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German general who led troops in North Africa
Communist dictator of the Soviet Union
famous segregated unit of African-American pilots
Bataan Death March
Japanese forced about 60,000 of americans and philippines to march 100 miles with little food and water, most died or were killed on the way
Base in hawaii that was bombed by japan on December 7, 1941, which eagered America to enter the war.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
American General who began in North Africa and became the Commander of Allied forces in Europe.
Osama Bin Laden
Arab terrorist who established al-Qaeda (born in 1957)
A series of court proceedings held in Nuremberg, Germany, after World War II, in which Nazi leaders were tried for aggression, violations of the rules of war, and crimes against humanity.
Austrian born Dictator of Germany, implement Fascism and caused WWII and Holocoust.
the place at which the three allied leaders, Truman, Stalin, and Atlee, met to discuss the distribution of Germany and the ultimatum that they would issue to Japan demanding thier immediate surrender
An international organization formed after WWII to promote international peace, security, and cooperation.
A Soviet leader during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also famous for denouncing Stalin and allowed criticism of Stalin within Russia.
Harry S. Truman
Became president when FDR died; gave the order to drop the atomic bomb
policy of threatening to use massive force in response to aggression
Bay of Pigs
An unsuccessful invasion of Cuba in 1961, which was sponsored by the United States. Its purpose was to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
Chinese Communist leader from 1949 to 1976.
American commander in South Vietnam
Executive Order 9066
112,000 Japanese-Americans forced into camps causing loss of homes and businesses
American civil rights lawyer, first black justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall was a tireless advocate for the rights of minorities and the poor.
executive order 9981
Establishes equality of treatment and opportunity in the Armed Services for people of all race, religions, or national origins
Voting Rights Act of 1965
a law designed to help end formal and informal barriers to African-American suffrage
Martin Luther King Jr.
AfricanAmerican civil rights leader
Dr. Jonas Salk
Developed polio vaccine
First American woman in space
1974-1977, Republican, first non elected president and VP, he pardoned Nixon
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
American lawyer and jurist who is an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
British General who cut off Rommel from advancing into Africa
first leader of the Imperial Rule Assisting Association, lead the attack of pearl harbor
Asian Americans that served in the military during World War II
Beach in France Allies Invaded,Codenamed Operation Overlord, it was the long awaited Allied invasion of France and the opening of the Second Front during World War II. The initial invasion began on June 6, 1944.
An important battle in the Asian part of the war, the Americans sank 4 Japanese aircraft carriers
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Two Japanese cities on which the U.S. dropped the atomic bombs to end World War II.
Town in Egypt, site of the victory by Britain's Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery over German forces led by General Erwin Rommel (the 'Desert Fox') in 1942-1943. (p. 793)
Navajo Code Talkers
Native Americans from the Navajo tribe used their own language to make a code for the U.S. military that the Japanese could not desipher
Detention centers where more than 100,000 Japanese Americans were relocated during World War II by order of the President.
airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin
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
The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) was an investigating committee which investigated what it considered un-American propaganda
American general, who commanded allied troops in the Pacific during World War II.
Cuban socialist leader who overthrew a dictator in 1959 and established a Marxist socialist state in Cuba (born in 1927)
John F. Kennedy
President of the US during the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Vice President under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States
a massive surprise attack by the Vietcong on South Vietnamese towns and cities in early 1968.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
Abolishes poll taxes
Brown v. Board of Education
1954 case that overturned Separate but Equal standard of discrimination in education.
1st successful moon mission by the US in 1969
In 1966, as chair of SNCC, he called to assert Black Power. Supporting the Black Panthers, he was against integration.
42nd President advocated economic and healthcare reform; second president to be impeached
Sandra Day O'Connor
first woman supreme court justice. appointed by Reagan
39th U.S. President. 1977-1981. Democratic
2nd african american supreme court justice
George C. Marshall
The head of allied forces in World War II; proposed economic aid to to rebuild Western Europe -> Marshall Plan
Rosie the Riveter
A propaganda character designed to increase production of female workers in the factories. It became a rallying symbol for women to do their part.
Siege of Stalingrad
Turning point in Germany's assault on Soviet Union in 1942; despite massive losses, Russians successfully defended the city; over one-third of German army surrendered.
A set of international standards of conduct for treating prisoners of war, established in 1929
Iwo Jima and Okinawa
The last two heavily defended Japanese islands conquered by the United States in 1945
Battle of Britain
A series of battles between German and British air forces, fought over Britain in 1940-1941
Hitler's program of systematically killing the entire Jewish people
Office of Strategic Services
a United States intelligence agency formed during World War II. It was the wartime intelligence agency, and it was the predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
1945 Meeting with US president FDR, British Prime Minister(PM) Winston Churchill, and and Soviet Leader Stalin during WWII to plan for post-war
A United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952)
The conflict between Communist North Korea and Non-Communist South Korea. The United Nations (led by the United States) helped South Korea.
A former State Department official who was accused of being a Communist spy and was convicted of perjury. The case was prosecuted by Richard Nixon.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
Arrested in the Summer of 1950 and executed in 1953, they were convicted of conspiring to commit espionage by passing plans for the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.
Cuban Missile Crisis
The 1962 confrontation bewteen US and the Soviet Union over Soviet missiles in Cuba.
Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)
Ho Chi Minh
Communist leader of North Vietnam
Lyndon B. Johnson
36th U.S. President. 1963-1969. Democratic
Lawyer and civil rights leader who helped in Brown V. Board of education case for integration of public schools
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
Davis v. County School Board
Name of the case in Virginia that included in Brown v. Board.
a school of economics that believes tax cuts can help an economy by raising supply
44th U.S. President 2009-current Democratic
George H.W. Bush
president during the Gulf War, ability to quickly bring the war to a conclusion while suffering relatively few casualties resulted in the second-highest approval rating of any president, 89%
United States feminist who founded a national organization for women (born in 1921)
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)
first American to orbit the earth
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