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1950s/WWII

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Sputnik The first man made satellite into outer space; launched by Soviet Union in 1957; started the Space Race
Space Race The Soviet Union and the United States competed to see who could develop better space technology first after the Soviets launched Sputnik.
NASA U.S. space program created in direct response to the launching of Sputnik
Pearl Harbor Japan attacked the US at our navy base in Hawaii in response to economic sanctions (oil embargo)
Home Front activity carried out at home to support the war effort
Victory Gardens Individuals grew fresh produce on their own so more food could go to the troops.
War Bonds helped pay for WWII (Victory Bonds during WWI)
Manhattan Project U.S. program to develop an atomic weapon. Two bombs were dropped in Japan (Hiroshima & Nagasaki) leading to its surrender.
Tuskegee Airmen African American pilots who found during World War II and whose brave/patriotic actions encouraged Truman to desegregate the military.
Flying Tigers Voluntary group of pilots who were released from U.S. service to help defend China before the U.S. entered WWII.
Navajo Code Talkers Native Americans who had no written version of their language so they could pass secret messages to U.S. troops in the Pacific during World War II.
GI Bill pays for veterans to go to college for free after their service
Executive Order 9066 Presidential order for the internment of Japanese Americans on the West coast of the United States
Holocaust Systematic removal of “undesirables” from German society.
Created by: krystina644