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Citizenship Study materials: U.S History since 1900's
Terms in this set (20)
What is the economic system in the United States?
Explain a market economy
A system where the laws of supply and demand direct the production of goods and services.
Explain a capitalist economy
an economic system in which private individuals or businesses own capital goods.
Name one war fought by the U.S. in the 1900s.
Vietnam War, WW1, WW2, Korean War, Gulf War
What countries fought in WW2?
Axis powers versus the Allied powers
Who were the Axis powers?
Germany, Italy, Japan
Who were the Allied Powers?
Great Britain, France, Russia (Soviet Union) , US
Who was president during WW1?
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
World War 2
Who did the Unites States fight in World War II?
Japan, Germany, and Italy
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
Terrorists attacked the U.S (world trade center)
Explain the roles of Woodrow Wilson in U.S history
League of Nations peace treaty
Lead U.S through WW1
Explain the role of Franklin Roosevelt in U.S history
President during the Great Depression
Helped redefine the federal government
Helped create the New Deal program
Lead the U.S to victory over Nazi Germany in WW2
Explain the role of Dwight Eisenhower in U.S history
Commander of the Allied forces in WW2
Lead the invasion on Nazi-occupied Europe on D-day
Managed Cold-War era tensions with the Soviet Union
A political and economic system that seeks to create a classless society in which the major means of production are owned and controlled by the public. There is no government or private property or currency, and the wealth is divided among citizens equally or according to individual need.
What was communism's role in the Cold War?
The United State's fear of communism lead to the "Red Scare" which increased hysteria over the perceived threat posed by Communists in the U.S
an economic system in which trade, industry and the means of production are controlled by private owners with the goal of making profits in a market economy.
Explain the events of 9/11
Two planes controlled by extremists crashed into the Twin Towers, one into the Pentagon, and the passengers in Flight 93 fought back and was crashed into an empty field.
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