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battle of midway
U.S. naval victory over the Japanese fleet in June 1942, in which the Japanese lost four of their best aircraft carriers. It marked a turning point in World War II.
korematsu v us
1944 Supreme Court case where the Supreme Court upheld the order providing for the relocation of Japanese Americans. It was not until 1988 that Congress formally apologized and agreed to pay $20,000 2 each survivor
roise the riveter
advertising character telling women to work in factory's
code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
GI bill of rights
Law Passed in 1944 to help returning veterans buy homes and pay for higher education
an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
A plan that the US came up with to revive war-torn economies of Europe. This plan offered $13 billion in aid to western and Southern Europe.
cuban missile crisis
the 1962 confrontation bewteen US and the Soviet Union over Soviet missiles in Cuba
The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) was an investigating committee which investigated what it considered un-American propaganda,
martin luther king jr
AfricanAmerican civil rights leader
Haven for young people seeking an alternative to the straight world in 1965. Was located in San Francisco
The book by Betty Friedan that encourage equal rights among women.
United States labor leader who organized farm workers (born 1927)
the political theory that if one nation comes under Communist control then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control
tonkin gulf resolution
This gave the president authority to take "all neccessary measures to repel any armed attack against forces of the United States."
President Richard Nixons strategy for ending U.S involvement in the vietnam war, involving a gradual withdrawl of American troops and replacement of them with South Vietnamese forces
President Johnson called his version of the Democratic reform program the Great Society. In 1965, Congress passed many Great Society measures, including Medicare, civil rights legislation, and federal aid to education.
a political scandal involving abuse of power and bribery and obstruction of justice
The world's first space satellite. This meant the Soviet Union had a missile powerful enough to reach the US.
camp david accords
A peace treaty between Israel and Egypt where Egypt agreed to recognize the nation state of Israel
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance
a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities
three mile island
1979 - A mechanical failure and a human error at this power plant in Pennsylvania combined to permit an escape of radiation over a 16 mile radius.
The federal economic polices of the Reagan administration, elected in 1981. These policies combined a monetarist fiscal policy, supply-side tax cuts, and domestic budget cutting. Their goal was to reduce the size of the federal government and stimulate economic growth.
sandra day oconner
First female Supreme Court justice in 1981
terrorist attacks on the united states that killed thousands of people
no child left behind
In 2001, Bush, modeled national education after a program in Florida, this included accountability through testing, which caused teachers to concentrate on teaching for the test.
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