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US History Wars

United States History Wars and Conflicts STAAR Test

War/ConflictImpact
Spanish American War 1898 Domestic Impact American Imperialism Increased Size of Navy Increased
Spanish American War 1898 International Impact US Emerges as World Power Territorial Acquisitions - Philippines, Guam, Puerto Rico
World War I 1914-1918 US entered in 1917 Domestic Impact Increased Work Opportunities for Women & Minorities
World War I 1914-1918 US entered in 1917 Domestic Impact Economy Improved
World War I 1914-1918 US entered in 1917 Domestic Impact Espionage Act of 1917 Limited Civil Liberties by making a Crime to Criticize the War Effort Schenk vs. US (1919) limits free speech if words create a "clear and present danger"
World War I 1914-1918 US entered in 1917 Domestic Impact Desire for Isolationism and Neutrality Before and After the War US Refuses to Sign the Treaty of Versailles & Refuses to Join the League of Nations
World War I 1914-1918 US entered in 1917 International Impact US entry to the war boosts the British & Allies, helps end the war more quickly
World War I 1914-1918 US entered in 1917 International Impact New Technology; machine guns, tanks, poison gas
World War I 1914-1918 US entered in 1917 International Impact Wilson's Leadership in Peace Making 14 Points Creation of the League of Nations
World War I 1914-1918 US entered in 1917 International Impact Treaty of Versailles:Germany loses territory to France,Poland & all overseas territories
World War I 1914-1918 US entered in 1917 International Impact Treaty of Versailles:War Guilt Clause & other provisions designed to punish Germany; eliminated navy,reduce army,ordered to pay reparations
World War I 1914-1918 US entered in 1917 International Impact Treaty of Versailles:End of Austria-Hungary & the Ottoman Empire=new nations in Eastern Europe & the Middle East
World War II 1939-1945 US entered in 1941 Domestic Impact Alleviates the Great Depression because of increased industrial & agricultural production
World War II 1939-1945 US entered in 1941 Domestic Impact Increased work opportunities for women & minorities
World War II 1939-1945 US entered in 1941 Domestic Impact Increased opportunities for minorities in the military -Tuskegee Airmen,Navajo Code Talkers
World War II 1939-1945 US entered in 1941 Domestic Impact Executive Order 9066 relocated Japanese Americans to internment camps for fear of spying & sabotage
World War II 1939-1945 US entered in 1941 Domestic Impact Spirit of Volunteerism (Victory Gardens) & rationing at home to help with war efforts
World War II 1939-1945 US entered in 1941 International Impact New Technology:atomic weaponry, radar/sonar, jets, rocket engines, antibiotics
World War II 1939-1945 US entered in 1941 International Impact Tensions between US & USSR lead to Cold War Division of Germany into West & East Germany Iron Curtain over Eastern Europe
World War II 1939-1945 US entered in 1941 International Impact Creation of the United Nations
World War II 1939-1945 US entered in 1941 International Impact Marshall Plan-US leads efforts to support European nations as they repair from war
The Cold War 1950's-1991 Domestic Impact Not an Open Conflict; more of an ideological tension between the US & USSR
The Cold War 1950's-1991 Domestic Impact Increased concern over security: McCarthyism -named for Senator Joseph McCarthy-accused people of being communist without proof
The Cold War 1950's-1991 Domestic Impact Increased concern over security:House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)hunting out the communists in America'often the proceedings violated the constitutional rights of those being investigated
The Cold War 1950's-1991 Domestic Impact Increased concern over security:Rosenberg Trials -Julius & Ethel Rosenberg were accused of selling secrets about the atomic bomb & executed for spying
The Cold War 1950's-1991 International Impact Creation of NATO & Warsaw Pact-agreements made between western nations to protect each other against USSR(NATO) & agreement made between communist countries to protect against the west(Warsaw Pact)
The Cold War 1950's-1991 International Impact Arms race-development of large standing armies to serve as a deterrent against aggression,included stock piling of nuclear weapons
The Cold War 1950's-1991 International Impact Space Race-Sputnik launches in 1957
The Cold War 1950's-1991 International Impact Cuban Missile Crisis,1962-USSR sought to place nuclear weapons in Cuba,too close to US;almost leads to WWIII
The Cold War 1950's-1991 International Impact While not an open conflict,the Cold War influenced America to participate in other wars, like Korean War & Vietnam War
The Korean War 1950-1953 Domestic Impact US participates based on Containment Policy(attempting to stop spread of Communism) and the authorization of the United nations
The Korean War 1950-1953 International Impact Conflict ends with an armistice which created a demilitarized zone at the 38th parallel, exactly where the division started at the beginning of the war
The Vietnam War 1954-1973 Domestic Impact US participates based on Containment Policy-attempting to contain communists and prevent spread
The Vietnam War 1954-1973 Domestic Impact President Johnson used Gulf of Tonkin resolution to increase military presence despite a lack of declaration of war from Congress(increased presidential powers)
The Vietnam War 1954-1973 Domestic Impact Congress counteracted Pres.Johnson's Gulf of Tonkin response with the War Powers Resolution to restrict presidential powers during Nixon's administration
The Vietnam War 1954-1973 Domestic Impact The Anti-War Movement protested against the war-young people lead the movement
The Vietnam War 1954-1973 Domestic Impact Credibility Gap-even though President Johnson said the US was winning,the media was reporting otherwise-creating distrust of the government
The Vietnam War 1954-1973 Domestic Impact Expenses of the war meant that funds for Johnson's domestic Great Society programs were cut
The Vietnam War 1954-1973 International Impact America withdrew before the conflict ended.
The Vietnam War 1954-1973 International Impact Without American support,the South Vietnamese couldn't prevent the North Vietnemese advancing & capturing Saigon(now Ho Chi Minh City).
The Vietnam War 1954-1973 International Impact South Vietnamese who supported Americans were captured & suffered torture & horrible conditions in communist camps
The Gulf War 1990 Domestic Impact President Bush's Biggest Foreign Policy Achievement
The Gulf War 1990 International Impact US leads United Nations forces against Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait
The Gulf War 1990 International Impact Increased US influence in the Middle East
Somalia Domestic Impact Example of US Aid to Foreign nations
Somalia International Impact President Bush used military to protect humanitarian aid to Somalia
Balkan Crisis (Yugoslavia,Bosnia,Croatia) Domestic Impact Example of US Aid to Foreign nations
Balkan Crisis (Yugoslavia,Bosnia,Croatia) International Impact President Clinton helped lead international effort to stop ethnic cleansing and genocide
9/11 & the War on Terror Domestic Impact
9/11 & the War on Terror Domestic Impact Increased security at home to protect Americans & prevent terrorism: USA Patriot Act-gives law enforcement greater power to search for terrorists;some portions were declared unconstitutional for violating civil rights
9/11 & the War on Terror International Impact Us and allies fight in Afghanistan to remove Al Queda and the Taliban from power, 2001
9/11 & the War on Terror International Impact US & allies invade Iraq based on fears of WMD's(Weapons of Mass Destruction), 2003 Results in removal & execution of Saddam Hussein in 2006
Created by: PerkyPerk