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COLD WAR- Vanderhoef

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Cold War
The hostile (competitive) yet nonviolent relationship (rivalry) between the Soviet Union and the United States and their respective allies from between 1945 till 1990.
Containment
policy aimed at controlling the spread of Communism throughout the world.
Truman Doctrine
1947 declaration by President Truman that the U.S. would support nations that were threatened by Communism
Yalta Conference
Leaders agree to split Germany in Four Zones and Create United Nations
Iron Curtain
Winston Churchill's term for the extension of Communist control over Eastern Europe
Marshall Plan
Plan for ECONOMIC RECOVERY OF EUROPE
Berlin Airlift
airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin
Warsaw Pact
Military alliance formed by Soviet Union with satellite nations in Eastern Europe as a response to NATO
Korean War
the Korean peninsula, fought between 1950 & 1953 which eventually ends in a stalemate
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization; an alliance made to defend one another if they were attacked by any other country; US, England, France, Canada, Western European countries
Rosenbergs
Charged with spying and giving atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.
HUAC
HOUSE UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE
Hollywood Ten
who were jailed for refusing to answer congressional questions regarding Communist influence in Hollywood
blacklist
List of people who employers agree not hire
ICBM
Inter-continental Ballistic Missile
Sputnik
The first artificial satellite sent into space, launched by the Soviets.
Duck and Cover
What you should do in case of a nuclear attack...
I Love Lucy
most watched TV show in the 1950's
Baby Boom
a sudden dramatic increase in birthrate in the U.S. from between the late 1940's through the early 1960's
American Dream
OWN YOUR OWN HOME
Live in the SUBURBS
Have more Children
Buy a Car
Shop at a Shopping Center!
Affluence
to have a abundance of money, property, and other material good or riches
Rock 'n' Roll
Music popular among teenagers during the 1950's
Elvis Presley
King of Rock 'n' Roll
Beats / Beatniks
Literary rebels against conformity and consumer culture
National Defense Education Act
1958 measure designed to improve science and mathematics instruction in schools
Highway Act
1956 Congressional action that led to the current interstate highway system, Eisenhower's legacy
Sunbelt States
population shifts in the 1950s to these Southern and SW states for jobs & warmer climates
Soviet Union
Biggest rival for the U.S. during the COLD WAR.

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