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USII.8 Post World War II

Areas occupied by the Soviet Union following World War II
Eastern and Central Europe; East Germany
Why the U.S. felt it was in its best interests to rebuild Europe following World War II
to prevent political and economic instability
Marshall Plan
provided massive financial aid to rebuild European economies and prevent the spread of communism
creator of the Marshall Plan
George C. Marshall
Following World War II, Germany was -
portion of Germany which was democratic following World War II
West Germany
Nation which occupied East Germany
portion of Germany which was not democratic following World War II
East Germany
nation which became a strong ally of the U.S. following U.S. occupation
United Nations
formed following World War II to try to prevent future global wars
Following World War II, American business converted from producing war materials to -
consumer goods
Following World War II, Americans were able to purchase goods on -
Following World War II, the U.S. economy -
When labor unions merged they became -
more powerful
Powerful unions help workers how?
they gain new benefits and higher salaries
Following World War II, women -
returned to family responsibilities
Why did women return to family responsibilities following World War II?
men returned and reclaimed their jobs
superpowers after World War II
The Cold War was a rivalry over -
ideology and national security
length of the Cold War
40 years
Cold War
state of tension between the United States and Soviet Union without actual fighting that divided the world into 2 camps
American policy to stop the spread of communism
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
American allies in the Cold War
Warsaw Pact
Soviet allies in the Cold War
Nations fought by the U.S. and South Korea
North Korea and China
how the Korean War ended
nation where the Soviet Union placed missiles
how the Cuban Missile Crisis ended
Soviets removed the missiles in response to a U.S. blockade
reason for the Vietnam War
to stop the spread of communism into South Vietnam
Cold War conflict which divided Americans
Vietnam War
how the Vietnam conflict ended
U.S. troops withdrew during a cease-fire agreement
what happened to the Soviet Union following the Cold War
it broke up into independent countries
symbol of the end of the Cold War
destruction of the Berlin Wall
Challenges facing the U.S. following the Cold War
- role of U.S. military intervention
- environmental challenges
- global issues including trade, jobs and disease
signs of a strong economy
- healthy job market
- increased productivity
- increased demand for American products
Nations which occupied West Germany
U.S., Great Britain and France
the Baby Boom
changed America's demographics
evolving role of women
exprected to play a supporting role in the family but also were increasingly working outside the home
Eleanor Roosevelt
expanded human rights
G.I. Bill of Rights
gave educational, housing and employment benefits to veterans
Harry Truman
desegregated the armed forces
Civil Rights legislation
increased opportunities for women and minorities
the linking of nations through trade, information, technologies and communication
globalization involves increased -
integration of different societies
impacts of globalization on American life
- improvement of all communications
- availability of a wide variety of foreign made goods and services
- outsourcing of jobs

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