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Ch 28 & 29 1950-60s

A state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc and powers in the Western Bloc, 1947-1991. Cold War
Outlawed the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests as a prerequisite to voting. Voting Rights Act of 1975
U.S. labor law in the United States that outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Civil Rights Act of 1964
A failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506 on 17 April 1961. Bay of Pigs Invasion
The federal government provides matching funds to states to enable them to provide medical assistance to residents who meet certain eligibility requirements. Medicaid
Also known as the Caribbean Crisis, was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning American ballistic missile. Cuban Missile Crisis
Was a Cold War conflict pitting the U.S. and the remnants of the French colonial government in South Vietnam. Vietnam War
An intergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European states based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on April 4, 1949. N.A.T.O
At the end of the Second World War, United States, Britain, and Soviet military forces divided and occupied Germany. Berlin Airlift
The United States would provide political, military and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces. Truman Doctrine
Passed Congress in 1947 and established guidelines to correct unions' unfair labor practices. Taft-Hartley Act
A massive infusion to rebuild Europe after WWII. Marshall Plan
Ambitious set of proposals put forward by U.S. President Harry S. Truman to Congress in his January 1949 State of the Union address. Fair Deal
An intergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European states based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. Korean War
A way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm. Counter Culture
Provides health insurance to people age 65 and older, regardless of income or medical history. Medicare
Fortified concrete and wire barrier that separated East and West Berlin from 1961 to 1989. It was built by the government of what was then East Germany to keep East Berliners from defecting to the West. Berlin Wall
Large amount of babies born 1946-1964. Baby Boom
Set of domestic programs in the United States launched by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964–65. The main goal was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice. Great Society
Republican and former Vice President Richard Nixon, won the election over the Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey Presidential election of 1968
Created by: Austin.Phelps2