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Winston Churchill's term for the Cold War division between the Soviet-dominated East and the U.S.-dominated West.
Kennan's Long Telegram
Korean Armistice Agreement
treaty signed in 1945 that formed an alliance of the Eastern European countries behind the Iron Curtain; USSR, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania
(1893-1976) Leader of the Communist Party in China that overthrew Jiang Jieshi and the Nationalists. Established China as the People's Republic of China and ruled from 1949 until 1976.
Group of people in the film industry who were jailed for refusing to answer congressional questions regarding Communist influence in Hollywood
The residential districts or suburbs outside the boundaries of a city or town. Dramatically increased in size after WW2.
economic recovery ww2
New York suburb where postwar builders pioneered the techniques of mass home construction
Men=bead winners women=clean/cook
Gender Roles of the '50s
A United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952)
1947, President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology, mainly helped Greece and Turkey
Joint effort by the US and Britian to fly food and supplies into W Berlin after the Soviet blocked off all ground routes into the city
A 1956 term used by Secretary of State John Dulles to describe a policy of risking war in order to protect national interests
The term associated with Senator Joseph McCarthy who led the search for communists in America during the early 1950s through his leadership in the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Couple executed for giving military secrets to the Soviets in the 1950's
Adjusting one's behavior or thinking to coincide with a group standard.
A United States youth subculture of the 1950s that rebelled against the mundane horrors of middle class life.
music that grew out of rhythm and blues and that became popular in the 1950s
Rock and Roll
Policy of the US that it would defend the Middle East against attack by any Communist country
segregation by law
de jure segregation
Segregation resulting from economic or social conditions or personal choice.
de facto segregation
An American activist and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He helped the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott as well as his March on Washington and his "I have a Dream" Speech. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968. He was significant b/c he was a major reason for such a push for civil rights.
Spread ideas of black nationalism. Disagreed with both the tactics & goals of the early civil rights movement. Minister of the nation of Islam. Rejected his original name because it was his family's slave name; A group of militant Black Americans who profess Islamic religious beliefs & advocate independence for Black Americans.
Malcom X and the Nation of Islam
outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
Civil Rights Act of 1964
a law designed to help end formal and informal barriers to African-American suffrage
Voting Rights Act of 1965
a 1896 Supreme Court decision which legalized state ordered segregation so long as the facilities for blacks and whites were equal
Plessy v. Ferguson
1954 case that overturned Separate but Equal standard of discrimination in education.
Brown v. Board of Education
1963 demonstration in which more than 200,000 people rallied for economic equality and civil rights
March on Washington
1955 protest action to end segregation on buses in Montgomery, Alabama
Montgomery Bus Boycott
deprive of voting rights
Laws designed to enforce segregation of blacks from whites
Jim Crow Laws
a militant Black political party founded in 1965 to end political dominance by Whites
In September 1957 the school board in Little rock, Arkansas, won a court order to admit nine African American students to Central High a school with 2,000 white students. The governor ordered troops from Arkansas National Guard to prevent the nine from entering the school. The next day as the National Guard troops surrounded the school, an angry white mob joined the troops to protest the integration plan and to intimidate the AA students trying to register. The mob violence pushed Eisenhower's patience to the breaking point. He immediately ordered the US Army to send troops to Little Rock to protect and escort them for the full school year.
Little Rock Nine
Murdered in 1955 for whistling at a white woman by her husband and his friends. They kidnapped him and brutally killed him. his death led to the American Civil Rights movement.
1960; Civil Rights association created by student activist from the South
SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee)
The 1962 confrontation bewteen US and the Soviet Union over Soviet missiles in Cuba.
Cuban Missile Crisis
President Johnson called his version of the Democratic reform program the Great Society. In 1965, Congress passed many Great Society measures, including Medicare, civil rights legislation, and federal aid to education.
Richard Nixon took office in 1969 with the promise of bringing "peace with honor" to the unpopular conflict in Vietnam. His "secret plan" to end the Vietnam War included gradual withdrawals of the U.S. troops from Vietnam as part of the so-called "Vietnamization" program from June 1969.
presidential policys towards Vietnam
President Richard Nixons strategy for ending U.S involvement in the vietnam war, involving a gradual withdrawl of American troops and replacement of them with South Vietnamese forces
1968; National Liberation Front and North Vietnamese forces launched a huge attack on the Vietnamese New Year (Tet), which was defeated after a month of fighting and many thousands of casualties; major defeat for communism, but Americans reacted sharply, with declining approval of LBJ and more anti-war sentiment
In April 1961, a group of Cuban exiles organized and supported by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency landed on the southern coast of Cuba in an effort to overthrow Fidel Castro. When the invasion ended in disaster, President Kennedy took full responsibility for the failure.
