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Us History Study

Us History study stack of 2017, 1942B

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Causes of Great Depression A matter of active debate among economists, and are part of the larger debate about economic crisis, although the common belief is that the Great Depression was triggered by the 1929 crash of the stock market,
Vietnamization this relates to Vietnam war; the US policy of withdrawing its troops and transferring the responsibility and direction of the war effort to the government of South Vietnam
Vietnam War Timeline began November 1, 1955 ended April 30, 1975 Result: North Vietnamese victory
New Deal A series of domestic programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1938, and a few that came later. They included both laws passed by Congress as well as presidential executive orders during the first term (1933–37) of President Franklin D. Roosevelt
McCarthyism A vociferous campaign against alleged communists in the US government and other institutions carried out under Senator Joseph McCarthy in the period 1950–54 Many of the accused were blacklisted or lost their jobs, although most did not in fact belong to the Communist Party.
SCLC The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is an African-American civil rights organization. SCLC, which is closely associated with its first president, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had a large role in the American Civil Rights Movement.
Cold War The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc and powers in the Western Bloc.
Bay of Pigs Bay of Pigs invasion, (April 17, 1961), abortive invasion of Cuba at the Bahia bahía De (Cochinos bay Of), pigs Or Playa (Giron Girón) giron Girón, beach to cubans on the southwestern 1,500 By some 1500 cuban Exiles Opposed. To fiddle castro the invasion was financed and Directed By. the. u s government
Cesar Chavez was an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) in 1962. Originally a Mexican American farm worker, Chavez became the best known Latino American civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, which was eager to enroll Hispanic members.
The Great Society The Great Society was a set of domestic programs in the United States launched by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964–65. The main goal was the elimination of poverty and racial injustice. President Johnson first used the term "Great Society" during a speech at Ohio University, then unveiled the program in greater detail at an appearance at University of Michigan.
Saving money during the Great Depression By surving and being able to save money ass much as possible, their where things that people had to learn on their own these were;make your son soap, use a clothes line to dry your clothes, repair everything, reuse, help out your neighbor, and detest debt
The Highway Act of 1956 AKA, the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act was enacted in 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law. Authorization of US$25 billion for the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System supposedly over a 10-year period, it was the largest public works project in American history through that time.
Korean War The Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came to the aid of North Korea, and the Soviet Union gave some assistance
Freedom rides Were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961. Following years to challenge the non-enforcement of the United States Supreme Court decisions Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia (1946) and Boynton v. Virginia (1960), which ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional.
Watergate Watergate was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s, following a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. In 1972 and President Richard Nixon's administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. When the conspiracy was discovered and investigated by the U.S. Congress, the Nixon administration's resistance to its probes led to a constitutional crisis.
Pearl Harbor The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory On the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, led to the United States' entry into World War II. The Japanese military leadership referred to the attack as the Hawaii Operation, Operation AI, Operation Z.
President Truman dropping the Atomic Bomb After Japanese leaders flatly rejected the Potsdam Declaration President Truman authorized use of the atomic bomb anytime after August 3, 1945. On the clear morning of August 6, the first atomic bomb, nicknamed Little Boy, was dropped on the city of Hiroshima.
Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project was a secret military project created in 1942 to produce the first US nuclear weapon. Fears that Nazi Germany would build and use a nuclear weapon during World War II triggered the start of the Manhattan Project, which was originally
WWII and Hitler Adolf Hitler in World War II. Adolf Hitler was the dictatorial leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, or Nazi Party, commanding German forces throughout World War II.
Women and WWII Women in World War II took on a variety of roles from country to country. 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. The domestic roles of women are covered in Home front during World War II.
Cuban Missile Crisis Also known as the October Crisis, the Caribbean Crisis, or the Missile Scare,The confrontation is often considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war, Was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba.
President Reagan’s presidency An American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Before his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California, from 1967 to 1975, after a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader.
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution or the Southeast Asia Resolution, Pub. L. 88–408, 78 Stat. 384, enacted August 10, 1964, was a joint resolution that the United States Congress passed on August 7, 1964, in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
Reagonomics Reaganomics refers to the economic policies promoted by U.S. President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s. These policies are commonly associated with supply-side economics, referred to as trickle-down economics or voodoo economics by political opponents, and free-market economics by political advocates.
1950’s economic growth in the U.S, During the Eisenhower era, Americans achieved a level of prosperity they had never known before. While other parts of the world struggled to rebuild from the devastation of World War II, citizens of the United States saw their standard of living surpass what previous generations had only dreamed about.
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