History Sem 2
Terms in this set (31)
the granting of concessions to a hostile power in order to keep the peace
treaty of Versailles causes anger, appeasement from other powers
causes of World War II
opposition to political and economic entanglements with other countries
a law passed in 1941 that allowed the United States to ship arms and other supplies without immediate payment to nations fighting the Axis powers
attack on Pearl Harbor, shoot on sight if German submarines attacked U.S. destroyers, Japanese were preparing for strike on U.S.
reasons for U.S. joining WWII
when the Germans surrendered in WWII
when the Japanese surrendered in WWII
because the president saw how relentless the Japanese were and how they would never give up fighting
Why did the U.S. use the atomic bomb?
GI Bill of Rights
a name given to the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, a 1944 law that provided financial and educational benefits for World War II veterans
Japanese internment camps
camps in which Japanese people that lived on American soil were placed due to the belief that they were spies
a restriciton of people's right to buy unlimited amounts of particular foods and other goods
the policy of not letting communism spread
U.S. policy announced by President Truman of providing economic and military aid to free nations threatened by internal or external opponents
the program proposed by Secretary of State George Marshall in 1947 under which the United States supplied economic aid to European nations to help them rebuild after WWII
Senator Joseph McCarthy
senator that claimed to have a list of communists within the U.S. government, only added on to the red scare
a congressional committee that investigated Communist influence inside and outside the U.S. government in the years following WWII
a U.S. committee to defend the Middle East against attack by any communist country, announced by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957
Civil Rights Act of 1964
banned discrimination in public and work places
Civil Rights Act of 1968
banned discrimination in housing
Voting Rights Act of 1965
law that made it easier for African Americans to register to vote by eliminating discriminatory literacy tests and authorizing federal examiners to enroll voters denied at the local level
segregation by practice and custom
segregation by law
Bus boycott, march on Selma for voting, march on D.C. for Civil Rights
Major protests of the Civil Rights movement?
a group that was appointed by President Johnson to study the causes of urban violence and that recommended the elimination of de facto segregation in American society
not allowing communism to consume all of Vietnam
Reasons for U.S. entering into Vietnam?
War Powers Act
a law that enacted in 1973 limiting a president's right to send troops into battle without consulting Congress
on the Vietnam new year both sides agreed to have a peaceful standoff to celebrate, the Vietcong still attacked which destroyed much morale for Americans
Tonkin Gulf Resolution
a resolution adopted by Congress in 1964 giving the president broad powers to wage war in Vietnam
not an American War, barely making progress, credibility gap
Reasons for protesting Vietnam war?
slowly taking troops out of Vietnam, implemented by President Nixon
a 7,000 page document leaked to the press in 1971 by the former Defense Department worker Daniel Ellsberg revealing that the U.S. government had not been honest about its intentions in the Vietnam War
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