary of State under Nixon and helped to end the war in Vietnam and to
shape foreign policy
Lend Lease Act
It allowed the US President to give aid to any nation whose defense was vital to US
The systematic murder of 6 million Jews.
Double "V" Campaign
This is a program to work for an Allied victory and equality at home in the U.S.
Office of Price Administration
People who work here supervise the rationing of resources and products.
Cost Plus Program
With this idea, the military encourages expansion of the war industry by paying for the
expenses and the development of products and a percentage of the costs as profit.
War Production Board
Workers for this group guided the transition from peacetime to wartime industries.
This term refers to Mexican Americans who wore their hair slicked back in a ducktail
and wore baggy jackets and pants with tight cuffs.
A belief that if one nation falls to Communism, then neighboring nations would be next.
This is a willingness to go to the brink of war to protect national interests.
An imaginary line drawn across Europe dividing the Communist nations in the East
from the Democracies in the West
Roe v. Wade
This decision legalized abortions within the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
This statement gave the President total control over what went on in Vietnam with
having to consult Congress.
A political movement calling for changes in racism and poverty.
Values that oppose or run against social customs.
Location of an illegal attempt to plant listening devices at the offices of the Democratic
Describes countries that neighbor a powerful nation and that are dominated by it.
Term for people who reject conformity and materialism in the world.
Brown v. Board of Ed. Topeka, Kansas
This banned segregation in public schools.
This provided health insurance to the nation's poor.
The name given to Kennedy's program to provide social and economic reforms to
This Kennedy program sent volunteers to under-developed nations in Asia, Africa, and
Latin America to serve as teachers and consultants to improve the standard of living.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
This legislation banned segregation on the basis of race, sex, religion, or national origin.
De jure Segregation
This created segregation based on the passage of laws.
De facto Segregation
A type of segregation caused by social conditions such as poverty.
A group of blacks and whites who boarded interstate buses and traveled through the
South to see if the federal ban on segregation on interstate transportation was being
Plessy v. Ferguson
This established the principle of "separate but equal" as acceptable in the USA.
Young people of the 1950's who took little interest in world problems.
This asked for volunteers to work in poor communities within the United States.
This was the Johnson program to help the economy, education, environment, and the
This provided low cost medical care and hospitalization for senior citizens.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
This provided for elimination of literacy tests and allowed federal officials to register
voters if local officials would not
National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act
A government watchdog agency to ensure safe travel.
Clean Air & Water Acts
These regulate pollution from industries and cars.
A term referring to the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.
Equal Rights Amendment
This banned discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, or sex.
Secret documents leaked to the news media that proved that the government had been
lying to the American public about the war in Vietnam.
This held the number of ICBM and sub-launched ICBMS at 1972 levels and restricted
the development of anti-ballistic missile defense systems.
A time when Nazis killed and terrorized Jews in response to the assassination of a Nazi
diplomat in Paris by a young Jew.
Lightning warfare based on mobile troop and artillery units.
Regulations placed on Jews in Nazi Germany
Communist group in Cambodia that tried to exterminate anyone associated with
A place where 400,000 people gathered for a free concert and to promote peace, love,