the rapid population increase that took place bewteen 1945 and 1964
an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
Term coined by Winston Churchill to describe the division between Communist and non-Communist life
US plan to provide anti-communist aid to Greece and Turkey.....it also pledged to provide U.S. military and economic aid to any nation threatened by communism.
American policy of resisting further expansion of communism around the world
an alliance made to defend one another if they were attacked by any other country......inclyded the US, England, France, Canada, Western European countries
An alliance between the Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations. This was in response to the NATO
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.
capital of Germany located in eastern Germany
Joint effort by the US and Britian to fly food and supplies into W Berlin after the Soviet blocked off all ground routes into the city
Chinese communist leader (1893-1976)
Nationalist leader of China
This country was formed in 1947 by the United Nations to give Jews a homeland.
he was fired after he criticized Truman for not using nuclear weapons against North Korean
The conflict between Communist North Korea and Non-Communist South Korea. The United Nations (led by the United States) helped South Korea.
Line that divided Korea - Soviet Union occupied the north and United States occupied the south, during the Cold War.
Alliance formed to oppose Communism in Southeast Asia
It pledged US military and economic aid to Middle Eastern nations threatened by Communist aggression
a satellite launched into orbit by the Soviets in 1957. It started the space race.
Formed to create satellites and missiles to compete with the USSR after Sputnik.
period in US when there was a suspicion of communism and fear of widespread infultration of communists in the US govt.
a congressional Committee that investigated Commmunist influence inside and outside the US gov. after WWII
US senator; claimed that their were Soviet spies and Communists within the government but had no evidence; discredited by the US Senate
Julius & Ethel Rosenberg
Sentenced to death because they passed atomic bomb secrets to the Soviets.
Provided for college or vocational training for returning WWII veterens as well as one year of unemployment compensation. Also provided for loans for returning veterens to buy homes and start businesses.
Interstate Highway System
Endorsed by President Eisenhower. Spent $80 billion for construction of 40,000 miles of highway to improve national defense
wrote "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care"
smaller communities surrounding a larger city
Eisenhower's term for the close ties between the defense industry and the Pentagon that might influence government policy.
a policy created during the 1950s by the Soviets and the US that if the Soviets (or US) launched missiles at the US and we knew then we would fire everything we had and then the Soviets would do the same resulting in the destruction of both countries.