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20th Century Vocabulary
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a time of great change in the people lived and worked by introducing new inventions, machines, and ways of making products.
a time of great change in the way people communicate and work with information, it continues today.
World War I
fought from 1914-1918 and involved more than 30 countries, bigger armies and more deadly weapons lead to high casualties for soldiers and ordinary citizens.
World War II
began in 1939 in Europe and would involve over 50 countries and change the role of the United States in the world.
the struggles between 'superpowers' of the US and Soviet Union following WWII in which both sides piled up huge stores of weapons.
The Great Depression
a time of great hardship in the US, marked by the stock market crash and millions of people lost their savings, jobs, and homes.
Civil Rights Movement
began in the 1950s as a fight against segregation and other forms of unfair treatment in the South.
began in WWI, soldiers fought from ditches, it took months of fighting just to be able to move forward a few yards.
October 29, 1929 - the day remembered for the stock market crash sending the US into The Great Depression.
German leader who tried to take over other European countries and kicked off WWII in Europe.
December 7, 1941
Japan attacks American ships and planes at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and caused the US to enter WWII.
dropped on two Japanese cities by the US and forced Japan to surrender and brings about an end to WWII.
a form of government that controlled the economy and gave little freedom to its people. (ex. the Soviet Union)
Martin Luther King Jr.
civil rights leader who believed in peaceful, non-violent protests. Famously gave the, "I Have A Dream" speech.
The Great Migration
the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest, and West from 1916 to 1970. They fled harsh segregationist laws, unfair treatment, and lack of job opportunities.
the right to vote on political elections.
Seneca Falls, New York
the location of one of the first Women's Rights Conventions; lead by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Women's Suffrage Movement
the decades long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States.
communists invaded South Korea, still no peace treaty. Fighting technically lasted from 1950-1953, tensions remain high.
Second longest war in US history, extremely controversial. Communists North invaded the South.
competition between the US and Soviet Union after the Soviet Union launched their satellite Sputnik.
when nations build empires by adding colonies.
an agreement nations make to support and defend each other.
information that is used to shape people's thinking.
policy of the 1950s to not allow the spread of Communism.
the theory that if one Asian country becomes Communist more will as well.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Soviet Union placed weapons 90 miles off our shore in Cuba, we set up a blockade.
easing of tensions between countries; specifically used in the instance of the US and the Soviet Union.
transportation system designed to move large numbers of people along fixed routes. (ex. busses, trolleys, trains)
grants women's rights as WWI begins
a group or business that controlled a political party
community center that addressed problems in slums neighborhoods.
repeals the 18th amendment, which banned alcohol
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