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Allied neighboring Cuba with the USSR.
Among other civil rights
accomplishments he led to fight for black
voting rights in the south
Associated with the desegregation of
municipal (city) services in the South
Clearly struggled with the Cold war
concept of "limited war
Cleveland disc jockey that popularized
Rock n' Roll
Senator Joseph McCarthy
Eventually discredited, he was the point
man of the 1950's anti- communist
Executed as spies in Cold War era of
Generally supported and beloved, he
was criticized in some circle for not
working hard enough
Government informant in the famous
Rosenberg espionage case.
Her case over turned nearly a century of
Mau tse Tung
His "Cultural Revolution" was largely
seen as a failure Chairma
His ascension as Soviet Premier carried
with it unfulfilled hopes for a thawing in
Cold war tensions.
Maybe the "Babe Ruth" of the 1950's.
Probably the most recognizable star of
the "Golden Age of Television"
Proved a sly television age politician with
his Checkers speech and Kitchen Debate
GI Bill of Rights
Called America's most extensive piece of social engineering, it provided many benefits of veterans if WWII
The prototype suburb
Little Rock Central High School
Became the famous "stage" of Eisenhower's resolve to enforce the Court's school desegregation order.
Name given to the "Red Scare" of the 1950's named after its leading figure.
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
Called "Radical" by the film this organization played an important role in the process of desegregation
Rock n' Roll
Little Richard, Chubby Checker and Elvis were among its early leaders.
SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference)
This was the organization which was behind the peaceful protests and marches associated with Dr. Martin Luther King.
The first successfully orbited satellite
American spy place shot down over Russia leading to renewed Cold War Tension
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