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U.S. History B Final

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Holocaust German Nazi's systematic murder of six million Jews
terrorism The use of violence by groups against civilians to achieve a political goal
al Qaeda Islamist terrorist organization that launched a series of attacks against the U.S.A.
Tet Offensive he January 1968 attack by the Vietcong and north Vietnamese on more than more than 100 cities and towns in South Vietnam; turning point of the war
Treaty of Versailles signed by the Germans after World War I, stated that they had to payback for damages, not build an army, and say they where sorry for the damage they caused
Stock Market Crash 1929, when the value of stocks crashed causing a worldwide depression
Dust Bowl an area of dry land in the Texas Panhandle where nothing would grow due to a drought, over farming, and poor soil
Pearl Harbor Surprise attack by the Japanese, immediate cause of US entering World War Two, Dec. 7, 1941
Iwo Jima a small island in the Pacific Ocean that America caputred making it easy to attack Japan
D-Day the Invasion of Normandy, largest sea to land invasion in the history of World War II
VE-Day Victory over Europe Day, signalled the end of WWII in Europe
VJ-Day Victory over Japan Day, signalled the end of WWII in Japan
rationing going without so that the soldiers could have what they needed
Brown versus Education court case that took the school board of Topeka, Kansas to court to DESEGREGATE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Montgomery Bus Boycott year long boycott of Montgomery, Alabama buses by Africian Americans after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus
March on Washington Civil Rights march in Washington, D.C. where MLK, Jr. made his famous "I have a Dream" speech
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 made it against the law to make someone take a reading test or pay a tax to vote in an election
television changed the way we get our news, live action
Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 JFK and Khrushchev faced off over Soviet missiles in Cuba; very tense time, brought world very close to war
Manhattan Project Name of the secret project to build the atomic bomb
Created by: weakstick