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Mercyb US History Second Semester Final Review
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a period of increased stock trading and rising stock prices
A steady drop in the stock market over a period of time
government practice of spending more than it takes in from taxes
the total sum of money the government owes
Douglas Mac Arthur
A general in the Korean war who led the counter attack on North Korea after they invaded South Korea
US senator; claimed that their were Soviet spies and Communists within the government but had no evidence; discredited by the US senate
War on Poverty
President Lyndon B. Johnson's program in the 1960's to provide greater social services for the poor and elderly
the term for the domestic programs of the Johnson administration
Brown vs. Board of Education
Stated in 1954 that it was unconstitutional to maintain separate black and white schools
US policy to stop expansion of Soviet Union and Communism
1974-1977, Republican, first non elected president and VP, he pardoned Nixon
a period of slow economic growth and high unemployment (stagnation) while prices rise (inflation)
an independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of stocks to protect investors
people borrowing money to invest in the stock market...also another factor in the depression
It was Relief that provided work for young men 18-25 years old in food control, planting, flood work, etc.
(Tennessee Valley Authority Act) Relief, Recover, and Reform. one of the most important acts that built a hyro-electric dam for a needed area.
An act passed in 1935 gave government-payed pensions to American citizens over the age 65 as well as provided help for the unemployed, the disabled, and the needy.
a federal program of health insurance for persons 65 years of age and older
Federal program that provides medical benefits for low-income persons.
Allied commander in WW2 in Europe; helped plan the D-Day invasion at Normandy; 34th President
the idea that if a nation falls under communist control, nearby nations will also fall under communist control
Policy to stimulate the business side of the economy to promote growth
charges against a president approved by a majority of the house of representatives
Iran-contra affair, in U.S. history, secret arrangement in the 1980s to provide funds to the Nicaraguan contra rebels from profits gained by selling arms to Iran.
code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
Black attorney who successfully argued the case of Brown V. Board of Eduction in front of the Supreme Court and became a Supreme Court Justice
Black Muslim who argued for separation, not integration. He changed his views, but was assassinated in 1965.
United States labor leader who organized farm workers (born 1927)
Ho Chi Minh
leader of Communist North Vietnam
leader of south veitnam, assassinated
United States diplomat who served under President Nixon and President Ford (born in 1923)
Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran; his invasion of Kuwait led to the Gulf War
President during most of the 1980s
a scandal of the break-in at the Democratic National Committee of 1972, this led to Nixon's resignation
relaxation of tensions, under President Nixon, between the United States and its two major Communist rivals, the Soviet Union and China
taxes on imports
the historic period (1933-1940) in the U.S. during which President Franklin Roosevelt's economic policies were implemented
Supreme Court declared abortion to be a private decision, Right to Abortion
Plessy vs. Ferguson
1896, the supreme court ruled that this seperate but equal law didn't violate the 14th amendment
Clinton's vice president; presidential nominee in 2000
A trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico that encourages free trade between these North American countries.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Brink-of-war confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the latter's placement of nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba.
Bay of Pigs
Failed invasion of Cuba planned by the US government
informal talks given by FDR over the radio; sat by White House fireplace; gained the confidence of the people
Power of the executive branch to forgive a person of a crime and prevent the person from being re-tried. President Ford pardoned ex-president Nixon
the first treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
The code name used by the United States and its coalition partners in waging war against Iraq in early 1991 to liberate Kuwait.
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