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Abeka U.S. History 8

Ch. 21: Time for Freedom & Responsibility

QuestionAnswer
Replaced newspapers as the main source of American news and information Television
Famous director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
Leader of the civil rights movement Martin Luther King, Jr.
Term for government bonds Treasury Bills
Soviet leader who pretended to desire "peaceful coexistence" with other nations Nikita Khrushchev
The 49th and 50th states admitted to the Union Alaska and Hawaii
The First Lady who redecorated the White House Jacqueline Kennedy
Seaway that connected ocean shipping with the Great Lakes region St. Lawrence Seaway
Gave the President the power to use force if necessary against Communist aggression in the Middle East Eisenhower Doctrine
Spy plane shot down over Russia U-2
Levitt and Sons were famous for their mass production of these houses
What was the first American space satellite? Explorer I
The Bay of Pigs was a failed invasion of this country Cuba
Who was the first American to fly in space? Alan Shepard
What was President Kennedy's welfare program called? New Frontier
Why was the Berlin Wall built? to prevent East Germans from escaping to West Berlin
What senator fought to remove Communists from government offices? Joseph McCarthy
Jim Elliot was a famous American one of these missionary
President Kennedy was assassinated in this city Dallas, Texas
Who was the world's foremost rocket scientist? Werner von Braun
Low interest loans were provided to military veterans through this bill GI Bill of Rights
The first American astronaut to orbit the earth John Glenn
The Alliance for Progress was an attempt to encourage democracy and investment in this area Latin America
This couple was convicted of treasonous activities against the United States The Rosenbergs
This Supreme Court ruling called for desegregation in all public schools Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
This nearly led to nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union Cuban Missile Crisis
The first major synthetic fabric nylon
The polio vaccine was developed by this doctor in the early 1950's to end the spread of polio Dr. Jonas Salk
This first passenger jet was introduced in 1958 Boeing 707
President Kennedy established this volunteer organization Peace Corps
State Department spy Alger Hiss
Famous American evangelist Billy Graham
Lost a close presidential race to Kennedy Richard Nixon
Famous African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson
Killed President Kennedy's assassin Jack Ruby
Communist revolutionary in Cuba Fidel Castro
Famous African-American vocalist Marian Anderson
Arrested for assassinating President Kennedy Lee Harvey Oswald
Sold nuclear information to the Russians Julius Rosenberg
Passed State Department secrets to a Soviet agent Alger Hiss
This Egyptian President seized the Suez Canal from Great Britain in 1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser
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