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Academic Vocab 5th

Academic Vocab. 5th six weeks

TermDefinition
Cold War This began n 1945 after WWII. It was a global conflict between democracy and communism.
Truman Doctrine Truman wanted to prevent the spread of communism. He wanted it "Contained". Against communism.
Berlin Blockade During the multinational occupation of post- WWII, Germany, the soviet union blocked the western allies railway.
Berlin Wall Wall erected between 1961-1989 by the communist regime in East Germany in an effort to prevent migration from East to west Germany.
McCarthyism This was the communist witch hunts of the 1950's.
Taft-Harley Act This made unions liable for damages that resulted from jurisdictional disputes among themselves, and required union leaders to take a non-communist bath.
Douglas MacArthur He was the supreme allied commander during the Cold War. After WWII, He was put in charge of putting Japan back together.
GI Bill of Rights Was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning WWII veterans.
Interstate highway System This system is part of the federal Aid primary system it is a system of freeways.
Rosa Parks She is known as the "Mother of the Civil right movement." She refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white rider.
Martin Luther King Jr. A leader in the Civil Rights movement in the 1950's and 1960's. Preached non-violent forms of revolting such as sit-ins and friendly protests.
Domino Theory This speculated that if one state in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect.
Nikita Khrushchev The premier of Russia during the race to get satellites into space between Russia and the United States.
Third World This was to define countries that remained non-aligned with either communist or soviet union.
Fidel Castro He engineered a revolution in Cuba, in 1959. He took valuable American property.
Military-Industrial Complex During the Cold War military funding increased tremendously.
Bay Of Pigs invasion Kennedy was told that there were enough people in Cuba that would support an uprising.
Peace Corps Kennedy proposed this which was an army of idealistic and mostly youthful volunteers to bring American skills to underdeveloped countries.
New Frontier This developed into a label for his administration's domestic and foreign programs.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 This was landmark piece of legislation in the U.S that outlawed major forms of discrimination requirements and racial segregation.
EEOC Equal Employment opportunity Commission- A federal law enforcement agency that enforces laws against work place discrimination.
HUD Department of Housing and Urban development- U.S federal agency that deals with subsidized housing community planning and development of cities.
Great Society The great society was President Johnsons policy it was a continuation of the democratic Ideals.
Malcolm X A black Muslim preacher who favored black separation and condemned the "blue-eyed white devils."
New Left Radical political movement which was active in the U.S. during the mid 1960's to late 1970's.
Ho Chi Minh The Vietnamese leader who believed in Asian nationalism. He was trying to get rid of the French colonial rule in Vietnam.
Created by: Shelby42012