26 terms


Dr. Benjamin Spock
Physician who provided advice on child rearing to baby boomers' parents after World War II.
Douglas MacArthur
American military commander in Korea fired by President Harry Truman.
Site of a series of controversial war-crimes trials that led to the execution of 12 Nazi leaders.
Joseph McCarthy
Wisconsin senator whose charges of communist infiltration of the US government deepened the anti-red atmosphere of the early 1950s.
The tough leader whose violation of agreements in Eastern Europe and Germany helped launch the Cold War.
Territory deep inside the Soviet zone of Germany that was itself divided into four zones of occupation.
Strom Thurmond
Southern segregationist who led "Dixiecrat" presidential campaign against Truman in 1948.
George Marshall
Originator of a massive program for the economic relief and recovery of devastated Europe.
Baby boom
Term for the dramatic rise in US birth that began immediately after WWII.
Iron Curtain
Term for the barrier that Stalin erected to block off Soviet-dominated nations of Eastern Europe from the West.
GI Bill
Partly intended to prevent returning soldiers from flooding the job market.
Beneficiaries of boom
Two regions that grew
South and West
Fed. policies migration
Housing-mortgage tax deductions and federally built highways.
Baby boom contributed
The popular "youth culture" of the 1960s.
He wanted the Soviet Union to enter the war against Japan.
Crucial development
Germany was divided into an East Germany under Soviet control and a pro-American West Germany.
Truman Doctrine/commie
Turkey and Greece
Crusade of McCarthy
Alleged communists inside the United States government.
Korean War broke out
North Korea invaded South Korea.
Other ACE
Postwar econ expansion
Military spending and cheap energy.
Gov/Sunbelt growth
Its financial support of the aerospace and defense industries.
Truman's qualities
His personal courage, authenticity, and sense of responsibility for big decisions.
Had been largely inward-looking and isolated from international affairs.
It committed the United States to a permanent peacetime alliance with other nations.