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Causes of Great Depression Stock Market Crash, bank failures, unbalanced business system, poor distribution of purchasing power, weak economy, and international debt
Vietnamization Vietnamization was a new strategy that was aimed at ending American involvement in the Vietnam War by transferring all military responsibilities to South Vietnam.
Vietnam War Timeline During the Vietnam War Japan seized French Indochina, Viet Minh was founded, both atomic bombs were dropped, and the first Indochina war began.
New Deal A group of government policies created under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930's; the New Deal was designed to improve conditions for people suffering in the Great Depression.
McCarthyism McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.
SCLC The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is an African-American civil rights organization.
Cold War The state of political hostility that existed between the Soviet bloc countries and the US-led Western powers from 1945 to 1990.
Bay of Pigs The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506 on 17 April 1961.
Cesar Chavez Cesar Chavez was an American labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962.
The Great Society The Great Society was a set of domestic programs, whose goal was the elimination of poverty and racial injustice, in the United States launched by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964–65.
Saving money during the Great Depression Budgeting was popular during the great depression, so people would grow their own food, not buy anything that they could not make, and conserve everything.
The Highway Act of 1956 The 1956 law declared that the construction of an elaborate expressway system was “essential to the national interest.”
Korean War The war, begun on June 25, 1950, between North Korea, aided by Communist China, and South Korea, aided by the United States and other United Nations members forming a United Nations armed force.
Freedom rides A bus trip made to parts of the southern U.S. by persons engaging in efforts to integrate racially segregated public facilities.
Watergate Watergate was a major political scandal, which involved a break-in at the Democratic National Committee and an attempted cover-up of its involvement, that occurred in the United States in the 1970's.
Pearl Harbor On Sunday, December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked a US naval base, and the United States entered World War II the following day.
President Truman dropping the Atomic Bomb On August 6, 1945, the American bomber Enola Gay dropped a five-ton bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
Manhattan Project Manhattan Project was the code name for the effort to develop atomic bombs for the United States during World War II.
WWII and Hitler Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was one of the most powerful and infamous dictators of the 20th century because he was the cause of 6 million deaths during what is known as the Holocaust.
Women and WWII World War II involved global conflict on an unprecedented scale; the absolute urgency of mobilizing the entire population made the expansion of the role of women inevitable.
Cuban Missile Crisis During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, just 90 miles from U.S. shores.
President Reagan's presidency President Ronald Reagan implemented policies to reduce the federal government’s reach into the daily lives and pocketbooks of Americans, including tax cuts intended to spur growth (known as Reaganomics).
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution gave broad congressional approval for expansion of the Vietnam War.
Reagonomics The economic policies of the former US president Ronald Reagan, associated especially with the reduction of taxes and the promotion of unrestricted free-market activity.
1950's economic growth in the U.S. The U.S. economy was booming, and the fruits of this prosperity–new cars, suburban houses and other consumer goods–were available to more people than ever before.
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