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shanty towns built by homeless during the great depression; got this nick name mocking Hoover who did nothing to fix it
a region of the great plains that experienced a drought in the 1930s that resulted in farmers without wages
tax on imports; highest tax ever in USA, was an attempt to protect domestic industries from foreign import
countries on western side of soviet union under its control, acted as a buffer region for any attacks.
Described the division between Communist and non Communist life, metaphor, iron because it is hard to break through
American policy of accepting communist nations that already stood, but preventing further expansion of communist nations
1949 alliance of nations that banded together in the event of a war and help protect and support each other; United States was apart of NATO
done as a response to NATO by soviet union, alliance of eastern European countries, they did not have a choice to join
Soviets got a technological advantage to the US after launching the first Satellite to orbit the Earth
Brown vs Board of Education
Supreme court decision that stated "seperate but equal" was unconstitutional. many did not follow it, many did.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
boycott of interstate buses where, After Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bis to a white man, blacks refused to take the bus, lasted for over a year
organization founded by Dr Martin Luther King Jr that believed in civil disobedience and nonviolent protests
Eisenhower's fear that if Vietnam fell to communism the others would fall too because of its location. Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Burma
National Liberation Front
Political arm of Viet Cong that gained the trust for the Southern Vietnamese people
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