Bay of Pigs
A theory that if one nation comes under Communist control, then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control.
1964 Congressional resolution authorizing President Johnson to take military action in Vietnam
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
stopping communism, help france get their colony back
Reasons for Vietnam War
Graphic images of fighting led and military setbacks increased anti-war movement and decreased support for the war.
media coverage of vietnam
law passed in 1964 creating antipoverty programs
Economic Opportunity Act
Ohio college where an anti-war protest got way out of hand, the Nat'l Guard was called in and killed 3 students (innocent & unarmed,wounded 9) in idiscriminate fire of M-1 rifles
First televised debate
1960 Election Significance
A wall separating East and West Berlin built by East Germany in 1961 to keep citizens from escaping to the West
On November 22, 1963, he assassinated President Kennedy who was riding downtown Dallas, Texas. Oswald was later shot in front of television cameras by Jack Ruby.
Lee Harvey Oswald
JFK's domestic program that focused on developing a Space Program
New Frontier Program
1950s and 60s; communist leader of North Vietnam; used geurilla warfare to fight anti-comunist, American-funded attacks under the Truman Doctrine; brilliant strategy drew out war and made it unwinnable
Ho Chi Minh
A phrase U.S. President Richard M. Nixon used in a speech , to describe the Paris Peace Accord to end the Vietnam War.
Peace with Honor
Night club owner assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963
A federal program of health insurance for persons 65 years of age and older
A federal and state assistance program that pays for health care services for people who cannot afford them.
During the Cuban missile crisis the United States and the Soviet Union were led by
Kennedy and Khrushchev
A break-in at the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate complex in Washington was carried out under the direction of White House employees. Disclosure of the White House involvement in the break-in and subsequent cover-up forced President Nixon to resign in 1974 to avoid impeachment.
- Limited number of nuclear warheads US & USSR could build
In 1979, Iranian fundamentalists seized the American embassy in Tehran and held fifty-three American diplomats hostage for over a year. The Iranian hostage crisis weaked the Carter presidency; the hostages were finally released on January 20, 1981, the day Ronald Reagan became president.
Iranian Hostage Crisis
A policy of reducing Cold War tensions that was adopted by the United States during the presidency of Richard Nixon.
Economic crisis of 1973 that occurred when OPEC nations refused to export oil to Western nations. Ensuing economic crisis plagued Gerald Ford's time in office.
a life-threatening, sexually transmitted infection caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIDS depletes the immune system, leaving the person vulnerable to infections.
AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)
Founded in 1981, MTV changed the way the industry operated, rapidly becoming the preferred method for launching a new act or promoting a superstar's latest release.
Gorbachev announced Soviet withdrawal of power from all of Eastern Europe, including Berlin (wall torn down, free movement, &c.)
Fall of communism in Eastern Europe (1989)
(1973) legalized abortion on the basis of a woman's right to privacy
Roe v. Wade
a period of slow economic growth and high unemployment (stagnation) while prices rise (inflation)
A phrase used to describe people, whatever their economic status, who uphold traditional values, especially against the counterculture of the 1960s
Ice hockey game during 1980 winter Olympics where the US team defeated the Soviet Union team
Miracle on ice
leader of USSR in 80's
occurred on January 28, 1986, when Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members.
The federal economic polices of the Reagan administration, elected in 1981. These policies combined a monetarist fiscal policy, supply-side tax cuts, and domestic budget cutting. Their goal was to reduce the size of the federal government and stimulate economic growth.
Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)
Pushed for prayer & Creationism in schools, wanted to stop abortion, less gov't, no immigration
Conservative Movement 80's
An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum.
1981-1989,"Great Communicator" Republican, conservative economic policies, replaced liberal Democrats in upper house with consevative Democrats or "boll weevils" , at reelection time, jesse jackson first black presdiential candidate, Geraldine Ferraro as VP running mate (first woman)
confict between iraq and a coalition of countries lead by the US to remove Iraqi forces from Kuwait which they had invaded in hopes of controlling their oil supply. United states Emerged victorious.
persain gulf war
Was a dictator in Iraq who tried to take over Iran and Kuwait violently in order to gain the land and the resources. He also refused to let the UN into Iraq in order to check if the country was secretly holding weapons of mass destruction.
White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment
Arab terrorist who established al-Qaeda (born in 1957)
Osama Bin Laden
War in which US successfully took down a dominating dictator and is currently helping them "get back on their feet".
·The terrorist attack on the world trade center in NYC
·america in the world
·World Trade Center
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