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1950's/1960's

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Winston Churchill's term for the Cold War division between the Soviet-dominated East and the U.S.-dominated West. (p. 831) Iron Curtain
A conflict that was between the US and the Soviet Union. The nations never directly confronted each other on the battlefield but deadly threats went on for years. Cold War
President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology Truman Doctrine
Conflict that began with North Korea's invasion of South Korea and came to involve the United Nations (primarily the United States) allying with South Korea and the People's Republic of China allying with North Korea. The war lasted from 1950-1953. Korean War
McCarthy's anti-communist smear tactic which involved making unsupported accusations against people for disloyalty without providing evidence. McCarthyism
an independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest. Central Intelligence Agency
An international defense alliance between the Soviet Union and many of its Eastern European satellite states as a response to NATO. Formed in 1955. Warsaw Pact
A 1957 policy of the US that it would defend the middle east against an attack by any communist country Eisenhower Doctrine
Truman's extension of the New Deal that increased min wage, expanded Social Security, and constructed low-income housing. Fair Deal
A population explosion between 1945 and 1964 following World War II. baby boom
Kennedy's program was intended to boost the economy, provide international aid, provide for national defense, and to boost the space program. New Frontier
Platform for Johnson's campaign, it stressed the 5 P's: Peace, Prosperity, anti-Poverty, Prudence and Progress. Great Society
The Soviet Union erected a wall between East and West Berlin to keep people from fleeing from the East, after Kennedy asked for an increase in defense funds to counter Soviet aggression. Berlin Wall
Kennedy proposed this which was an army of volunteers to bring help to underdeveloped countries Peace Corps
an American-organized invasion by Cuban exiles which was defeated by Fidel Castro's government forces April 17-20, 1961 Bay of Pigs
Brink-of-war confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the placement of nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba - JFK major accomplishment Cuban Missile Crisis
gov't run health insurance for those 65 + Medicare
This act made racial, religious, and sex discrimination by employers illegal Civil Rights Act of 1964
war that was fought between communist and deomocratic factions within Vietnam, the communist factions eventually succeeded Vietnam War
gov't run healthcare for poor and disabled Medicaid
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