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1950's and 1960's

Chapter 28 and 29

QuestionAnswer
act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops Demobilization
An increase in population by almost 30 million people. This spurred a growth in suburbs and three to four children families. baby boom
the sector of the economy that provides services-such as health care, banking, and education-in contrast to the sector that produces goods service sector
A wall separating East and West Berlin built by Communist controlled East Germany in 1961 to keep citizens from escaping to the West Berlin Wall
Volunteers who help third world nations and prevent the spread of communism by getting rid of poverty, Africa, Asia, and Latin America Peace Corps
1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became first people to walk on the moon Apollo 11
small group of writers and artists criticized what they saw as the growing materialm of american society and its lack of individuality beatniks
wealth, riches, prosperity; great abudance, plenty affluence
Truman's extension of the New Deal that increased min wage, expanded Social Security, and constructed low-income housing Fair Deal
Large-scale buying, much of it on credit. Consumerism
strategies to prevent the spread of communism abroad Containment Policy
Seized by the European powers that began a massive infusion of American aid to rebuild Europe after WWII. Marshal Plan
ntergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European states North Atlantic Treaty Organization
13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning American ballistic missiles, during Kennedy's Presidency Cuban Missle Crisis
world where poverty would no longer exist, as said by FDR Great Society
compulsory hospital insurance system medicare
the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries detente
a group of Cuban exiles organized and supported by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency landed on the southern coast of Cuba in an effort to overthrow Fidel Castro. Bay of Pigs
Volunteers who help third world nations and prevent the spread of communism by getting rid of poverty, Africa, Asia, and Latin America Peace Corps
Young Americans in 60s who rejected conventional customs & mainstream culture Counterculture
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