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U.S topic 8 history (ms grant)
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What did President Eisenhower decide to use to prevent developing
nations from allying themselves with the Soviet Union or falling to
Covert CIA operations
Helping Western Europe recover after WWII by providing economic aid was the purpose of what legislation?
What legislation pledged the United States to fight the spread of communism worldwide and provide aid?
Senator Joseph McCarthy created a media frenzy in America with his anti-communist witch hunt by claiming what?
he had a list of communists employed within the U.S. State Department
What did President Truman establish in 1947 to screen and vet all federal employees?
Loyalty Review Program
The tactic of damaging reputations with vague, unfounded charges become known as what?
What year did the Soviet Union test a hydrogen bomb?
Who famously described an "iron curtain" that had fallen over Europe and separated the Communist Eastern Europe from Western Europe?
What impact did the HUAC hearings have on Hollywood?
Actors were blacklisted for having communist ties
What did the U.S. embark on after the Korean War?
Arms race and increased military spending
Why did Truman fire MacArthur?
He publicly criticized the President's Policy of limited war
Which military alliance pledged to protect their fellow communist countries?
Why was Mao Zedong able to defeat Chiang Kai-shek?
Chiang Kai-shek's regime was weak and corrupt
List some benefits of the GI Bill.
College financial aid, small business loans, and low-cost home loans
Who moved where during postwar America in the 1950s?
white families moved to the suburbs and Sunbelt
Who was Ethel and Julius Rosenberg?
Convicted and executed Soviet spies
Who were Beatniks?
Writers and artists who were critical of American society
What did the doubling of the median family income lead to in the 1950s?
An increase in consumerism
Who was Billy Graham?
Well known evangelist in the 1950s
What were some of the social issues for minorities in the 1950s?
Housing and employment discrimination
More people were employed in what growing area during the 1950s?
What new workforce in the 1950s included workers that built and operated the first computers?
What leads to a rise in franchises?
What eastern European country was NOT part of the Warsaw Pact?
Joseph Stalin refused to confirm that the Soviet Union would establish representative governments in Eastern Europe at what meeting with world leaders?
What legislation set a new course for American foreign policy by promising help to nations struggling against communism?
What legislation gave billions of dollars in aid to Western Europe?
What organization did the Soviet Union create in response to the formation of NATO?
What began when North Korean forces invaded South Korea?
Fear of mutually assured destruction kept the Soviets and Americans from doing what?
Using nuclear weapons against each other
Rock music originated in the gospel and blues traditions of what group?
Why did the House Un-American Activities Committee target the Hollywood Ten?
They refused to testify against themselves
What documents revealed the names of Americans who spied for the Soviet Union?
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