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US History Ch 18-19

People

TermDefinition
Alger Hiss State Dept official accused of Spying for Soviets. Young Nixon prosecuted him for perjury
Joseph McCarthy Communist hunting senator.Maligned people in public hearings without any way for them to retaliate
Hollywood Ten Ten men from the film industry that refused to testify in front of HUAC because they believed the hearings were unconstitutional. They were jailed.
Dixiecrats group of southern Democrats who objected to Truman’s emphasis on Civil Rights Started their own group
Betty Friedan 1963 author of Feminine Mystique book about women and society
Elvis Presley Changing world In 1956 teenagers found him as the first rock-n-roll hero and eventually became known as the king of rock-n-roll
Dr. Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for Polio
Braceros Mexican hired hands for agriculture many of here illegally. Expected to leave after work but stayed.
Dwight Eisenhower General “I like Ike” fanned anti-communism sentiment. Republican
Harry Truman considered honorable, down to earth and self-confident. “The Bucks stops her” ability to make tough decisions but two major problems: addressing communism and restoring economy. Democrat
Created by: PLHShistory1