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Chapter 28 and 29

1950s and 1960s

TermDefinition
Civil Rights Movement A movement with citizens in the U.S. that wanted to end racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans.
Korean War Soviet Union declared war on Japan as a result of an agreement with the U.S, and liberated Korea north of the 38th parallel.
Vietnam War A war that punished North Vietnam for instigating things with the South. Also aided the South Vietnamese navy on missions.
Counterculture Way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm.
Medicare Social Welfare, enacted to 1965, providing insurance to people over 65.
Medicaid A health care program that assists low-income families or individuals in paying for long-term medical and custodial care.
Cuban Missile Crisis The showdown between the U.S. and the Soviet Union during October 1962, after Soviets snuck a missile into Cuba.
Truman Doctrine A foreign policy that provided financial aid to Greek and Turkish governments than under threat by Communist rebels.
Brown vs. Board of Education 1945, supreme court racially segregated education is declared unconstitutional.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO, a military mutual defense pact formed by the U.S, Canada, and ten European nations.
Berlin Wall A wall from East Germany to West Germany from 1961 to 1989.
Great Society Legislative agenda of LBJ, end poverty, promote civil rights, and improve housing, health care, and education.
Civil Rights Act Outlawing discrimination in public accommodations and employment on the basis of race, sex, religion and skin color.
Environmental Protection Agency The EPA is an agency of the United States federal government whose mission is to protect human and environmental health.
Watergate A complex scandal involving attempts to cover up illegal actions, leading to the resignation of President Nixon.
Tet offensive Wide-ranged offense, launched by North Vietnamese and Vietcong troops throughout South Vietnam.
Fair Deal A program by Harry Truman in 1949 for expanded economic opportunity and civil rights.
Marshall Plan Use American Aid to rebuild war torn economics of Europe nations.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee A civil rights organization, that drew heavily on younger activist and college students.
Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty A treaty restricting the testing and development of nuclear ballistic missiles.
Berlin Airlift U.S. effort to deliver supplies, including 2 million tons of food and coal by air to West Berlin from 1948 to 1949.
New Frontier Kennedy's term for a revitalized national agency.
NSC-68 A secret policy, calling for a large ongoing military.
Students for a Democratic Society An organization created by leftist college students. It organized protest against racial bigotry.
Created by: Casi_bell04