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What was the main goal of the Truman Doctrine?
To stop the spread of Communism
The Soviet Union set up the Berlin blockade in response to what?
Efforts from the West to reunify Germany
In what country were The Nationalists defeated in civil war?
What group was Mao Zedong the leader of?
Communists in China
What was true when an armistice was signed ending the Korean War?
North and South Korea were still divided along the 38th parallel
What was the warning to the Soviet Union against military intervention in the Middle East called?
The Eisenhower Doctrine
Containing the spread of communism was the United States' main goal in what country?
What did President Nixon say that the Vietnamization of the war in Vietnam would bring about?
"Peace and honor"
What was true about Hubert Humphrey's Democratic Party nomination in the 1968 election?
It was guaranteed before the national convention took place
When the Soviet Union exploded an atomic bomb, what intensified?
American interest in developing a hydrogen bomb
Enabling the United States to fight limited wars around the world is the main purpose of what strategy?
Flexible response military strategy
America's secret promise to remove missiles from Turkey lead to the end of what?
Cuban missile crisis
Stopping East Germans from fleeing to West Berlin lead to the construction of what?
The Berlin Wall
What Cuban leader accepted Soviet aid?
What was Kennedy's plan for an invasion of Cuba called?
The Bay of Pigs?
What was the program that provided low interest loans for returning veterans?
GI Bill of Rights
Where were the vast majority of new homes in the 1950s built?
Americans spent more money and bought more products in a way of life called what?
Who enjoyed the prosperity of the postwar period?
Consumer demand, the Cold War, and the Marshall Plan all contributed to what after the war?
What were considered forms of rebellion in the 1950s?
Rock 'n' roll and the beat movement
The HUAC is best known for what?
Investigating communism in the film industry
Who claimed to have personal knowledge of Communists working in the State Department?
What influenced Harry S. Truman's decision to issue Executive Order 9981 which declared that there should be equality of treatment for people of all races and religions in the armed services?
Minorities faced continued discrimination after fighting for freedom in WWII
People worried that criminals would gain additional liberties because of what Supreme Court case?
Miranda v. Arizona
When U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy capitalized on the widespread fear of communism in society, what did he increase?
His political power
What was the main reason for the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War?
Fear of one's country dominating the other
What was President Harry Truman's main concern in his response to the 1948 Berlin Blockade?
A military encounter could result in war with the Soviet Union?
What country went to war with Korea, rather than let it become a communist state?
The United States
What did President Lyndon Johnson's decision to increase United States military involvement and spending in Vietnam lead to?
Reduced funding for social programs
What was a domestic issue for the United States following the end of WWII?
Integrating returning servicemen into the economy
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